The full line-up of speakers at AM’s Used Car Market Conference will collectively deliver one of the most informed and accurate insights into the market at one venue in one day when they take to the stage this week.
The Ricoh Arena in Coventry plays host to some of the industry’s top experts whose analysis and views make sense of a constantly shifting marketplace later this week on Thursday, October 10.
Eleven key players in the industry will share their knowledge, opinions and predictions including Professor Peter Cooke, author of the BCA Used Car Market Report whose findings explains the foremost trends and fluctuations which should influence dealer strategy; CAP’s operations director Adrian Rushmore draws on the experience and wealth of information from automotive analysts CAP to determine the longevity of the current well-performing market; and Google senior industry head Hugh Dickerson presents latest research which tracks the consumer’s internet journey and highlights the principal points when dealers should be interacting with browsers to dramatically increase enquiries, test drive bookings and ultimately sales.
Other speakers include head of remarketing at LeasePlan James Hopkins who explores the benefits of creating greater harmony between the fleet sector and the used car market; Mazda’s remarketing manager Tamara Brown who will underline the importance of vehicle repatriation for dealer and consumer; and iVendi CEO James Tew who will deliver a first reaction to the Financial Conduct Authority’s pending regulations.
Jay Nagley, managing director of Redspy, examines the impact of the economy vehicle, hybrids and EVs on the used market; Simon Bowkett, owner of training company Symco, aims to show how basic sales techniques can still be applied in modern retailing; Trader Media Group director Tim Peake discusses the prerequisites of an automotive internet retailer; Adrian Foster, director at Remit Showroom, makes the case for GAP and looks at best practice in the light of FCA investigations; and BCA’s managing director Spencer Lock considers the changing dynamics of the wholesale market, its effect on car stocking profiles and how remarketing services need to evolve to address the needs of retailers.
A limited number of tickets are still available for the conference which, once again, will be hosted by used car commentator Quentin Willson.