SANTA MONICA, Calif., Nov. 2, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- With the new alliance between NACE and Automechanika Chicago comes a plethora of new association relationships. As the largest U.S. tradeshow dedicated to high-end technical and management-related training for the automotive service and collision repair shops, this co-production creates a unified platform for product discovery and education for the entire automotive industry. NACE Automechanika Chicago will be held at McCormick Place West, Chicago, Illinois, July 26 - 29, 2017.
In addition to past association related features that occurred both on the show floor and in the venue, this year's event will incorporate several co-located events traditionally associated with NACE. "The co-located events strengthen the value of the show for attendees and exhibitors. NACE Automechanika is a show for the industry and bringing the industry together is how we define success," commented Dan Risley, President and Executive Director, Automotive Service Association. Collision Industry Conference (CIC)Welcoming participants from all industry segments, the CIC is a forum where collision industry stakeholders come together to discuss issues, enhance understanding, find common ground and communicate possible solutions to the industry. Through discussion and research during meetings and extensive interim committee work, CIC attempts to form consensus on various issues, aware that all such findings are nonbinding and voluntarily accepted. http://www.ciclink.com/Collision Repair Education Foundation (CREF)Supporting collision repair educational programs, schools, and students, the Collision Repair Education Foundation assists in the development of qualified employees and connects them to an array of career opportunities. As a nationwide industry, they also recognize that business partners draw talent from local communities. Therefore, a primary goal is to ensure that there is a top-tier collision school in every market in America. These programs have the newest tools, equipment, and supplies to enhance the educational experience, giving students the necessary skills and experience with current repair technology taught in a realistic, practical environment. http://collisioneducationfoundation.org/ "We are pleased to incorporate these and many other key organizations into NACE Automechanika. The industry has requested one cohesive event serving all segments of the automotive market and we have answered. We look forward to announcing additional collaborations as we move forward in the development of the show," stated Bridget Ferris, Automechanika Chicago Show Director. In addition to the aforementioned organizations, NACE Automechanika anticipates participation from the other automotive events such as NABC, CIECA, OE Round Table, SCRS and I-CAR. Get additional details on the tradeshow, the many training opportunities and a complete listing of exhibitors showcasing the newest tools, equipment and products in the market at www.NACEAutomechanika.com. About Automotive Service AssociationThe Automotive Service Association is the largest not-for-profit trade association of its kind dedicated to and governed by independent automotive service and repair professionals. Headquartered in North Richland Hills, TX, ASA serves an international membership base that includes numerous affiliate, state and chapter groups from both the mechanical and collision repair segments of the automotive service industry. ASA advances professionalism and excellence in the automotive repair industry through education, representation and member services. http://asashop.org/About UBM AmericasUBM Americas, a part of UBM plc, is the largest business-to-business events and trade show organizer in the U.S. Through a range of aligned interactive physical and digital environments, UBM Americas increases business effectiveness for both customers and audiences by cultivating meaningful experiences, knowledge and connections. UBM Americas has offices spanning North and South America, and serves a variety of specialist industries with dedicated events and marketing services covering everything from fashion, tech and life sciences to advanced manufacturing, cruise shipping, specialty chemicals, powersports and automotive, concrete, hospitality, cargo transportation and more. For more information, visit: www.ubmamericas.com. About Messe FrankfurtMesse Frankfurt is one of the world's leading trade fair organizers, generating around €648 million in sales and employing 2,244 people. The Messe Frankfurt Group has a global network of 30 subsidiaries and 55 international Sales Partners, allowing it to serve its customers on location in 175 countries. Messe Frankfurt events take place at approx. 50 locations around the globe. In 2015, Messe Frankfurt organized a total of 133 trade fairs, of which more than half took place outside Germany. Comprising an area of 592,127 square metres, Messe Frankfurt's exhibition grounds are home to ten exhibition halls. The company also operates two congress centres. The historic Festhalle, one of the most popular venues in Germany, plays host to events of all kinds. Messe Frankfurt is publicly owned, with the City of Frankfurt holding 60 percent and the State of Hesse 40 percent.For more information, please visit our website at: www.messefrankfurt.com The North American headquarters in Atlanta is currently producing eleven trade shows in the USA, Canada and Mexico across various industries. For more information about Messe Frankfurt, please visit our web site at www.MesseFrankfurt.us. Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20161101/435185LOGO