Mewes makes IBIS return

Brad Mewes, principal of US based Supplement, will make a return to the IBIS Global Summit in 2018 to discuss the interplay of finance and strategy within the global industry.

The IBIS Global Summit 2018, themed ‘Challenging Perspectives’ and partnered by 3M, AkzoNobel, Audatex, Axalta, Enterprise-Rent-A-Car, Fix Auto World and Symach takes on the 11-13 June at Hilton, Munich Park in Germany.

Brad, a keynote speaker at the Global Summit in 2016 returns this year with a presentation touching upon topics including the evolution of industry consolidation, private equity, corporate finance, and the evolving impact of vehicle technology, autonomous driving, and advanced driving assistance systems (ADAS).

Brad said, ‘I’m eager to once again participate as a featured speaker at the IBIS Global Summit in Munich this summer. The IBIS organisation is word class and brings together the best and brightest minds from across the world to discuss the most critical topics facing the automotive aftermarket globally. It’s an honour to again be invited to share my perspective with such a distinguished group.’

Brad joins an already distinguished line-up of speakers set to take centre stage at the IBIS Global Summit 2018 including: Jennifer Boyer, global collision business and strategy manager of Ford Motor Company; president and chief operating officer of Caliber Collsion Centers, Mark Sanders; TrustPilot’s sales director – DACH, Paul Steele; and Frank Liu, CEO of Fix Auto China.

Fully established as one of the most prestigious events in the automotive repair industry, the IBIS Global Summit 2018 will cover topical issues ranging from the customers’ increasing influence on the industry through to how established stakeholders are evolving to cater for shifting operational dynamics.

Tickets are priced at £1885 and include access to the Welcome Reception on 11 June; the full day conference, including lunch and refreshments; followed by the International Dinner on the evening of the 12 June. The event will finish on the 13 June, after a half day conference and an inclusive lunch. The ticket price also includes two nights’ accommodation at The Hilton, Munich Park. After the event, delegates will be sent a link to download audio / visual presentations, as well as the Global Focus report for your future reference – a wealth of information to help influence your international strategy.

A limited number of tickets are available online at or by calling 00 44 1296 642 826.