The automotive collision and service repair industry is heading to Anaheim, California, this summer for NACE | CARS 2016, which takes place from Aug. 9-13. With many groups holding co-located meetings, a record commitment from OEMs and key companies booking exhibit space faster than ever, the show organizers say NACE | CARS 2016 is shaping up to be an exciting event.
More than 8,000 attended last year’s event and related industry week events in Detroit. Decision-makers and shop owners came from throughout the U.S. and 39 additional countries to find the latest tools and technology for their shops.
A great deal of excitement has surrounded this year’s move to Anaheim, and exhibit space is booking even more quickly than in years past, show organizers have reported.
Two-thirds of the NACE | CARS 2016 show floor is already booked. Exhibitors have contracted for more than 40,000 square feet of exhibit space for the 2016 expo. This is more than 30 percent ahead of last year’s early space draw.
OEMs such as Audi, BMW, Ford, GM, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, Honda, Hyundai, Mazda, Nissan and Toyota have committed to record sponsorships, training and large exhibit spaces. The organizers say this level of participation showcases their support for NACE | CARS as the destination for the automotive collision and service repair markets in 2016. Much of the OE training and demonstrations will be held on the show floor at no additional cost to attendees.
With the return of major suppliers, including CCC, AutoZone, PPG, Garmat, Celette, Enterprise, Car-O-Liner, NAPA, AkzoNobel, Chief, AudaExplore, Global Finishing Solutions, LKQ, UniCure, ProSpot, the vendor and supplier community also is committing to the mission of ASA and its partners to grow an event for the industry, by the industry, ASA says.