Events

CCIF Montréal

Date

September 19, 2024
to September 20, 2024

Time

Location

Montreal Airport Marriott In-Terminal Hotel
800 Place Leigh-Capreol
Dorval
, Quebec
, H4Y 0A4

About this event

The Canadian Collision Industry Forum is Canada’s largest gathering of collision industry stakeholders. CCIF Montréal offers collision repairers, insurers, suppliers and service providers, original equipment manufacturers and dealers a unique opportunity to connect in one central location to network and attend professional development sessions.

Schedule

Thursday, September 19, 2024 

Reception 6:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.

Friday, September 20, 2024 

Conference sessions 7:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Schedule is subject to change.

Event registration

Early bird rate – available until July 3, 2024

  • $199.00 (at a quantity less than 6 tickets)
  • $179.00 (at a quantity of 6 tickets or more)

 

Regular rate

  • $249.00 (at a quantity less than 6 tickets)
  • $229.00 (at a quantity of 6 tickets or more)

 

Register

All registration fees are subject to GST and QST.

Please note that speakers at this event will present in both official languages (English and French). AI-powered simultaneous interpretation will be available to attendees in text or audio. To use the interpretation services during the event, you must bring your own device (mobile phone, laptop, or tablet) with compatible headphones. To access the session from your device, simply click the URL that will be provided to join. No sign will be required. 

Agenda

Full schedule coming soon.

Session: The future of collision repair 

The future of collision repair is undergoing a significant transformation, driven by advancements in technology and a growing emphasis on sustainability. Automakers are increasingly integrating advanced materials into vehicle designs, necessitating specialized skills among repair technicians. As autonomous vehicles become more commonplace, repair strategies are also evolving to meet the unique challenges posed by their complex systems. The integration of data-driven diagnostics is enhancing the precision and efficiency of repairs, while there’s also a notable shift towards environmentally conscious practices, including the use of eco-friendly materials and energy-efficient processes. These trends underscore the need for businesses in the collision repair industry to stay adaptable and forward-thinking, as they navigate this dynamic landscape to meet evolving customer demands and industry standards. 

Speaker: Benjamin Perrier, Strategic Account Manager – Canada, BASF Canada Inc 

Session: Navigating the evolution of automotive construction: Insights from OEMs and suppliers 

In the automotive industry, the transition to bonded construction presents both opportunities and challenges for original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and suppliers alike. Key considerations include impact strength variances, gap tolerances, and design for assembly factors, all of which influence the choice between bonded panels and traditional welding. Suppliers face hurdles in meeting OEM specifications, from consistency in gap tolerances to other concerns. Repair procedures must align closely with OEM guidelines to preserve structural integrity, emphasizing the importance of proper sectioning, surface preparation, and adherence to bonding protocols. This shift underscores the need for collaboration and adherence to best practices to ensure quality and safety across the automotive supply chain. 

Speaker: To be announced 

Session: Sustainable Estimatics 

Sustainability has emerged as a prominent issue within the collision industry. Our global research findings indicate that 75 per cent of drivers would switch to an insurer that offers greener policies. However, tracking and management of emissions data is proving problematic for insurers. 

To address this, Solera is launching Sustainable Estimatics, which allows insurers to measure and use data to reduce carbon emissions. One interesting side-benefit of opting for green repair choices is the cost-effectiveness for consumers. By adopting environmentally conscious repair methods, consumers can save on vehicle repair expenses. 

Speaker: To be announced 

Session: Empowering workforce evolution: Navigating skills development and future trends 

Join us at CCIF Montréal to gain insights into Innoviste’s initiatives in addressing skills gaps in the motor vehicle industry.  

Explore how the company diagnoses industry needs and collaborates with partners to customize intervention strategies. Discover Innoviste’s innovative training platform and other intervention methods and learn about their impact measurement approach and commitment to helping businesses succeed in a constantly evolving industry. 

Speaker: To be announced

Speakers

Benjamin Perrier, Strategic Account Manager – Canada, BASF Canada Inc

Benjamin Perrier, now based in Montréal, Quebec, joined BASF Canada’s expert team in the Automotive Refinishing division in 2022 as a Strategic Manager. Formerly National Sales and OEM Relations Manager for the French market, Ben started his career 20 years ago. He first worked in the electrical power supply solutions industry, then in different markets around the world on behalf of a leading global company specializing in automotive spare parts. His favourite subjects are the influence of new vehicle technologies in repair, environmental responsibility among stakeholders in the sector and attracting future talent to our industry.

Accommodation and travel discounts

Accommodation

CCIF is pleased to offer special rates starting at $235 plus tax at the Montreal Airport Marriott In-Terminal Hotel. To book a hotel room, please contact:

Phone:  514-636-6700

Book online

Block Name: Canadian Collision Industry Forum Montreal 2024

Rates are eligible until Friday, September 13, 2024. Guestrooms will be subject to availability on a first come, first served basis. Book now!

Air Canada
Book online at www.aircanada.com and enter promotion code GVX846H1 to receive a 10 per cent discount on eligible fares*. The travel period begins Thursday, September 12, 2024, and ends Friday, September 27, 2024. *5 per cent discounts will apply to standard fares, 10 per cent flex fares and up for North America travel.

WestJet
Book online at www.westjet.com/conventions and enter promotion code 2A8M7IB to receive a 5 per cent discount off Econo, 10 per cent discount off EconoFlex and Premium base fares for guests travelling to Montréal, Quebec only. The travel period begins Thursday, September 12, 2024, and ends Friday, September 27, 2024. No discount will apply to Basic or Business class bookings. Travel Agents GDS promotion code: YBI17.