March 17, 2016—The Auto Care Association announced Wednesday it will host a series of technology conferences in key Latin American capitals as a part of the Market Development Cooperator Program Award the association recently received from the U.S. Department of Commerce.
"With a strong history of success in the U.S., the Auto Care Association is well-positioned to help our members reap the benefits of their current investments by taking our standards and best practices to other regions,” said Bill Hanvey, president and chief executive officer, ACA. “This series of technical seminars will supplement our trade mission program by helping to address a barrier to trade in key Latin American markets. By leading the charge for a common standard for electronic data transfer, we can play a pivotal role in helping our members increase their global footprint.”
The conferences will focus on technology standards development and maintenance. The ACA recently hosted a webinar on technology standards for U.S. Embassy personnel throughout Latin America to prepare for the conferences. The first conference is confirmed in Bogota, Colombia in mid-July.