The OEM Collision Repair Technology Summit is designed to put SEMA show attendees in a room with innovators in automotive structural design and technology. The Summit’s three session times will feature distinctly different topics that host discussion between companies and individuals with rich histories of producing sophisticated advancements in the automotive and collision repair fields. The event content will highlight architectural and technological developments in modern vehicles, with a focus on emerging trends that influence vehicle repairability and collision industry preparation. Every participant in this industry can benefit from better insight into how vehicles and materials are evolving, what that means in the repair process and what will be expected of those who are performing these repairs. The future of our collision repair industry is highly skilled professionals, working on highly sophisticated automobiles that require the industry to embrace the necessary investments in training and equipment; but also relies on informed business owners who understand how to define for themselves what a sustainable and successful business model to support that investment looks like.
Since the Repairer Driven Education series (RDE) first premiered at the SEMA Show in 2010, the Society of Collision Repair Specialists (SCRS) have used the forum to present the industry with world class education that speaks to the heart of issues faced in today’s collision repair businesses. The education program is presented each day of the SEMA Show, and features some of the industry’s most respected subject matter experts.