IBIS Global Summit 2024 – Agenda

21 May 2024

6.30pm – Welcome to IBIS Global Summit 2024 – Exclusive Networking Drinks Reception and Industry Dinner – in Partnership with Axalta

22 May 2024 

9.15am – Welcome to Transforming, Tomorrow, Together – IBIS Global Summit 2024

Jason Moseley – CEO, of IBIS Worldwide will give an update about this year’s Symposium theme, the background, development, and focus for the event delegates.

9.20am – Transforming Tomorrow Together – A Global View

Around the world opinions and insights of the collision repair industry. What industry transformations have been seen around the globe, what’s happening now, and what is still to come, and importantly what more should we be doing?

Kathy Zdraveski, industry policy advisor, VACC
Tommaso Caravani, chief editor, Notiziario Motoristico magazine
Steve Miller, chief executive officer, MRC Malaysia
Almudena Benedito, CEO, GiPA Group
Laurent Oliveras, senior mainstream segment marketing manager & sustainability strategy leader, Axalta Refinish

10.30am – Transforming tomorrow together – an IBIS success story

The 3D in Auto Task Force was established with the primary objective of harnessing the full potential of 3D printing technologies within the automotive sector. This session will highlight the progress the task force has made, the benefits of 3D printing to the industry, how it’s being used, and what’s to come.

Harold Sears, head of advisory council, 3D in Auto Repair Task Force
Mario Dimovski, director, circular & repair innovation, Boyd Group
Brian Driehorst, chief revenue officer, Headlights.com – Original One Parts and Headlights Depot
Bahadir Dogan, global application engineering leader, Abrasives and Paint Finishing Systems, 3M Automotive Aftermarket Division
Peter McAninch, managing director, Plastrepair EU Ltd
Steven Corzyk, mobility applications engineer – MJF, HP Inc.

11.30am-12.00pm – Networking Coffee Break

12.00pm – It’s a question of talent – how are we really doing?  

The technician and labour shortage remains the biggest global repair industry quality and capacity issue,  with many initiatives and programmes in place to help with talent attraction, how are we really doing? Are we maximising our chance of solving this puzzle by collaboration or continuing to work in our bubbles.

Trenton Dambrowitz, CTO, Halo Group
Dave Reece, School of Thought
Michael Massey, CAE FIMI, UK & Ireland senior application engineer, 3M Automotive Aftermarket Division
John Wood, founder, Career Grandmaster
Roar Solberg, vice-president Automotive Refinish Coatings, BASF

1.00pm-2.30pm – Exclusive Networking Lunch

2.30pm – The real-life application of AI and digitisation in collision repair – Case Studies

We will look at the practical application and real-world uses of incorporating AI technology and digitisation that are having positive impacts on the industry and ultimately customer experience. Not only building trust with supply chain partners but reducing waiting and key to key times for consumer benefit, ultimately changing the perception of the auto repair aftermarket.

Jon Parker, managing director, Halo Group
Trenton Dambrowitz, CTO, Halo Group
Stephan Stergiou, CEO and co-founder, Openclaims

3.30pm-4.00pm – Networking Coffee Break

4.00pm – IBIS Global Collision Industry Awards 2024

Who will be recognised in 2024 for their outstanding contribution to our sector?
Who will be honoured for their lifetime work and positive impact on the collision industry?

4.30pm – Day one closing remarks

4.45pm – Day one conference close

7.00pm – IBIS Summit exclusive global networking drinks party and international dinner – in partnership with Axalta

23 May 2024

9.30am – Welcome back to IBIS Global Summit 2024

Jason Moseley – CEO, IBIS Worldwide will provide delegates with a summary of conclusions and outputs from day one and a preview of what’s ahead in day two.

9.40am – IBIS Global Summit – Leadership Interviews

Hear from those who are directing strategy across multiple markets. The challenges and opportunities that are shaping the global landscape of collision repair and insurance claims.

Dave Gunderson, President, 3M Automotive Aftermarket Division
Cris Hollingsworth, global CEO, Repairify Global Holdings
Fabien Boschetti, vice-president – Europe, Middle East and Africa, Axalta

10.30am-11.00am – Networking Coffee Break

11.00am – Collision shop evolution – Technology rate of change

New technology vehicles along with new repair technology are changing the face of the traditional collision repair shop infrastructure. As the technology progresses, which it will continue to do, collision shops need to be well prepared for the impact. This session will look at embracing that change and why these changes are a great opportunity for collision shops and the whole sector eco-system.

David Luehr, owner, Elite Bodyshop Solutions
Adam Thurman, managing director, EV Bodyshops
John Picciano, owner, Flower Hill Auto Body
Matteo Massone, CEO and general director, A21 Holding and subsidiaries Carsafe and Autosicura
Jay Hayward, senior vice-president, Operations, CSN Collision

12.15pm – IBIS Global Summit 2024 – Closing remarks

12.25pm – IBIS Global Summit Delegates Departure Lunch