a video sThe Treaming ticket gives you access to this week’s Car Dealer Live event from the comfort of your dealership if you are unable to attend the conference.

It will be the full day of Car Dealer Live sessions designed to inspire car dealers to plan for their future Online streaming available on the event website.

The entire event, taking place at the British Motor Museum in Gaydon on Thursday, is available watch online where viewers can take polls and ask questions of guests on stage as well as those in the audience.


streaming tickets are available for £199 (ex VAT) on the Car Dealer Live website, where streamers can log in on the day and watch the feed.

After the event, the sessions can be played back as individual videos. Replay tickets for those who missed the event are also available at the same price as a post-event streaming ticket for those who want to catch up.

Car Dealer Live, the future of the car dealership, is sponsored by Auto Trader, who will share their thoughts on the biggest forces of change heading into the industry.


There will also be sessions from Google’s partners on the importance of physical and digital retailers, Close Brothers Motor Finance will look at the road to banning internal combustion engines in 2030, while Cox Automotive will delve deeply into digital retail. The full details of these sessions and videos intYou can find interviews with the speakers below.

Leading car dealers and manufacturers will also appear on the event stage.

Cambria Automobiles CEO Mark Lavery will be the headline interview of the day, discussing his journey from the public back to private ownership, and will offer his thoughts in a Nothing Off Limits interview.

After that follows ours Franchise Dealer Panel with Paul Hendy, CEO of Hendy Group, John O’Hanlon, CEO of Waylands Automotive and Neil McCue, COO of Snows Motor Group.

The franchise dealers will answer our questions about agencies, electric vehicles and online car sales.

Our independent traders The jury consists of Nigel Hurley, CEO of Car Shop, Jamie Caple of Car Quay, David Trigg of supercar dealer Premier GT and IMDA founding member Stuart Saunders.


They will answer questions about used car disruptors, used car prices and the biggest opportunities for dealers in the coming month.

While Automaker bosses Polestar’s Jonathan Goodman, Suzuki’s Dale Wyatt and MG’s Guy Pigounakis will report on the changing face of car sales.

Personal tickets are available until noon tomorrow (March 8th).

The biggest forces of change facing auto dealers in the coming years will be the focus of an exclusive Auto Trader presentation.

We’ll hear exclusive research from Catherine CelebrationCOO of Headline Partners Auto Trader, on the forces of change that could shape the status quo in the years to come, from emerging electric vehicle suppliers to changing consumer behavior.

Despite the rise in online car sales, physical dealerships are still critical to the buying process, says Google.

The search giant will unveil its latest research on the importance of a blended approach to car sales at Car Dealer Live. Google UK automotive manager Ben Gault will deliver the search giant’s study, which looks at the growing importance of omni-channel retail for car dealers.

How used car dealers are preparing for the upcoming ban on internal combustion engines in 2030 will be guided by an exclusive presentation by the partners of Close Brothers Motor Finance.

The company commissioned a survey of hundreds of used car dealers, asking them about their companies’ plans for the EV transition. In a session entitled ‘The Road Ahead – The Journey to AFV’, Sean Kemple, CEO of Motor UK at Close Brothers, will present the company’s findings.

How much of the buying journey are car buyers willing to do online and in physical dealerships is a question Cox Automotive hopes to answer at Car Dealer Live.

Company experts surveyed both consumers and car dealers to ask their opinion on what they expect from online and physical car buying.

Cox Automotive Insight and Strategy Director Phil Nothard, along with guests Michael Bell, CEO of Available Car, and Stephanie Muzzall, Digital Project Manager for Consumer Digital at Volvo Car UK, will appear on stage to discuss the survey results.

how to get there

The event will take place on British Motor Museum at Gaydon. This is just off junction 12 of the M40 in Warwickshire.

Where to park

There is plenty free Parking at the British Motor Museum. Parking spaces for Car Dealer Live guests are clearly marked. Park on the left as you approach the main building and the Car Dealer Live entrance is on the left side of the building as marked in the image above. On this day there will be signs to point you in the right direction.

Car Dealer Live Parking

Eat Drink

On arrival at 09:30 there will be coffee and pastries, followed by a coffee break at 11:15, a buffet lunch at 12:45 and more coffee and cake in the main auditorium for the afternoon session.


There will be vegetarian and vegan options. Participants with any type of nut allergy should note that the Museum cannot guarantee that its food or the products it purchases are free from nuts or traces of nuts. It does not have a nut-free kitchen or an entirely separate nut-free area to prepare its catering, and therefore accepts no responsibility for any allergic reaction. If a participant’s allergy is that severe, they are advised to bring their own food and drink.


Seating in the auditorium is allocated on a first come, first serve basis. Don’t worry, there will be enough seating for guests, but there are no reserved seats except for the speakers attending the sessions on the live stage.

Audience Participation

We will use an interactive audience participation tool Slide.com during the sessions. This allows you to participate in our online surveys and ask questions to our panelists. The entry code for the event will be broadcast on the screens in the venue and you can simply login on the mobile website to enter (no app required). We will let you know the details that day.

The agenda

  • 09:30 – Arrival, coffee and welcome pastries
  • 10:15 – Welcome to the auditorium by Auto Dealership Editor James Baggott
  • 10:20 – Keynote Interview – Mark Lavery, CEO, Cambria Automobiles
  • 10:50 – Franchise Dealer Panel – Sponsored by Close Brothers Motor Finance
  • 11:15 – Coffee break and networking
  • 11:45 – White paper session with headline partner Auto Trader
  • 12:15 – Independent Auto Trader Panel – Sponsored by Auto Trader
  • 12:45 – Buffet Lunch
  • 13:30 – White paper session with Close Brothers Motor Finance
  • 14:00 – Automaker Panel – Sponsored by Cox Automotive
  • 14:30 – White paper session with Cox Automotive
  • 15:00 – Google Keynote interview
  • 15:30 – End of the event

The ticket includes entry to the museum

Your Car Dealer Live ticket includes entry to the British Motor Museum. There are some amazing exhibits to see and it’s worth allowing some time at the end of the day to look around.

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