VRA announces speakers for January's remarketing event
This inaugural event, being held in association with Manheim, plus other sponsors including BCA, SMAG, VQS and Autoclenz, will be hosted by well-known motoring broadcaster Ginny Buckley. She will also act as the link between the speakers and the audience, who will be asked to respond to various questions throughout the day, using personal voting handsets.
The 12 speakers in the line-up include fleet guru Professor Colin Tourick who will consider the prevailing conditions after a somewhat inconspicuous market in 2010, while Paul Everitt, CEO of SMMT, looks ahead at the challenges still facing the motor industry in the short to medium term.
Glass's Guide managing editor Adrian Rushmore poses the question "Are used vehicles actually good value today?" and BCA's sales director Mark Hankey considers the best tactics for pricing vehicles, in the face of varying conditions and usage across the wide spread of makes/models.
Jonathan Allbones, sales director of leading used car retailer The Car People, will look at whether the remarketing industry pays enough attention to the buyer's preferences.
Deloitte's senior automotive team of David Raistrick and Mike Woodward will look at how changing legislation and economic factors are affecting the remarketing industry and Manheim's group director Rob Barr examines the impact that remarketing has on the overall health of the automotive industry.
Other high-profile speakers will discuss the online remarketing space, including the potential impact of the emerging digital and social and media phenomena, plus the affect of the changing new vehicle mix on remarketing activity. Additionally, the latest thinking on innovative support services will be presented, as well as some new initiatives which the VRA see as key to improving standards in the industry.
Tickets for the event are now available online at www.vehicle-remarketing.co.uk