2023 MCRA Trade Show Date

The Montana Collision Repair Association (MCRA) is pleased to announce its Bi-Annual Trade show and Educational Conference. The event will be held in Billings, Montana June 9th and 10th,  at Montana’s ONLY remaining collision repair program. This event is an excellent opportunity for vendors to have access to some of the most elite body shops in the country. The previous trade show boasted a high media presence and high attendance from shops throughout the Rocky Mountain Region. 

This event is free for collision repairers, creating a high volume of shops interested in attending. The 2018 meeting featured over 135 preregistered MCRA members and over 200 “walk-in” registrants. The 2018 Trade Shows attendance included leading shops from all over Montana, Wyoming, Idaho, and North and South Dakota. The MCRA had previously planned to host a 2022 meeting, but due to Covid had to postpone the event. We have had many inquiries about when our trade show will start back up and we are proud to announce our upcoming meeting. Based on the success of our 2018 event the MCRA is looking forward to an even higher attendance for the 2023 meeting. 

Vendors who previously attended this event were thrilled with the one-on-one time they were able to have with shops during the trade show and correlating events. Thanks to everyone’s excellent feedback we are pleased to announce that the 2023 trade show will follow a very similar format with a trade show and educational conference. Vendors will have the opportunity to attend the Friday night Meet and Greet (FREE for attending shops). Vendors will have the opportunity to introduce themselves and mingle with body shop owners and managers. This allows everyone to get to know one another in a casual environment. Before the start of the trade show.

The MCRA is very aware of the collision shortage our industry is facing.  We want to do our best to help “spark” a student’s interest in a career in the automotive industry. That is why a portion of this event will be free and open to the public. We know your time’s importance and want to ensure you have as much access to the shops as possible. That is why the MCRA will not open the trade show to the public until later in the afternoon.


For your convenience, I have attached a copy of the various sponsorship levels available for vendors. If you would like more information regarding the event or sponsorship options please do not hesitate to reach out to me. 

When you are considering your sponsorship level. Please be aware that this will be the only event hosted by the MCRA in 2023.

*If you are interested in registration please email our Executive Director, Mariah Sampson, at montanacollison@gmail.com. Please be aware that both of our Diamond Sponsorships and one of the Platinum Sponsorships have already been filled.