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

Coty Image

The COTY case: how recent legal judgements may impact on the development of online channels

There is much discussion in the automotive sector at the moment about online channels, and their role within the customer’s car buying process, up to and including the final transaction.

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Customer Data

The evolving regulatory picture around access to customer and car data

Much of our aftermarket research has to do with the dynamics of competition between the different players in the sector. As successive consumer surveys have shown ...

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