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Automotive Service & Repair Week (ASRW)

ASRWNov. 5-8, 2008
Mandalay Bay Convention Center, Las Vegas, Nev.

 
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ASRW Schedule of Events

 
 

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For more information on specific conference sessions and other events, visit the CARS and NACE show Web sites.

Tuesday, Nov. 4
1:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. National Automotive Service Task Force (NASTF) Fall Meeting
Wednesday, Nov. 5
8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. I-CAR Technical Training
8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. CARS & NACE Conference Sessions
10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. PCI Industry Training
"Insurance and Auto Repair: Issues 2009"
1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. I-CAR Technical Training
1:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. CARS & NACE Conference Sessions
5:45 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. NACE Welcome Reception - Mix/Mingle/Network!
Sponsored by CCC Information Services
Thursday, Nov. 6
8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. Opening General Session - "Principles of Success"
Keynote Speaker: Archie Manning
Sponsored by DuPont Performance Coatings
10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. NACE, CARS Expositions open, including:
  • LIVE Demos
  • New Product Pavilion
  • Auto Glass Expo
  • Windshield Repair
10:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Free Exhibitor Theater Training: Join Identifix for all-day education on the show floor; sessions begin at 10:30 a.m. and continue until 4:30 p.m.

* 10:30 – 11:30: VW TDI – Too Darn Interesting. Presented by Jim Newkirk, Identifix European Team Leader.
* 11:45 – 12:45: Getting More Out of Direct-Hit. Presented by Jeff Meyers, Direct-Hit Product Specialist. ** For current Direct-Hit subscribers.
* 1:00 – 2:00: Body Shots – Ford Body Control Electronics. Presented by Terry Clennon, Identifix Ford Carline Specialist.
* 2:15 – 3:15: VW TDI – Too Darn Interesting. Presented by Jim Newkirk, Identifix European Team Leader.
* 3:30 – 4:30: Body Shots – Ford Body Control Electronics. Presented by Terry Clennon, Identifix Ford Carline Specialist.
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. EPA Demos Live in the ASA Booth!
Join us at booth N8609 for a FREE session from EPA discussing the new refinish regulation.
11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. I-CAR Technology Showcase

* 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. - Refinishing Goes Green
* 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. - Advanced High-Strength Steel - Do You Have What It Takes?
* 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. - Aluminum Repair Today
2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Mitchell 1 / ASA Joint Press Conference
Join us in the ASRW 2008 Media Center / South Pacific J for the launch of a new ASA benefit for mechanical shops.
2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. NHTSA Demos Live in the ASA Booth!
Join us at booth N8609 for a FREE session from the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA) discussing the agency's Safer Car Campaign.
4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. CARS & NACE Conference Sessions
6:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. iATN/ASA Service Professionals Industry Reception
Mandalay Bay Convention Center | South Seas Ballroom
This is an excellent opportunity to visit and network with your fellow professionals in a relaxed setting featuring light hors d'oeuvres and cash bar. [ more ]
Friday, Nov. 7
7:00 a.m. - 8:00 a.m. CARS Early Bird Roundtables
  • Repair Order Writer User Group - Specifically for R.O. Writer Customers
  • Women in the Industry
  • Emerging Technologies
7:00 a.m. - 8:00 a.m. NACE Early Bird Roundtables
  • How to Make More Money Without Increasing Prices
  • Tips for Rekeying
  • Increasing Referrals
7:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. 2008 PBES Town Hall
7:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. CARS Conference Sessions
8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

Friday General Session - "Multi-Generational Relations in the Workplace"
Presented by: Cam Marston
Sponsored by Akzo Nobel

10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. NACE, CARS Expositions open, including:
  • LIVE Demos
  • New Product Pavilion
  • Auto Glass Expo
  • Windshield Repair
10:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Free Exhibitor Theater Training: Join clientONE for all-day education on the show floor; 45-minute theater sessions begin at 10:30 a.m. and continue until 3:30 p.m.

* Key to Callbacks - Skillfully Apply the Best "Sales" and "Customer Service" Model in the Auto Repair Business
* Now Hiring - Recruiting, Retention and Staffing - Learn Recruiting Secrets to Hire the Best Employees for Your Shop
* Professional Selling Skills for Auto Repair Shops - 20 Years of Proven Sales Skills for Owners, Managers, and Service Writers

11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. EPA Demos Live in the ASA Booth!
Join us at booth N8609 for a FREE session from EPA discussing the new refinish regulation.
11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

I-CAR Technology Showcase

* 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. - Hybrid Vehicles - Do You Have What It Takes?
* 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. - Electronic Vehicle Systems Today & Tomorrow - What's the Impact?
* 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. - Attachment Methods - Factory vs. Repair

12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. ASE Test Prep Class, Mechanical and Collision
Learn how to take the ASE Certification Tests
2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. NHTSA Demos Live in the ASA Booth!
Join us at booth N8609 for a FREE session from the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA) discussing the agency's Safer Car Campaign.
4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. CARS & NACE Conference Sessions
5:45 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

CARS Networking Reception
Sponsored by Mitchell 1
Before you begin your Friday night in Vegas, finish off your busy day in a casual atmosphere of friends, food and fun.

Saturday, Nov. 8
8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. CARS Early Bird Roundtables
  • Upsell / Add Services
  • CRM / New Client Acquisitions
  • HR Issues / Recruiting Online
8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. NACE Early Bird Roundtables
  • What to Expect in Year 2011
  • Succeeding as a Woman in a Male-Dominated Industry
  • 50 Tips for Women in the Industry Recruiting Technique
8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. I-CAR Technical Training
8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. TRAIN the TRAINER
9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. NACE, CARS Expositions open, including:
  • LIVE Demos
  • New Product Pavilion
  • Auto Glass Expo
  • Windshield Repair
9:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Free Exhibitor Theater Training: Join Bosch for all-day education on the show floor; 20-minute theater sessions begin at 9:30 a.m. and continue until 3:00 p.m.
* Vehicle Reprogramming
* Vehicle Network Diagnostics
* ESC Technology
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. EPA Demos Live in the ASA Booth!
Join us at booth N8609 for a FREE session from EPA discussing the new refinish regulation.
11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. I-CAR Technology Showcase

* 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Advanced High-Strength Steel - Do You Have What It Takes?
* 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Refinishing Goes Green
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. ASE Test Prep Class, Mechanical and Collision
Learn how to take the ASE Certification Tests
2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. NHTSA Demos Live in the ASA Booth!
Join us at booth N8609 for a FREE session from the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA) discussing the agency's Safer Car Campaign.
3:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. CARS Conference Sessions

 

 

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