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The Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation

IAAF goes virtual to keep industry connected

Date: Wednesday 17 June 2020

Aftermarket businesses have had to adapt due to the current pandemic, and the way in which professionals connect and engage with one another is no exception. As a result, members of the Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) are now being offered the opportunity to keep up to date with industry insights, trends and opportunities through a virtual platform.

Highlighting its versatility, IAAF is taking its Industry Briefing Sessions online and is inviting members to attend ‘Industry Briefing Bitesize’ via Zoom.

The online sessions will provide members with vital information and updates on COVID-19 and update them on IAAF’s lobbying activity.

More information will also be available on how IAAF is building a consensus against an overall scrappage scheme, championing the aftermarket in a post-Brexit era and, working with FIGIEFA on the Block Exemption renewal.

The first Industry Briefing Bitesize will be held on Thursday 25 June at 10:00 – 11:15.

Steve Carter from Train4Auto Consultancy will explore if the pandemic has hindered or helped sales of electric and hybrid vehicles and members will then be able to take part in an active Q&A to discuss the topic further.

An open forum will then follow, allowing members to comment on key IAAF discussion points, where they will have the opportunity to gather more information on IAAF’s activity and how it is proactively supporting its members and the wider aftermarket.

Mike Smallbone, head of membership development at IAAF, said: “This is another exciting development for IAAF. Our regular Industry Briefings are often over-subscribed and so this new platform will allow members the opportunity to find out more about IAAF’s extensive activity and how it relates to their business going forward.”

The next event will take place on 23rd July with Quentin Le Hetet, general manager of GiPA UK.

Members can register their interest for both events by emailing, who will then send over more information.