Buckingham Automotive Forum Feb 26th 2014.

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Evolving Issues of Economic Recovery

The Spring 2014 Automotive Forum will examine topics of current and strategic interest to the vehicle management and support industry in the light of the developing economic recovery. The event, on 26th February 2014, will be held in the University’s Chandos Road facility – MK18 1AL – car park on the opposite side of the road. Additional car parking in the main car park at the bottom of Station Road & turn right. The timetable is as shown below; please note the start time for the Forum.

​1000:​ Arrive, register, coffee

1030:​ Chairman’s Introduction: Christopher Macgowan; Visiting Professor – Centre for Automotive Management

1035:​ ’Some Issues & Concerns of Economic Recovery & Fleet Updating; a review of issues associated with the start of economic recovery & their implications for fleet management and the leasing industries; Speaker; Professor Peter N C Cooke; Emeritus Professor of Automotive Management .

1125:​ Coffee break

1155;​ ’The Recovering LCV Market; Some Notes from the Front Line’ the LCV market is special in its demand mix of new & used LCVs for SMEs. The speaker will review some of the special issues and potential solutions from the front line. Speaker; Rod Lloyd; Managing Director; Low Cost Vans Ltd.

1225; ‘Regulation Versus Education – the New FCA Rules’ how will the FCA changes to the consumer credit industry affect small businesses, consumers, brokers & dealers? Is this legislation to replace education? Speaker; Graham Hill; Vehicle Finance Director – NACFB & MD GHA Finance

1255;​ ‘An interview with John Lewis’ – Former Chief Executive of the BVRLA’ interviewed by Colin Tourick; Visiting Professor;​

1320;​ Approximately; Chairman’s closing comments

1330;​ Buffet lunch

1500;​ Close of Event

This forum meets quarterly to explore developments and opportunities in the industry. It is not a selling event but a real exchange of ideas to discuss topics of current interest and share experiences. You are welcome to bring a colleague – contact chrismacgowan@msn.com

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