The next IAAF Industry Briefing Session is taking place on Thursday 21st September 2017 at the Haynes International Motor Museum in Sparkford near Yeovil.
Mike Smallbone, membership development manager, will be giving an update on current threats and opportunities in the independent aftermarket.
Guest speaker, Quentin Le Hetet (GIPA UK), will examine the impact of extending the MOT period to four years on the industry, while also looking at the future of parts distribution in the UK and the global consolidation taking place across the automotive aftermarket.
Smallbone said: “These sessions are an essential and useful way to engage with members and ensure they are up to date on the most recent issues affecting the aftermarket. We strongly encourage members to attend our other briefings as the year continues.”
The regional sessions begin at 10.00 am offering the chance to network over a coffee, then finishing at 1.00 pm with lunch.
Haynes have very kindly offered a limited number of free places on a tour of the museum, so the IAAF is advising members to book early to avoid disappointment by emailing Ann Silvester as soon as possible.
The fourth Industry Briefing Session will take place at the FPS National Distribution Centre in Sheffield on Thursday 26th October.
This will be the final Briefing event of 2017; the format and timings will be the same as for previous sessions with Quentin Le Hetet as guest speaker. A tour of the NDC has been arranged following lunch for those interested.