Automechanika Chicago, the trade show dedicated to high-end technical and management-related training for automotive collision and service repair shops, along with NACE (the International Autobody Congress & Exposition), the U.S. collision-repair-industry event, have signed a letter of intent to combine forces starting in 2017.

The co-production will create a unified stage using NACE’s strong relationships within the collision and OE community combined with Automechanika Chicago’s global strength throughout the automotive aftermarket. The first combined show will take place July 26-29, 2017 in Chicago.