Comprehensive seminar programme for Automechanika Birmingham

While exploring the products and services of more than 550 market-leading exhibitors, visitors to Automechanika Birmingham can also benefit from an extensive seminar programme to equip themselves and their businesses for a quickly-evolving industry.

Delivered by leading industry experts the seminar programme will present the latest industry developments and showcase technical expertise in three dedicated theatres. Visitors can expect a comprehensive programme covering key themes including:

  • The changing car market & industry forecasts
  • Connectivity & advanced IT in vehicles
  • Skills, apprenticeships & training in the industry
  • Updates on the MOT, certification & qualification
  • Business seminars: Insurance, Funding, Legislation, Trade & Export
  • Impact of technology on distribution and retail
  • High-value manufacturing, R&D, composites & lightweight technologies
  • Technical Workshops for the aftermarket

The full programme will be available in the coming weeks but a preview of the presentations includes:

Keynote Theatre

  • Frost & Sullivan: Global mega trends affecting mobility, the car of the future and the aftermarket
  • DVSA: Modernising MOT certification and qualification
  • IAAF: Challenges facing the independent sector
  • IMI: Professional qualifications for technicians
  • Automotive Council & Business Growth Service: Best of British; Assessing the opportunity for the UK’s supply chain industry
  • IMI: Securing and measuring ROI on training investment

Aftermarket Seminar Theatre, sponsored by Aftermarket magazine

  • Motor Codes: Safeguarding your business; Dispute resolution and key updates on consumer regulation
  • IMI: Plugging the hybrid and electric vehicle skills gap
  • Autodata: Shaping the workshop of the future; The impact of technology
  • CarVue: Getting more for less – utilising centralised business management software to reap rewards for your business
  • Autogem: TPMS, a tidal wave of challenge and opportunity

Technical Seminar Theatre

  • Quantiply: Funding intangibles: Getting investment ready and sourcing finance opportunities
  • STFS Hartree: Technology and access to R&D: High performance computing and simulation, modelling and visualisation
  • National Composites Centre: Affordable automotive composites
  • Barker Brettell: Intellectual Property Strategy: Commercialising your IP
  • BSI: Third party certification: Achieving success through compliance
  • Technical Workshops, organised by autotechnician magazine, sponsored by TecRMI
  • Frank Massey: Battery technology
  • James Dillon: The connected car and vehicle diagnostics
  • Peter Coombes: The connected and intelligent car
  • Neil Pattemore: Telematics and in-vehicle data
  • TecRMI: Technical service and repair data

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