paint, body and equipment specialists conference

The PBES Conference brings together the leaders of the automotive aftermarket paint, body and equipment industry for a two-day education conference featuring exhibits displaying solutions from leading industry suppliers. The theme for the 2019 conference is “EVOLVE!” and will focus on the technological and financial dynamics that influence the health and future of our industry-leading distributors, manufacturers, WDs and manufacturers' reps to share your knowledge and ideas that will impact your future success.

  • Paint, Body and Equipment Specialists (PBES) Conference

    Wednesday May 15 - Friday, May 17
    Hard Rock Hotel San Diego
    207 Fifth Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101

    Tentative Schedule (Subject to Change)
    Wednesday, May 15
    9:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. Registration
    10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Committee Meeting
    3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Roundtable Discussions
    5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. Welcome Reception & Innovation Fair
    Thursday, May 16
    7:00 a.m. – 8:00 a.m. Breakfast
    8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. General Session
    12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.    Networking Luncheon
    5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. Reception & Innovation Fair
    Friday, May 17
    7:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. Closing Breakfast
  • Registration Fees

    *Attendance is only open to PBE wholesalers, jobbers, manufacturers and consultants

    Auto Care Member Fee
    Jobber/Distributor/Rep Member First Delegate $450
    Jobber/Distributor/Rep Member Additional Delegate $250
    Manufacturer Member First Delegate $650
    Manufacturer Member Additional Delegate $450
    Non-Auto Care Member Fee
    Jobber/Distributor/Rep Non-Member First Delegate $650
    Jobber/Distributor/Rep Non- Member Additional Delegate $450
    Manufacturer Non-Member First Delegate $850
    Manufacturer Non-Member Additional Delegate    $650
    Innovation Fair Table Fees Fee
    Member Manufacturer Table $250
    Non-Member Manufacturer Table $500
    Future PBES Industry Leader Fee
    First Time PBES Conference jobber/distributor/rep attendees, age 39 and under, receive a $200 discount of the “Additional Delegate” fee
    Jobber/Distributor/Rep Member Additional Delegate $50
    Jobber/Distributor/Rep Non-Member Additional Delegate $250


  • Hotel Reservations

    Hard Rock Hotel San Diego
    207 Fifth Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101

    PBES discounted room rate is $199. The $25 Daily All Access Pass charge will be removed for PBES attendees upon checkout. Deadline for reservations is April 19, 2019.

    Book your room

  • + 2018 Distributor/Jobber/Rep Attending Companies
    + 2018 Manufacturer Attending Companies

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