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Member Events - February 2018

Member Events - February 2018

30 January 2018

Member Events 2018

The IGA’s Member Events are back for 2018! We are continuing with our goal to keep independent garages across the country informed of all the latest news, information and updates to issues that affect your businesses – with tea, coffee and a buffet lunch to boot.

Our member events feature another new presentation for 2018, featuring essential information and advice that you need to be aware of to run your garage business effectively, avoid the latest scams and keep on top of new legislation.

Attendees can also discover how your IGA membership lets you benefit from our experience to minimise the risks to your garage business, and ensure you’re thriving in an ever-changing, increasingly complex industry.

DVSA will also continue to join us in 2018 to discuss the latest MOT training news and updates to the MOT Testing Service.

Our upcoming Member Events for 2018 are:

Please note: not all events are on Tuesday this year.

Doors open at 09:30am, presentation starts promptly at 10:00am.

Please note: Non-members of the IGA are also welcome to attend these events.

Trade Shows

As well as holding our widely-celebrated Member Events, the IGA will also be present at a variety of Trade Shows throughout the year.

These shows provide an opportunity for IGA you to communicate your thoughts and opinions face-to-face to us, and let us really hear what you want from your trade association and for the future of the service and repair industry.


Mechanex is the UK’s largest independent aftermarket trade show. It features market-leading tools, equipment, diagnostic and technical information all under one roof in an easy-to-access regional show for auto repair professionals.

Mechanex also provides free seminars and technical demonstrations, with industry experts on hand to give you the latest information on trends, best practice and the latest legislation. This year they are introducing MOT Testing Live to the show with tailored seminar content, and you can look forward to talks from the IGA team.

  • Manchester: 15th - 16th May
  • Coventry: 9th - 10th October
  • Sandown Park: 6th - 7th November

For more information about Mechanex or to book tickets click here.

Automechanika Birmingham - 5th - 7th June

After extensive feedback from exhibitors and visitors, the organisers are delivering a raft of new and exciting features for the 2018 event, confirming Automechanika Birmingham 2018 as the UK’s most valuable meeting place for the automotive industry.

The 2018 show will deliver an improved layout with exhibitors grouped into aftermarket and supply chain halls as well as the newly introduced Workshop Quarter, helping you to find the most relevant suppliers for your business.

For more information about Automechanika Birmingham or to book tickets click here.