Press Release: 32nd Annual VISION Event Sets New Standards for Industry Excellence with Record-Breaking Attendance

Gladstone, Mo., March 12, 2024 – In an unprecedented show of growth and industry support, the 32nd Annual VISION Hi-Tech Training & Expo, held from February 29th to March 3rd in Kansas City, has officially marked a new era for automotive service excellence. Boasting over 3,810 automotive service professionals from 47 states and 7 countries, including over 360 service facilities attending for the first time, and a record-breaking 1,321 first-time attendees. This year’s event has not only surpassed attendance records but also underscored the global appeal and importance of high-quality automotive training.

Travis Troy, the co-chair of the event, expressed his enthusiasm for the turnout and the quality of the program offered. “We’re incredibly thankful for the overwhelming turnout at this year’s VISION. It’s so inspiring to witness professionals from around the globe come together to exchange expertise and enhance their skills, and knowledge while uniting the industry. This is a clear indication of the event’s significance and the event’s dedication to superior standards,” said Troy. “Our aim has consistently been to provide an environment for networking, education, and development, and this year’s participation numbers definitely underscore our achievement in realizing this goal.”

Attendees at this year’s VISION event, completed more than 43,900 hours of training across 116 diverse training sessions, with some classes attracting up to 300 attendees. This extensive educational program covered the latest in automotive technology, business management, and service innovations, catering to the needs of both new and seasoned professionals. The opening general session featured Ed Mylett sharing an inspirational message that resulted in a standing ovation. Scott Stratten also shared his wisdom during Friday’s Power Summit management lunch.

An attendee, reflecting on the event’s impact, shared, “VISION is an absolute must for automotive industry professionals. Learning from some of the greatest trainers in our industry while meeting other like-minded professionals is a win-win in my book. The information and connections made at VISION over such a short period of time will be huge in our company’s growth. Already looking forward to next year!.”

The event also celebrated the achievements of industry leaders at the Celebration of Independents Awards Dinner & Comedy Night, which was attended by over 670 automotive service professionals. This special event honored automotive service professionals for their contributions within and outside of the industry, as well as recognizing students who are pursuing a career in the industry.

With attendees from across the United States and internationally, the VISION Hi-Tech Training & Expo has once again demonstrated its significance as a global hub for automotive service education. The diverse range of sessions, the record-breaking attendance, and the overwhelming positive feedback from participants underscore the industry’s vibrant community and its dedication to continuous improvement and innovation.

As the automotive industry continues to evolve at a rapid pace, VISION remains at the forefront of providing the knowledge and skills necessary for professionals to succeed. Plans are already underway for next year’s event, promising even more opportunities for learning, networking, and growth.

For more information about the VISION Hi-Tech Training & Expo and to stay updated on next year’s event scheduled for March 6-9, 2025, please visit

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About the VISION Hi-Tech Training & Expo

The VISION Hi-Tech Training & Expo, held annually in Kansas City, is the premier event for automotive service professionals seeking to enhance their skills, knowledge, and network. With a focus on the latest automotive technologies and best practices, the event offers extensive training sessions, industry insights, and networking opportunities to attendees from across the globe.

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