AM’s industry leading expo and the prestigious AM100 Dinner come togetherBack
The prestigious AM100 Dinner, which brings together the industry’s most influential business people and celebrates the success of the top 100 automotive retail groups, will be taking place later in the year this year to coincide with the sector’s leading expo Automotive Management Live.
Following the expo’s fourth successful year providing growth and development opportunities for the sector, AM Live 2020 receives a further boost when the popular and well attended AM100 Dinner takes up its new slot in the calendar alongside the event.
Taking place on November 12th 2020, AM Live, which will continue to take place at Birmingham NEC, will be followed by the AM100 Dinner, itself hosted nearby at the National Motorcycle Museum.
By running the two events consecutively, AM is opening both occasions to a much wider audience and enabling the industry’s senior executives to utilise their time far more effectively.
AM’s editor Tim Rose said: “The events are standalone in their own right and both attract high calibre industry players, but in an age where time is an absolute premium, it was becoming apparent that many executives were choosing one event over another due to work pressures.
“The two events are designed to appeal to senior industry leaders and involve providing impactful and insightful information to aid business planning so it made sense to combine the date and location. By so doing, we hope to enable as many people as possible to attend both thereby minimising time away from the business.”
AM will be operating a shuttle service between the main hotels and the Motorcycle Museum to enable guests to easily move between the two locations.
2020 marks AM Live’s fifth year with 2019 hosting more than 75 exhibitors and 16 sponsors along with more than 750 visitors (figures independently audited by BPA).
61 % of attendees in 2019 were decision-makers or key influencers (figures: visitor survey 2019) with 34% being the chairperson, managing director, chief executive or business owner. More than a third 40% of attendees held dealer principal, general manager or director positions at their company whilst almost a quarter (24%) headed up their department.
The AM100 Dinner has been the industry’s key networking event for the past two decades and has always taken place in June having recently moved from central London to a Midlands venue.
Around 350 of the industry’s top professionals attend the dinner every year where the facts and figures surrounding the performance of the AM100 are released ahead of publication in AM. Delving deep into the analysis, the report highlights a range of information including average profit of the top retailers and average profit by outlet and employee providing an invaluable indicator of industry performance as well as an essential benchmark for all dealer groups. The report also takes a closer look at the issues facing the industry.
“We look forward to as many of you as possible joining us for both events as we begin to get to grips with a new decade,” added Rose.
If you have any AM100 enquiries, please email Kate Howard: [email protected]