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Government minister gives her backing to our exciting plans for CDX16

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A GOVERNMENT minister has given her backing to CDX16 – the biggest motor trade event of the year, organised by Car Dealer Magazine.

Caroline Dinenage, the MP for Gosport – the Hampshire town in which Car Dealer is based – went on a tour of our offices.

She was given a behind-the-scenes insight into our annual conference and expo at Silverstone, including plans for this year’s event on May 24, and said she was keen to encourage other government ministers to attend.


Last year, star names such as racing drivers Tiff Needell and Sam Tordoff, as well as TV presenters Mike Brewer and Louise Goodman, rubbed shoulders with more than 1,500 motor trade professionals at the free event.

CDX16 promises to be bigger and better this year, with scores of suppliers from across the automotive retail sector showcasing a dazzling array of products and services. The expo halls will be filled with more suppliers in one place than anywhere else in the UK. Blackball Media - MP Visit - 30

Dinenage, the minister for equalities, said: ‘CDX16 sounds like it will be a remarkable event and one which the motor trade will get a lot out of.

‘An event like this encourages growth and increases trade in the industry, which I fully support.’

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During her visit, Dinenage also met some of the team of expert automotive writers, designers and videographers behind the company’s event.

James Baggott, founder and managing director of Car Dealer’s parent company Blackball Media, said: ‘We’re grateful to Caroline Dinenage for taking some time out of her busy schedule to visit our offices to see what we do. We’ve got big plans for the future, which means even more rapid growth.

‘Car Dealer Magazine keeps on going from strength to strength, while CDX16 has turned into a must go-to event for anyone associated with the industry. To get her support for what we’re doing is great.’

To register for your free tickets click here.

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