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Supporting Motor Trade Events in 2017

Motor traders tend to be incredibly busy people. Running your company probably doesn’t leave a lot of spare time or energy for networking and learning at industry events.

Although wrenching yourself away can be a struggle, doing so could prove a very worthwhile investment!

Meet the Plan Team

The automotive sector covers a wide range of activities including (amongst others) mechanical servicing, crash repairs and sales. Plan will be travelling around the country in 2017 to support a number of trade events from across the mix.

They’re a great opportunity for you to say hello, give us feedback and ask us any insurance questions you might have. With most relationships these days established online or over the phone you might also like to put some faces to names.

Like you, we are often occupied with the day to day tasks that ensure we deliver the best possible service to our customers. However we do our best to get out and about to support trade events and always enjoy doing so.

Motor Trade events calendar 2017

Please see below a full list of motor trade events that Plan will be attending this year. We’d love it if you can and said Hi!

 May 9thBritish Body Shop Awards Battersea Park, London
 May 16th – 17thMechanex Event City, Manchester
 May 23rdCar Dealer Expo (CDX17)  Silverstone Circuit, Northampton
  May 24thAuto Body Club On Tour Roadshow Twickenham Stadium, London
 June 6thThatcham Repair Focus Thatcham, Berkshire
  June 21stAuto Body Club On Tour Roadshow Ricoh Arena, Coventry
  June 27thAuto Body Club On Tour Roadshow Etihad Stadium, Manchester
  July 16thWarlingham Rugby Club Classic Car & Bike Show Warlingham, Surrey
October 6th – 9thBangers for Ben Rally across Europe
October 11th – 12thMechanex Ricoh Arena, Coventry
November 7th – 8thMechanex Sandown Park, Surrey
November 15thAuto Body Club Annual Convention Resorts World, Birmingham

No familiar with these events or organisations? Read more about some of them below…

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A free to attend annual expo organised by Car Dealer Magazine for the benefit of the automotive industry.  There will be inspirational talks from leading figures within the motor trade, key note speeches from the likes of Google, Facebook and Twitter, masterclass sessions, seminars,  workshops and more – all aimed at automotive professionals. The also event invites suppliers from across the industry to showcase their products and services to dealers.

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Auto Body Professional Club (ABP)

The ABP Club is a collection of individuals from all sides of the automotive industry, including: repairers, insurers, vehicle hirers, equipment companies, paint producers, parts manufacturers, accident management firms etc. who are concerned with seeing the body repair sector prosper. The ABP Club’s main aims are to provide these individuals with community and communication.

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Mechanex is the largest independent aftermarket trade show for the motor trade industry. This is an annual event hosted at multiple locations accross the UK. Visitors will be able to get their hands on a wide range of: tools, plant and machinery and diagnostic equipment in one venue. There are also useful technical sessions with practical information and learnings.