The early bird rate for Paint & Panel L!VE is only available until 30 April. It's great to see so many interstate collision shop owners, managers and industry suppliers booking their spots for the event on 28 May in Sydney's Darling Quarter.
We have some new additions to our panel which will be debating what a successful collision repair business looks like and we shoud have some very different perspectives. Paul Economidis from Gabba Collision Centre in Brisbane runs an enormous workshop which holds a plethora of badges. Glenn O'Donnell from Northshore BMW and Macarthur Prestige Bodyshop will have different measures running dealer owned facilities. They will be joined by iBodyshop's Steve O'Brien and Rob Bartlett from Supply Side who brings the perpective of many years in Suncorp.
Our keynote speaker is the incredible Sonia Friedrich who will be giving us the lowdown on behavioural economics and how to turn them to your advantage.
Rob Bartlett formerly with Suncorp has named his session 'The ex-insurer in the room.' Now with his own consultancy Supply Side, Bartlett will be revealing why insurance companies can be so hard to work with and why, in some instances, it's not their fault but they way they are structured.
Ben Fewtrell from business coaching service MaxMyProfit is always amazing value on stage. He'll be including some of the repairers who undertake coaching and look at what has worked to grow their profits.
Marcus Hofmann is the Product and Sales Experience Manager at Volkswagen. He'll be showcasing some of the cutting edge technologies included in upcoming models and looking at some of the repair challenges they may throw up.
There's been a huge amount of legislative changes that impact, many positively, on the repair industry. MTAA CEO Richard Dudley will be distilling the essential information you need to know.