Keynote speakers from BoE and OZEV named as VRA’s 2024 Seminar is announced

Keynote speakers from the Bank of England (BoE) and the Government’s Office for Zero Emissions Vehicles (OZEV) have been named for the Vehicle Remarketing Association’s (VRA) 2024 Seminar.

Graeme Chaplin, the BoE’s agent for the West Midlands, will present on the UK’s economic outlook for next year, while Abdul Chowdhury, head of vehicle policy at OZEV, look at the latest developments in the EV regulatory framework.

Other speakers include John O’Hanlon, CEO of Waylands Group, who examines how dealers are fighting to maintain margins, maximise profits and deal with new manufacturer approaches to dealership relationships.

The overall theme of the seminar is“2024: The Year Ahead in Remarketing” and it will take place on Tuesday 21st November at The Slate, Warwick University, examining a wide range of current and new issues affecting the sector.

Philip Nothard, chair at the VRA, said: “We’re very pleased to be able to announce this year’s Seminar with two such high profile speakers. The event has become established as one of the high points of the motor industry calendar, attracting close to 200 delegates, with an extremely high-quality selection of presentations.

“We’re in the process of finalising further speakers for the agenda, signing up sponsors, and plan to make further announcements soon. For now, it’s very much a case of asking everyone to put the date in their diary for what promises to be a highly informative and engrossing day.

“The Seminar will be open not only to members but also to other motor industry professionals who want to find out more about what is happening in the remarketing sector, with a small charge of £99 for non-members.”

More details on the VRA Seminar and ticketing can be found at

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