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Automotive aftermarket to be provided with industry insight in latest webinar

26 Nov 2020

After the success of the first and second free webinars for the automotive aftermarket, Messe Frankfurt UK, organisers of Automechanika Birmingham, has confirmed the date for the next webinar in the Automotive Aftermarket Webinar Series.


As 2020 draws to a close, and with the real impact of the COVID-19 pandemic still uncertain, this session will present the findings of an extensive industry report on the State of the UK Aftermarket from this challenging year, offering an insight and support to individuals, companies and the industry.

The discussion will address the impacts of technology, regulations, industry skills, consolidation, and COVID lockdowns for businesses operating in the UK automotive aftermarket.

Returning on Tuesday 8th December at 11am – 12pm, The Automotive Aftermarket Webinar will host a panel of experts from various parts of the supply chain, including Quentin Le Hetet, General Manager of GiPA UK, who will provide in-depth research findings across the board, looking at trends that could shape the future of the aftermarket.

Steve Nash, CEO of the IMI, will also be on hand to look at best practice surrounding training and apprenticeships, while Frank Harvey, Head of Member Services at IGA, will explore the challenges and opportunities affecting the industry.

Wendy Williamson, Chief Executive of the Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation, will share information on how suppliers and distributors can futureproof their businesses by staying ahead of the curve.

This free-to-attend webinar will once again be moderated by Mark Field, PR Manager for Automechanika Birmingham.

Simon Albert, Managing Director of Messe Frankfurt UK, organisers of Automechanika Birmingham, said: “We are nearing the end of a tough year, so it is vital for the automotive industry to stay connected. By sharing challenges, best practice and learnings from 2020, we can help shape how businesses will move forward and identify new opportunities.”

The discussion is not only for business owners, but for the workforce who will be responsible for providing services and delivering sales.

Those interested can register now here.

If professionals can’t make the 8th December, Automechanika Birmingham is encouraging individuals to register anyway, as the live session will be recorded and shared afterwards.

Background information on Messe Frankfurt

Messe Frankfurt is the world’s largest trade fair, congress and event organiser with its own exhibition grounds. The Messe Frankfurt Group employs around 2,500* people in a total of 30 subsidiaries. The company generated annual sales of approximately €250* million in 2020 after having recorded sales of €738 million the previous year. Even in difficult times caused by the coronavirus pandemic, we are globally networked with our industry sectors. We have close ties with our industry sectors and serve our customers’ business interests efficiently within the framework of our Fairs & Events, Locations and Services business fields. One of the Group’s key USPs is its closely knit global sales network, which extends throughout the world. Our comprehensive range of services – both onsite and online – ensures that customers worldwide enjoy consistently high quality and flexibility when planning, organising and running their events. We are expanding our digital expertise with new business models. The wide range of services includes renting exhibition grounds, trade fair construction and marketing, personnel and food services. Headquartered in Frankfurt am Main, the company is owned by the City of Frankfurt (60 percent) and the State of Hesse (40 percent).

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* preliminary figures 2020