Details Announced for 2018 Automotive Service & Technology Expo
June 21, 2018—The Independent Garage Owners of North Carolina is once again hosting ASTE (Automotive Service & Technology Expo) Sept. 28-29, in Cary, N.C., at the Embassy Suites and Convention Center.
Repair shop owners, service advisors and auto technicians will be able to take part in the largest automotive aftermarket event held in the Carolinas. This event has some of the nation's top trainers delivering cutting edge information at a price that one would expect to pay for just one seminar. Cary, North Carolina is centrally located and easily accessible from anywhere in the region. There are plenty of restaurants and shopping in the surrounding area, as well as the beautiful Umstead Park.
ASTE 2018 management seminar offerings include:
- Danny Sanchez of Auto Shop Solutions
- Rick White of 180Biz
- Amy Mattinat of Craftsmen Auto
- Jim Silverman of ATI
- Donny Seyfer of NASTF
- Jimmy Lea of Kukui
- Uwe Kleinschmidt of Auto Vitals
- Jill Trotta of RepairPal
- Mandy Bradshaw of Management Success
- Kyle Holt of S/P2
- Aaron Stokes of Shop Fix Academy.
Technical seminars will include:
- Craig VanBatenburg of ACDC
- David Patrick of CARQUEST
- Chris Peace of AC Delco
- Jeff Bly of NAPA
- Peter Orlando of CARQUEST
- Dirk Fuchs of ZF Technologies
- Jim Morton of Morton’s Automotive Technical Services.
On Sept. 27, ASTE will welcome those arriving with a reception pre-party at "Rally Point" of Cary located just steps from the host location.
On Sept. 28, a deli buffet luncheon will be served with a live "town hall style" forum led by Carm Capriotto of Remarkable Results Radio, a manager's reception and the crowd favorite, Casino Night party.
The events on Sept. 29 include a vendor trade show, manager's reception, and The Independent Garage Owners of North Carolina's annual awards banquet with a comedian.
There will be a hospitality suite open for attendees at night from Sept. 27-29, after the main activities conclude.