IAAF publishes agenda for post-Brexit conference

Following on from the announcement of its key theme for its annual conference, ‘How to survive and thrive – post Brexit’, delegates to the Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) conference on 15 December will also benefit from a number of topical aftermarket discussions while keeping the current economic climate firmly in view.

The conference, sponsored by Autoparts UK, aims to address issues surrounding the aftermath of the recent European Union (EU) referendum and produce a lively debate for conference guests, with John Sergeant, the well-known BBC television and radio journalist, on board to host the event.

Held at the ICC in Birmingham, Frost & Sullivan will open the proceedings, examining the importance of the aftermarket to the UK economy, before Alison Martin from DVSA gives an overview on the topical matter of vehicle safety defects and the UK’s approach to vehicle recalls.

Delegates will also have the chance to learn more about the threats of cybercrime and how to better protect their business with Iain O’Brien from Triple Wood Associates on hand to provide critical advice.

Julian Lloyd from ProVQ, IAAF’s newest member, will then share the many apprenticeship and training opportunities now available to the parts aftermarket.

Neil Pattemore from Figiefa will discuss the latest emerging threats to the aftermarket and on the implications of Brexit, before Alexander Haid from TecAlliance wraps up the proceedings focusing on the Caruso telematics platform and how it relates to the industry.

Wendy Williamson, IAAF chief executive said: “The increasingly popular IAAF conference will provide an insight into the changing landscape of the automotive aftermarket. We encourage all members to attend and benefit from the expert advice offered throughout the day and use this opportunity to participate in topical discussions with other likeminded individuals.”

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