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Oklahoma Autobody Association sets date for first-ever trade show

OKABA has set Feb. 2-3 to be its first trade show at Cox Business Center in Tulsa and promises an “outside the box” event

Tulsa, Okla.—OKABA is promising and “outside the box” trade show and education forum that will be open to vendors, repairers and insurers. Notably, consumers will also be invited, free of charge, to see how the industry is repairing vehicles safely. The event will take place Feb. 2-3, 2024, at the Cox Business Center, in Tulsa.

The event kicks off on Friday night with a Vendor Social event, followed by nationally known comedian Billy Dee Washington.

Saturday Agenda

• Continental breakfast provided

• Trade Show (open to public): 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

• Choice of two education break-out topic sessions: 9 – 10:15 a.m., 10:30 – 11:45 a.m.

• Lunch provided: 1:15 – 2:30 p.m.

• Keynote speaker Allison Massari: 2:45 – 4:15 p.m.

• Keynote speaker Mark Olsen: 2:45 – 4:15 p.m.

• Vendor Raffle Give-A-Ways: 4:25 p.m.

The following are featured highlights of the trade show.

Keynote Speakers

• Allison Massari: Top Resilience Keynote Speaker, Storyteller, Burn Survivor, Visual Artist, Executive Coach, Top 10 Speaker for Motivation and Personal Development—M&C Magazine. Speaking on “Triumph Through Change — The Mindset for Success.”

• Mark Olsen — Veco Experts, will present “Where are you at? Where are you going and what is your future roadmap to success?”

Breakout Sessions — Speakers

• Tony Adams — Akzonobel — “Freedom to speak? Improve employee retention and engagement through improved communication.”

• Amber Ritter — CREF — “Take Charge of Your Future Workforce: 5 steps to start today through volunteerism.”

• Aaron Schulenberg— SCRS — “Battling the history of the Blend: Details of the Blend Study.”

• Clay Hoberecht — Best Body Shop- Owner — “Etch A Sketch The Repair Industry (How to Compete).”

For more details and to register, click here.

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