AASP/NJ Unveils 40th Annual NORTHEAST® 2017 Educational Program

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The Alliance of Automotive Service Providers/New Jersey (AASP/NJ) has announced the slate for their educational program at the NORTHEAST 2017 Automotive Services Show being held March 17, 18 and 19, 2017 at the Meadowlands Exposition Center (MEC) in Secaucus, NJ. NORTHEAST 2017, the association’s flagship event, is marking its 40th year as the East Coast’s preeminent automotive services trade show.

NORTHEAST 2017’s educational program is highlighted by AASP/NJ’s Path to Certification, four exclusive panel discussions running Friday night and Saturday afternoon.  The series kicks off on Friday night with The Shop Owner’s Perspective, moderated by former Society of Collision Repair Specialists (SCRS) Chairman Gary Wano of GW & Son Auto Body Shop, followed on Saturday by The OEM Perspective (Non-Luxury Brands), moderated by Aaron Clark, Assured Performance; Tooling & Equipment Considerations, moderated by Collision Hub’s Kristen Felder; and The OEM Perspective (Luxury Brands), also moderated by Aaron Clark.

Two of the industry’s most celebrated speakers make their return to NORTHEAST this year as Mike Anderson (Collision Advice) and Larry Montanez (P&L Consultants) will bring their latest seminars to the MEC. Mike Anderson will present his innovative “Who Pays For What?” Survey Results seminar along with the national debut of 100% Disassembly & Parts Mirror Matching. Larry Montanez will debut his brand new Take Back Your Business From the Rekey Process class as well as presenting (with Jake Rodenroth and Anthony Cetani) Proper & Accurate Blueprinting With Pre-Scan/Pre-Measure.

The estimating expertise of Jerry McNee & John Niechwiadowicz will once again be on display at NORTHEAST as they present Open Your Eyes…And You WILL Become a Game Changer! Ford Motorcraft Technical Trainer Mike Brabble will host Ford High Voltage Vehicles Components and Operation, while Mike Lanza of Sherwin Williams will prepare attendees for what’s going to come with 2020 – The Future of Staffing: Where Will You Be? Rounding out the educational program will be Supercharge Your Profits!, presented by Jim Saeli of Management Success.

As always, NORTHEAST 2017 will kick off with the 2017 East Coast Resolution Forum & Leadership Meeting, co-hosted by AASP/NJ and SCRS. The Resolution Forum is an outstanding opportunity for market leaders and influential industry representatives to connect with and learn from other state, regional and national association members who are facing similar issues.


Registration for the NORTHEAST 2017 educational program seminars opens Wednesday, February 1. Pre-registration is strongly recommended, as the seminars tend to fill up rapidly. Attendees can register for the seminars at www.aaspnjnortheast.com/seminars-demos.shtml.
The 2017 NORTHEAST Automotive Services Show will be held March 17-19 at the Meadowlands Exposition Center in Secaucus, New Jersey. Registration is currently open at www.aaspnjnortheast.com. For more information, visit the website, the NORTHEAST Automotive Services Show on Facebook, The NORTHEAST Automotive Services Show on YouTube (www.youtube.com/AASPNJNORTHEAST or follow the show on Twitter @AASPNJNORTHEAST.