At the forefront of this edition, we are focussed on the upcoming “Futures Collide” Collision Repairers Conference in August this year.
I sat down with our dear friend David Newton-Ross who while claiming to have retired, has helped Capricorn in securing Mike Anderson as our keynote presenter. David and I share the passion for this industry and see these events as the best way of getting the repairers and industry stakeholders together in a positive, proactive and educational environment, after all, knowledge and information is fundamental to succeeding in this industry.
While much of the industry hype is on future technology, there is a huge gap in addressing the day to day issues repairers face in their businesses. These include staying relevant to the growing technology and information requirements, such as latest repair equipment, technical data and repair methods, as well the ever-increasing challenges on sustainable labour rates and procurement pressure from quotation and parts sourcing software. We are looking to address these topics in a positive, progressive and collaborative way through the conference, panel discussions and networking sessions. Facilitating the networking and information sessions is a showcase of suppliers as well as a cocktail function after the conclusion of the conference sessions.
Mike Killen from Killen’s Smash Repairs shared this with me,
“I am personally looking forward to taking part in this Conference and Congratulate Capricorn on taking the initiative to provide the Collision Industry with the opportunity to hear from such a highly regarded Industry speaker. Australia tends to see U.S trends filter through over time and this Conference provides all of us in the Industry Repairers/Insurers/Suppliers and Trainers the opportunity to hear from and ask questions of an Industry expert.”
David Newton-Ross added…
“Having watched many of Mike's presentations at SEMA in the USA and at Axalta events I am excited to see that he is coming to Australia. Capricorn has secured one of the best if not the best presenters in the industry for their conference. I will be there even though I am retired from the industry - that is how highly I rate Mike Anderson.”
We have an exciting array of sponsors and exhibitors for the conference, featuring the latest technology and business services which are important to your collision repair business.
Capricorn is committed to the panel industry with our key focus on ensuring that this conference is, “From the Industry and For the Industry” so register early to avoid missing out!