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MWACA announces VISION 2021 going virtual in March

Midwest Auto Care Alliance also announced hosting a new in-person event at the end of July which will focus on ADAS training

Gladstone, Mo.—The VISION Hi-Tech Training & Expo has announced its 2021 event will transition from an in-person event to a virtual event in March. Midwest Auto Care Alliance (MWACA) leaders initially held off making a decision on the 2021 VISION event, hoping for the pandemic restrictions to improve.

However, the current restrictions from local government authorities do not allow for an adequate number of attendees. “We are very disappointed to not be able to hold VISION in 2021,” Tim Davison, president of MWACA, said. “Our show dates back to 1993 and is one of the industry’s leading training and expo events. We know what VISION means to the industry.”

Sheri Hamilton, executive director and conference manager for VISION Hi-Tech Training & Expo, said, “We have refocused our efforts towards a virtual platform, providing an opportunity for automotive service professionals to have access to world class training, valuable content, networking, exhibitors and much more.”

VISION is currently reaching out to exhibitors, sponsors, and speakers to communicate the decision and outline next steps for the virtual event and 2022.

New in-person event

MWACA also announced hosting a new in-person event at the end of July which will focus on ADAS training. The newly formed event, known as ADAS Academy, will help service professionals prepare their shops for servicing advanced driver-assistance systems. The academy will provide classroom and hands-on technical training opportunities as well vendors featuring products and services related to ADAS. Additional details of the conference will be announced when available. The dates for the event will be July 29-Aug. 1, in Overland Park, Kan.

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