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New dates released for IAAF Industry Briefing Sessions

Date: 09-02-2017

Following on from the success of the first two IAAF Industry Briefing sessions held at Sales–i in Solihull and VGroup International in Milton Keynes, the IAAF has announced that the next event will be held on Thursday 21st September 2017 at the Haynes Motor Museum in Sparkford near Yeovil.

Mike Smallbone, membership development manager, will be looking at the impact 4-1-1 MoTs will have on the UK automotive aftermarket, as well as the future of parts distribution in the UK.

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.

For more information about these meetings, please contact Mike Smallbone directly on 07584 136970 or

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