IBIS 2015: Final sessions confirmed

The IBIS Global Summit 2015 has confirmed its final speakers – the soon-to-be sold-out conference once more delivering world-class content to its audience of top-level automotive executives.

Scheduled for day one, 28 May, Wijnand Mebius, chairman of the board of co-operation PartsPlan, and managing director of ABS Car Repair in The Netherlands, will be discussing PartsPlan, a parts procurement and IT solution, and the Dutch accident repair market.

Wijnand is presenting on behalf of ABS, CARE, AAS, ASN, Schadenet with the key message of bodyshop chains joining forces to build economies of scale and aim for close cooperation. This aligns with the IBIS message of raising safety, skills and standards throughout the world and, as such, IBIS is delighted to have secured Wijnand for the session.

Joining Wijnand as additions to the agenda are Georg Tautz, Business Director CE Europe at Axalta Coating Systems, who will be discussing Russia and the opportunities that are still available on a global level, and Paul Sykes, Managing Director at Audatex (UK), who will be looking at what Generation Y wants and how digital innovation works as a response.

These sessions are both taking place on the second day of the conference, 29 May.

They join the already announced line-up of Clive Humby, Yannis Ionniadis, Joe Funk, Rex Green, David Mills, Jake O’Neill and Andy McDonald in what looks to be the best conference content yet.

Shelley Cheshire, CEO of IBIS, said: ‘We’re delighted to have the last sessions confirmed for the conference, with such a high calibre of world-class speakers joining the existing quality contingent to deliver what we expect to be the best IBIS Global Summit to date. I look forward to seeing you all again in Athens next month.’

The IBIS Global Summit is very close to capacity with the final few delegate places expected to be gone soon. To secure your place at the collision repair industry’s greatest event, get in touch with Nicola Keady today by email: [email protected], call 00 44 1296 642826 or visit our website: www.ibisworldwide.com.

The standard delegate rate of £1,795 includes full access to the Welcome Party on 27 May, for informal networking in a relaxed environment; the full day’s conference, including lunch and breaks, on 28 May; the International Dinner, the height of sophistication, on the evening of 28 May; as well as the final half day’s conference and delegates’ lunch on 29 May. The Price also includes two nights’ accommodation (27 and 28 May) at the five-star Hilton Athens.