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The Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation

OESAA postpones Autoinform Live

Date: Monday 23 March 2020

The Original Equipment Suppliers Aftermarket Association (OESAA) has announced that next month’s Autoinform Live, due to be held at the GTG Academy in Wolverhampton from 25-26 April, has been postponed due to escalating restrictions as a result of the Novel Coronavirus pandemic.

OESAA chairman, Nigel Morgan, said:

“We have taken the regrettable decision to postpone Autoinform Live due to circumstances beyond our control.
“Many trainers have been forced to withdraw from the event due to company-imposed restrictions, and we feel compelled to help limit industry exposure to the Covid-19 pandemic.
“Obviously this decision was not made lightly and is deeply disappointing to everyone at OESAA, as well as our associates, who have all worked so hard on the event up to this point.
“All those who purchased tickets have already been refunded, and we hope that they will again sign up to attend a rearranged event at the same time next year.
“OESAA remains committed to delivering the industry’s most educational and informative training events, so we are hoping that Autoinform Ireland, due to take place on September 26-27 at the NSC in Dublin, will not be affected.
“We hope that, by then, we will all be able to get together for what promises to be another fantastic weekend.”

DENSO Europe Pan European Strategic Marketing Manager, Fatiha Laauich, said: “Naturally, I am sad that Autoinform Live in Wolverhampton will not be going ahead this year; however, staff and visitors’ health and well-being are the priority and this decision is a reflection of that.”

Hella Gutmann Solutions (HGS) had been due to host seminars around ADAS (advanced driver assist systems) and the company’s camera and radar calibration tools. Head of HGS, Neil Hilton, said: “While it’s a shame that this event has been cancelled, in the current climate it’s been a necessary decision from the organisers. We hope that this event will be rescheduled; however in the meantime, we all need to keep safe and healthy and try to stop the spread of COVID-19 as much as we can, both inpidually and collectively.”