Several exhibitors offer interactive elements to draw potential customers to their booths.
The Auto & Cycle Alley gives collision repairers a venue to show off their customized vehicles. NACE attendees can vote on the "best of show."
The opening of the Exposition floor gave exhibitors a chance to demonstrate their products and services.
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Geralynn Kottschade, NACE 2006 chairman, kicked off this year's event today with the opening of the General Session with an informative Q&A session featuring former NFL quarterback Babe Laufenberg. Thyey were followed by a top-notch keynote address by former Dallas Cowboys quarterback and recent Hall of Fame inductee Troy Aikman. Aikman shared his experiences from his football career, his dealership ownership and his recent involvement with NASCAR.
The doors of the Exposition opened at 10 a.m., immediately following the General Session. With over 2,000 booths and almost 500 exhibiting companies offering a full range of new products, equipment and technologies, this year's Exposition will be informational, valuable and exciting. And if your business repairs or replaces glass, I invite you to visit the Auto Glass Expo. The auto glass industry's most knowledgeable experts are here at NACE for the first time to exhibit their products and services right on the show floor.
Yesterday, the Congress got underway and was highlighted by a number of management, industry and technical seminars. And last night's Welcome Reception at Studio 54 set the stage for what promises to be a fun-filled NACE 2006, complete with an abundance of networking opportunities.
As president of ASA, I truly look forward to the next few days which promise to offer something for everybody in the collision repair industry. The Online Daily guarantees to deliver the most complete up-to-date coverage of NACE 2006.
Again, welcome to NACE 2006.
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