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VRA conference to tackle future remarketing implications

By Kyle Linsay
Wednesday, July 24, 2013 - 11:00

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EVENT: Future challenges will be addressed

The Vehicle Remarketing Association (VRA) will hold their 2013 conference on September 20 – under the theme ‘the future depends on what you do today’.

Held at the Crowne Plaza, Heythrop Park, Oxford, the event promises to help the remarketing industry prepare for the sector’s future needs.

The day provides eight speakers, exclusive research and an interactive discussion session, and is open to all remarketing professionals.

Sponsored by Manheim, the conference will be hosted by well-known TV broadcaster and motoring journalist, Ginny Buckley.

There are four main sessions during the day:

Session One: An overview of the macro-business climate and how this is affecting used vehicle activity, with presenters from Deloitte and the Finance & Leasing Association.

Session Two: The changing scene for buyers, sellers and suppliers within remarketing, with presentations from Manheim, Trader Media and BCA.

Session Three: CAP and Autofutura address the shifting profile of the actual returning vehicles, as the effects of new vehicle marketing and financing strategies in recent years begin to manifest themselves.

Autofutura will also use the VRA Conference as the platform to launch their findings from some detailed research into the topic.

Session Four: A Question Time-style session, chaired by Ginny Buckley, who will quiz a panel of experts about their views on the day.

The audience will also be able to provide their feedback, via personal voting handsets.

Further speakers from a major retailer are due to be confirmed in the next few weeks.

More than 12 organisations are showing off their products and services in the exhibition area, where delegates can network and enjoy lunch and refreshments during the day.

The Conference is open to anyone with an interest in remarketing and tickets are available to book online, via www.vehicle-remarketing.co.uk.

Prices are £149 for a VRA member organisation and £199 for non-members, which includes entry into all event areas, plus lunch and refreshments.

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