AkzoNobel Automotive & Aerospace Coatings Americas (A&AC) is putting the final touches on its upcoming 2012 North American Independent Distributor Conference to be held April 24-26, at the Boca Raton Resort & Club in Boca Raton, FL.
For network members this gathering represents one of the industries most anticipated and longest running distributor association events.
Automotive paint and supply distributors from across the US and Canada will rally together under the event’s “Win Forever—Always Compete” theme for three action-packed days of innovative workshops, exciting new product launches and training opportunities. Each element of the program has been designed with the goal of providing attendees’ methods to better support the growth and profitability of the network of collision repair centres, which they support throughout North America.
“Many of our distributors have been part of the AkzoNobel family since we came to North America in the early ’80s with our then innovative SIkkens Mixing Machine concept”, said AkzoNobel A&AC general manager, Margret Kleinsman. “These same distributors have been instrumental in keeping us aligned with industry needs, selecting body shops that were eager for the innovation we delivered, and in turn helped us introduce new product lines. As a result of our close working relationship and our mutual understanding of the value of all parties in the repair chain, we have been successful in getting the right colour solutions and repair support services to our valued body shops customers. This conference will provide information on new tools and products to be launched in 2012. Most importantly, it will provide the platform for the co-generation of future products and services to further improve our joint support to the collision repair Industry.”
In addition to the array of products and services to be found at the conference this year, industry leaders such as 3M, SATA, Dedoes and Summit Marketing Group, will participate in a special Opportunity Fair, where attendees will have the benefit of viewing current and upcoming product introductions and supporting services.