New for AML 2018 is The Vision Of The Future strategic seminar, where expert speakers will give the industry’s senior leaders insights into how the sector and their businesses will evolve next decade.
Research body the ICDP has published its European Dealer of Tomorrow report, and Managing Director Steve Young will present the in-depth findings in the seminar, highlighting the need to prepare for a changing retail environment but also busting several myths:
Myth 1: Dealers will become obsolete.
Myth 2: The impossibility of a single customer record.
Myth 3: Motorists will want to use rather than own their own car.
Myth 4: Fewer revenue streams are on the horizon.
Myth 5: Short term targets and bonuses will always feature.
Other speakers during this seminar at the insight theatre will include Tony Whitehorn, Chief Executive of Hyundai Motor UK, which was one of the first in the UK to trial shopping centre stores and online new car sales. There will also be insights from global auto industry supplier Cox Automotive, technology experts from CDK Global and alternative reality specialist ZeroLight, which counts Audi, BMW and Porsche among its clients. And yet more speakers are
yet to be revealed. AML 2018 is also host to a Future Dealerships zone. This will be home to exhibits from suppliers who have been selected by the AM editorial team due to their innovative products and services which will support dealers through the next decade. Displays will include property solutions, operating systems, EV charging stations, hybrid vehicles, automated technology and much more.