Tag: VRA Annual Conference

Future impact of coronavirus on remarketing sector to be tackled at 2020 VRA AGM

The potential future impact of coronavirus on the remarketing sector is to be tackled at the Vehicle Remarketing Association’s online Annual General Meeting on 1st July. Three different speakers will tackle four different scenarios include an easing of lockdown with coronavirus under control, a national second wave, localised outbreaks, and a successful inoculation programme. The

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VRA Seminar sponsors’ blog

What is the legal picture for connected and autonomous cars? Jonathan Butler, Geldards I’m often asked what the next big legal development on the horizon in the motor industry will be. At the moment – dare I say, I don’t think it’s electric – it’s connected and autonomous vehicles (“CAV”). Happily, the UK is pretty

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VRA Seminar sponsors’ blog

Power of using retail dynamic pricing in a wholesale market Accredited to Rupert Pontin, Director of Insights, Cazana What do we mean by retail dynamic pricing? Data-driven pricing is changing the way we sell, buy and value vehicles. Cazana’s award-winning realtime retail data and valuations look at the whole market to provide the most accurate

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Sam Watkins announced as new chair at VRA’s annual seminar

Sam Watkins was announced as the Vehicle Remarketing Association’s new chair at the organisation’s annual conference yesterday. She is currently director of sales and marketing at Bruntingthorpe Proving Ground and has been involved in the motor industry for more than 20 years, having worked for vehicle manufacturers and retail dealerships, and more recently built experience

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Last few places available for “Challenges of 2019” Seminar

The last few places are available for Vehicle Remarketing Association’s major free seminar, “The Challenges of 2019,” which is taking place at Cranmore Park Exhibition Centre, Solihull, on 22 November. The event is designed to provide a complete briefing about all of the major trends and legislative changes of the next 12 months likely to

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Major free seminar on “The Challenges of 2019” for used car sector announced

A major free seminar on “The Challenges of 2019” 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. Sponsored by Manheim and taking place at the Cranmore Park Exhibition Centre, Solihull, on

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Key speaker on 2017 Budget added to line-up at Vehicle Remarketing Association seminar

Key speaker on 2017 Budget added to line-up at Vehicle Remarketing Association seminar Analysis on the 2017 Budget and what it means for the motor industry – less than 24 hours after its details have been revealed – has been added to the Vehicle Remarketing Association’s free-to-attend Annual Seminar next month. Chris Cummings, head of

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Businesses encouraged to run Brexit stress tests

Remarketing firms and the wider business community have been urged to run stress tests on their operations in case Britain votes to leave the European Union. Headlining the Vehicle Remarketing Association’s annual conference, which took place earlier this month in Birmingham, Deloitte economist Debrapratim De advised delegates to assess their business’s ability to weather the

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VRA Annual Conference 2016 – Wrap-up

On Thursday 19th May, over 150 delegates descended on this year’s VRA Conference – An Industry You Can Bank On – at Cranmore Park, Solihull. With great keynote speakers supported by expert panellists, delegates enjoyed a day of insightful commentary, meaningful debate and highly topical discussion. Hosted by TV broadcaster and motoring journalist Ginny Buckley,

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Used values to fall in 2016 but “not crash”

Used car values are set to decline throughout 2016 as large volumes of PCPs come off contract and hit the market. Head of valuations at Glass’s Rupert Pontin told delegates at the Vehicle Remarketing Association’s annual conference last week that values would fall but not crash in 2016. “I do not think we are going

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Impending used car flood could mean ‘these may be the good old days’

Fears about the effects of a flood of used cars in a market propped-up by PCPs could mean that we are currently living in “the good old days”, a financial analyst has suggested. Speaking at the Vehicle Remarketing Association’s annual conference, Woburn Consulting Group financial services consultant Peter de Rousset-Hall, said that the current consumer-led

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VRA Conference guests vote 70% in favour of EU membership

Visitors to the annual Vehicle Remarketing Association Conference voted 70% in favour of remaining in Europe as senior figures from the financial and automotive sector debated the potential effects of Brexit. A live poll of visitors to the annual event, this year hosted by journalist and former newscaster Ginney Buckley, revealed an overwhelming desire to

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