Barcelona, Spain -- April 29, 2014 -- As IBIS 2014 draws nearer, excitement is building among delegates and partners alike. With a packed agenda and conference timetable, this year’s event promises to be the must-attend event of the body repair industry. 

IBIS recently asked its official Media Partners what they were most looking forward to about the event and why people should attend IBIS. Collision Repair magazine is the official Canadian media partner for IBIS.
 
 â€œThe 'connected' car is top-of-mind for anyone who is serious about this business,” says Darryl Simmons, publisher of Collision Repair magazine. I'm really looking forward to Sean Carey's presentation focusing on the connected car and discussing whether the claims process is connected or disconnected. Aside from the presentations, IBIS is an excellent opportunity to stay connected with global thought leaders in the collision repair industry.”
 
Every year, IBIS digs into the connections between vehicles, technology and people. Media Partners around the world agree that IBIS delivers when it comes to content and networking opportunities. 
 
Sam Street, editor, Australasian Paint and Panel in Australia 
 
“It is fascinating to hear from such diverse global markets. The standard of presentations are excellent and thought provoking, the networking opportunities unparalleled. The IBIS event enriches my understanding of the collision repair universe and much of the information can be relayed through our magazine to help Australian repairers improve their businesses.”
 
Filipe Teixeira, Project Manager, Anecra in Portugal
 
“Anecra-Revista is Anecra’s magazine; Anecra is the largest association for motor trades and repairs in Portugal. The majority of our associates are independent workshops and bodyshops. IBIS is an excellent opportunity to ‘stay tuned’ to what the future tendencies of this market are. It also enables the exchange of experiences between companies of different countries and to find out the best practices. Although Portuguese aftermarket companies usually don’t work outside Portugal, IBIS is a good occasion to meet people who are decision makers in our market. In the IBIS 2014 programme, I am looking forward to three talks in particular: French and Spanish experiences, challenges of passing family businesses from one generation to the next and the challenges of the ‘connected car’.”
 
Ivonne Vermeulen, editor, Aftersales Magazine in the Netherlands
 
“I come to IBIS to get inspired and to meet other international professionals from the repair sector”. 
 
Mark Hadaway, editor, bodyshop in the UK
 
“IBIS provides the ideal platform from which to gain insight into markets from around the world and put domestic markets into a global context. Looking beyond what is ‘familiar’ serves to highlight new opportunities and this, to me, is potentially one of the greatest benefits to the mature UK marketplace.”
 
IBIS 2014 takes place at the luxurious Hotel Arts, Barcelona May 19 to 20, 2014. With the support of leading partners – 3M, AkzoNobel, Audatex, Automechanika, Axalta, EMM, Enterprise, Innovation, Quindell and Thatcham Research – this year’s IBIS is set to be the best yet.
 
For more information on IBIS 2014 and to book your place, contact Nicola Keady at nicola@ibisworldwide.com.
 

 

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