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AM Autumn Conference: Take control of your finances

Cutting costs and raising profits in today’s market conditions.

This year's AM Autumn Conference will explore key business development and financial management issues that have a real impact on overall dealer profitability.

2005 may well be remembered as one of the industry's more challenging periods, after several years of good growth. Not only is the new car market contracting, but margins are falling and the cost of holding a franchise continues to rise. Dealers are now looking closely at all areas of operations to see where improvements, or savings, can be made.

The AM Conference is dedicated to helping pro-active motor retailers improve their profitability, and offers a full programme of senior management-level presentations. Industry experts will give clear and impartial best practice guidelines, with an emphasis on practical solutions. They will also be on hand to answer specific enquiries about the topics they cover in our dedicated Q&A sessions.

Surviving the winter
Tips and advice from the experts at Grant Thornton Motor Retail on profit, cashflow and the key issue of manufacturer relationships.

Profitability
Where are future retail profits going to come from – a longer term view of the industry’s prospects

Cost-cutting
How to cut costs in your business, as manufacturers seek to maintain their networks on quality standards

Pay plans
Examples of some innovative pay plans that are helping dealerships to attract, motivate and retain the best staff today

FSA regulations
Simplifying and streamlining the FSA process, and incorporating it into your own sales process

Pensions
Summary of next April’s changes, the opportunities/threats and a timetable/action plan

Property management
How effective property management can boost your bottom line, and free up funds for expansion

Block Exemption
What has actually changed so far, in practice? Plus, opportunities and threats in a world with no Location Clause

Delegate Profile

1. Dealer principals, managing directors, chairmen and chief executives from all dealerships and groups
2. Finance directors, financial controllers and dealership accountants
3. Manufacturer executives – especially those in dealer development
4. In short, everyone with an interest in or responsibility for running a successful motor retail business

Don’t leave it too late to book since places are strictly limited

Telephone Luke Clements 01733 468325
Email: luke.clements@emap.com
Web: www.am-finance.co.uk.

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