The first IAAF Industry Briefing of 2018, was held at Phocas Business Intelligence Software in Coventry on Thursday 15 March and was a great success, with ‘sweeping change’ very much at the heart of its agenda.
For the next session, the IAAF is heading to Glasgow, to the premises of The Turbo Guy on Thursday 17 May.
The agenda for the session will be very much the same as in Coventry, with IAAF Membership Development Manager Mike Smallbone giving an update on the latest industry developments, and highlighting the IAAF’s influence on the recent lobbying successes regarding the scrapped MOT proposals and Type Approval legislation, as well as recent developments across the UK and Europe, where pressure continues to mount on the European Commission to begin work on legislation that introduces an interoperable, standardised, secure and safe, in-vehicle open telematics platform (OTP).
Following Steve Carter’s compelling talk on hybrid electric vehicles and hydrogen fuel-cell technology, in Coventry, Mike Smallbone will be updating Glasgow attendees on the changes around the corner for both the aftermarket and motorists alike.
The main guest speaker will be Nona Bowkis from Lawgistics, who will discuss General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which comes into effect on 25 May.
Nona Bowkis will explain the basic principles of GDPR and some of the consequences that business owners could face if they failed to be GDPR compliant. Although the topic of GDPR is both all-encompassing and complicated, a fundamental grasp of the process could assist businesses in avoiding falling foul of the law.
Following the Coventry event, Mike Smallbone was quoted as saying, “It was clear our members hugely benefitted from learning more about GDPR and electric vehicle technology, and the impact both will have on them personally and as part of the aftermarket.
“These briefings are gathering more momentum as we go on; they’re providing real value to members in terms of industry insight. We are expecting another highly engaging session and large turnout at the next briefing.”
The session will finish at around 1.00 pm with lunch, when delegates will have the opportunity to network with fellow members and then there will be two demonstrations, one on turbo testing and the second on how a DPF is cleaned and returned to OE specification.