BMW April 2022

The IBIS journey to South Africa is taking shape and we are excited to announce that IBIS Africa 2019 will take place on the 28-29 May in Johannesburg at the Emperors Palace Hotel, a magnificent venue with spectacular conference facilities.

This premier event will take the form of a day and a half symposium attracting 150 international representatives from the collision repair industry, market leaders and influencers. More details about the agenda for the event will be released in the coming weeks.

On the first IBIS event in Africa, Poppy Allard, Head of Commercial Delivery, said, “We are delighted to be announcing our long-awaited arrival in the African market and are very enthused by the response and support we have received in the planning of this event. I’m really looking forward to us announcing more details on this inaugural event over the coming weeks. IBIS is excited to announce the theme for its premier event in South Africa: Innovation & Integration.”

IBIS is also very proud to announce its media partnership with Automotive Refinisher magazine. They have long been associated with the IBIS brand, editor, Claire Macfie, commented, ‘Automotive Refinisher magazine, a collision repair specific magazine specialising in the South African and sub-Saharan markets, is happy to join hands once again with IBIS to promote and facilitate the IBIS Africa conference. The publication has been media partners with IBIS for two decades and have covered stories in the UK, Spain, Greece, Las Vegas and many more.

‘As we are closely linked with what happens in Europe and the rest of the world as regards to our top body shops and the brands and products that are needed to maintain warranties, it will be beneficial to see where this path is currently leading. That said, I’m sure there are also many things to be learnt from our dynamic and ever-changing market in South Africa that the international speakers and organisers will find interesting as well as informative on ways of doing things differently.’

The symposium will consist of circa 150 international representatives from the collision repair industry, market leaders and influencers. Further details of the event will be announced in the coming weeks on IBIS’ social media channels and website. In the meantime, to find out more please contact Poppy; email