IBIS Global Summit 2017

IBIS Madrid Spain 2017The IBIS Global Summit 2017 will explore The Currency of Trust when it visits a new venue and city. The Global Summit is the largest event in the IBIS calendar, bringing together every side of the international collision repair market to build relationships, both old and new, and shape the future of the industry. Influencers know that by attending the IBIS Global Summit they are positioning themselves as leaders in their field, on an international scale, ahead of the competition.

The Meliá Castilla hotel in Madrid, Spain, will host more than 350 collision repair industry delegates representing every major territory around the world for the IBIS Global Summit on 12-14 June 2017. Madrid, the third largest city in the EU, is a new destination for returning IBIS delegates and promises to provide an elegant mix of culture and excitement.

It is also the home of one of the world’s most famous stadiums – Santiago Bernabéu – which will host the 2017 International Dinner. Guests will travel through the players’ entrance into the changing rooms before making their way through the players’ tunnel onto the pitch. The International Dinner will be served on the pitch, in a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity that is sure to be a highlight of 2017’s event.

IBIS audience

The 2017 conference will focus on the theme ‘The Currency of Trust’ in the collision repair industry, both business to business and business to consumer. In the digital connected age, open and honest collaborations are what future successes are built upon; IBIS will explore best practice from around the world looking both within the industry and externally.

Currently confirmed speakers and their sessions include:

Day 1

09.00 Introduction
Jake O’Neill, conference director, IBIS

09.20 Branding and the Customer Experience
Alex Hunter, former global Head of Online for the Virgin Group

10.05 The global political landscape
Thomas Lake, senior analyst, political risk, BMI Research

10.50 Morning Networking Break

11.20 Changing the relationship between OEMs and the industry
Kris Mayer, general director, Wholesale Channel, customer care and aftersales, General Motors Corporation
Guillermo Bill Lopez, general manager & vice president, OEConnection

12.10 Lunch

13.30 Private Equity and the Collision Repair Market
Laurence Vivet-Ract, CEO of Southern Europe for Innovation Group

14.15 Consolidation Panel Session
Steve Grimshaw, CEO of Caliber Collision Centers
Steve Leal, President and CEO of Fix Auto World

15.00 Afternoon Networking Break

15.30 The Connected Car Update
Sean Carey, SCG Management Consultants

Day 2

09.00 Welcome Back

09.10 Apprentices and the Skills Gap
Jeff McFadden, President, Service King

09.55 The future of vehicle technology
Charles Morgan, Advisory Board Chairman, Alcraft Motor Company

10.40 Morning Networking Break

11.15 Teamwork in Formula One
Marc Priestley, former lead race mechanic for McLaren F1 and part of Lewis Hamilton’s 2008 championship win

12.00 Lunch

Continuing recent years’ successful content at the IBIS Global Summit, 2017’s event will explore disruptive technologies and viable business models to provide delegates with the strategic tools that allow them to take control of the future. Each session will also relate to the three pillars at the centre of the IBIS principles: Safety, Skills and Standards – worldwide issues that demand further attention.

The schedule of events (subject to change):

Monday 12 June
7pm until late Welcome Party
Tuesday 13 June
9am-4pm World Class Conference
7pm until late International Dinner at Santiago Bernabéu Stadium
Wednesday 14 June
9am-12pm World Class Conference
12pm-2pm Delegates’ Leaving Lunch

Official IBIS partners supply and support the collision repair industry around the world. IBIS is delighted to announce continued partnership with 3M, AkzoNobel, Audatex, Enterprise Rent-A-Car and Fix Auto World who are all contributing to a brighter future for our industry.

Unrivalled in its networking opportunities, the IBIS Global Summit 2017 will provide opportunities for every delegate to explore collaborative avenues and develop new and existing relationships to drive their business, and by extension the industry, forward.

Delegate places are available for £1,465 and include full access to the Welcome Reception on 12 June, for informal networking in a relaxed environment; access to the full day’s conference, including lunch and breaks, on 13 June; the International Dinner, on the pitch in Madrid’s Santiago Bernabéu Stadium on the evening of 13 June; as well as the final half day’s conference and delegates’ lunch on 14 June. Accommodation at the Meliá Castilla is now sold out, so accommodation is not included.

For more information email Nicola Keady: nicola@ibisworldwide.com or call 01296 642826.

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