DRIVE EXPO Shop Owner Attendees Learned From Each Other

DRIVE EXPO Shop Owner Attendees Learned From Each Other

Shop Owners from around the country got to spend the weekend learning and networking with each other.

The trade show for the DRIVE EXPO opened for attendees at noon on Friday, August 26. More than 40 vendor booths were open for business.

On the show floor, shop owners could talk to representatives of parts manufacturers, training providers and trade associations.

Shop Owner Kevin Reichelt, has been to multiple DRIVE shows. By far, his favorite part about DRIVE is the networking.

Kevin Reichelt

“Seeing everybody person to person after these last couple of years, is great,” Reichelt said. “It really sucks being on Zoom and not being able to communicate with each other on a different level, on a more personal level, hang out and just spend time together. It’s a lot of fun.”

Shop owners Danielle and Dan Gray attended their first DRIVE show at the EXPO this past weekend. One of their favorite parts of the show was the networking opportunities, too.

Danielle and Dan Gray

“The networking has been great. Talking with all the shops. That’s the best way to learn, is to know what worked for other people and what’s not working and get the real life insight from that,” Danielle said. “Everything is not cut and pasted from a book, because all the situations are different.”

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TimeTopicSpeakerLocation8:30-10:00amThe Tech You Need May be Right in Front of YouPanel of industry experts, ASE, DRIVE & local tech schoolsRoom 1, 2, & 310:00-10:30amBREAK10:30-11:30pmMaster Panels Rooms 1,2, & 311:30-1:00pmLunch Break/Lunch & Learn Presented by James G Parker Insurance Associates, Podium and Stenson TamadonRoom 1, 2, & 312:00-5:00pmExpo Floor Open1:00-2:00pmAI presented by CYTKBryan LevensonRoom 11:00-2:00pmUsing Video to Market Your Shop presented by Babcox MediaRandy LoeserRoom 21:00-2:00pmSetting Your Shop Up to Service EV presented by Mitchell1Ben JohnsonRoom 31:00-3:30pmHybrid/EV Motor Technology presented by AVIVince ManshipUniversal Breakout Room2:00-2:30pmBREAK2:30-3:30pmHow Customers Are Changing Today Roundtable by Babcox MediaAndrew MarkelRoom 12:30-3:30pmUsing Technology to the Max presented by AutoVitalsAutoVitalsRoom 22:30-3:30pmCreating a MSO Organization presented by SoleraMarvin BakerRoom 36:00-9:00pmTheme Party. 1950s & 1960s presented by Solera, Podium8:00am-3:00pmMarketing Analysis Demo Gold Coast Room 410:00am-4:00pmApp DemosGold Coast Rooms 2&3

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