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First IAAF industry briefing of 2020 set for March


The Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) is set to host its first free-of-charge industry briefing session of the year, to be held at PG Automotive in Leicester on March 26.

The keynote speaker will be Adrian Botham, founder & MD of Servispart Consulting, a specialist aftermarket consultancy, providing strategy, change and systems advice for OEMs, parts and equipment manufacturers, and distributors.

Botham will be presenting some of his latest parts management research findings and talking about how to achieve aftermarket excellence and growth acceleration in members’ parts and service businesses.

Emma-Jane Morris from the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) will also be on hand to discuss the issue of market surveillance and how its ongoing development will affect the automotive aftermarket.

With a busy, and uncertain, year ahead, the IAAF will outline its plans for 2020 and its efforts to tackle current industry issues, including the most recent developments with the connected car, Block Exemption Regulation and the progress of Your Car Your Choice campaign.

Mike Smallbone, IAAF head of membership development, said: “We’re gearing up for an exciting year of change within the automotive aftermarket, and this session will provide a real insight into any significant industry developments. As ever, IAAF will continue to fight any potential issues affecting our members and the wider sector, and we look forward to sharing more information at the event.”

Further information, including timings and the day’s agenda, will be confirmed closer to the date.