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Autoretailing Dealer Conference 2009

Leading experts in the automotive industry who can boost the performance of your business will be giving their exclusive advice to delegates at Autoretailing 2009.

Speakers ranging from international automotive experts through to dealers on the frontline in the UK will be sharing their views with delegates at the conference.

The conference on June 4 in Birmingham will also feature a new industry-focused session for a proactive and sales-focused review of the new scrappage scheme.

Speakers include Earl Hesterberg, the president and chief executive officer of Group 1 Automotive, one of the biggest retailers in the US.

He will be revealing sales strategies for a tough market based on his 33 years experience in the automotive industry, with extensive experience in both North America and Europe.

He is unique in that he has worked with three of the world’s great automobile companies – Ford, Toyota and Nissan – and has manufacturer, independent distributor and retailing experience.

Chris Roberts, managing director of Thurlby Motors will be revealing how companies can embrace change to deliver business growth.

He is currently working as managing director of a Lincolnshire Vauxhall group and has specialised in business turn around and change management Other speakers include Sue Robinson, trade associations director, NFDA, Miles Trower, of Osborne Clark, Mike Short, managing director, Motor Design Group, Samantha Bedford, managing director, Carmony, Sarah Ronald, managing director, Bunnyfoot Edinburgh, Michael Ross, director, eCommera, Simon Bowkett, managing director, Symco Training and Adrian Rushmore, managing editor, Eurotaxglass’s.

This year’s conference, is sponsored by Experian and co-sponsored by Grant Thornton Automotive Services. It is held in association with the National Franchised Dealers Association, which is part of the Retail Motor Industry Federation.

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