The Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) has revealed its annual conference will offer in depth industry insight and promises to deliver a stellar speaker line up.
Delegates will get an insightful look at the state of the automotive industry, as well as the opportunity to learn about the upcoming challenges and opportunities facing the aftermarket.
The Annual Conference will take place on Thursday 7th December at DoubleTree by Hilton Milton Keynes, with the theme this year ‘The Brilliance of Resilience’, interrogating how the aftermarket is adapting to challenges.
IAAF has unveiled a line up of speakers including Tina Drayson, Quentin le Hetet, Jack Wilson, keynote speakers Claire Lomas and Nick Leeson, Francis West and Laurence Abbott, a panel featuring Julia Muir, Neil Grant and Annick Jourdenais, and IAAF technical director Neil Pattemore.
The Conference will also be headlined by keynote speaker Nick Leeson, former derivatives trader jailed for his famous role in bankrupting Barings Bank in 1995. While imprisoned, Nick, known as the “original rogue trader”, was diagnosed with cancer. Leeson will give a story of resilience and how he brought himself back from the brink.
Also speaking at the IAAF Conference will be Claire Lomas, who was paralysed from the chest down after suffering a horse-riding accident. Claire said: “I have found many new paths by focusing on my ability rather than my disability and I have learnt some valuable life lessons.”
Mark Field, Chief Executive of IAAF, said: “The depth of insight on offer through the various speakers we have at our annual conference is something not to be missed. It’s a real opportunity for the aftermarket to learn more about the state of play and ensure they stay ahead of the curve when it comes to the challenges they will face as technology evolves and trends emerge.
“Tickets are selling out quickly and this is testament not only to the conference’s renowned industry insight but also the networking opportunity on offer and the overall celebration of the aftermarket’s achievements over the course of the year. We’re really looking forward to seeing people at DoubleTree by Hilton Milton Keynes again in December.”