With three months to go more than 50 brands have already booked to exhibit at the 2019 Automotive Management Live show at Birmingham NEC on November 7.
The annual automotive retail exhibition attracts car dealers and vehicle manufacturers from across the UK who're keen to see industry suppliers' latest developments and to hear best practice tips that can help them run their dealerships.
It is being held once more in partnership with the National Franchised Dealers Association, and AM's ambition is to grow on last year's tally of 79 exhibitors and sponsors.
New for 2019 is a breakout theatre session on motor finance, with three guest presenters examining best practice in light of the Financial Conduct Authority's motor finance review and ongoing consultation.
And the IMI People theatre will help automotive professionals identify ways to attract and retain high calibre employees, while AM editor Tim Rose will also announce the 2019 Best Dealerships To Work For winners, which already succeed in staff motivation and retention.
Following last year’s success, the Future Dealerships Zone returns and will feature new and emerging technology that is likely to become commonplace in the automotive retail space in the next decade. AM has already issued a call for suggestions from dealers and carmakers of what they'd like to see here.
The exhibition hall will again be home to a vast number of industry suppliers providing insights into new and popular products and services all geared to operating a modern automotive retail business smoothly, efficiently and cost effectively.
AM editor Tim Rose said: “Automotive Management Live has become well and truly established on the industry calendar in just four years with leading suppliers booking a year in advance and new companies also taking space.
“The number of visitors has risen every year since we launched in 2016 and this year we are expecting to exceed 1,000 as the event is recognised as the must-attend expo of the year.
"We continue to gain insights and feedback from high profile industry sector colleagues whose input has once again helped us to shape what will be a dynamic show packed with valuable information which will help retailers plan for the future.”
Carmakers, dealers and suppliers planning to visit Automotive Management Live free of charge on November 7 can now register at the website here.
More information about the best practice masterclasses, guest presenters and special exhibits will be announced in the coming weeks.
Watch the video below for some highlights of the 2018 Automotive Management Live show.