CDX is less than a week away now and excitement about our major event for car dealers is reaching fever pitch.
Yes, Farnborough International is THE place for the automotive retail trade to be on June 12, and although all the VIP tickets have been snapped up, the good news is you can still register for free tickets. Need convincing why you should come along? Andy Entwistle, the managing director of Car Dealer Magazine publisher Blackball Media, has put together the top 10 reasons to be at CDX:
1 – The best day you will spend out of your business this year
CDX is for the industry, delivered by the industry. We know that it’s a challenging time for many car dealers – that’s why we’ve designed CDX to help you improve your business to meet these challenges and outperform the competition.
With best-practice seminars, practical demonstrations and straight-talking advice, a day at CDX will help you return to your business with new ideas, new motivation and refreshed to deliver.
2 – Dealership of the Future, in association with GardX
The industry is changing faster than ever. What will the next generation of physical car dealer outlets look like and how do you need to plan in the long term?
With the consumer journey and buying process changing faster than ever, new to CDX will be the Dealership of the Future. You’ll be able to get hands-on with some of the latest technology, such as 360-degree imagery, full e-commerce, self-service aftersales and cutting-edge showroom display systems.
3 – Exclusive White Papers from industry-leading businesses
This year, each of our four headline partners – Barclays, CarGurus, CitNOW and Cox Automotive – will be sharing research and industry insight exclusively at CDX. Not only this, but they will also be on stage to discuss their findings and answer questions. This insight is designed to help you and your business grow and increase profits.
4 – Free-to-attend best-practice workshops delivered by industry experts
This year, CDX will deliver 13 workshops. Covering everything from digital marketing and e-commerce to improving your stock turn and increasing your bottom line, these sessions will deliver expert advice that you can implement in your business straight away. Social media giant Facebook will also be joining us to talk about the art of the deal through social media.
5 – The Live Stage, in association with CarGurus
Each year, the Car Dealer Live Stage features some of the biggest names in the industry, sharing their thoughts and opinions on what’s happening in the UK motor industry and what the future holds. At a critical time for the UK automotive industry, these sessions with some of the UK’s top dealer and manufacturer bosses are not to be missed.
6 – Advice from the experts
Whatever current challenges your business is up against, CDX is the best place to meet the experts all in one room. With specialists in all areas of running a dealership of any size, CDX is your chance to get their advice for your business face to face.
7 – Dealers’ Den, in association with Cox Automotive
This year we are launching the CDX Dealers’ Den. Hosted on the Live Stage, this session will see a group of innovative young companies pitching their product or service to our expert panel and the audience. Our dealers will decide which product deserves to be supported in the coming 12 months of Car Dealer Magazine. Come and see what next-gen products you are likely to be using in the next couple of years.
8 – Networking and Business Hub, in association with CitNOW
CDX isn’t just a fantastic place to meet experts and suppliers and get help and advice for your business, it’s also the best place to network with your industry peers. CDX gives you the chance to meet fellow dealers from across the country, share experiences, talk best practice and build future relationships.
9 – Secure your place on Bangers4Ben 2019
Registrations for B4B 2019 open at CDX and will be available on a first come, first served basis. With limited numbers of places and demand growing every year, make sure you visit the Ben team early to secure your place on this legendary event.
10 – IT’S TOTALLY FREE!
That’s right – entrance to CDX doesn’t cost a penny for dealers and manufacturers, so sign up for free NOW.