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A Quick Guide to NACE 2016

Posted by Chief Technology on Aug 3, 2016 1:44:25 PM

Nace_2016.jpgWhat will you be doing August 9th-13th? We hope your answer is “attending NACE | CARS 2016 at the Anaheim Convention Center." But if not, there’s still plenty of time to register for one of the premier events in the collision repair industry.

NACE | 2016 brings the International Autobody Congress and Exposition (NACE) and Congress of Automotive Repair and Service (CARS) under one roof. In addition to a trade show floor with more than 200 exhibitors, NACE | CARS 2016 features a full slate of educational sessions, training classes, panel discussions and product demos. Here are some highlights:

Education and Training

The NACE | CARS 2016 educational section features I-CAR® sessions, including:

  • Daily OEM technical presentations, and live demos on current repair topics at the I-CAR MAIN STAGE!
  • Exciting I-CAR CLASSES that contribute to helping businesses achieve Gold Class status!
  • Plus, get the latest information and test-drive the I-CAR Repairability Technical Support Portal at the I-CAR booth!

Exhibit Hall

There will be several areas on the NACE | CARS 2016 trade show floor set aside for live welding, spraying and other repair demonstrations. Check the schedules page to see a full list of events. Be sure to stop by Chief Booth #215 to see our latest shop tools and welding equipment.python_at_nace.jpg

NACE | CARS 2016 Exhibit Hall Hours

Thursday, August 11th: 9am - 5 p.m.

Friday, August 12th: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Pricing and Discounts

You Get SO MUCH for One Low Price

  • I-CAR Stage Presentations
  • Live Technical Demonstrations
  • Two Day EXPO PASS

The EXPO Pass, which includes admission to the trade show floor and Opening General Session, is only $35. Additional packages are available online

Don’t forget to take advantage of any applicable discounts when you register. I-CAR Gold Class Repair Shops and I-CAR Platinum certified technicians receive 50 percent off Super Pass, Half Day and Full Day packages, while educational instructors can purchase an Expo pass with even greater discounts.

Bonus Activities

NACE | CARS 2016 attendees can have fun while networking with other collision repair professionals at the Collision Repair Education Foundation Golf Fundraiser on August 10th. Golfers will enjoy a round of golf at the Black Gold Golf Club, a favorite of Orange County Golfers. Other bonus activities include discounted tickets to Disneyland for NACE expo attendees, Petersen Automotive Museum, Universal Studios, and the famed Orange County beaches. For more information about NACE | CARS 2016, visit We hope to see you there!


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