Expert trainers and industry speakers revealed for inaugural UK Garage and Bodyshop Event
The UK Garage and Bodyshop Event has unveiled its line-up of expert trainers and guest speakers for its inaugural June event at Birmingham’s NEC, to support the UK garage and body shop industry through the biggest change it’s ever experienced.
The first part of the roster of guest speakers offering industry insight and technical talks from 8-9 June has now been revealed.
Giving the opening address at the event will be Andy Hamilton of LKQ Euro Car Parts, who will followed by more than 40 others, including Dean Lander of Thatcham, James Dillon, Steve Carter, ‘The Garage Inspector’ Andy Savva, Quentin Le Hetet of GiPA and many more.
Insight, opinion and training will also be presented from experts including James Ludford of Castrol Oils, Automechanika Garage of the Year winner Hayley Pells of Avia Autos, Michael Mayer of Liqui Moly and Valeo’s Stewart Lynch. Also speaking are ‘The DPF Doctor’ Darren Darling, Andy Crook from GotBoost Ltd, and renowned automotive industry author Tom Denton.
“We have an exceptional line up of the best industry talent attending to offer visitors tangible insight, knowledge and skills to futureproof their businesses and adapt working practices. This will ensure their workshop operations are as streamlined as possible given the current cost of energy issues. This event is a must attend for those businesses who don’t wish to fall behind,” says Grant Elrick, sales director at Messe Frankfurt UK, organisers of the exhibition.
Visitors to the UK Garage and Bodyshop Event can also see dedicated training sessions from leading suppliers such as Group Auto, Snap-On, Castrol, Valeo, Autogem, The Tool Connection and Liqui Moly. Training sessions and live talks will cover TPMS, intelligent diagnostics, getting ready for EVs, The Dos and Don’ts of DPF Repair, The Future of Hydrogen and much more.
The event will also put focus on increased digitalisation and the rise of electrification and connectivity. The future of body repair, ADAS, and BS10125 are on the agenda and for bodyshops.
The event will offer owners and technicians the skills and know-how to futureproof their business with over 100 suppliers showcasing the latest in service and repair products, diagnostics and garage equipment. Organisers are urging that visitors will learn more at the event in just a few hours than they can from months of research in their garage.
The event will feature dedicated EV, Workshop and Bodyshop Training Hubs, highlighting challenges across MOT, service and repair, on-demand services, workshop management systems and increasing digitalisation. The show will also host live demonstrations, virtual reality interaction and product launches across the aftermarket.
The UK Garage and Bodyshop Event, presented by Automechanika Birmingham, provides the first opportunity for the industry to meet face to face on this scale since 2019, and get hands-on, learn, network and prepare for the fast-evolving landscape of the automotive industry.
Join thousands of business owners at the UK Garage and Bodyshop event at the NEC Birmingham from 8-9 June. Free tickets are available from the organisers.