Major free seminar on “The Challenges of 2018” facing the used car and van sectors to be held by the VRA in November

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A major free seminar on “The Challenges of 2018” facing the used car and van sectors has been announced by The Vehicle Remarketing Association, which represents organisations involved in the buying, selling and preparation of 1.5 million used vehicles every year.

Taking place at the Leicester Marriott Hotel on November 23rd, it is designed to provide a complete briefing of the major trends and legislative changes affecting all of those involved in car and van remarketing from fleets to dealers to suppliers in a compact, four-hour format.

Key speakers include Mike Allen of Zeus Capital, looking at the current state of the market; Jonathan Butler of Geldards on the implications of GDPR for the remarketing sector; Sue Robinson and Louise Wallis of the National Franchise Dealer Association on the growing problem of clocking; and Tim Hudson of Cox Automotive on how remarketing companies can handle ever larger used vehicle volumes. More speakers will be announced soon.

Glenn Sturley, chair at the VRA, said: “2018 looks set to be a challenging year for the remarketing sector for all parties involved. The market, while still relatively buoyant, is perhaps more volatile than it has been for some time, while there are a range of legislative and other changes underway that will have definite impact on how we all do business.

This seminar, which takes the place of our usual annual conference, is intended to fully brief those working in remarketing on the key facts that they need to know and, we are sure, will provide them with much material that will be of use to them as they plan for next year.

As an organisation, we see it as very much part of our role to keep our members and others working in remarketing fully informed about the issues facing the sector and this seminar is very much a part of that commitment. It is intended to pack as much as possible into a short and highly informative format at a location that is nationally convenient.”

Attendance at the seminar is free to anyone who is working in any part of the automotive sector and more details can be obtained by e-mailing

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