12 Jul 2024
The voice of the independent garage sector

Register now to join us for The Aftermarket Event

There is still time to join your fellow industry peers for The Aftermarket Event at Farnborough International — a unique, two-day live event, dedicated to the UK garage sector.

Farnborough has always been the nation’s go-to destination for the pioneers of today and the future and YOU can be part of this exciting event, on October 2-3, which will translate the unmissable mix of information, technology and skills seen across all the aftermarket platforms into a must-attend happening for everyone working in and around the garage trade.

The Aftermarket Event will feature an exhibition, interactive workshops, informative seminars, comprehensive training and more, with exhibitors from across the sector offering a fresh window on our vibrant industry.

LKQ Euro Car Parts CEO Kevan Wooden will deliver the keynote address on the opening day of the event. The first day will also include an update on the independent garage sector by the IGA’s Jonathan Douglass.

The vitally important issues of skills and training will also be discussed on the opening day and there will be a high-level panel discussion sponsored by Castrol & The Race Group.

And to discuss all the topics raised during the opening day, all visitors and exhibitors are invited to an evening Networking Party.

Day 2 promises to be equally informative, featuring high-powered panel discussions on the subjects of ‘Healthy Retention in the Aftermarket’, ‘Mixed business? Are EVs still THE future?’, and ‘The evolving shape of the Aftermarket’. Tackling key questions across the sector such as:

  • With an ongoing skills crisis, it makes good business sense to look after the staff you have, but how do you do that?
  • What will workshops need to do over the coming years in order to stay relevant and profitable?
  • With the 2030 ICE ban rolled back to 2035, are EVs still set to be the future of motoring? Could today’s mixture of drivetrains become the format for the future?

Castrol & The Race Group are the event’s Headline Sponsor — with Distrigo Parts Distribution as a Registration Sponsor. With further backing from major sector organisations including the GEA, IGA, RMI Standards and Certification, HEVRA and the British Compressed Air Society (BCAS), support for this industry-leading event is growing exponentially.

Media Partners include Car Mechanics, Auto Repair Focus, Hydraulics & Pneumatics, Plant & Works Engineering and Aftermarket magazine.

Major names already confirmed include LKQ Euro Car Parts, Castrol & The Race Group, Distrigo Parts Distribution, Delphi, Hella Guttman, Absolute Alignment, Ben, Autel, A1 ADAS Solutions, TOPDON, JLM Lubricants UK, Motul and many more.

The event will be co-located with another show, Safety, Health & Wellbeing Live, meaning The Aftermarket Event visitors can also learn more about workplace safety and occupational health.

To join us at The Aftermarket Event as a visitor, register your interest online or to become an exhibitor, contact Ryan Fuller ryan.fuller@dfamedia.co.uk / +44(0)1732 370340.