Registration now open for The Aftermarket Event

Registration for the unmissable Aftermarket Event is now open.

Registration now open for The Aftermarket Event

27 June 2024

Farnborough International, home to the world’s most prestigious aerospace events, is now setting an exhilarating pace on the ground too as host of The Aftermarket Event as registration opens on the all-new, unmissable event dedicated to the independent garage & bodyshop sector.

Ryan Fuller, Managing Director of DFA Media Group said "We are very much looking forward to holding the inaugural Aftermarket Event at Farnborough International this October. It's the perfect venue to bring you the very best from the UK garage sector.

With a central location, free parking, and outstanding facilities, we believe it will tick all the boxes for our visitors! Farnborough has long been the nation’s go-to destination for today’s and tomorrow’s pioneers. On October 2-3, it will be the focus for everyone working in and around the garage trade – showcasing technology, skills, and the latest information and data powering all aspects of the aftermarket."

The Aftermarket Event sponsored by Castrol & The Race Group will feature an exhibition, interactive workshops, informative seminars, comprehensive training and more, with exhibitors from across the sector, offering a fresh window into this vibrant UK industry sector worth an estimated £30 billion annually.

LKQ Euro Car Parts CEO Kevan Wooden will deliver the keynote address on the event's opening day. The first day will also include an update on the independent garage sector by the Independent Garage Association’s Jonathan Douglass. The vitally important issues of skills and training will also be discussed and there will be a high-level panel discussion sponsored by Castrol & The Race Group.

And to discuss all the topics raised during the opening day, all visitors and exhibitors are invited to an evening Networking Party.

Day 2 promises to be equally informative, featuring high-powered panel discussions on the subjects of ‘Healthy Retention in the Aftermarket’, ‘Mixed business? Are EVs still THE future?’, and ‘The evolving shape of the Aftermarket’.

Castrol & The Race Group are the event’s Headline Sponsor — with Distrigo Parts Distribution as a Registration Sponsor. With further backing from major sector organisations including the GEA, IGA, RMI Standards and Certification, HEVRA and the British Compressed Air Society (BCAS), support for this industry-leading event is growing exponentially.

Major names confirmed to date include LKQ Euro Car Parts, Castrol & The Race Group,
Distrigo Parts Distribution, Delphi, Hella Guttman, Absolute Alignment, Ben, Autel, A1 ADAS Solutions, TOPDON, JLM Lubricants UK, Motul and many more.

The event will be co-located with another show, Safety, Health & Wellbeing Live, meaning The Aftermarket Event visitors can also learn more about workplace safety and occupational health.

Visitor registration for the event is now open! Register here:

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Alternatively, to become an exhibitor, contact Ryan Fuller on: [email protected] /+44(0)1732 370340