Automechanika Birmingham takes place next month and as well as more than 550 high calibre exhibitors, an important part of the visitor experience will be a series of informative seminars that will examine a wide range of important issues facing both the aftermarket and supply chain.
The aftermarket focussed seminars will be presented by prominent figures and organisations from within the industry and will provide insight, explore the challenges and highlight opportunities in the future of the aftermarket.
The seminars will be presented across three theatres, the Keynote Theatre sponsored by Morris Lubricants, the Aftermarket Theatre sponsored by Aftermarket magazine and the Technical Theatre, with Workshops for the Aftermarket organised by autotechnician magazine and sponsored by TecRMI. The programme of events begins at 10:30 and runs to 16:15 on Tuesday, 10:00 to 16:15 on Wednesday and on Thursday from 10:00 to 13:50: for full details of the entire programme, please visit the seminar section at www.automechanika-birmingham.com
Some of the seminar highlights are:
‘The workshop of the future: how data is shaping servicing and diagnostics’ by Max Lienard, Autodata, on Tuesday 7th at 11:00.
‘The rise of autonomous technology; what it means for the automotive industry’ by a Ian Gillgrass on Tuesday at 14:20.
The final aftermarket focussed seminar of the Tuesday is Adam Bernstein’s ‘The impact of regulations on business’ at 15:40.
On Wednesday, Wendy Williamson of the IAAF, will be giving a seminar at 10:30 on the ‘Challenges facing the automotive aftermarket’.
‘Safeguarding your business: dispute resolution and key updates on consumer legislation’ will be given at 13:40 by Mark Hallam of Motor Codes.
There will also be a selection of seminars focussing on the effect technology will have in the aftermarket. First on Wednesday, is HELLA’s Neil Hilton presenting ‘Overcoming the challenges of ADAS’ at 11:20. There will then be a seminar on ‘The impact of technology in the retail sector’ given by Professor Jim Saker at 13:00. Finally in this section will be Prashant Chopra, Autogem, at 15:40 on the subject of ‘TPMS, a tidal wave of challenge and opportunity’.
At 10.00 on Thursday 9th, Shaun Greasley of TecAlliance will give a seminar on ‘Supporting the independent’. The penultimate seminar concentrating solely on the aftermarket is ‘Vehicle systems integration’ presented by Paul Grosvenor, MAHLE, at 10:40.
The final presentation for the aftermarket will be Manbat’s ‘Development in battery technology and subsequent business opportunities’ given by Dave Morgan and John Bentley at 11:20.
Full details of the exhibition, the seminar programme and how to register for free please visit www.automechanika-birmingham.com