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Member Events - March 2018

Member Events - March 2018

28 February 2018

Upcoming Member Events

March sees the beginning of this year’s run of IGA Member Events. The IGA are dedicated to keeping 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 thrown in as well.

Our member events feature our latest presentation for 2018, packed with 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 March are:

And here are our locations for the rest of the year:

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

Doors open at 09:30am, presentation starts promptly at 10:00am. Tea/coffee and a buffet lunch will be provided.

All our member events are free to attend; however, you will need to book tickets in advance as places are strictly limited to 100 per event. Simply click on the event you would like to attend and complete the booking form to reserve your place (up to 3 per member).

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.

This year, Mechanex is introducing MOT Testing Live to the show, as well as headline technical seminars and numerous product demos and hands-on presentations on the exhibitor stands with tailored seminar content. You can also look forward to talks from the IGA team.

Come along to see all the latest industry developments, problem solving techniques and new-to-range products that will keep your garages competitive.

  • Manchester: 15th - 16th May (IGA stand number: D130)
  • 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

Bigger and better than last year, the Workshop Training Zone will host live demonstrations on the latest equipment, parts and components. The live demonstrations will be hosted by expert speakers, partners and suppliers. It’s an active session you don’t want to miss!

The IGA will once again be exhibiting at Automechanika Birmingham. We will be located at stand L127, so be sure to pay us a visit if you attend.

Automechanika Birmingham welcomes all garage businesses, autocentres, bodyshops, tyre fitters…business owners, technicians or anyone running the business day to day!

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