Inaugural collision repair industry education conference for North and South Carolina

April 2, 2019
The first ever Carolina’s Educational Collision Conference (CECC) will take place on May 18-19 at the Caburrus Arena in Concord, NC.

The first ever Carolina’s Educational Collision Conference (CECC) will take place on May 18 & 19 at the Cabarrus Arena located at 4551 Old Airport Rd. Concord, NC.

This will undoubtedly be the largest educational event for collision repair industry professionals in the Carolinas featuring classes and seminars from industry-leading speakers, along with vendors, giveaways, auctions and food all around NASCAR All-Star Race weekend. Presented by the North Carolina Association of Collision & Autobody Repair (NCACAR) and South Carolina Association of Collision & Autobody Repair (SCACAR), and sponsored by PPG, Carolina Collision Equipment and Axalta, the 2-day event is ideal for all collision repair industry professionals including owners, managers, painters, technicians, estimators, repair planners, and operations.

Saturday’s schedule features educational classes with John Shoemaker (BASF), Jake Rodenroth (asTech), Keith Manich (ATI) and Mike Lanza (Sherwin Williams). Saturday night is the NASCAR All-Star Race at Charlotte Motor Speedway, with special VIP All-Star Race packages available, including concert, pit passes, scanner, programs, buffet, drinks, and terrace seating.

Sunday’s schedule features breakfast and speakers Sarah Daniels (Board Chairman SCACAR), Brian Davies (Board Chairman NCACAR), Matt Cremonni (PPG), Larry Brolsma (Carolina Collision Equipment), David Road (Axalta) and seminar with Mike Anderson (Collision Advice). The event also includes big ticket giveaways, a pedal car silent auction (proceeds benefiting area high school body shop center) vendors, and sponsors.

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Special hotel accommodation available at the Country Inn & Suites by Radisson, Concord, NC and Comfort Inn & Suites Concord, NC. Visit the event website at for additional information, register for the event and purchase race tickets.

Both associations are united in continually improving the professionalism and business practices of collision repair industry professionals through education, initiatives and strong leadership. Providing auto body shops a voice and a forum to discuss industry related issues as well as an educational platform ensures the safe and proper repair of today’s high-tech vehicles and providing competent and safe repairs for the ultimate benefit of our consumers.

To learn more about the associations, visit our websites at and or contact Josh Kent at [email protected] or 704-998-8553.

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