To run a successful business, you need to stay ahead of the curve. Paint & Panel L!VE will give you that advantage while you hear from and meet a range of experts and industry game changers examining the latest trends that affect everyone involved in autobody repair.The half day conference takes place on the same date as the Paint & Panel Bodyshop Awards night of nights, on 11 October at the Melbourne Arts Centre. Tickets are available for both events on our website.
Tomorrow’s technology today
Brian Hill from Verisk, a global data analytic company that advises the insurance industry, will be telling us about how artificial intelligence is being used to identify vehicle damage at the scene of the accident to determine if it is a total loss or should be towed to a repair facility.
ADAS has had a massive impact on both repair procedures and cycle times. We examine both best practice and the best strategies to minimise production disruption.
Millennials are going to be the biggest group of consumers from 2025. This is one of the most significant industry game changers because their customer experience expectations are different to previous generations, we examine what strategies and platforms businesses need to put in place to gain their business. They are also going to be the bulk of the workforce by 2025 and we’ll be hearing how to attract and keep Millennial employees. A panel made up of Millennials from our industry will discuss whether the Australian vehicle repair industry is ready to meet Millennial expectations.
We’ll have a live link up with Andrew Marsh of Ezi Methods and Auto Industry Consulting ub the UK discussing the challenges car makers are engineering for repairers and how to ensure your business isn’t adversely affected by them.
Mark Hadaway, former editor of UK Bodyshop Magazine is interviewing UK industry game changers, while Kristen Felder of Collision Hub has her pulse on every development in the US industry and she’ll be introducing us to some forward-think American repairers.
With the charging infrastructure finally underway in Australia and a slew on mainstream electric cars being launched here over the next couple of years, the much heralded era of the electric car is slowly starting to dawn. We will look at what do you need to know in terms of technology and repair procedures for both hybrid and hybrid electric cars and how soon will you have to train and gear up.
Our own game changers
We’ll finish up hearing from repairers and industry players who have adopted game changing strategies.
Taking time away from your business to learn and network with others will mean you will return to it refreshed and inspired to implement changes – that’s the feedback we received from L!VE every year.