So it’s Monday and NACE | Automechanika starts on Wednesday. You’re cutting it close, but there is still time to get registered and make plans to see one of the industry’s biggest shows. With more than 600 exhibiting companies and 10,000 attendees, NACE Automechanika Chicago is set to lead the industry in a showcase of the latest technology covering the entire spectrum of the automotive aftermarket industry. The explosion of new technology in today’s vehicles means shops and technicians must keep pace. NACE Automechanika Chicago will be the venue for shop-level training in North America.

Here is a quick guide to get all those last-minute arrangements wrapped up.

Registration and Lodging

Okay, we are going to let you take care of transportation. Use a plane, train, or automobile to get to the “Windy City.” Once you get there, the show has teamed up with some hotels to offer discounts, and transportation, both to and from to exhibit hall. Check out the accommodations page for info on where to stay. Though early bird registration is closed, there is still time to gain access by going to the registration page. There you can reserve your spot, and get venue specific info.

Show Information

Show hours:
Wednesday, July 26         11:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Thursday, July 27             11:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Friday, July 28                  11:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Saturday, July 29              8:00 AM – 5:00 PM (Tabletop Exhibits, Focused Training)

McCormick Place
West Hall
2301 S. King Drive • Chicago, Illinois 60616

At the Show

NACE | Automechanika is the collision industry’s premier show for good reason, because whether you are a shop owner, manager or technician, there is something there to help sharpen your skills or your shop. If you want to participate in some world class training, be sure to check out the training workshop registration, where you can choose from several categories each offering a full schedule of classes. Check out the up to the minute training class schedule to see what classes are still available. The interactive schedule allows you to filter classes by category including electrical, collision repair management, even an MSO Symposium, so there is definitely something for everyone.

Here is the price list for all classes and training sessions:

Expo Hall pass                                                                    FREE
Mechanical Training classes                                               FREE
MSO Symposium                                                                $249
Advanced Technology & Diagnostic Repair Forum             $125nace discount.jpg

Collision Training:
1 Seminar         $150
1 Day                $250
2 Day                $425
3 Day                $500

There are a great deal of training and classes offered, but you will definitely have time to wander the show and look at the newest products offered by 600+ companies. To help navigate the show, and keep your sanity, consider downloading the Mobile App, which has useful tools like floor plan and a pdf version of the training schedule.

While on the show floor be sure to stop by the Chief Booth(1823) and check out our new products along with some awesome show deals.