Speakers from the Bank of England, Birmingham Business School, cap hpi, Auto Trader, Arval and Loughborough University are among the first to be announced for the Vehicle Remarketing Association’s (VRA) Annual Seminar.
The event will take place on Tuesday 22nd November at The Slate, Warwick University, with the theme of “2023: The Year Ahead in Remarketing” – looking at current and new issues affecting the sector.
Presentations will include Graeme Chaplin, agent, West Midlands and Oxfordshire, at the Bank of England, looking at the general economic outlook for 2023; David Bailey, professor of business economics at Birmingham Business School, providing a general overview of the automotive sector; and Jim Saker, professor emeritus at Loughborough University, examining the changing automotive retail landscape.
Dylan Setterfield, head of forecast strategy, cap hpi will speak on the used car market in 2023; Jen Wilson, performance director and Louis Maxwell, EV insight manager, both of AutoTrader, will examine the coming explosion in used EVs; and Stuart Chamberlain, head of B2B and partnerships (Remarketing), Arval, Arval will look at the practicalities of large scale, used EV disposal.
The event is free to attend and open to anyone who works within the motor industry and has an interest in remarketing. Registration is available at https://bit.ly/3CZGvBR. As with other recent VRA events, the Seminar is a hybrid meeting that will also be accessible online.
Philip Nothard, chair at the VRA, said: “Our Seminar is one of the high points of the motor industry calendar, attracting close to 200 delegates, and we are very pleased to be able to hold the event for the first time since the start of the pandemic.
“The speakers we have been able to name so far are of a very high quality and we are sure will provide a high level of insight into what 2023 holds for the remarketing sector. We plan to announce more – and our event sponsors – very soon.
“Tickets do tend to go quickly and we would advise those who would like to come along to register quickly.”