The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic has forced individuals, companies and entire industries to adapt to new working practices to stay in business.
The UK automotive aftermarket has been encouraged to join a series of online discussions that will enable them to come together and overcome challenges to shape the future of the industry.
Launched by Messe Frankfurt UK, organisers of Automechanika Birmingham, aftermarket professionals will hear from respected industry leaders, over a series of live free-to-attend webinars, who will discuss the industry’s critical next steps.
Simon Albert, Managing Director of Messe Frankfurt UK, organisers of Automechanika Birmingham, said: “With the current challenges in the UK aftermarket, it is vital for the automotive industry to stay connected to help share best practice and learnings that will shape how businesses move forward. This webinar series is built with that aim in mind, to support the aftermarket, helping to focus on the positives and the future opportunities that exist.”
The first free-to-attend webinar in the series will be held on Tuesday 7th July at 11.00 – 11.45am and attendees will learn how they can adapt to futureproof their businesses and careers.
Focusing on surviving the short term, and building resilience for the long-term, the panel will discuss in detail the impact of COVID-19 throughout the aftermarket supply chain; the challenges that remain as restrictions begin to be lifted; supplying and selling a product or service in the ‘new normal’; and the opportunities to challenge traditional practices, embrace change and prosper. Speakers on the panel will be Quentin Le Hetet, GiPA; David Clarke, Autosupplies Chesterfield; Richard Welland, WAI and Vice President from IAAF and Hayley Pells, Avia Autos. On behalf of Messe Frankfurt and Automechanika Birmingham, Mark Field from Impression Communications will moderate the webinar. The discussion is not only for business owners, but for the workforce who will be responsible for providing services and delivering sales.
If professionals can’t make the 7th July, those interested are being encouraged to register because the live session will be recorded and shared afterwards so they can watch it in their own time.