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The Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation

IAAF heads to the North for next Industry Briefing session

Date: 20-May-2019

The Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) will be holding its second Industry Briefing of 2019 at Involution’s new company premises in Leeds on Thursday 20 June, where more aftermarket businesses are expected to gather and glean the latest industry insight.

Sponsored by Involution, Head of Membership Development Mike Smallbone will open proceedings, as attendees will be brought up to speed with the latest industry developments and get to hear from some of the industry’s top guest speakers.

Invited to speak at the session will be Ben Stockton from new IAAF member Our Virtual Academy, who will be talking about upskilling vehicle technicians using video technology to enhance their knowledge and expertise. Seasoned speaker GiPA’s Quentin Le Hetet will also be addressing what the next 5 years might hold for the independent aftermarket, covering a host of topics including mobility development and the changing dynamics for diesel cars. 

The main thrust of Smallbone’s update will be on the Your Car Your Choice campaign, which recently launched its pilot project in Chesterfield involving participation between main suppliers, motor factors and garages from across the region. He will be giving members an update on progress, as the campaign sets to highlight further awareness of consumer rights under Block Exemption to have their car serviced or repaired at any garage or outlet without invalidating the warranty.

There will be networking and coffee available from 9.00am, with the session promptly starting at 10.00am before finishing at 1.00 pm with lunch. Venue details are: Involution Ltd, Park House Business Centre, Clayton Wood Close, Leeds, LS16 6QE.

A further two meetings will be held and announced throughout the year, with details of the next meeting to follow in due course.

Places are limited and therefore IAAF is advising members to book early to avoid disappointment by emailing Ann Silvester at

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