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AM issues call for discussion papers on the future of motor retail

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AM has issued a call for discussion papers in readiness for launching a brand new feature at Automotive Management Live 2018 – The Vision For The Future seminar.

AM is creating a special zone at Automotive Management Live 2018, which will be held on November 8 at Birmingham NEC, to reflect the changing retail landscape and propose that technology is changing the way people use cars and the way dealers retail them.

This feature and an accompanying seminar session will demonstrate and also debate the likely changes to motor retail in the next five to 10 years, and further ahead.

To fuel the feature and the debate, AM is calling for papers from industry experts, interested parties and senior automotive business leaders outlining how they see the future evolving for motor retail, the driving forces behind that evolution, and how dealers can adapt their businesses to remain relevant and profitable. This would apply to:

  • Technology
  • Mobility
  • Powertrains
  • Electric Vehicles
  • Cleaner Cities
  • Travel Management
  • Car sharing

Submissions, or any queries about this process, should be send to AM's editor Tim Rose with the subject line 'AML Vision of the Future'

The Schedule

April 16, 2018 – Deadline for proposals and papers from interested parties

April 30, 2018 – Successful submissions receive notice of acceptance

July 11, 2018 – Final materials due: Slides (PDF) and paper/feature/display to exhibit visuals

November, 2018 – Presentations and debate at Automotive Management Live, Birmingham NEC


Evaluation Criteria

The AML Advisory Board will evaluate submissions based on quality, relevance, impact, and originality.

•      Relevance - The proposed paper should be highly relevant to the interests of the franchised dealer sector audience.

•      Originality - Reports on new design methodologies, case studies for innovation or other novel results contribute to the goal of providing a high-quality feature.


About Automotive Management Live

Automotive Management Live 2018 is a one day event at Birmingham’s NEC on November 8 with a combination of exhibition space for motor retail industry suppliers, best practice masterclasses for dealer managers and strategy sessions for senior executives from dealer groups and carmakers, plus much more.

Around 1,000 senior executives and managers from a wide range of automotive retailing businesses, including franchised and independent car dealers and van dealers, are expected.

The event has the support of the National Franchised Dealers Association.

The reveal and celebration of the 2018 AM Best UK Dealerships To Work For achievers will take place at AML 2018.

General enquiries about Automotive Management Live 2018 should be directed to Nicola Baxter or 01733 468289

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