IBIS and 3M confirm new multi‐year global partnership

The International Bodyshop Industry Symposium (IBIS) is thrilled to announce that 3M will continue to serve as an IBIS Global Partner for the next three years. The agreement enables 3M to be at the forefront of driving know-how leadership globally in key industry areas of talent acquisition, collision repair shop process optimisation and sustainable supply chains.

As the world’s only global collision repair market conference provider, IBIS is a world-renowned resource for insightful thought leadership and peer-to-peer networking. Since its inception in 2001, IBIS has built a coveted reputation as an ideal forum for innovative approaches to industry problems, and unparalleled networking opportunities for the collision repair industry.

3M is the most recommended materials provider for the collision repair industry, according to OEM specifications, and is uniquely positioned to act as the conduit through which repair material expertise flows from AOEM repair procedures to collision technicians. It’s this background that perfectly positions 3M as an IBIS Global Partner to help to promote the IBIS message of raising “Safety, Skills, and Standards” across the world through knowledge and information sharing and networking with the industry’s top thought leaders.

Being the only automotive materials repair provider at the top level of partnership for IBIS events, 3M will continue to join IBIS and its exclusive global partners in supporting the IBIS calendar of international events. The new theme for the 2023 is “Sustainable Strategies for Success,” which will reinforce the three key pillars of safety, skills and standards with increased awareness on environmental and business sustainability. For more information on these events, please visit www.ibisworldwide.com.

IBIS Worldwide CEO Jason Moseley said: “We are thrilled to have 3M as our global partner again. This agreement shows the commitment to supporting a strong and sustainable sector. Over the last few years 3M have used the IBIS platform to inform and educate hundreds of industry leaders. We will start the extended agreement at IBIS Middle East – Dubai In February moving on the Exclusive IBIS USA Nashville in April, followed by the flagship Global Summit – Milan in June.”

“We’re thrilled to be continuing this journey with IBIS,” said Dave Gunderson, President, 3M Automotive Aftermarket Division. “Through each year of our longstanding partnership, 3M has had the opportunity to connect with some of the best and brightest in collision repair, all around the globe. We view this partnership as integral in our ability to learn, grow and further advance in the industry. We look forward to working with the IBIS team to further innovate and have thoughtful conversations on the most pressing topics impacting the present and the future of the automotive collision repair industry.”

Having concluded our 2022 schedule of events at the new IBIS Bahrain National Forum on 23 November, we are now moving forward with our 2023 programme under our new theme of “Sustainable Strategies for Success”. More information about IBIS and 2023 events can be found at www.ibisworldwide.com.

About IBIS

Since its inception in 2001, the International Bodyshop Industry Symposium (IBIS) has become firmly established as the leading global conference and networking provider for collision industry leaders and influencers.

The inaugural conference was held at the Celtic Manor Resort Hotel in Wales in 2001 and hosted 120 delegates from 12 countries. Since then, IBIS events have been held at various venues around the world reaching more than 1,000 influencers each year with the Global Summit annually attracting more than 350 delegates from 30‐plus countries.

IBIS continues to spread its world‐class conferencing in new territories and has recently visited markets across the globe, including Ireland, USA, India, China, Brazil, Mexico, the Middle East and Turkey.

About 3M

3M (NYSE: MMM) believes science helps create a brighter world for everyone. By unlocking the power of people, ideas, and science to reimagine what’s possible, the global 3M team uniquely addresses the opportunities and challenges of their customers, communities, and planet. Learn how 3M is working to improve lives and make what’s next at 3M.com/news or on Twitter at @3M or @3MNews.