Shop-Ware By Shop-Ware • Oct 12, 2020

Virtual Conferences that will Supercharge Your Business

SEMA is cancelled - now what? 🚘

While we will certainly miss the hustle and bustle of reuniting with friends in Vegas, we won't miss out on the awesome content that the aftermarket has come to expect of this highly anticipated fall event.

SEMA and many other organizations have taken to an online platform for the duration of 2020's trade show season. Hear from thought-leaders and influencers on important topics that will help fuel your business, discover new tools and industry trends that will keep your shop cutting-edge, and virtually network with colleagues and peers ... all from your living room.

We have compiled a list of a few shows that we think you should log-in to. 👀 💻


BIMRS Virtual Annual Conference & Meeting
BIMRS was started in 1993 by a group of independent BMW service shops. Not only was there an information exchange about complex repair problems, but they wanted better efficiency to serve the customer. They began to meet annually where member shops from all over the world would come together for a four-day training event on subjects including diesel & gasoline engine diagnostics, car programing & updates, BUS systems, and much more. This event is supported by some of the best trainers in the industry, using factory-level training materials & diagnostic equipment.

This year, BIMRS has opened up the conference to non-members as well, beginning on Tuesday, October 6th and running through October 15th. You can check out the schedule here and register here

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The Digital Shop Summit presented by AutoVitals
Shop-Ware is excited to announce its participation in The Digital Shop® Summit presented by AutoVitals. This is a no B.S. online event for auto repair shop owners looking to increase their shops profitability and efficiency.

At The Digital Shop® Summit you can expect:

- 25 minute sessions you won't be able to stop taking notes in.
- Session topics include "Sell More Work: Transform Your Service Advisors into Trusted Educators, Not Sales People", "Turn Your Website into an Appointment Booking Machine" and more!
- Collaborate, chat, and share tips & tricks with other shop owners so you can find the best solutions for your shop to thrive in the digital age.
- Event app so you can watch from wherever you are. Preview the event schedule, add sessions to your agenda, and visit exhibitor virtual booths.

Shop-Ware CEO, Carolyn Coquillette, will be co-hosting a break-out session with Uwe Kleinschmidt and Frank Scandura at 8:45am Pacific. For more information and to register for the FREE event, visit

Management Training for Multi-Shop Operations
Calling all MSOs! Shop-Ware will be hosting a special one-day MSO management training event. The event will feature Greg Bunch, CEO of Transformers Institute and guest speakers, Brian Sump of Avalon Motorsports and Shop-Ware founder, Carolyn Coquillette. Register for FREE.


Virtual AAPEX Experience
The Virtual AAPEX Experience  will take place November 3rd through 5th. It will provide free, accredited training sessions presented by elite technicians who will address the industry’s most important topics, plus, the opportunity for one-on-one meetings with key suppliers. With an emphasis on connections, the digital platform is ideal for viewing sessions, finding products, and meeting with potential partners. You can view the full schedule here and register here

SEMA 360
SEMA360 will be held from November 2-6, 2020. This event was created to fulfill the industry's need to have a trade-only environment exclusively designed to connect manufacturers with qualified worldwide buyers and media. There is no better online platform than SEMA360 for manufacturers to meet their 2020 business objectives, and no better time than now to start building your sales momentum toward 2021.

If you’re ready to change the way that your shop does business and give your customers the speed and solutions they deserve, schedule a Shop-Ware demo.