The Next Generation Seminar in Melbourne on Wednesday 5 April is shaping up to be a great afternoon and evening. Places are strictly limited and there are just a few left so don't miss out and book your place today. We have movers and shakers from every state except Queensland so far - come on Queensland.
Who is coming? Under 40-year old shop owners or managers or aspiring owners and managers. We know you are planning to visit the Collision Repair Expo in Melbourne to see all the latest products and learn from the extensive industry seminar program. You won’t want to miss the Paint & Panel Next Generation half-day seminar on Wednesday 5 April, sponsored by Right2Drive.
The main aim of the seminar is to meet up, bond and make contact with other Next Generation people in the industry. It’s an informal afternoon that takes place at the VACC and we promise plenty of inspiration, fun, interaction and very little just listening and looking at a screen.
The challenges in this industry continue to grow and it’s easy to get overwhelmed. Pat Farmer is a man who just doesn’t give up. He started out as an apprentice mechanic, had a career in politics and then became the ultimate ultra-marathon runner. He’s the only man on the planet to have run from the North to the South Pole, an agonising 20,919km, all the while raising money for charity and awareness about clean water.
Jason Trewin from I-CAR will be there to challenge your attitudes towards training and recruitment - he'll challenge you to create the perfect tradesperson.
Damian Mullins is the big boss at sponsors Right2Drive and very enthusiastic about this event. The company is obsessed with customer satisfaction and view any scoring below a nine out of 10 as a failure on their part. He and his team will be talking about measuring and increasing customer satisfaction – and yes there will be homework on this session.
When we held Next Generation two years ago, delegates enjoyed hearing from other Next Gen business owners. We’ll be dragging a couple of young trailblazers to the stage. Steve Lozenkovski and his brother Mitchell from the Bears group, NSW will be talking about hail repair - what opportunities it offers and how it differs from conventional repairs. Our 2016 Rising Star Brad Kolich from Westar Prestige, Victoria will be telling us about the pluses and minues of the prestige repair market.
Leadership skills are a set that you develop and improve on throughout life, so it’s often a challenge to lead when you are younger than your team. Ben Fewtrell from business coaching company Max My Profits will finish the day with a high-energy session on leadership.
At the end of the afternoon we'll all adjourn to a nearby bar to chew over events of the day and continue networking.
Tickets cost just $82.50 and include lunch at 12pm, afternoon tea and a drink or two afterwards. Places are strictly limited and there are only 19 left so click here to book.