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IAAF’s next Industry Briefing Session headed for Glasgow


The Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation’s (IAAF) next Industry Briefing Session will be held at the premises of The Turbo Guy in Glasgow on Thursday May 17.

IAAF Membership Development Manager Mike Smallbone will be 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).

The agenda will follow a similar vein to March’s highly engaging session, with guest speaker Nona Bowkis from Lawgistics again in attendance to discuss the crucial subject of General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which comes into effect on 25 May. She will be explaining the basic principles of GDPR to ensure business owners are prepared for the change in law, along with some of the consequences they could face if they failed to be GDPR compliant.

Following Steve Carter’s compelling talk on hybrid electric vehicles and hydrogen fuel-cell technology at the last session in Coventry, Mike Smallbone will be updating Glasgow attendees on the changes around the corner for both the aftermarket and motorists alike.

IAAF Membership Development Manager Mike Smallbone said: “It was evident from our previous session, purely by the high level of engagement from our members, just how much of an impact both GDPR and hybrid electric vehicle technology will have on our industry, for very different reasons.

It just proves how valuable and informative these sessions are becoming, and with new members coming into the fold each month, they are only going to grow more popular. That’s why we urge early booking to avoid disappointment, as spaces are also limited.”

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.

IAAF is advising members to book their space as soon as possible by emailing Ann Silvester at anns@iaaf.co.uk.

For more information about the IAAF, please contact Mark Field of Impression Communications. Tel: 07825 410 998 or email mark@impressioncommunications.co.uk