VRA Seminar 2024: The Year Ahead in Automotive Remarketing Timetable
Location: The Slate – Warwick Conferences, The University of Warwick, Lakeside Village, Coventry, CV4 7SH
We are delighted to be holding The Vehicle Remarketing Association (VRA) Annual Seminar on Tuesday 21st November at The Slate, Warwick University, the theme “2024: The Year Ahead in Automotive Remarketing” will look at current and new issues affecting the sector.
The annual VRA seminar 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 concise, engaging and informative format.
Our partner sponsor is AutoChat, session sponsors are Cox Automotive and Startline Motor Finance; and associate sponsors are DMN Logistics, One Auto API, Approved Valeting and Geldards. Exhibiting alongside them will be Altelium, epyx, MAG, AutoTek21, Ben, [M]enable and Compass UK.
Thanks to their support, without which we would not be able to make this event.
Starting at 9.15 am there’s a packed agenda of expert commentary and analysis, engaging and lively discussions and networking opportunities.
SESSION ONE – MACRO-ECONOMIC AND MARKET ANALYSIS
The UK economic outlook for 2024 – Graeme Chaplin, agent, West Midlands and Oxfordshire, Bank of England
What 2024 holds for the automotive sector – Peter Lawton, senior section manager, Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders
Likely impact of the 2024 General Election – Adrian Pepper, managing director of Pepper Media
SESSION TWO – CHALLENGES IN REMARKETING
What will 2024’s used car market look like? – Louis Maxwell, senior insight manager, and Rachel King, sales lead, AutoTrader
The coming explosion in used EVs – Stuart Chamberlain, head of B2B and partnerships (remarketing), Arval
The emerging picture for used electric vans – Roger Knight, head of van, eStar Truck & Van Ltd
Office for Zero Emission Vehicles Update – Abdul Chowdhury, head of policy, OZEV and Adam Dack, senior engineer, Dept of Transport
SESSION THREE – CHALLENGES IN AUTO RETAIL
Session sponsored by Startline Motor Finance
The Future for the Franchised Dealer – Graeme Potts, ceo, Eden Motor Group
Challenges for dealers in 2024 – John O’Hanlon, ceo, Waylands Group
SESSION FOUR – FUTURE TRENDS, NEW THINKING IN AUTOMOTIVE
Session sponsored by AutoChat
Challenges for dealers in 2024 – Maarten Bekkers, founder and ceo, AutoChat
AI and vehicle appraisal – Brian Steinhauser co-founder and co-ceo, PAVE and Shane Ennis, co-founder, Sweep
NEW DEVELOPMENTS FOR USED ELECTRIC VEHICLES
Session sponsored by Cox Automotive
Cox Introduction – David Gray – Senior Sales Director, Battery Solutions, Cox Automotive
EV volumes into the used car market – Matt Freeman, managing director, cap hpi
Delivering vehicles fully charged – Nick Chadaway, managing director, DMN Logistics
The future standard for measuring battery degradation – Galo Paez Fajardo, assistant professor (research focussed), University of Warwick
This highly impressive line-up will provide you with essential information to help formulate your remarketing strategies for 2024 and beyond.