The NTDA is pleased to announce the following confirmed schedule for the 2018 NTDA Tyre Industry Conference sponsored by DG International:

08.30 Doors open for Registration in Pre-function area Level 1 DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Milton Keynes
08.30 – 09.55 (Tea and Coffee served and Exhibition Area Open)
10.00 Stefan Hay, NTDA Chief Executive – Welcome and Opening Address
10.05 Ryan Lucas, Managing Director, DG International – Sponsor’s Welcome
10.10 Prashant Chopra, NTDA National Chairman – Chairman’s Address

SESSION 1: TYRE TALK – PROTECTING MOTORISTS, PROTECTING THE ENVIRONMENT
10.20 Stuart Jackson, TyreSafe Chairman – An update from the consumer tyre safety charity
10.40 Peter Taylor, OBE, TRA Secretary General – An update from the Tyre Recovery Association
11.00 Gary Walker, Waste Unit Manager, Scottish Environment Protection Agency – The Tyre Industry and SEPA – An Evolving Partnership
11.20 Session 1 Panel Question and Answer
11.30 (Tea and Coffee served and Exhibition Area Open)

SESSION 2: PREPARING FOR THE FUTURE – FROM MEGATRENDS TO PRACTICAL APPLICATION
Welcome Back
12.00 Quentin Le Hetet, General Manager, GiPA UK Ltd – An Introduction to Automotive Megatrends
12.20 Neil Hilton, Head of Business Development GE, Hella Ltd – The Future Workshop
12.40 Andy Savva, The Garage Inspector – The successful workshop – Getting it right for employees and customers
13.00 Session 2 Panel Question and Answer
13.10 Buffet Lunch

SESSION 3: TAKING CARE OF BUSINESS – FROM DIGITAL DEALING TO DEALING WITH DANGER
Welcome Back
14.00 Carl Dean, Managing Director, Silkmoth Ltd – Sell More Tyres – E-commerce for Tyre Retailers
14.20 Steve Nash, Chief Executive Officer, Institute of the Motor Industry – Technician Licensing
14.40 John Ellis, Chief Executive Officer, MWheels – Evaluating Commercial Vehicle Wheel Safety
15.00 Session 3 Panel Question and Answer
15.10 (Tea and Coffee served and Exhibition Area Open)
15.30 Closing Guest Motivational Speaker: Marc Woods, Paralympian and TV Commentator
16.15 Conference Closes

This event is free to all employees of NTDA member companies and their invited guests / customers and members of the press. It is also free if you have booked places at the NTDA Annual Dinner and Tyre Industry Awards, to be held on the evening of 4th October. However if you have booked for the dinner, please confirm your place at the conference separately. Also, if you have reserved places, please ensure you provide the names of your delegates at your earliest convenience.

Places are limited, so please do not miss out on your FREE place. A free buffet lunch and refreshments will be provided throughout the day and there will be a small industry / supplier exhibition featuring:

Autotech Recruit Ltd, DG International, Jelf Beaumonts, Hella Ltd, (The) Institute for the Motor Industry, PFTP Ltd, Pneumatic Components Ltd (PCL), Pro-Align Ltd, Rema Tip Top Automotive UK Ltd, Roadside Safety Ltd, Schaeffler (UK) Ltd, Scots Auto Scene, Silkmoth, Tyre Safe and Tyres and Accessories.

Circa 200 delegates from the UK tyre and automotive aftercare markets attend this event each year and it is an excellent networking opportunity.

To book or confirm your place(s), please contact Alison Keitch on T: 01296 482128 or E: info@ntda.co.uk