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VRA Annual General Meeting 2018 to give WLTP and diesel 'demonisation' expert advice

Glenn Sturley, chairman at the VRA

The Vehicle Remarketing Association's annual general meeting will offer delegates access to expert advice on dealing with diesel “demonisation” and the fall-out from the EU's incoming WLTP emissions and fuel consumption test regime.

Held on June 6 at BCA, Perry Barr, Birmingham, the meeting will centre on the organisation’s AGM, featuring the directors’ report, financial matters and elections.

VRA’s chairman, Glenn Sturley (pictured), said: “The AGM is an important part of VRA business but we have also worked to make the day as interesting as possible for our members.”

Beth Davies, from Cap HPI, will deliver presentations on WLTP, while RLA Group’s Paul Smith will talk on “What’s Fuelling Buyers Car Purchasing Decisions”.

Jayson Whittington, of Glass’s, will give a current overview of new and used car sectors, while Glyn Fisher of BEN will outline the support services it provides.

Sturley said: “The presentations that are being given will provide an excellent oversight of some of the most pressing matters of the moment in the remarketing sector, including how WLTP is likely to impact on the car market, and trends affecting both the new and used sectors as the poor perception of diesel continues.”

“We believe that the kind of information and support that the VRA provides is relevant to an ever-growing number of companies and organisations - from dealers to auctions, from leasing companies to digital remarketers – and are looking to extend our membership.

“Certainly, once an organisation becomes a VRA member, very few leave, which illustrates the value that we provide.”

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