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Car dealers join the rush to tomorrow's Automotive Management Live 2018

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Car retailers still have a chance to join a rush of over 1,000 automotive retail sector representatives expected to attend Automotive Management Live 2018 at the NEC in Birmingham tomorrow (November 8).

Those who have freed up space in their diary at the last minute can register their attendance here on the AM website to ensure that their entry badge awaits them on the day or, alternatively, simply turn up on the day to gain free access to the UK’s number one car retail expo event.

Welcoming visitors, speakers and exhibitors to the NEC tomorrow (November 8), Automotive Management Live promises to provide thought-provoking insights, digital best practice, advice on workforce-related issues plus exhibits from more than 70 major motor retail suppliers.

New car sales insight, online retail knowhow, digital marketing expertise and tax and property advice will all be part of the event, which is now in its fourth year.

New for 2018 is the Future Dealerships Zone, which will see speakers give a glimpse of the direction of the sector and the challenges and opportunities which should be embraced by AM readers,

Hyundai Motor UK Tony Whitehorn will be among those taking to the podium as he shares his experiences of his brand’s venture into omni-channel car retailing in partnership with Rockar.

Elsewhere at the event, car retailers will be able to rub shoulders with sporting royalty as World Cup winner Sire Geoff Hurst joins the team from Dealerweb on their stand for the day.

Other suppliers who have long supported Automotive Management Live will also be sharing their own attractions and expertise on the day.

Established four years ago, lead generation company Chameleon has worked with several manufacturers and numerous dealer groups and will launch its new events package at the show. The ‘Chameleon Complete Package’ provides dealers with extensive event support, and according to director Mike Beresford, dealers just need to dress the showroom, ensure staff are on hand and refreshments are available whilst Chameleon handles everything else.

Aftersales solutions provider EMaC, now in its third year of supporting the event, will be promoting its ‘Drive Now, Pay Later’ platform, launched in June. The flexible monthly instalment plan, up to 12 months, spreads the cost of vehicle related repair bills and accessories.

Launched earlier this year, EMaC’s ‘Self-Serve’ facility, which enables dealer and OEM customers to buy a service plan online, will also be featured on the stand.

CDK Global, sponsor of the Future Dealerships Zone, will launch its Connected Workshop solution, which it believes incorporates everything a dealer needs to take their workshop digital and stay connected to their customers during their aftersales experience. It will also showcase its Autoline Drive DMS and its partnership with the enquiryMAX showroom solution.

Diamondbrite manufacturer Jewelultra will launch its new online training programme, designed to help dealers more successfully close sales of the Diamondbrite paint and fabric protection system.

It will also display its new alloy wheel protectors, which dealers can sell to customers to protect wheels from damage from hitting kerbs.

Many exhibitors will also be running competitions and will have freebies and goodie bags on their stands.

Last year guests and exhibitors alike took to social media to share their enjoyment of Automotive Managment Live.

View this gallery of last year's social media images to get a taste of Automotive Managment Live 2017:

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