Seminar Programme

Seminar Programme

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10:30
  1. Aftermarket Seminars
    30 mins
    Frost & Sullivan’s presentation “Disruptive Trends & New Business Models”  will depict four main trends reshaping the aftermarket industry. This  includes the impact of CASE, options on how to deal wi ...
  2. Aftermarket Seminars
    30 mins
  3. Technical Talks
    45 mins
    No matter which industry you are in your business exists to solve problems. The more complex the problem the more you can charge for your services, but the more difficult it is to recruit and retain s ...
11:00
  1. Bodyshop Training Hub
    30 mins
    A presentation of the position and guidance that Thatcham Research have developed on behalf of the motor insurance industry, to define the safe repair of vehicles equipped with Advanced Driver Assista ...
11:15
  1. Aftermarket Seminars
    30 mins
    We’re already seeing alternative fuelled vehicles and connected cars; tomorrow brings autonomous cars and a whole host of new data challenges for workshops. What will need to change with the workshop ...
  2. Technical Talks
    30 mins
    The ADAS Awareness presentation will give you a comprehensive overview of systems fitted to modern vehicles and the role they play, it will highlight the fusion between the various safety systems whic ...
11:45
  1. Technical Talks
    30 mins
    A look at the technology behind different variants of hybrid and electric vehicles on the road today. Topics covered include what the growth of this technology means to the independent garage and a lo ...
12:00
  1. Aftermarket Seminars
    30 mins
    How the automotive aftermarket needs to rapidly adapt as connected and autonomous vehicles dramatically change the world we live in. What could the service and repair sector look like in a decade? Pet ...
  2. Bodyshop Training Hub
    30 mins
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  3. Vehicle Production Seminars
    30 mins
    Developing industry clusters has become a key goal for regional economic development as clusters have been shown to strengthen competitiveness by increasing productivity, stimulating innovative new pa ...
12:15
  1. Technical Talks
    45 mins
    The quick, accurate and profitable diagnosis of vehicle problems requires sound planning and the faultless execution of a wide array of test, measurement and analytical skills. In this seminar, diagno ...
12:30
  1. Vehicle Production Seminars
    30 mins
    Born out of the collaboration between UK Government and the automotive industry, the Advanced Propulsion Centre is facilitating £1bn investment supporting the development of low carbon propulsion tech ...
13:00
  1. Aftermarket Seminars
    30 mins
    The presentation will outline the journey MOT has been on over the last 5 years to shape the service for the trade and public, including the introduction of cutting-edge IT services. Looking to the fu ...
  2. Bodyshop Training Hub
    30 mins
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13:30
  1. Technical Talks
    30 mins
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  2. Vehicle Production Seminars
    30 mins
    Looking ahead: how might the Brexit process play out beyond October Market update: what we are hearing from our manufacturing and motor clients Practical steps: how can you prepare for any eventuality
13:45
  1. Aftermarket Seminars
    30 mins
    Come and hear from TV personality, motorcycle racer, and not least of all, mechanic Guy Martin.
14:00
  1. Bodyshop Training Hub
    30 mins
    This discussion will be a little insight of a new development DeBeer have with the future of automotive repair education. Being mindful of a fast paced changing world of technology and easy access to ...
  2. Technical Talks
    45 mins
    This session will cover a range of subjects and test opportunities that technicians face with current vehicle drive trains. One obvious challenge is a lack of accessibility, this is further compounded ...
  3. Vehicle Production Seminars
    30 mins
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14:30
  1. Aftermarket Seminars
    30 mins
    Autonomous driving vehicles are becoming a reality with big investments from companies such as ZF going into the development of autonomous systems. Level 4 autonomous systems are planned for delivery ...
14:45
  1. Technical Talks
    30 mins
    The seminar is delivered by GS Yuasa’s Training Manager Ian Newham. He has over 30 years’ experience in the automotive industry and delivers GS Yuasa’s industry leading battery training programme to w ...
  2. Vehicle Production Seminars
    30 mins
    Drive Midlands has been created to be the voice of the Midlands automotive supply chain. It is the only trade association in the Midlands dedicated to supporting the automotive sector and mirrors the ...
15:00
  1. Bodyshop Training Hub
    30 mins
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15:15
  1. Aftermarket Seminars
    30 mins
    Cars generate multiple types of data, each enabling a set of use cases that are bound to be expanded in the future. Several players are acting along the car data value chain and everyone talks about t ...
  2. Technical Talks
    45 mins
    Darren will inspire garages to grow and cultivate new income streams by taking on DPF business and, keeping it in-house. • DPF cleaning for a workshop – practical insights • The pros and cons of DPF c ...
