Automechanika Birmingham launches webinar series

Monday, June 29, 2020

Messe Frankfurt UK, the organisers of the Automechanika Birmingham trade event, has announced the launch of live free-to-attend webinars where aftermarket professionals can hear from respected industry leaders and discuss the challenges facing the automotive sector.

Simon Albert, Managing Director of Messe Frankfurt UK, said, “With the current challenges in the aftermarket, it is vital for the automotive industry to stay connected to help share best practice and learnings that will shape how businesses move forward. This webinar series is built with that aim in mind, to support the aftermarket, helping to focus on the positives and the future opportunities that exist.”

The first free-to-attend webinar in the series will be held on Tuesday 7th July at 11.00 - 11.45am; attendees will learn how they can adapt to future-proof their businesses and careers.

Focusing on surviving the short term, and building resilience for the long-term, the panel will discuss in detail the impact of COVID-19 throughout the aftermarket supply chain; the challenges that remain as restrictions begin to be lifted; supplying and selling a product or service in the ‘new normal’; and the opportunities to challenge traditional practices, embrace change and prosper. Speakers on the panel are Quentin Le Hetet, GiPA; David Clarke, Autosupplies Chesterfield; Richard Welland, WAI and Vice President from IAAF and Hayley Pells, Avia Autos. On behalf of Messe Frankfurt and Automechanika Birmingham, Mark Field from Impression Communications will moderate the webinar. The discussion is not only for business owners, but for the workforce who will be responsible for providing services and delivering sales.

Aftermarket professionals can register to join the webinar at:

Professionals unable to make the 7th July are encouraged still to register as the live session will be recorded and shared afterwards so they can watch it in their own time.