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June 2018

VRA AGM and June Meeting

6th June 2018 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
BCA Perry Barr, College Rd
Birmingham, B44 8DP United Kingdom
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Presenters at the meeting will be – Beth Davies, CAP-HPI – High Level Overview of WLPT Paul Smith, RLA Group – What’s Fuelling Buyers Car Purchasing Decisions Glyn Fisher, BEN – The Support Service for the Automotive Industry AGM details are now confirmed, click here for more information – AGM Notice

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July 2018

VRA Members Meeting July

11th July 2018 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Geldards, Pride Pl
Derby, DE24 8QR United Kingdom
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Introduction and ASA ruling update – Jonathan Butler, Geldards Presentation: How to thrive in a competitive marketplace – Nick King, AutoTrader Digital transformation is all well and good but many of us tend to see additional complexity. If things are easy we’re more likely to do it more often. We use SMS because it’s easy, Amazon has 34 million products but we just see what’s relevant to us. In automotive, buying a car is complex enough without thinking about finance,…

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September 2018

VRA Member Meeting September

21st September 2018 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Manheim, Bath Ln, Bruntingthorpe
Lutterworth, LE17 5QS United Kingdom
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Confirmed speakers and topics for this meeting are: Will 2019 be the year of the used van? – James Davis of Manheim looks at the current factors affecting the LCV sector and explains why next year could mark a peak for the used van market. Battered, bruised but not beaten: the car retailer’s view - Karl Davis of Coachworks Consulting offers a range of new ideas on how to get the most out of used car retailing plus an update…

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November 2018

VRA 2018 Seminar

22nd November 2018 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Cranmore Park Conference & Exhibition Centre Cranmore Ave, Shirley, Solihull B90 4LE, Cranmore Ave Shirley, Solihull B90 4LE + Google Map

“The Challenges of 2019”  Cranmore Park Exhibition Centre, Solihull 22 November 2018 Sponsored by Manheim We’re pleased to announce the VRA’s annual seminar for this year. “The Challenges of 2019” is designed to provide a complete briefing about all of the major trends and legislative changes affecting businesses involved in car and van remarketing including fleets, dealers and suppliers in a compact, four-hour format. Key speakers confirmed include: Jonathan Butler of Geldards on the latest ASA developments for dealers Jason…

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January 2019

VRA Member Meeting

January 23 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Fleet Auction Group, Stephenson Industrial Estate, Brindley Rd, Coalville
Leicester, LE67 3HG United Kingdom
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Confirmed speakers and topics for this meeting are: Presentation: UK EV drivers for change – Ian Featherstone, Energy Saving Trust Ian will outline the background drivers for EV and hybrid adoption, vehicle and charging developments, the EST’s engagement with the remarketing sector, and the challenges and opportunities of selling used hybrids and EVs. Presentation: Business challenges to meet EV shift – Steve Scofield, Institute of Motor Industry Steve will then look at the skills needed across the UK to meet changing…

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March 2019

VRA Member Meeting

March 14 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
GEFCO, Central Boulevard, Prologis Park
Coventry, , CV6 4BX
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Confirmed speakers and topics for this meeting are: Dean Bowkett of Bowkett Consulting, who will report on the latest developments in the leasing sector Paul Harrison of Leasing.com will be looking at key issues affecting both business and personal leasing Nigel Dann of Anglia UK will speak on changing attitudes towards PCP/vehicle termination collection and damage. Derren Martin of cap hpi – latest market update We'll also have discussions on other hot topics If you haven't already, please confirm that you will…

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May 2019

VRA Member Meeting

May 15 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
1, Tony Wilson Place, First Street, Manchester M15 4FN, 1, Tony Wilson Place, First Street,
Manchester, M15 4FN
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Confirmed speakers and topics for this meeting are: Nick King of Auto Trader looks at emerging ownership and access models for new and used cars, ranging from personal leasing through to subscription and peer to peer hiring. Richard Hollis of Jardine Motors Group brings a retailer perspective, explaining how new online technology is changing the car sales process and how this affects the ways in which the company deals with the remarketing sector. Sam Watkins, VRA Chair and Kay Hudson of…

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July 2019

VRA Member Meeting

July 10 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
BCA Perry Barr, College Rd
Birmingham, B44 8DP United Kingdom
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Following the AGM, confirmed speakers and topics for this meeting are: Rupert Pontin, Cazana provides an update on the first half of 2019 and what to expect from the rest of the year. David Bailey, professor of business economics at the Birmingham Business School, University of Birmingham will speak on how Brexit is affecting the motor industry, as well as looking at the likely implications of a variety of future scenarios. Mike Jones, chairman of automotive business specialist ASE Global,…

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September 2019

VRA Member Meeting

September 18 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Geldards, Pride Pl
Derby, DE24 8QR United Kingdom
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Details to follow

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November 2019

VRA Seminar

November 27 @ 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
The Slate, Warwick University, Coventry CV4 7SH Coventry, , Coventry CV4 7SH United Kingdom + Google Map
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VRA SEMINAR 2019 – 2020 VISION – SPONSORED BY CAZANA Time: 9.30 am – 4.00 pm Date: Wednesday 27 November 2019 Venue – The Slate, Warwick University, Coventry CV4 7SH Register for the VRA Seminar here: bit.ly/vra2711. We’re pleased to announce details about this year’s VRA seminar, which is being sponsored by Cazana. Called “2020 Vision,” it will take a wide-ranging look at issues likely to affect the used car and van markets next year, ranging from a possible recession and Brexit through to the latest in online retailing and maintaining dealer…

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