Innovation Group joins IBIS 2017 list

We’re happy to announce that Laurence Vivet-Ract, CEO of Southern Europe for Innovation Group, has joined the speaker line-up for the IBIS Global Summit 2017.

She joins a high-quality list of keynote speakers that also includes Alex Hunter, former global head of online for the Virgin Group, as well as Service King, one of the world’s biggest repair networks, and Bosch.

The world’s leading collision repair conference takes place from 12-14 June at the Meliá Castilla in Madrid.

Innovation Group became part of the Carlyle Group in December 2015 and Laurence is uniquely placed to discuss our industry’s relationship with private equity – how high level investment has affected our industry and what the future is likely to hold.

Laurence managed sales, marketing and operations for several large industrial businesses at international level prior to launching an insurer facing accident management start up for AkzoNobel in France. This company was acquired by Innovation Group in 2008. Strong relationships with leading insurers and leasing companies mean she is ideally placed to deliver insider expertise on both sectors.

The theme for 2017’s Global Summit is ‘The Currency of Trust’, with sessions highlighting the importance of good collaboration and the benefits of cross-industry relationships. IBIS will also continue to focus on its core principles: improving safety, skills and standard across the world.

The event is only possible with the support of our partners 3M, AkzoNobel, Audatex, Enterprise Rent-A-Car and Fix Auto World. IBIS is proud to be aligned with such forward-thinking companies that strive for positive evolution throughout the collision repair industry.

Delegate places are available for £1,885 and include full access to the Welcome Reception on 12 June, access to the full day’s conference on 13 June; the International Dinner on the pitch in Real 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. The price also includes two nights’ accommodation (12 and 13 June) at the Meliá Castilla.

To confirm your place, email Nicola Keady at [email protected] or call 00 44 (0)1296 642826.