  3. Vehicle Production Seminars
    30 mins
    This workshop will highlight the key sources of funding available to companies to help them to innovate and grow. The UK is a great place for companies to innovate and successive governments have impr ...
10:00
  1. Keynote Theatre
    30 mins
    This presentation will discuss the developments impacting the UK automotive sector, outlining challenges and areas of opportunity to improve the competitiveness of the UK automotive supply chain.
  2. Technical Talks
    45 mins
    This session will cover a range of subjects and test opportunities that technicians face with current vehicle drive trains. One obvious challenge is a lack of accessibility, this is further compounded ...
10:45
  1. Keynote Theatre
    30 mins
    The discussion will be looking forward at the new vehicle technologies coming to market over the next few years and how these will impact on skills requirements - most particularly, the regulatory req ...
  2. Technical Talks
    30 mins
    Where robots meet humans together in synergy to remanufacture car Electronics. The latest developments in the art of remanufacturing and cost savings for the car industry.
11:00
  1. Vehicle Production Seminars
    30 mins
    Can we really say that, in today’s global economy, the size of an automotive brand is no longer important? Should we now discount this long-held assumption and instead measure the status of a trade ma ...
11:15
  1. Aftermarket Seminars
    30 mins
    Almost every new vehicle these days has telematics capabilities so digital connectivity will play an increasingly key role in the future. But, how will this affect the automotive aftermarket and how c ...
  2. Bodyshop Training Hub
    30 mins
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  3. Technical Talks
    30 mins
    An in-depth discussion on the functionality of the internal structure of Diesel Particulate Filters (DPF), elaborating on DPF problems, diagnosing issues and discussing cleaning methods. The discussio ...
11:30
  1. Keynote Theatre
    30 mins
    This discussion will explore the development of connected and autonomous vehicles, the priority areas for development within the UK and their potential impact on infrastructure, urban planning and tra ...
  2. Vehicle Production Seminars
    30 mins
    Learn how the range of Electric Vehicles is currently calculated and presented to drivers, the challenges that this presents to drivers and fleet operators and how, through machine learning and route ...
11:45
  1. Technical Talks
    45 mins
    The quick, accurate and profitable diagnosis of vehicle problems requires sound planning and the faultless execution of a wide array of test, measurement and analytical skills. In this seminar, diagno ...
12:00
  1. Aftermarket Seminars
    30 mins
    The presentation will outline the journey MOT has been on over the last 5 years to shape the service for the trade and public, including the introduction of cutting-edge IT services. Looking to the fu ...
  2. Bodyshop Training Hub
    30 mins
    A presentation of the position and guidance that Thatcham Research have developed on behalf of the motor insurance industry, to define the safe repair of vehicles equipped with Advanced Driver Assista ...
  3. Vehicle Production Seminars
    30 mins
    Find out how UK Export Finance can support the automotive supply chain, helping you to win contracts, fulfil orders and get paid.
12:15
  1. Keynote Theatre
    45 mins
    This session will explore the supply chain requirements to develop UK technology capability and supply chain capacity to deliver high productivity manufacturing of globally competitive, higher volume ...
12:30
  1. Technical Talks
    30 mins
    This workshop focuses on the particular demands of servicing A/Cs and climate systems with new refrigerants R1234yf and CO2. Topics include fault diagnosis, getting the charge volumes correct, refrige ...
12:45
  1. Bodyshop Training Hub
    60 mins
    5 of the BTCC Drivers will take to the stage to share some of their past experiences, show footage and inform us of the plans for the future of BTCC
13:00
  1. Aftermarket Seminars
    30 mins
  2. Vehicle Production Seminars
    30 mins
    .This session explores the challenges of new technology, including connectivity and autonomy, for the industry and the impact of Brexit. Topics include access to funding; access to talent; potential d ...
13:30
  1. Keynote Theatre
    30 mins
    The UK is targeting that every new car manufactured will be zero emission from 2040. What is required from the UK supply chain In order to support the significant scale-up required in Hybrid, Plug in ...
  2. Technical Talks
    45 mins
    No matter which industry you are in your business exists to solve problems. The more complex the problem the more you can charge for your services, but the more difficult it is to recruit and retain s ...
  3. Vehicle Production Seminars
    30 mins
    A look at Brexit and beyond to the changing global trading environment being disrupted by protectionism, changing demand, technologies and consumer preferences, and how companies can prepare their tra ...
