With questions regarding the future of NACE Automechanika as yet unanswered, the Automotive Service Association (ASA) has announced that the Annual MSO Symposium and the Technology Telematics Forum will now coincide with the Collision Industry Conference taking place July 24-25 in Indianapolis.
The symposium and forum were originally scheduled to take place during NACE Automechanika in 2019. However, the ASA board of directors elected to move the event this year to coincide with CIC, citing “pending changes surrounding the trade show.”
In an announcement dated Oct. 26, ASA said it will be working closely with Messe Frankfurt regarding the future direction of NACE Automechanika. Announcements are to be made “in the near future” regarding 2019, 2020 and beyond.
Bob Wills, ASA’s chairman-elect, acknowledged that there are many questions about the future of NACE Automechanika. “We are working very closely with our partners at Messe Frankfurt to make decisions as quickly as possible,” Wills is quoted as saying in the announcement. “We will make those details available as soon as possible. We recognize the needs and value derived from a trade show have shifted, and we are devising a plan that best addresses those changing needs for our members and the industry as a whole.”