AUTOCLENZ TO CLEAN UP AT ANNUAL VRA CONFERENCE
24th January 2012
The new Silverstone Wing will be a spectacular setting for this important industry event, which will provide an unrivalled opportunity for vehicle remarketers to understand the current market environment and listen to the views of experts in the sector
Autoclenz, the UK’s market-leading vehicle valeting firm, will be cleaning around 160 visitors’ cars as part of its sponsorship of the 2012 Vehicle Remarketing Association Conference.
The event will take place on 9th February 2012 at the brand new Silverstone Wing, a state-of-the-art conference facility within the famous Silverstone motor racing circuit in Northamptonshire.
Autoclenz is one of the sponsors of the event and will take the opportunity to clean around 160 cars in six and a half hours to showcase its services to conference delegates – a mixture of banks, leasing companies, car manufacturers, dealer groups and service suppliers.
The firm will be making good use of the facilities normally used by race teams at Silverstone to clean the cars in the car park while the conference is going on.
Key features of the conference will include:
- A keynote speech by Trevor Finn, Chief Executive of Pendragon
- Event to be hosted by TV presenter and automotive broadcaster Ginny Buckley
- Audience engagement through electronic handheld voting sets
The theme of the VRA conference will be Shaping the Future of Remarketing – a topic that is bound to attract a great deal of interest at a time when used vehicle trading conditions continue to be very uncertain.
The event will cover wide-ranging vehicle remarketing influences and activity, with plenty of audience engagement and instant feedback through the use of electronic voting handsets.
Speaking at the conference will be an impressive line-up of key figures from the remarketing sector and the wider motor industry, including:
- Paul Everitt, Chief Executive of the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT)
- John Lewis, Chief Executive of the British Vehicle Rental and Leasing Association (BVRLA)
- Helena Fearon, Director of Risk and Compliance, Trader Media Group
- David Raistrick, Automotive Partner, Deloitte UK
Grahame Rummery, CEO of Autoclenz, is happy to be supporting the annual VRA conference after the success of the inaugural event in January 2011.
“The first VRA conference was a tremendous success and we’re delighted to be supporting the association in 2012,” he said.
“The new Silverstone Wing will be a spectacular setting for this important industry event, which will provide an unrivalled opportunity for vehicle remarketers to understand the current market environment and listen to the views of experts in the sector.”
Only 175 tickets are being issued and delegates are urged to book early to avoid disappointment. Tickets can be booked online at www.vehicle-remarketing.co.uk priced £149 for VRA members and £199 for non-members. Exhibition and sponsorship opportunities are accessible via the conference booking site.
Other sponsors of the 2012 VRA Conference include Manheim and Autorola Online Remarketing.
Notes to editors
Autoclenz has more than 40 years’ experience in the automotive trade and is firmly established as the UK’s market-leading vehicle valeting business.
Based in Swadlincote, Derbyshire, Autoclenz is a Public Limited Company with a multi-million-pound turnover.
The company offers vehicle valeting, SMART and medium accident repairs, specialist cleaning and decontamination and vehicle movements.
The VRA has 60 members who work in and around the remarketing industry which collectively handle and sell close to 2 million used vehicles every year in the UK wholesale market, representing around 60% of all those vehicles ultimately purchased by a private motorist from a motor retailer.