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Messe Frankfurt Middle East invites you to their event

Post-Pandemic: What's next for the collision repair industry?

About this event

Most workshops and garages have managed to stay open within the GCC as it was considered an "essential business". Join Robert Snook, Michel Malik and Yousef Abu Alaish from the industry to answer your questions on what does working under new normal look like. A variety of topics will be covered for this.

  • The global view – is the collision industry in crisis?
  • COVID-19 - an obstacle or an opportunity?
  • A new normal - what could that look like?
  • Leaders wanted - it’s time to lead effectively
  • Bodyshops – how GCC bodyshops can prepare for the future 

Hosted by

  • Guest speaker
    Michel Malik Group Publisher & CEO @ Body Shop News International

    Michel Malik has been involved in the collision repair industry for the last 30 years. He is the CEO of BodyShop News International, the company that produces the global BodyShop News collision repair magazines. Michel is a recognised speaker at various automotive conferences, symposiums and seminars all over the world including IBIS, NACE, Automechanika, AMR and more. Michel also produces and presents the longest running weekly motoring programme in the world – The World on Wheels – broadcast on Sydney radio and online. Michel has been a car enthusiast since his teens. He’s a collector, motoring commentator and a judge at several prestigious car shows throughout the world. He has also competed in different forms of motorsport including circuit, track and rally.

  • Guest speaker
    Robert Snook Conference Moderator @ IBIS

    A genuine collision industry fan with 35 years of experience including senior management, director & business-owner level roles in corporate and private companies. Today, Robert is a global speaker and conference moderator for IBIS -International Bodyshop Industry Symposium - as well as and CEO of MG Cannon, a multi-award winning MSO bodyshop group in the UK and Business Success Global, the collision industry business coaching, training and mentoring business. A respected and highly regarded businessman, speaker, moderator, coach and mentor, Robert's track record of industry success is recognised by the honours and awards his businesses have won and continue to win today.

  • Guest speaker
    Yousef Abu Alaish General Manager – Aftersales @ Arabian Automobile Co. Nissan & Infiniti

    Yousef Abu Alaish brings over 20 years of experience holding senior positions in different top-tier UAE based automotive companies. Currently, he is the General Manager - Aftersales for Arabian Automobile for Nissan, Infiniti, and Renault. His core focus areas include financial performance, customer retention, Kaizen, and balanced scorecard (BSC).

  • Guest speaker
    Pierre Ara Keusseyan Operations Manager @ Polimar Establishment

    Pierre started his career with Polimar about 8 years ago and is now the Operations Manager of the group. As Polimar diversified on many business levels within the collision repair industry, he has built his experiences within the bodyshop industry and has a diverse perspective ranging from running bodyshops, managing technical trading to operating a training center, and even manufacturing consumables related to the industry.

Messe Frankfurt Middle East

Messe Frankfurt is the world’s largest trade fair, congress and event organiser with its own exhibition grounds with over 2,600 employees at 30 locations.

The Group’s Dubai-based subsidiary, Messe Frankfurt Middle East, currently organises 16 trade fairs & a series of conferences across the region.