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Time running out to book Car Dealer Live 2024 tickets at early bird prices

  • Discounted tickets on sale for Car Dealer Live until the end of June
  • Car dealers and manufacturers will join thought-provoking panel sessions
  • Auto Trader, Google, Cox Automotive and iVendi all partner with us for big event
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Time 8:17 am, June 7, 2023

Car dealer giants Peter Vardy and Peter Waddell are the headline interviews at Car Dealer Live 24 – and there’s just a few weeks left to book tickets at early bird prices.

In-person tickets for car dealers and car manufacturer professionals, as well as online streaming tickets, are currently available at reduced prices until June 30.

Tickets can be booked on the dedicated Car Dealer Live website. After June 30, all ticket prices to the event, sponsored by Auto Trader, will revert to full price.


Car Dealer Live 2024 will be held on March 7 at the British Motor Museum at Gaydon with 10 per cent of all ticket sales once again being donated to automotive industry charity Ben.

Headline sponsors Auto Trader will share their exclusive insights once more and we’re delighted to confirm Google, Cox Automotive, Automotive Transformation Group and iVendi will also be partnering with us for the event.

They will all be producing exclusive research for the event – which will have a used car theme – to be delivered at the event.


We’ll also have panel sessions packed with leading new and used car dealers as well as car manufacturer bosses.

Vardy – a franchised and used car specialist – who represents brands including Porsche, BMW and Jaguar Land Rover will be talking on the live stage about his business, which includes the Carz used car brand.

This week, he appointed former Inchcape CEO James Brearley as his chief operating officer.

Our second headline interview will be with the characterful Peter Waddell. 

He is best known for his successful Big Motoring World used car supermarket group which has recently opened its sixth location in Wimbledon and is about to move to a new head office in Kent.

Other leading car dealers joining the panel sessions on the day include luxury car salesman Tom Hartley, who will be joined by HR Owen CTO Brett Ward, talking about the ultra high end world of selling supercars.

Joining the independent car dealer panel will be Alex Jones, chief operating officer of used car supermarket Carbase.

While Peter Smyth, Swansway director, and Chris Wiseman, MD of Wessex Garages are both confirmed to appear on the franchised dealer panel.

Wiseman attended Car Dealer Live 2023 in the audience and thoroughly enjoyed the day.


He said: ‘It was great to attend the Car Dealer Live event in 2023 and hear directly from industry leaders, OEMs and providers who gave frank views on the challenges we all face each day as well as diverse opinions on the future direction of car retailing in the UK. 

‘It was an excellent opportunity to network and catch up with colleagues from across the business.’

More guests are set to be announced in the coming months.

Car Dealer is particularly keen to hear from any female motor trade leaders who may wish to appear on any of the panels. Please contact the team via the email button at the top of this story or via LinkedIn if you’d like to appear.

Car Dealer Live tickets are available with an early bird discount until June 30. Full details and ticket sales can be purchased on the dedicated CarDealerLive.co.uk website.

Please note, it is important you book the correct ticket. Car dealer tickets are for trading car dealers or car manufacturer personnel. Incorrectly booked tickets will be cancelled. Supplier tickets are strictly limited.

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James is the founder and editor-in-chief of Car Dealer Magazine, and CEO of parent company Baize Group. James has been a motoring journalist for more than 20 years writing about cars and the car industry.

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