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Symposium aiming to tackle collision repair issues

What are the key issues facing the collision repair industry in 2024 and what are the best ways forward?

That is the focus of an idea-packed day in June, hosted by the National Collision Repairer magazine, that will bring together thought leaders and industry veterans at Symposium24.

A key theme to be explored across the stimulating day will be the challenges facing the industry, including technology, recruitment and policy and processes that affect the industry’s operation.

But the one-day event, titled The Collision Preparer; Fixing your future will also be firmly future focussed and help turn the changes to come into opportunities.

A combination of expert panels and interactive Q&A’s will focus on the future of the repair industry in Australia and what are the best solutions to help it to thrive.

Symposium24 will take an in-depth look at future technology, specifically the advent of increasing EVs in workshops, the need to adapt to the uptake of ADAS systems along with the opportunities posed by artificial intelligence.

It will also explore the crucial issue of getting the right people for your business to thrive, including future recruiting and succession planning.

Part of the investigation into recruitment challenge will also discuss how the industry can reframe its image to be more attractive to a new generation of talent.

Experts will also look at the key policies and processes which will shape the industry’s future over the next few years.

For anyone who wants to learn more and prepare for the future of the repair industry, the special one-day event will be an important opportunity to learn, discuss and take away your own solutions.

The highly interactive event will also encourage attendees to get involved, with plenty of Q&A opportunities on issues across the sector.

Collision repair sector experts will be on-hand to provide their analyses on the state of the industry.

The event will be held at the Novotel at Sydney Olympic Park on Wednesday June 19.

Connect to the industry:

Supporting Symposium24 are some of the biggest names within the Australian automotive industry, with limited opportunities for others to join.

Australia’s largest automotive co- operative; Capricorn, its largest repair group AMA Group and leading global coatings giant PPG will all support and be featured as sponsors.

“Capricorn are proud to be a sponsor of the National Collision Repairer Symposium again in 2024,” Capricorn Group CEO David Fraser said.

“Events like these are so important as they allow people to get together, learn about the latest information and meet others working in the collision industry.

“NCR always put on a really interesting and engaging event and we’re excited to be involved.”

There are still opportunities to become a Gold Sponsor of Symposium24.

You’ll be able to sponsor a session and even a chance for one of your senior experts to join a session as a panellist. Sponsorship also includes visual benefits collateral in the form of a half- page in the Symposium24 handbook, pop-up displays and pre/post event coverage in National Collision Repairer and Australian Car Mechanic magazines.

Learn more about joining Symposium24 here

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