See you at CIECA: registration opens for CIECA Connex 2022

St. Charles, Missouri — CIECA announced that its 14th annual conference, CONNEX 2022, will be held at the Embassy Suites St. Louis — St. Charles in Missouri.

The event will feature a full lineup of business and technical speakers, networking opportunities and vehicle giveaways as part of the National Auto Body Council’s Recycled Rides® program. One of the highlights of the event will be a tour of the ADAS and Hunter Engineering Calibration Center.

The theme of this year’s conference is “CIECA Next Gen: Evolving to Meet the Needs of the Collision Industry”. All industry players, including CIECA members and non-members, are invited to attend.

“With ADAS and autonomous capabilities increasing with each model year and new electric vehicle models expected from nearly every major manufacturer, the technology is at the forefront of automotive design and the driving experience,” said said Paul Barry, Executive Director of CIECA. “All of this technology translates into data and new repair methods, supply chains and repair procedures.”

“The CIECA CONNEX conference is a great opportunity to meet and network with executives from some of the most influential companies in the industry,” said Phil Martinez, Chairman of CIECA’s Board of Directors. “We encourage all segments of the industry to join us for two days of presentations and discussions on emerging technologies, their impact on the collision industry and what CIECA is doing to prepare for the environment. fast-paced business.”

The day before the conference, NABC will host the Boone Valley Golf Club fundraiser in Augusta, Missouri.

“The fundraiser was scheduled to coincide with the CIECA CONNEX event for 2022,” said Bill Garoutte, NABC President and CEO and conference emcee. “We hope CIECA conference attendees can attend and help us continue our mission to develop, implement and promote community initiatives that exemplify the professionalism and integrity of the collision repair industry.”

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The conference agenda will be announced in spring 2022, CIECA said.