Attendee registration for Automotive Service & Repair Week (ASRW) is tracking significantly ahead for the upcoming 2011 event. Comprised of the International Autobody Congress & Exposition (NACE) and the Congress of Automotive Repair & Service (CARS), ASRW is scheduled for Oct. 5-8 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, FL.
Open for five weeks, registration numbers for expo-only and conference attendees are experiencing near-record numbers in the events’ recent history. As of this week, overall registration for both NACE and CARS is tracking 163 percent ahead and conference registrations are 378 percent ahead. The growth is largely attributed to ASRW’s new East Coast location.
"We responded to the industry earlier this year in relocating ASRW to the East Coast, and the industry is, in turn, responding favorably to these changes," said Ron Pyle, ASA president and chief staff executive. "While we do expect these percentages to even out somewhat over the coming weeks, it’s incredibly exciting to see such an increase. We are thankful that automotive service and repair professionals, and those who serve them, are demonstrating their support so dramatically. With this influx in registrations and the show floor continuing to fill up, ASRW will grow this year, and it’s going to be a great event."
Attendee registration is available online at www.NACEexpo.com and www.CARSevent.com. Early-bird pricing, which continues through Aug. 9, includes a $15 Expo Pass and individual conference sessions starting at $60.
About the Events
ASRW includes the International Autobody Congress & Exposition (NACE) and the Congress of Automotive Repair & Service (CARS), which makes it the industry’s leading event for dedicated professionals to conduct business, network and engage in industry issues. The Tradeshow News Network (TSNN) recognized ASRW as a 2010 Top 250 U.S. trade show.
NACE – the world’s collision repair event – represents the only B2B event of its kind specifically designed for collision repair industry professionals from around the globe. NACE features a comprehensive educational Conference and Exposition with hundreds of diverse exhibiting companies displaying the latest equipment, products, services and technology available to today’s collision repair industry.
CARS – the premier event for automotive service professionals – features a high-quality education lineup led by industry leaders, along with an exhibitor showcase of automotive service and repair related equipment, products and services.
For additional information, contact Hanley Wood Exhibitions at P.O. Box 612128, Dallas, TX 75261-2128, call (888) 529-1641 or (972) 536-6444, or visit www.ASRWevents.com.
About the Sponsor
The Automotive Service Association (ASA) is the sponsor of ASRW and two of its shows, NACE and CARS. ASA is the largest international not-for-profit trade association of its kind dedicated to and governed by independent automotive service and repair professionals. ASA advances professionalism and excellence in the automotive industry through education, legislative representation and member services. Its international membership base includes numerous affiliate, state and chapter groups from all segments of the industry. For additional information about ASA, go to www.ASAshop.org. ASRW, NACE and CARS are produced by Hanley Wood Exhibitions.