Posted to Industry Events Forum on 10/29/2014
NASTF Fall General Meeting - Las Vegas 11-5-2014
Fellow iATN Members,
The National Automotive Service Task Force (NASTF) will
hold its Fall 2014 General Meeting Nov. 5th during the
Automotive Aftermarket Products Expo (AAPEX) in Las Vegas.
The NASTF meeting is part of the new Service Professionals
Program at AAPEX and will be held from 1-4 p.m. PST at the
Sands Expo Center/Venetian Hotel in Casanova 605.
There is no cost to attend and pre-registration with NASTF
is not required however registration with AAPEX is required.
Visit www.aapexshow.com to register.
The featured session, "Aftermarket Access to OEM Education
Resources," will provide an opportunity for shop owners and
aftermarket technicians to interact directly with key
service operations managers employed by the OEM automakers,
according to NASTF.
Auto makers are required by law or agreement to provide the
same training information to the aftermarket as they provide
to their franchise dealers. Many automakers provide much
more than is required, but all of it is grossly
underutilized by aftermarket technicians, according to
The NASTF panelists in this session will attempt to
understand and correct this disconnect between available
resources and the needs of the aftermarket technician.
The Committee Segment of the meeting will include updates on
projects by NASTF committees, including: Vehicle Security,
Equipment & Tool, Collision Repair, Service Information,
Education and Communications.
I've included the agenda for the event below:
1:00 Chair's Welcome & State of NASTF Report to the
Membership (Steve Douglas)
1:15 Aftermarket Access to OEM Education (PRESS RELEASE: http://www.nastf.org/files/public/NASTF%20news%20releases/140828-GenMtg.pdf )
2:15 National MOU -- What does it mean for servicing 2018MY
vehicles? (Steve Douglas)
2:45 Vehicle Security -- Keeping the Registry Secure
3:00 Communications -- Promoting NASTF
3:10 Education -- OEM Education Resource Guidelines Project
3:20 Service Information -- SIRs that work
3:30 Equipment & Tool -- STIR update
3:40 Collision Repair -- The NASTF role
3:50 Ask the Executive Director (Skip Potter)
For those unable to attend the events during AAPEX/SEMA
during which the NASTF Fall General Meeting is held, NASTF
is again planning to broadcast the entire 3-hour event from
www.nastf.org. Additionally, the broadcast
will be recorded and made available later from the NASTF
YouTube Channel located here: https://www.youtube.com/user/NASTFdotOrg
Hope to see you there and please let me know if you have any
Nat'l Automotive Service Task Force
Saint Johns, Florida, USA