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This year the seminar stand will be hosted by Hayley Pells and Tom Denton. Day one will focus on the future of mobility and the challenges that cybersecurity and the shift towards electric vehicles pose to the traditional workshop. Day two will take a look at what workshops can do to promote the industry to the next generation and the important role upskilling will play in the future.

A WORD FROM THE HOSTS

“We really like Mechanex because it brings business owners and technicians exactly what they need in one place at a convenient venue. The free seminars are the icing on the cake because they cover topics that really matter to our day-to-day work. You don’t need to commit too much time either, one day is just right even if you need to visit all the stands. The thing we look forward to most of all at the Mechanex show is, of course, meeting friends and colleagues, but also making new contacts.” – Tom and Hayley

DAY ONE

THE FUTURE OF MOBILITY

10.30 | STEVE COLE, IGA
MAINTAINING COMPLIANCE & MOT UPDATE

The IGA’s Steve Coles gives visitors the latest updates to MOTs and discusses the importance of remaining compliant.

 

11.30 | MATT CLEEVELY, CLEEVELY MOTORS
RUNNING AN EV WORKSHOP

Matt outlines the challenges and benefits of taking on electric vehicles.

 

12.15 | NEIL PATTEMORE, UK AFCAR
THE UK AFTERMARKET IS OUT OF CONTROL – WHAT CAN YOU DO?

With changes to vehicle technology, vehicle cybersecurity and new business models to diagnose and repair vehicles all being implemented by vehicle manufacturers, where does this leave the UK Aftermarket?

 

13.00 | TOM DENTON, AUTOMOTIVE AUTHOR
AUTOMOTIVE CONNECTIVITY AND CYBERSECURITY

How are vehicles hacked, what are the consequences and how do we prevent it. What will the issues be for garages and technicians in relation to cybersecurity and how can we start to prepare.

 

14.00 | COLIN GLEGHORN, AUTOTECH TRAINING
EV TRAINING: COULD YOU BENEFIT?

Colin explains why EV training should continue to be a top priority to not only ensure workshop safety, but to open new revenue streams.

 

15.00 | PANEL DISCUSSION
EVs & THE FUTURE OF MOBILITY

DAY TWO

TACKLING THE SKILLS SHORTAGE

10.30 | STEVE COLE, IGA
11.30 | HAYLEY PELLS, AUTOMOTIVE AUTHOR
THE HIGH VOLTAGE PATHWAY

Discover what work to expect from electric vehicles in the independent workshop. Will it be different from working on ICE?

 

12.15 | GAVIN WHITE, AUTOTECH GROUP
TACKLING THE SKILLS SHORTAGE

Gavin looks at whether the aftermarket can gain, train and retrain its way to tackling the skills shortage.

 

13.00 | TIM BENSON, INDEPENDENT GARAGE OWNER & CONSULTANT
THE POWER OF SELECTION: STAFF RETENTION

The Power of Selection is a series of presentations that Tim has developed to help Garage Owners to think about making positive decisions to influence their business.

 

14.00 | CHRIS COTTERILL, IMI
IMI TECHSAFE: A COMPLETE SOLUTION

Learn about the people development needs and solutions as we move from the traditional automotive sector to a new mobility sector.

 

15.00 | PANEL DISCUSSION
TACKLING THE SKILLS SHORTAGE