IBIS heads for Italy

The IBIS Global Summit is heading, for the first time in its 19 year history, to Italy on 10-12 June 2019 with the event taking place at the Grand Hotel Dino, on the spectacular shores of Lake Maggiore, Baveno, near Milan.

The announcement came during the close of the IBIS Global Summit 2018 which has been hailed as a major success by the world’s leading collision repair industry leaders and influencers.

The 2018 event, partnered by 3M, AkzoNobel, Audatex, Axalta, Enterprise Rent A Car, Fix Auto and Symach, attracted 370 senior executives from more than 30 countries to Munich, Germany to challenge perspectives within the collision repair industry.

Some 94% of delegates rated the event overall as good or excellent in meeting their objectives, with more than 80% rating the conference overall as good or excellent.

Jason Moseley, IBIS CEO, said, ‘We have been delighted with the unanimous success and participant response to the IBIS Global Summit 2018. It takes a real team effort to put on such an event of this magnitude – something we couldn’t do without the support of our highly valued partners, highly experienced conference contributors, influential media partners and, of course, each and every attendee that supports the event from across the world.’

He continued, ‘We’re already looking ahead to the IBIS Global Summit 2019 in Italy, largely regarded as the ‘passionate and emotional heart’ of the auto world, to create something truly unique and even more unmissable for those influencing today’s business landscape.’

This year’s IBIS Global Summit conference programme included presentations from high profile industry influencers including Jennifer Boyer, aftersales marketing director and global collision repair director, Ford Motor Company; Mark Sanders, president and COO, Caliber Collision Centers; Frank Liu, CEO of Fix Auto China; Michael Wilmshurst, chief executive, Nationwide Accident Repair Services; Jim Muse, sales director – North America & director – global refinish accounts, Axalta; John Van Alstyne, CEO & president, I-CAR; and Stuart Sandall, director, sales replacement division –Enterprise Rent-A-Car Europe, Enterprise Rent-A-Car.

To find out more about the event and details of each session visit: http://ibisworldwide.com/ibis-global-summit-2018/