IBIS and 3M partner to promote safety, skills and standards

The International Bodyshop Industry Symposium (IBIS) and 3M have reached agreement to extend their longstanding partnership.

As the only automotive materials repair provider at the top level of partnership for IBIS Worldwide international conferences, 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 thought leadership globally in key industry areas of talent acquisition, collision repair shop process optimisation and sustainable supply chains under the IBIS 2023 theme: “Sustainable Strategies for Success”.

As the world’s only global collision repair market conference provider, IBIS is a world-renown resource for insightful thought leadership and peer-to-peer networking. 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.

In 2001, 3M partnered with IBIS at its inaugural Global Summit; since then the relationship has grown to a now global partnership and multiple events around the world. The partnership between 3M and IBIS is rooted in a mutual passion for promoting global collision repair safety, skills and standards to leaders and experts across the industry.

“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.”

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

3M will continue to join IBIS and its exclusive global partners in supporting the IBIS 2023 calendar of international events and the new “Sustainable Strategies for Success” campaign, which reinforces the three key pillars of safety, skills and standards with increased awareness on environmental and business sustainability. For more information about all IBIS events, please visit www.ibisworldwide.com.