CCIF Announces Guest Speakers for Toronto Event


Pete Karageorgos, Director, Consumer & Industry Relations, Ontario, IBC is among the guest speakers announced for CCIF Toronto, January 28-29.
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The Canadian Collision Industry Forum (CCIF), has begun to announced the guest speaker lineup for its Toronto Cars & Technology Showcase on January 28th and 29th, 2016.

The event, which is already more than 50 percent sold out, is expected to be the largest CCIF meeting in history.

Speakers currently announced for the event are:

Mike Anderson, Collision Advice

Anderson, owner of Collision Advice, will share information with shops, insurers, technicians and OEMs as to how the destinies of all stakeholders are tied together. All play a vital role in ensuring that vehicles are repaired properly and the need to adapt to the speed of change in automotive technology has never been greater.  Anderson will provide attendees with an in-depth look at what OEMs are doing, and the need for training and equipment to keep pace.  He will share important information about diagnostics and ensuring that not only do technicians have the right information to properly repair vehicles but how to discover that information thru the use of technology in the most efficient manner possible. Anderson will also looks at trends in OE certification and shop classification, and the emerging requirement to identify if shops are in fact qualified to repair vehicles. Anderson will also discuss why we are and will continue to see more OEM involvement in the Collision Repair Industry.

Pete Karageorgos, Director, Consumer & Industry Relations, Ontario – Insurance Bureau of Canada (IBC)

IBC’s Pete Karageorgos, Director, Consumer & Industry Relations, Ontario, will discuss IBC’s advocacy work on the municipal bylaws and provincial regulations that protect consumers at the scene of a collision. He will also address IBC’s research on vehicle towing and storage.

The Insurance Bureau of Canada (IBC) is the national trade association for Canada’s private property and casualty insurance industry. Its members provide 90 percent of the home, business and automobile insurance coverage available to Canadians. IBC takes an active role in championing issues that affect insurance consumers, and helps educate them on how to protect their homes, cars and businesses.

Jim Dickson, Director, Global Automotive Strategy – Commercial, Primary Metal, Rio Tinto

Dickson will discuss advances in multi-material vehicle designs and their intersection with the repair process. Topics including joining, corrosion and dust management will be addressed as well as key training considerations for body shop owners to ensure a successful transition to aluminum vehicle repair.

In addition to the showcase area that will feature the latest vehicles, cutting edge tools, equipment and technology and a great networking opportunity, there will be a full-day of speakers who will deliver information that collision repair industry stakeholders won’t want to miss.

CCIF Toronto registration is available only in advance. For more information, click here

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