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Member Events - February 2016

Member Events - February 2016

28 January 2016

After a record breaking 2015, we are kicking off our member events for the year in March with Wolverhampton followed swiftly by Warrington.

DVSA will continue to join us in 2016 to discuss the new MOT system and its future, and of course you will receive the latest industry news, member benefit information, and updates on Car Repair Plan and the newly CTSI-approved Trust My Garage.

The March events will be held on:

Tuesday 8th March: Wolverhampton - Essington Rugby Club, WV11 2DW

Wednesday 16th March: Warrington - Culcheth Sports Club, WA3 5SH

Doors will open at 10:00am for both events, with presentations starting at 10:30. Tea, coffee and a buffet lunch will also be provided.

You can book tickets on the IGA Events page at www.IndependentGarageAssociation.co.uk/events.

Select the event you would like to go to and click on the gold link to take you to our EventBrite page, where you can register. Places are currently limited to 100 with three members per garage.

Please note that you do not need to print your ticket, but you may do so as proof of attendance for CPD purposes if you are an IMI member.


We will have a stand at several Mechanex events this year and the first is coming up on 19th April at Alexandra Palace, London. The expo is aimed at the independent sector and will showcase the latest diagnostics, parts, tools and equipment, plus it is a great chance to discuss your issues and ask questions to the IGA team.

Tickets are free however registration isn’t open yet. When it is, you will be able to book tickets at mechanex.info/register.


We will be attending Automechanika at the Birmingham NEC on 7-9th June. Automechanika is the UK’s leading exhibition for the automotive supply chain and aftermarket, with over 500 exhibitors and 10,000 trade visitors. It offers a first-class seminar programme looking at future trends, topical issues and the evolving technology of the automotive industry.

The IGA will be at stand number 11D10, which you can see on the Automechanika interactive map here.

Entry is free of charge, and you can book your ticket here.


After the success of last year’s Car Dealer Expo at Silverstone, where we held our biggest ever member event of 2015, we will be attending this year’s expo on May 24th which promises to be even bigger and better.

Tickets are free and they are available to book now here.

If you are having trouble booking tickets, or have any further questions about our member events or trade shows, please call our member helpline on 0845 305 4230.