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This years Automechanika Show will be the place where the South African trade will gather to take in all the many and varied new types of process changes in body repair.

The CRA plan to harness key visitors to the event of the year with some international and local key speakers. Attendees are promised a very technical overview from Andrew Marsh from Auto Industry Consulting. His topics will vary from the OEMs speed-up of technology roll-outs across the world and the main topic of interest on materials, electronics and repair methods will come under review. Other topics include how insurers are dealing with these vehicle changes, vehicle information systems parts and covering the risk aspects.

David Lingham, who heads up the Fix Auto World business, will be another keynote speaker. He was for many years a moderator at the IBIS conference. In the last year he has traversed the globe from Australia, China, US, Canada and Europe, to keep pace with varying degrees of consolidation that is happening extensively in all major world body repair markets.

Steve Kessel, CRA, will also present some vital issues that are currently embracing the collision repair market locally.

The Cross Industry Conference will have plenty of hot topics that will bring insurers, motor makers and collision repair professionals together in a big informal breakfast. Book early as tables are limited. Individual seats can be purchased or tables of 10. Call Lisa-Marie Germanus on +27 (0)82 600 9565 or call the CRA directly on 0861726272.