Sherwin-Williams Automotive Finishes will hold its A-Plus™ Network annual Vision Group Conference at the La Quinta Resort and Spa in Palm Springs, CA, Dec. 11-13, 2013. While the conference will emphasize continued success in a difficult economic climate, it will provide more than 100 leading North American collision facility owners and managers with world-class training, top industry speakers and group breakout sessions.
The conference agenda will feature many outstanding industry leaders and speakers from the collision repair and business arena, including:
- Keynote speaker: Ken Blanchard Group (author of the best-selling business book One Minute Manager), presenting "Optimal Motivation"
- Ted Matthews (one of the country’s foremost brand and customer experience experts) presenting "BRAND: It ain’t the logo - it’s what people think of you"
- Tom Hablitzel, president, Sherwin-Williams Automotive Finishes
- "Owning the Customer," an in-depth roundtable discussion hosted by Sherwin-Williams business consulting experts: Steve Feltovich, Lee Rush, David Dewalt and Rodes Brown
After the keynote and guest speakers are finished, a number of breakout sessions will be held in tandem with peer-to-peer discussion groups throughout the three-day event. The discussion groups will give attendees the chance to review financial performance, discuss lean implementation, build marketing plans and define their goals.
"Our 2013 A-Plus Network Vision Group Conference will combine both a big-picture industry view, as well as hands-on best practices sharing, and is designed to support and educate our Vision Group members as they formulate 2014 business plans," says Troy Neuerburg, director of sales excellence at Sherwin-Williams Automotive Finishes. "This upcoming national conference is just one of several meetings our Vision Group members attend and interact extensively with their peers. These are all designed to keep their businesses at the industry forefront — and continue to give them the competitive edge to succeed in this challenging environment."
The A-Plus Network is made up of an exclusive group of collision repair specialists who reflect the industry’s highest standards. They are part of the Sherwin-Williams leading value added program that combines comprehensive business solutions to help them improve customer service, employee growth, insurance relationships, process refinement, productivity and profitability.
A-Plus Network members not only benefit through their Vision Group participation, but are also assisted by the program’s many business-building opportunities. These include specialized marketing and management programs, industry leading business training through A-Plus University, insurance relations programs, loyalty benefits and specialized programs and services from outstanding contributors. Learn more at www.sherwin-automotive.com/customer-programs-services/a-plus-network/vision-groups.