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PPG Industries confirms headline sponsorship of ABP Ireland national meetings

Following the outstanding success of the event in previous years, PPG Industries is continuing with its headline sponsorship of the 2015 ABP Ireland National Meetings and Expo taking place on Tuesday September 8, in Dublin and Wednesday, September 9 in Belfast.

The ABP Club Ireland National Meeting and Expo, sponsored by PPG Industries, seeks to bring together repairers to discuss the latest opportunities and challenges facing the repair and refinish market in Ireland.

The Meetings and Expos will see bodyshop owners and managers join with suppliers to the bodyshop sector, along with other stakeholders in the industry such as insurers, assessment and legislative bodies for the two day event.

John McGowan, PPG Industries Ireland Business Manager commented: “We are absolutely delighted to be aligning the PPG and Nexa Autocolor brands as the headline sponsor to the Ireland National Meetings and Expo for the third consecutive year. The event has proven to be a fantastic networking opportunity for bodyshops and the industry as a whole; and we look forward to working with ABP to deliver another fantastic event for the Ireland Repair Industry.”

At the event the team from PPG Industries will be exhibiting with both PPG and Nexa Autocolor
brands promoting the latest innovations in paint systems and refinish training solutions.

David Cresswell, Chairman of ABP Club added: “We were overwhelmed by the positive response and success of the Ireland meetings in previous years.  The range of supplier’s exhibiting at the meetings helped to raise the profile of the meetings and having PPG and Nexa Autocolor as our headline partners really gave us that added gravitas to attract repairers from across Ireland. We couldn’t be happier to have PPG and Nexa Autocolor sponsoring the events again. It is a pleasure to work with them.”

The National Meetings will take place in September at two great venues. The first meeting takes place on Tuesday September 8 in Croke Park, Dublin at 9:30 –1.00pm, followed by the second meeting taking place on Wednesday 9th September at the Europa Hotel in Belfast from 4:30pm – 8pm.

The Ireland National Meetings are open to all bodyshops, ABP Club member and non-members alike – and it’s free to attend! Further information on the event schedule and agenda will be communicated shortly.