ROCHESTER, Mich. (Sept. 5, 2012) — The Equipment & Tool Institute (ETI) is looking for speakers for ToolTech 2013, scheduled for April 23-25 in San Diego.
The ETI said it is searching for 30- and 60-minute presentations, along with moderators for roundtable discussions and workshops. Criteria for the presentations include the sessions fitting the year's theme, “Driving the Innovation that Drives the Aftermarket,” and that information can be used by ETI members as soon as they return to their office.
Suggested topics can include: legislation, regulation and ETI involvement; Standards — How can ETI help its members be heard better in ISO, SAE and other standards organization, etc.; Diagnostics via telematics; Challenges facing the aftermarket repair industry; and what the rest of the repair industry wants ETI to do or become.
Roundtable discussions are set up to assist ETI members run their businesses, the institute said, and can include a variety of topics as well, including managing personnel, time management, how to find best software contractors, launching products overseas, using ETI as a tool to uncover new B to B opportunities, or using ETI to leverage small businesses.
The deadline for proposals is Sept. 28. Selected speakers will receive complimentary registration. The event will be held at the Hyatt Mission Bay in San Diego, according to the ETI website.
Founded in 1947, ETI is a trade association of automotive tool and equipment manufacturers and technical information providers.