WOODRIDGE, Ill. — The Automotive Maintenance & Repair Association (AMRA0, Equipment & Tool Institute (ETI) and National Automotive Service Task Force (NASTF) have opted to hold a joint meeting in 2021 as a replacement for the 2020 event they cancelled earlier.
The trade groups had scheduled a joint meeting for May 5-6 in San Diego but disclosed March 19 they were cancelling the event due to the coronavirus pandemic and were evaluating holding an online variant instead.
"With the health and safety of our membership in mind and in concert with the many company-imposed travel restrictions most of our members are facing, it was clear to us this was the only course of action to take," AMRA President Jeff Cox said.
"We were excited about sharing the stage with AMRA and NASTF at this powerful industry event and we fully intend to partner with them again in the spring of 2021. We have developed a great partnership between the organizations and were poised to deliver a great conference but unfortunately we will have to wait until next year," Brian Plott, ETI's executive director, said.
Members who had registered previously through AMRA or the ETI will be reimbursed the total amount of their registration, the associations said.
AMRA is a nonprofit trade association of automotive professionals responsible for adhering to Motorist Assurance Program standards.
ETI works to protect the intellectual property of its members and maintaining a secure repository for OEM data.
The NASTF works to identify, communicate and resolve gaps in the availability and accessibility of automotive service information, service training, diagnostic tools and equipment available for automotive aftermarket service professionals and their customers.