80th Anniversary ACC Conference

The ACC will once again hold the annual conference with seminars focused on marketing and communications content for Auto Care Industry marketing professionals. Our 80th Anniversary ACC Conference will take place August 9, 2022 – August 11, 2022, in Savannah, GA.

The ACC event begins with an informal “Welcome” reception Tuesday, August 9, 2022. Start time is 7:00 a.m. each day, with the conference concluding at 3:30 p.m. on Thursday, August 11, 2022.

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Hotel Information

Doubletree by Hilton, Savannah Historic District

411 West Bay Street
Savannah, Georgia 31401


Book your room – $139/night

Conference agenda

August 9 – 11, 2022

Tuesday, August 9th

  • Welcome Reception – 5:00 pm

Wednesday, August 10th

  • Networking Breakfast
  • Meta – Delivering Customer Convenience Across Digital to Drive Loyalty and Retention with Samantha Stammet
  • Media Panel Discussion:

– Jim Merle – Vice President/Group Publisher at Babcox Media
– Peter Bulmer – Dir. of Partnerships & Content at Turnkey Media
– Chris Messer – Vice President & Publisher at Endeavor Business Media

  • Networking Lunch
  • Next Frontier Talk (NFT’s) with David Myers
  • Savannah School of Art & Design tour and breakout sessions
  • Networking Dinner & Activity

Thursday, August 11th

  • Networking Breakfast
  • How’s Business Discussion with Steffanie Savine – Executive Vice President at MBE Group
  • Build a Brand Tsunami! Integrate Personal and Organizational Brand Marketing for Faster, Longer-Lasting Results! with Peg Stookey – LinkedIn Ninja at MaxPotential U
  • Networking Lunch
  • How Effective Activation Can Drive Real Value For Your Brand with Josh Russell – PROtential
  • Five Guiding Principles for AAPEX and How They Can Help Your Business with Mark Bogdansky – Vice President at the AutoCare Association
  • Voices to Scale & Innovate with Shawn Collins – Founder at EXTEND GROUP

Conference Location

Doubletree by Hilton, Savannah Historic District

411 West Bay Street
Savannah, Georgia 31401

Cost of Conference

Registration fee is $550 for ACC members, and $650 for non-members. Membership in ACC is available to marketing and communication professionals at all levels throughout the auto care industry.
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Hotel Registration

Room Rate:  $139/night

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ACC Fast Track 2022

For the first time ACC will be inviting conference attendees to deliver a 5-minute presentation to the group. Presenters have a limited amount of time, keeping the audience engaged and the presentation moving at a fast pace.

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