Volume 8, Issue 6 - November/December 2006

Auto Glass Week

The International Autobody Congress & Exposition (NACE) 2006 will be held November 1-4, at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas. The educational conference will run from Wednesday through Saturday, and the exposition will take place Thursday through Saturday. 

The event will again be held during Automotive Aftermarket Industry Week (AAIW), taking place that same week in Las Vegas. 

Auto glass replacement and repair will have a higher profile at this year’s NACE show with the first Auto Glass Expo @ NACE (AGX), a new national auto glass event within the NACE Exposition. Other industry events being held during that week are the AGRSS Conference which will be held November 1-2, the Auto Glass Technician Olympics, the Walt Gorman Memorial Windshield Repair Olympics, which will be held November 1-3 on the NACE show floor, and the NWRA Convention, which will be held November 3-4. All of these events are being held at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center.

NACE, the world’s collision repair event, annually draws an attendance of approximately 30,000 from around the globe. It consists of a variety of educational sessions addressing the needs of all industry segments, as well as an exposition with approximately 500 exhibiting companies. 

For more NACE information, visit the NACE Web site at www.NACEexpo.com

The Automotive Service Association (ASA), the largest international not-for-profit trade association of its kind serving the collision repair industry, sponsors NACE. 

SEMA, the annual showcase of technology, trends and products for the $34 billion automotive accessories industry, will be held October 31–November 3 at the Las Vegas Convention Center from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday.

The event, open only to verified industry professionals and media, will feature more than 2,000 exhibitors in over a million square feet of space. Over 100,000 visitors are expected to attend this year to walk through the ten market-based sections and view the anticipated 1,000 never-before seen products that will be displayed in the New Products Showcase. 

Information about SEMA is available at www.semashow.com. SEMA, the Specialty Equipment Market Association, was founded in 1963.

Attendees who register for the AGRSS Conference or the Auto Glass Technician Olympics can attend the NACE trade show free.

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