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CDX17: What happened on the day?

Time 9:00 am, May 23, 2017

CDX17 is finally here and it’ll be a packed day of workshops, panels and the biggest expo yet!

If you missed it, you can read below to find out what happened. If you were there, see if your tweets made it into our story!

17:15 – Thank you to all the delegates and exhibitors who attended CDX17. It was a pleasure having you here as always.

Remember to stay up to date on the Car Dealer website for all the latest news from this year’s event, and we will see you at CDX18!


16:10 – We have been live all day on either Periscope or Facebook Live, and all of those videos will be available to view on our Twitter and Facebook pages – like this one here…

16:00 – One man who has been very busy is The Judge down at the Lawgistics stand in Hall 1. Plenty of people have been grabbing a snap with him.

15:30 – It was good to see a friendly face in the form of Sophie Williamson-Stothert, who helped to present the WITMI session this afternoon.

15:20 – There have been a lot of excellent stalls on display, including the SalesMonitor team’s big screen Mario Kart…

The donut wall at the AutoTrader stand…

And TrustPilot’s Scalextric track.

15:00 – The Social Media 200 forum is taking place from 15:15, where we’ll see who are the most savvy social media companies.


13:40 – Congratulations to the first winner of the WITMI ‘Woman of the Year’. The Women In The Motor Industry forum will be taking place from 14:00.

13:00 – Due to technical issues with our Facebook Live video feed, we are now streaming the main stage on Periscope, which you can access here.

11:00 – If you couldn’t make it down to Silverstone today, we’ll be reporting on the keynote speeches from the IMC rooms in the next edition of Car Dealer.


10:35 – There are plenty of great keynote speakers today on the main stage, including chief executive of the SMMT, Mike Hawes.

You will be able to read about all the main stories from this year’s CDX on the Car Dealer Magazine website and in the next issue of Car Dealer.

10:15 – We are launching Bangers4Ben 2017 today and if you want to sign up for the event, come down to the Ben stand in Hall 1 or contact us for more details.

09:30 – The live stage is now up and running, with Head of Facebook’s Automotive team kicking off the keynote discussions with James Baggott.


09:00 – Good morning and welcome to CDX 2017! We will be posting some of the best bits and giving you live updates from the event throughout the day on here and on the Car Dealer Twitter page.

We are also live streaming the main stage on the Car Dealer Facebook page from 09:15, so if you couldn’t make it today check that out

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