Expert help is at the ready at AM Live next Thursday – AM

Expert help for UK motor retailers is at the ready at Automotive Management Live 2022 next Thursday (November 10), when the biggest challenges and opportunities for franchised and independent car dealers will be discussed.
A host of speakers will present on topics critical to the success of any motor retailer at AM Live this year.
Logo for AM Live 2022Register now at the AM Live website for a free day full of useful insights and shared best practice, plus opportunities to network with peers and visit more than 60 exhibiting industry suppliers.
Read the list of speaker sessions below and you can find out full details, including session timings, at the AM Live website.
Riding the economic challenges.
Presented by Dr Rebecca Harding, former chief economist of the British Bankers Association and now an advisor to the council of the Society of Professional Economists and chief executive of Coriolis Technologies.
Future-proofing your workforce.
Our guest presenter is Jennifer Connolly, group people manager at AM100 motor retailer Peoples. She will share insights into keeping staff content in their work and ensuring the workforce develops the right skills for the future.
Exploring EV retailer revenue opportunities.
Presented by Alan McCleave, country director, UK & Ireland, at Wallbox UK, sponsor of the Inspiration Theatre.
2022 in review, 2023 prospects.
Front line challenges and solutions are discussed by panellists from AM Live’s visitor advisory board, including: Peter Toop, sales and marketing director at Vindis Group; John O’Hanlon, chief executive at Waylands Automotive; Gavin Ruddick, chief operating officer at Steer Automotive; Umesh Samani, owner of Specialist Cars (Stoke) and chairman of the Independent Motor Dealers Association; Tim Duckers, managing director at Cambria Automobiles; and Nathan Tomlinson, dealer principal of Devonshire Motors.
Used car sales – Where do we go from here?
Presented by Neil Murphy, chief operating officer at RWA Automotive, and Paul Keatley, client development director at Auto Trader.
Five steps to excel as an independent used car dealer.
IMDA chairman Umesh SamaniPresented by Umesh Samani, chairman of the Independent Motor Dealers Association and owner of Specialist Cars, Stuart Saunders, fellow IMDA founder and managing director of the Urban Car Company, and IMDA colleague Jim Read, managing director of Jim Reid Vehicle Sales and Service. They will be joined by an executive from Oodle Finance, the session sponsor.
Easing the aftersales pain in 2023.
Presented by Quentin Le Hetet, UK country manager at aftermarket intelligence firm GiPA, and joined by Alistair Jeff, commercial director at RTC, the session sponsor.
Profitability – who’s eating my lunch?
Presented by Sally Foote, UK managing director at carwow.
Sitting on the technological fault line – the future for automotive retail
Presented by Keyloop’s Jacqui Barker, OEM director, global, and Megan Harvey, EVP alliances and OEMs.
Carol FairchildUniting customers and retailers through technology.
Presented by Carol Fairchild, chief customer officer, CitNOW Group.
Better buying journeys.
Presented by Darren Sinclair, chief commercial officer, iVendi.
Deploying advanced technology to return to basics.
Presented by Jeremy Evans, managing director at Marketing Delivery.Logo for AM Live 2022
Digital retail – so much more than selling online.
A panel discussion with Cox Automotive senior executives Philip Nothard and Stuart Miles, Codeweavers’ Shaun Harris, and AM100 dealers including Waylands’s John O’Hanlon.
The evolution of a customer experience programme, with Lookers.
Presented by Matthew Patchett, senior customer experience strategist at Reputation, reputation manager Peter Barrie and Lookers’ director of customer engagement Karen Prince.
In this issue
Auto100: switch from premium to luxury used car sales pays off
Tight deadline for FCA Consumer Duty plan approaches
Market intel: stellar performances from value brands
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Our guide to technology for dealers
Have you caught up with our News Show podcasts yet?
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As editor, Tim is responsible for the media content, planning and production of AM's multiple channels (AM print and digital magazines, website, social media and contributing to our events planning). He interviews and writes about as many franchised dealer groups and UK divisions of motor manufacturers as possible, to explore the issues facing UK motor retail and understand what solutions dealers and suppliers are using to overcome these. 
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The UK’s leading event for motor retailers.
A day of insightful, engaging content that Automotive Management LIVE is known for whilst enabling our audience to connect with the full range of suppliers to motor retail, learn and share industry best practice, and discuss how to prepare for the future of motor retail.
When: November 10, 2022
Where: NEC, Birmingham

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