Global influencers join IBIS agenda

The line-up for the IBIS Global Summit 2016 is almost complete with some major global names joining the list of impressive speakers.

US based, Bradley Mewes – a self-confessed business geek and corporate finance expert – will provide an update on the latest consolidation moves within the collision repair market. One of the hottest topics within the sector globally at present, and one of the highest rated session topics of IBIS 2015, Bradley’s session is sure to provide an engaging insight into the continued trend in consolidation.

Also confirmed to the agenda is John Fearn, motor claims product and strategy director, at Broadspire by Crawford & Company. John will explore connected claims and attempt to unravel who is connected to whom? How do third party administrators add value? And what new business models are there for the insurer/repairer relationship?

IBIS will also be taking advantage of local expertise to explore wider issues. MAPFRE is confirmed to present on ‘A Spanish insurer in the global market’ looking at new and emerging regions, while Ignacio Suarez, manager of CESVIMAP, will be looking at regulation and claims handling in the Spanish market, as well as latest repair techniques.

These sessions join the already announced Richard Offermann and Tanja Hufschmidt from Google Automotive, David Smith from Caliber Collision, John Van Alstyne from I-CAR and Neil Atherton from Autoglass.

The IBIS Global Summit 2016 takes place on 23-25 May at the Hilton Diagonal Mar in Barcelona and is supported by 3M, AkzoNobel, Audatex, Belron, EMM, Enterprise Rent-A-Car and Fix Auto World.

IBIS Global Summit tickets are available for just £1,795 and include full access to the Welcome Reception on 23 May; access to the full day’s conference, including lunch and breaks, on 24 May; the International Dinner on the evening of 24 May; as well as the final half day’s conference and delegates’ lunch on 25 May. The price also includes two nights’ accommodation (23 and 24 May) at the conference venue – the Hilton Diagonal Mar.

To confirm your place, email Nicola Keady Nicola@ibisworldwide.com, call 00 44 (0)1296 642826 or visit our website.