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Member events archive

ICDP member events archive

Member events archive

Our meetings, workshops, and webinars are open to ICDP programme members only

For more information, please contact us.

This page lists recent past events - members can download presentation material from the individual event pages below. Material from earlier events is available on request from the Project Office.

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Autumn Meeting 2018


  • Melia hotel La Defense France (map)

Autumn Meeting 2018

Our Autumn Meeting took place at Hotel Meliá La Défense, Paris, on Tuesday 16th and Wednesday 17th October 2018.  The topics covered were:

  • Transformation in the aftermarket

    • More cars under ‘professional fleet management’: what will this mean for the aftermarket?

    • The future of the crash repair market: industry structure and pressures

    • Charting the consolidation of the European parts distribution market

  • Dealer groups and network change

    • Guest speaker Owen Edwards, Grant Thornton – the environment for dealer group merger and acquisition activity

    • Dealer network restructuring: changes ahead

    • Top dealer group trends from around the world

    • Guest speaker Benjamin Bauquin, CAR Avenue: what is the perspective of a top dealer group?

  • Translating ‘omni-channel’ into practice

    • What prospects for the used car superstores?

    • Omni-channel’ in practice at the dealership level

  • The growth of the ‘monthly payment’

    • Monthly payments for motoring: the new model?

    • Guest speaker Ian Plummer, AutoTrader: consumer attitudes to monthly payments and new ‘ownership’ models

    • Subscription models: what factors drive their performance?

Event flyer

Event material

The presentations from the meeting, combined into one PDF file, are available for ICDP programme members to download - please insert your username and password when prompted. If you would like to receive individual presentation files, which also include speaking notes and additional material where relevant, please contact the Project Office.

Please note that usernames and passwords from the old ICDP web site are no longer operational - please contact the Project Office to obtain your new details.

Earlier Event: 26 September
European dealer of tomorrow webinar
Later Event: 6 November
European dealer groups webinar