Six months ahead of schedule and more than 60 exhibitors have signed up for Automotive Management Live, the one-day trade expo hosted in partnership with the National Franchised Dealers Association.
Taking place on November 9 at Birmingham NEC, several of last year’s exhibitors signed up within days of the event finishing once the date and venue had been announced.
As well as around 50 exhibitors who attended the inaugural event in 2016, 14 new exhibitors are attending.
New for this year includes
PKF Cooper Parry
Exhibitors returning this year include Codeweavers, Cox Automotive, Diamondbrite, EMaC, Hitachi Capital Consumer Finance, Judge Service, Movex, NextGear Capital, Rhino Events and Titan DMS.
This year the event welcomes new ‘faces’ to the best practice seminars. Contact At Once are hosting a session on live chat and Autoweb Design is leading a seminar exploring latest website and digital developments.
Meanwhile, the remaining best practice sessions are all led by returning sponsors who will share their expertise in their respective fields.
- CitNOW looks at the role of video in the modern dealership
- eDynamix explores how aftersales can become more customer centric
- Marketing Delivery provides tips on how to manage customers who use multiple channels to communicate in its social media seminar
- Supagard provides insights into changing views on car ownership in its session exploring latest new car buying trends
- iVendi delves into consumer attitudes to online finance
- Judge Service provides latest insights into customer reviews and how to create ‘fans’.
In addition, respected automotive consultancy ASE Global will run a Profit Clinic exploring how dealers can maximise performance, exploit profit opportunities and consider other revenue streams in a highly competitive market.
The AM insight theatre will host speakers exploring issues currently facing the industry – reviewing compliance, current legislation and understanding changes which could be on the regulatory horizon in F&I; new EU data protection rules General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) will be explored including how to prepare; and used car market will be discussed in depth as influences such as declining new car registrations impact.
AM events' director Chris Lester said: “The support we have received so early on in the planning of this year’s expo is a direct reflection of its success last year. We are delighted to have welcomed back a number of those who took part last year as well as a host of new suppliers both to the exhibitor’s hall and the best practice seminars.
“We are continuing to take bookings and whilst exhibitor space is fast disappearing, there’s still space available for companies wishing to take advantage of being able to meet so many franchised and independent dealers under one roof in one day.
"We are confident Automotive Management Live will continue to grow as the sector realises it’s the place to come to do business, network and keep up-to-date with latest developments in the industry all in one day.”
Registration - free for dealers and manufacturers
Automotive Management Live is free for dealer and manufacturer delegates to attend, although pre-registration is required at www.automotivemanagementlive.co.uk/online-registration.