Mobile Air Conditioning Society plans convention, trade show

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Registration is now open for “Macs-I-Mize! Energize!,” the 32nd annual Mobile Air Conditioning Society Convention and Trade Show scheduled for Jan. 18-20, 2012, at the Rio All Suite Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Nev. The convention takes place Wednesday through Friday with a golf tournament on Tuesday, Jan. 17. There will be more than 30 speakers and 30 different sessions of automotive and heavy-duty/off-road mobile A/C and high-tech automotive training.

“Forget stocks and precious metals,” says Elvis Hoffpauir, MACS president and chief operating officer. “In this economy, a smart service and repair shop needs to invest in training, staying sharp, staying current and learning the technical and business skills to remain relevant. MACS Convention and Trade Show delivers on all those fronts, and we’ve priced the registration to allow service shop owners to bring multiple technicians.”

MACS has planned the 2012 convention training sessions to bring a broad variety of technical session topics and trainers at a value not only for A/C specialists, but for all automotive repair techs who want to excel at mobile A/C and engine cooling system repair. Plus, on the morning of Friday, Jan. 20, attendees will have the opportunity to participate in a free MACS Section 609 certification training class and test session. MACS attendees also will get the chance to hear keynote speaker Joe Bacal, who overcame cancer and went on to live his dream of off-road racing and conquering the Baja 1000.

The MACS Trade Show kicks off on Thursday, Jan. 19, at 3p.m. and will feature a chance to network and explore vendor booths. On Friday, Jan. 20, attendees can catch up with the exhibitors when the trade show opens at 10:30 a.m. More networking events include Tuesday’s golf tournament at Desert Pines, Wednesday’s roundtable discussion lunch and the Wednesday evening MACS welcoming reception.

To view the complete convention schedule or to register, go to or call 215-631-7020 ext. 0.