IGA News

Member Events - May 2018

Member Events - May 2018

30 April 2018

We’re kicking into gear this season by keeping you up to date with the latest issues affecting the independent automotive industry. 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 – helped along by by tea, coffee and a buffet lunch.

Our latest events feature our latest presentation for 2018, packed with essential up-to-date 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. As well as this, the DVSA are continuing to join us in 2018 to discuss the latest MOT training news and updates to the MOT Testing Service in a face-to-face environment, for your ease.

Not only will we be hosting our own Member Event this month, but the IGA will also be exhibiting at Mechanex Manchester on the 15th-16th May. Read on to find out the latest information about the trade show and how to get your free tickets.

Our upcoming Member Event for May is:

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. To book a place at one of our events, 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.

Annual Training Regional Events

Looking to complete your MOT Tester Annual Training for the 2018/19 training year? The RMI’s Regional Training Events mean that you can get face-to-face training local to your business. You can view our upcoming training dates by clicking here.

Mechanex Manchester: 15th – 16th May

This month will see the IGA’s return to Mechanex! We will be attending the Manchester event on 15th - 16th May, at stand number D130. Come along to see all the latest industry developments, problem solving techniques and new-to-range products that will keep your garages competitive.

This year, you can discover how your independent garage business could benefit from IGA membership. Come and talk to the team to find out about the services we offer, ask your industry questions and discuss the issues we are lobbying for on your behalf.

Other Mechanex dates and venues:

  • Coventry: 9th - 10th October
  • Sandown Park: 6th - 7th November

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

CDX 2018: 21st – 22nd May

Car Dealer Expo is back for 2018, bought to you by the publishers of Car Dealer Magazine. It’s set to be their biggest expo yet, and is being help at Manchester Central Convention Complex.

You’ll find a live stage, more free workshops than ever before, and over 100 exhibitors at the event that could help your business to generate more profit. The IGA will be on stand F2, near the entrance

Tickets are free for anyone employed in the motor trade, and you can click here to book.

Automechanika Birmingham: 5th - 7th June

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

The IGA will once again be exhibiting at the event in the new Garage Quarter, located at stand S126, 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.