Two regional collision repair associations bond forces for 3rd annual conference for trade show and education opportunities
Greensboro, N.C.—The Carolinas Collision Association (CCA) and the Washington Metropolitan Auto Body Association (WMABA) have announced the 3rd annual Southeast Collision Conference (SCC) on May 16-18, 2024, at the Greensboro Coliseum Complex in Greensboro, N.C.
SCC will continue to be a trade show and education opportunity, and will feature elevated experiences for both attendees and vendors. As with last year, there will be national-level contributors taking part in the events. The conference is intended to move annually between the two regions to serve as many shops as possible, year over year.
“The combination of our associations was an exponential expansion for the Southeast Collision Conference,” said CCA President and Director of Fixed Operations of K&M Collision, Kyle Bradshaw. “We will continue to work hard to bring our region the best education and vendor opportunities possible. Being a part of the team leading this event, I’ve seen just how much more we can do for 2024.”
More information about the event can be found at http://southeastcollisionconference.com/
Steve Krieps, WMABA President, owner of Collision Safety Consultants of West Virginia and shop manager with Greg Cline Automotive, added, “WMABA is so proud to be part of this great event. The 2023 show went way beyond our expectations, and I know that we will do the same this coming year. We want to see the needle move for every individual who participates in the education and tradeshow — we want to see lives and minds changed for the better.”
With a focus not only on owners, but managers and technicians as well, the 2024 conference will again be pulling from the national connections shared by both associations. Their participation in national events has built relationships with the prominent leaders in the collision industry, and they are bringing these connections to the show through the vendors in attendance, as well as national level industry speakers and networking opportunities.
Executive Director of CCA Josh Kent commented further, “The entire point of the conference is to get shops together, help them to get great education and encourage community growth with their peers. We work really hard to give them the very best experience. I love seeing the shops get connected while they also get pumped up with great content. It’s why I love what I do.”
“I couldn’t agree with Josh more, about seeing industry professionals get their lightbulb turned on,” said Jordan Hendler, Executive Director for WMABA. “We had such a great outcome for the first time working together, it was such a no-brainer to collaborate together again for the 2024 show.”