That’s according to Sue Robinson, the RMI’s policy director and new head of the National Franchised Dealers Association. She takes over from Alan Pulham, who retires in June.
“The programme of workshops at autoretailing 05 is designed to help dealers increase the profitability of their businesses by providing impartial best practice advice.
“Delegates will benefit from what is effectively a day’s training and will be able to plot their own ‘learning track’,” says Robinson.
“With special prices available for RMI members, this invaluable learning resource is available for less than the margin on a typical new car sale. I’m confident that the guidance given at autoretailing 05 will help our members not just to sell a few extra cars, but will equip them for success in the long-term.”
Following a keynote address from Sir Tom Farmer CBE, on what it takes to succeed in motor retailing today, delegates will break out into the International Convention Centre’s various seminar rooms.
The sessions each last approximately one hour, including a 30-40 minute presentation, and 15 minutes for Q&A afterwards. Delegates will be able to choose which ones they want to attend prior to the event taking place.
Improve your performance
The programme covers many of the most important activities involved in running a modern, professional dealership, group or independent motor retail business – including cashflow, property, leadership and HR, information technology, used cars, finance, the aftermarket, customer retention, and block exemption – and the workshops will address the skills and knowledge delegates need to take their careers and their businesses to a higher level of performance.