CARSTAR Auto Body Repair Experts will come together as ONE - CARSTAR North America - with the collision repair industry’s largest Multi-Shop Owner (MSO) network event – the CARSTAR North America Conference held Aug. 22 – 25 in Charlotte, NC.
CARSTAR Auto Body Repair Experts joined Driven Brands, Inc., in 2015, and in 2016 integrated with CARSTAR Canada to become CARSTAR North America. Driven Brands is headquartered in Charlotte, and the CARSTAR conference will showcase the Queen City and all it has to offer as well as the racing environment Charlotte is known for throughout the country. Themed the “1NE CARSTAR,” this year’s CARSTAR Conference will be held at the Westin Hotel in Charlotte as well as the Charlotte Motor Speedway. It will open with a dinner and its annual awards presentation Wednesday night to recognize the top-performing franchisees, then shift gears to focus on strategic planning, management and technical education sessions, panel discussions, vendor partner networking events, motivational speakers and an insurance industry forum. “Over the past year, CARSTAR has expanded its presence as the most dynamic company in the collision industry. Our conference will reflect this with an event where store owners, business leaders, vendor partners and insurance companies come together to help build the collective industry for the future,” said Michael Macaluso, President, CARSTAR North America. “This is the largest MSO network event of the year, with an incredible lineup of speakers, educational events and networking opportunities exclusively for the CARSTAR store owners. This is just one of the many resources we provide store owners in the CARSTAR family, and a powerful tool for them to help them gain the edge, grow their business and improve their operations."