Last chance to join the IAAF in Leeds

The IAAF’s second Industry Briefing of 2019 is taking place at Involution’s new company premises in Leeds next Thursday, 20 June, where more aftermarket businesses are expected to gather and glean the latest industry insight.

The event, which is sponsored by Involution, will be kicked off by Head of Membership Development, Mike Smallbone, who will bring attendees up to speed with the latest industry developments, before they hear from some of the industry’s top guest speakers.

Invited to speak at the session will be Ben Stockton from new IAAF member Our Virtual Academy, who will be talking about upskilling vehicle technicians using video technology to enhance their knowledge and expertise.  GiPA’s Eric Devos will also be addressing what the next 5 years might hold for the independent aftermarket, covering a host of topics such as mobility development and the changing dynamics for diesel cars.

The main thrust of Smallbone’s update will be on the Your Car Your Choice campaign, which recently launched its pilot project in Chesterfield involving participation between main suppliers, motor factors and garages from across the region. He will be giving members an update on progress, as the campaign sets to highlight further awareness of consumer rights under Block Exemption to have their car serviced or repaired at any garage or outlet without invalidating the warranty.

There will be networking and coffee available from 9.00 am, with the session promptly starting at 10.00 am before finishing at 1.00 pm with lunch and a tour of the facility. Venue details are: Involution Ltd, Park House Business Centre, Clayton Wood Close, Leeds, LS16 6QE.

As places are limited are being filled fast, the IAAF is advising members to book quickly to avoid disappointment by emailing Ann Silvester at anns@iaaf.co.uk. Contact the office if you don’t receive joining instructions.

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