Wendy Williamson, chief executive of the Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF), has been re-elected to the board and made treasurer of FIGIEFA, the association representing the needs of the European aftermarket to governments and legislators of the European Union.
Wendy Williamson, chief executive of the Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF), has provided an extensive insight into the future of the automotive aftermarket in a speech delivered to a packed audience at the Aftermarket Theatre, Automechanika Birmingham 2018.
The Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) has lent its voice to a broad industry coalition, including automotive industry and mobility services operators, insurers, motorist consumers and SMEs, calling upon the EU Commission for fair and equal access to in-vehicle data and resources.
The Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) has announced that two new members have joined the IAAF council, increasing its pool of experienced industry professionals to further strengthen its ranks. The council, a voluntary group of aftermarket individuals that come together regularly to debate industry issues and IAAF policy, welcomes both Kevin Kelly, sales director at Bosch and Chris Chapman, head of sales at Moove Lubricants.
The IAAF and FIGIEFA have welcomed the news that crucial provisions on the OBD connector and access to RMI have been included in the proposed EU legislation on Vehicle Type-Approval Regulation, signifying a huge step forward for the aftermarket regarding access to in-vehicle data.
The 2017 IAAF Annual Awards & Dinner is again shaping up to be one of the biggest industry networking events on the calendar, with members being urged to cast their vote for their supplier / distributor of the year.
The 2017 IAAF Conference will tackle issues facing the automotive aftermarket post Brexit. Taking place at The Players’ suite, Double Tree by Hilton, Milton Keynes, on Thursday 7 December 2017, the conference will look at the complexities of the Brexit negotiations and explore how the Brexit decision will affect the UK automotive aftermarket. The event is sponsored by Autoparts UK.
The deadline for all organisations to comply with the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will come on 25 May 2018. Sue Robinson, director of the National Franchised Dealers Association (NFDA), says “it is imperative that organisations have a compliance strategy in place, as failure to comply will result in extremely harsh fines.”
The National Franchised Dealers Association (NFDA) and ICDP have published ‘Life after Brexit: challenges and opportunities for UK automotive retail’. The discussion paper analyses challenges, outlines priorities and investigates opportunities that are likely to appear for the retail auto industry as the post Brexit situation emerges.