Alldata’s Simon Frost on the value of trade shows

Alldata’s Simon Frost on the value of trade shows

Alldata’s UK Sales Director, Simon Frost, recently spoke to the PMM Podcast about why he thinks technicians should take a day out from the workshop to head over to Sandown Park Racecourse in Esher, Surrey, on November 7 – 8 for Mechanex-PMM Live.

This November sees Mechanex once again rounding up the most important suppliers in the aftermarket to provide workshop owners and technicians with an engaging, informative day out of the workshop.

The UK’s longest-running trade show dedicated solely to the independent aftermarket takes place at Sandown Park on Tuesday 7 and Wednesday 8 November.

2023 sees the introduction of the PMM LIVE brand, bringing two separate seminar areas to the regional show, including the Technical Talks seminar area which will be part sponsored by Alldata.

Alldata’s Simon Frost on the value of trade shows

The company, which supplies original repair data to the aftermarket, spoke to PMM’s News & Products Editor, Freya Coleman about the show and why technical seminars are so important.

“The seminars are a great part of the show. There’s a lot of great content and it’s all massively relevant. There are all the top people in the industry presenting the latest knowledge and the latest findings and how to do business better and I think it’s really good for business owners to try and get away from their business for a short period of time, come and see what’s new, listen to what’s going on in the market and actually get to meet some of the people there and ask their own questions,” Simon explained.

He continued: “We’ll be showing our repair product with all the data and looking at a recently launched product called Labour Times. So, customers can have a full demonstration with one of the sales team, they can spend some time on their own looking at the type of data we have just to make sure and see for themselves at their own leisure. They can also sign up for a two-week free trial. So, the best way to really test all data is in the workshop and see if it’s helping you day to day to save some time or maybe take on a new repair you couldn’t do previously.”

Alldata’s Simon Frost on the value of trade shows

Visiting the show

Registration to visit the show is free and so is parking, so why not come and take a look at what the biggest names in the aftermarket have to show you. In such a competitive industry, Mechanex is an opportunity workshops can’t afford to miss.

The address for the show is:

Sandown Park
Portsmouth Road
KT10 9AJ

If you’re coming by car head to the free car park. If you’re coming by public transport, the nearest train station is Esher, a 13 minute walk from the venue.

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