Day One: General Sessions, Networking Functions, & Focused Learning Tracks

7:00 - 8:00 a.m.

Networking Breakfast & Vendor Fair

Meet us on the second floor of the Hyatt Regency Frisco-Dallas, where the collision industry will be starting their day sharing breakfast, catching up, and preparing for the event’s program.

Registration & Check-In opens at 7:00 a.m.

Speaker to be confirmed

8:00 - 8:15 a.m.

Welcome & Overview

The HD Repair Forum is the place for industry updates and information in heavy-duty and medium-duty collision repair. President and co-founder, Brian Nessen, welcomes attendees to Frisco and provides an overview of the 2024 conference’s session and speakers.

Brian Nessen, HD Repair Forum

8:15 - 9:15 a.m.

Keynote Speaker


9:15 - 9:30 a.m.

Industry Benchmark Data

This session will include an overview of trends and data in heavy-duty collision repair. Areas such as Severity, Sales Mix, Labor Mix, and Average Labor Cost/Estimate and more will be reviewed. This data derives from PPG’s AdjustRite® Commercial Estimating System.

Douglas Orr

9:30 - 10:00 a.m.

Fix World - Franchising

Steve Leal

10:00 - 10:30 a.m.

Networking Break

Sponsored by

Speaker to be confirmed

10:30 - 11:15 a.m.

Insurers and Collision Repairers - Driving efficiency in the claims handling process

Rick Melcher
John Spoto
Leo Neonortas
Kelly Reich

11:15 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.

Rivian - ADAS Fleet Certification Program

Kelly Logan

11:45 - 12:00 p.m.

TBA


12:00 - 12:15

Open Mic

Speaker to be confirmed

12:00 - 12:15

Networking Luncheon

Evercoat

Focused Learning Tracks: Session One

1:15 - 2:15 p.m.

Track A: TEXA - ADAS Calibrations


1:15 - 2:15 p.m.

Track B: TBA


1:15 - 2:15 p.m.

Track C: 10 Most Common Mistakes with QuickBooks

Tony Passwater

Focused Learning Tracks: Session Two

2:30 - 3:30 p.m.

Track A:


2:30 - 3:30 p.m.

Track B: 3M - Metton & SMC Repair

Matthew Aguirre

2:30 - 3:30 p.m.

Track C: Financials in Medium/Heavy-duty space

Ron Kuehn

3:30 - 4:00 p.m.

Networking Break

Sponsored by

Speaker to be confirmed

Focused Learning Tracks: Session Three

4:15 - 5:15 p.m.

Track A: 3M - Repair Stack and materials profitability

Matthew Aguirre

4:15 - 5:15 p.m.

Track B: TBA


4:15 - 5:15 p.m.

Track C: Certification - Rivian

Kelly Logan

5:00 - 6:30 p.m.

Industry Networking Reception

Speaker to be confirmed

Day Two: General Sessions, Networking Functions, & Focused Learning Tracks

7:00 - 8:00 a.m.

Networking Breakfast & Vendor Fair

Speaker to be confirmed

General Sessions

8:00 - 8:15 a.m.

Day 1 Recap & Opening Comments

Brian Nessen, HD Repair Forum

8:15 - 8:45 a.m.

How to Access & Repair Evolving Electronic Systems


8:45 - 9:15 a.m.


9:15 - 9:45 a.m.


9:45 - 10:15 a.m.

Networking Break

Sponsored by

Speaker to be confirmed

10:15 - 11:00 a.m.


11:00 - 11:30 a.m.


11:30 - 11:45 a.m.


11:45 - 12:00 p.m.

Open Mic

Speaker to be confirmed

12:00 - 1:00 p.m.

Networking Lunch

Speaker to be confirmed

Focused Learning Tracks: Session Four

1:15 - 2:45 p.m.

Track A:


1:15 - 2:45 p.m.

Track B:


1:15 - 2:45 p.m.

Track C:


Focused Learning Tracks: Session Five

2:50 - 3:35 p.m.

Track A:


2:50 - 3:35 p.m.

Track B:


2:50 - 3:35 p.m.

Track C: