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Major free seminar to address ‘Challenges of 2019’ for used car sector

The impact of WLTP and the ASA ruling on the used car sector are to come under focus at a free seminar being hosted by the Vehicle Remarketing Association.

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The VRA seminar will explore issues including WLTP and the ASA ruling

Taking place on 22 November at the Cranmore Park Exhibition Centre, Solihull, the four-hour event will see leading experts overview the major trends and legislative changes affecting businesses involved in car and van remarketing including fleets, dealers and suppliers.

Key speakers confirmed include Jonathan Butler of Geldards on the latest ASA developments for dealers; Philip Nothard of Manheim on fuel trends; Denis Keenan of Kee Solutions on WLTP; Owen Edwards of Grant Thornton on dealer economics; and Paul Marchment of Arval on hydrogen cars. More details will be announced soon.

Glenn Sturley, chair at the VRA, said: “The fact is that 2019 looks set to be another difficult year in the remarketing sector, with issues ranging from Brexit at a macroeconomic level ranging to the impact of WLTP throughout the motor industry. So, once again, we are aiming to deliver a detailed overview designed to help everyone who works in remarketing plan more successfully for the year ahead.”

Attendance at the conference is free to anyone who is working in any part of the automotive sector and more details can be obtained by e-mailing [email protected].

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Natalie Middleton

Natalie has worked as a fleet journalist for nearly 20 years, previously as assistant editor on the former Company Car magazine before joining Fleet World in 2006. Prior to this, she worked on a range of B2B titles, including Insurance Age and Insurance Day. Natalie edits all the Fleet World websites and newsletters, and loves to hear about any latest industry news.