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A bigger, better CDX for 2018 – and YOU could attend as a VIP!

Time 11:20 am, November 1, 2017

CDX is back and this time it’s taking Manchester by storm. If you thought 2017’s CDX was big, then wait until you see what we have in store for you at Manchester Central Convention Complex next May 21 and 22.

Over the years, Car Dealer Magazine has seen dramatic year-on-year growth in the number of stands, the amount of space and the number of people attending, but in 2018 it’ll be even bigger and better than ever before.

With two days filled with exciting and educational things to see and do, it was only fitting that we partnered up with some of the most innovative brands around.

We can now reveal our partners for CDX18 are GardX, iVendi, Perfect Placement and The WMS Group. Each of our four partners will be occupying space within the exhibition floor called forums, covering an area larger than any other stand ever seen at CDX before – and they will truly be something to behold.

We’ll also be keeping things fun into the evening for delegates who are looking to network as well as learn, with the official CDX party organised by GardX. A limited number of free tickets will be going out to delegates, and you’ll need to be actually at the event to get yours.

CDX 2018 ticketing is now officially open for anyone wanting to book tickets. It’s as simple as heading over to, creating an account and then you’ll be able to download your free ticket from there any time before the event. Free standard tickets will give you access to the show on both days, as well as all of our excellent workshops, seminars and the Car Dealer Live Stage programme.

To give delegates more flexibility, and to ensure everything runs like clockwork, we’re introducing a limited-edition VIP ticket sponsored by iVendi, which is available to buy from the CDX website now. This will give you fast-track entry to the show on both days, guaranteed parking, access to the VIP Business Lounge, where there will be complimentary refreshments and food served all day (including breakfast and a buffet lunch), exclusive free VIP wi-fi and cloakroom, VIP front row seating in workshops, an exclusive networking session with a speaker and a VIP book plus show guide.

For those choosing this package, we have also taken rooms at one of the best hotels on the doorstep of Manchester Central and VIPs will be able to book at a special rate.

Car Dealer Magazine founder James Baggott said: ‘It’s exciting to see our hard work and planning for CDX 2018 coming together. When we travelled to Manchester Central a few weeks ago with our four partners, it was clear this is a huge step up from last year, but already the plans are in place to make this the greatest convention for the motor trade in Europe.

‘Not only that, but speaking with the partners showed me how dedicated they are to making this event a huge success.’

He added: ‘I’m pleased to be able to offer our delegates a more business-focused VIP package for 2018 too. We know how important it is for visitors who are taking time out of their businesses to use the show as efficiently as possible, and this will give them the best possible access to everything while taking the stress out of managing their stay.’

Through delegates can manage their days and sign up for updates as we reveal more details about the show line-up. Those looking to stay for both days can book nearby hotels at special CDX rates too.

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