The retail motor industry is going through a time of unprecedented change - particularly as we approach the review of Block Exemption in September 2002.
That review will undoubtedly reshape the landscape of retail motor distribution and aftersales, which will in turn bring new opportunities and threats for the industry. But there is currently widespread uncertainty as to what form those changes might take.
That is why Sewells Information & Research has organised a major conference on the subject, with the aim of helping motor dealers to plan for a successful future based on the latest thinking from the corridors of power in Brussels.
The conference - on Wednesday, March 28 at the National Motorcycle Museum, Birmingham - will include presentations from senior figures on all sides of the industry, and will conclude with an action plan for confronting the challenges that the Block Exemption review is certain to bring.
Block Exemption-Threat or Opportunity?
GE is recognised throughout the world for its ability to manage change effectively. Our industry has seen unprecedented change over the last few years which will be accelerated by the review of Block Exemption.
Our growth is inherently linked to our ability to help our customers grow and our ability to understand and adapt to any changes which Block Exemption brings are a key part of this process. We are delighted to be working with Sewells in the delivery of what will be the authoritative voice of the industry in this debate.
GE Capital Woodchester
Who should attend
How you will benefit from this meeting
Marc Greven, legal affairs advisor of ACEA, the European vehicle manufacturer's association, will give an update on the latest thinking from Brussels regarding Block Exemption.
Ron Sewell will chair the proceedings and will lead a group discussion at the end of each session.
09.00 Introduction - Ron Sewell
09.20 Sponsor's address
09.30 Marc Greven
10.00 Stephan Pukas
10.30 Group discussion and questions from the floor
11.00 Coffee break
11.20 Sponsor's address
11.30 Tod Evans
12.00 Clive Sutton
12.30 Phil Evans
13.00 Group discussion and questions from the floor
14.20 Sponsor's address
14.30 Kevin Turnbull
15.00 David Evans
15.30 Ernst & Young
16.00 Group discussion and questions from the floor
16.30 Summary - Ron Sewell
Everyone who attends this conference will also receive a report, shortly after the event, highlighting all the key points made during the day.
If you would like to attend or have questions call Sue White on 01733 468272 or email her at email@example.com.