13:45
  1. Aftermarket Seminars
    30 mins
    Overview of the market trends in vehicle connectivity, the VM’s plans to integrate connectivity as a standard in all vehicles, the risk to aftermarket businesses and potential solutions available to c ...
14:00
  1. Bodyshop Training Hub
    30 mins
    This discussion will be a little insight of a new development DeBeer have with the future of automotive repair education. Being mindful of a fast paced changing world of technology and easy access to ...
14:15
  1. Keynote Theatre
    30 mins
    Hear how the collaboration between government and industry is playing a leading role in fostering innovation within the UK's automotive supply chain. Learn where opportunities are being created for su ...
  2. Technical Talks
    30 mins
    As well as informing technicians of the huge potential that an understanding of the technology and the business opportunities provided by start-stop battery replacement, ECOBAT Battery Technologies’ J ...
  3. Vehicle Production Seminars
    30 mins
    The presentation will provide an introduction into the International Automotive Task Force (IATF) organisation, and the linkages to the UK Automotive Industry. Content will include an overview on the ...
14:30
  1. Aftermarket Seminars
    30 mins
    A rundown of the biggest issues facing the independent garage sector - today and in the future. Technology, Training, work provision, skill shortages, legislation – all the things a garage needs to th ...
14:45
  1. Technical Talks
    45 mins
    • How will 2020 emission targets legislation affect combustion vehicles after this date • Is the UK current charging infrastructure up to the task • How far has battery technology advanced and what do ...
15:00
  1. Bodyshop Training Hub
    30 mins
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  2. Keynote Theatre
    45 mins
    Interested in foreign markets? Then this panel discussion is for you and covers two key aspects: (i) whether your business is ready for the rules and regulations governing exports, and (ii) opportunit ...
  3. Vehicle Production Seminars
    30 mins
    .
15:30
  1. Technical Talks
    30 mins
    Effective vehicle inspection not only ensures workshops deliver the best service to their customers, it also maximises their profit potential. DENSO’s Mike Sadler will demonstrate the customer service ...
10:30
  1. Aftermarket Seminars
    30 mins
  2. Bodyshop Training Hub
    30 mins
    .
  3. Technical Talks
    45 mins
    Darren will inspire garages to grow and cultivate new income streams by taking on DPF business and, keeping it in-house. • DPF cleaning for a workshop – practical insights • The pros and cons of DPF c ...
  4. Vehicle Production Seminars
    30 mins
    In the next decade Electric Vehicles will be an integral part of mobility in most developed industrial nations. Therefore this presentation will firstly take a general look at the impact on the afterm ...
11:15
  1. Aftermarket Seminars
    30 mins
    With compulsory TPMS fitment for vans, trucks and buses expected to follow that of passenger vehicle legislation, what does this mean in practical terms for commercial tyre technicians? Prashant Chopr ...
  2. Bodyshop Training Hub
    30 mins
    This discussion will be a little insight of a new development DeBeer have with the future of automotive repair education. Being mindful of a fast paced changing world of technology and easy access to ...
  3. Technical Talks
    30 mins
  4. Vehicle Production Seminars
    30 mins
    The Automotive Supply chain is complex, due to the nature of resources and materials required to develop the end product. Add in demanding customers, and vehicles manufacturers and suppliers need even ...
11:45
  1. Technical Talks
    30 mins
    Where robots meet humans together in synergy to remanufacture car Electronics. The latest developments in the art of remanufacturing and cost savings for the car industry.
12:00
  1. Aftermarket Seminars
    30 mins
    New technologies are emerging every day, yet many businesses are holding onto traditional methods of communication. To add to this, the ever-changing expectations of our employees are causing business ...
  2. Bodyshop Training Hub
    30 mins
    .
12:15
  1. Technical Talks
    30 mins
    Autonomous driving vehicles are becoming a reality with big investments from companies such as ZF going into the development of autonomous systems. Level 4 autonomous systems are planned for delivery ...
  2. Vehicle Production Seminars
    30 mins
    The presentation will provide an introduction into the International Automotive Task Force (IATF) organisation, and the linkages to the UK Automotive Industry. Content will include an overview on the ...
12:45
  1. Bodyshop Training Hub
    30 mins
    .
13:15
  1. Technical Talks
    30 mins
    Effective vehicle inspection not only ensures workshops deliver the best service to their customers, it also maximises their profit potential. DENSO’s Mike Sadler will demonstrate the customer service ...
13:45
  1. Technical Talks
    45 mins
    • How will 2020 emission targets legislation affect combustion vehicles after this date • Is the UK current charging infrastructure up to the task • How far has battery technology advanced and what do ...