Benefits of membership

Membership of ICDP’s research programmes offers participants from across the industry a unique combination of benefits:

  • Highly cost-effective access to a major international collaborative research programme, organised on a neutral, not-for-profit basis, multiplying the value of each member’s annual fee
  • A dedicated team of industry experts, with recognised skills and experience in all aspects of automotive retailing and after-sales
  • In-depth coverage of the critical issues, challenges, and opportunities facing the industry now and over the years ahead, drawn together into a holistic picture for the framing and implementation of future strategy
  • New ideas, concepts and guidance for boosting knowledge and improving channel effectiveness, all grounded both in detailed automotive industry knowledge and in a proven track record of cross –sector investigation
  • Exploration of new business concepts and emerging automotive markets
  • A data bank on key measures and benchmarks in both established and emerging markets
  • High-level networking and debate with industry peers and experts, across the breadth of programme membership, at a range of dedicated events
  • Access to more bespoke support from ICDP – consultancy, education and training, and data services – at preferential rates.

The feedback we get from members consistently confirms the value of participation:

  • “Deep automotive competence, with independence and integrity”
  • “Very professional to work with; great presentations and studies”
  • “We value the analysis of potential threats and opportunities”
  • “The primary source of knowledge in our strategic planning”
  • “A unique angle on the industry; approachable, and affordable”

Membership of ICDP’s programmes is an investment in your future – the operating investments and revenue risks facing businesses are many times the scale of our membership fees.  One good idea adopted, or one risk avoided, will provide a positive business case.

 

Additional Insight

People And Skills

Webinar: People and Skills in Automotive Retail

This webinar was held on 22nd November and the presentation is now available for members to download, speaking notes will be added shortly.

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Spare Parts

Webinar: Availability and adequacy of parts identification data

This took place on 21st November, the presentation and speaking notes are now available to download.

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