The Changing Automotive Sector

The UK aftermarket is entering the biggest shift in living memory and with the pace of change, the rate in which garages, workshops and bodyshops must invest to be competitive is increasing, as is the constant training and development required to ensure they are fully equipped to service and repair their customers’ vehicles. 

The UK Garage & Bodyshop Event has identified the need for a face-to-face event to connect the industry and move forward into the future together.


Introducing The UK Garage & Bodyshop Event

With the market changing at an accelerated pace, we saw the need for an live event. The industry has not had a dedicated aftermarket event since 2019, and there's a strong desire to reconnect with the industry and build networks. In a survey conducted by Impression Communications, 78% of garages wanted a return to face to face events.


The shift to EV

Over 90% of garages see EV / Hybrid as having the biggest impact on the aftermarket and their business in the next 5 years 


A third of UK drivers will own a full EV car by 2025

Huge government incentives as the UK drives towards a zero-emission market, with leading manufacturers committed to EV on accelerated timelines 

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ADAS Technology Advances

30% of all vehicles sold in the UK by 2030 are expected to be fitted with Level 2 driver assistance features.

Impact of CAVS in UK market shows that 55% of new automotive jobs need to be highly skilled, however only a quarter of businesses feel they are equipped with the skills and training to keep up with technological changes.

The UK Garage & Bodyshop Event is a fresh and unique approach to an event.

Our innovative format provides more than just the traditional exhibitor-on-stand set up, with a huge focus on high-value training for the visitor, provided by the suppliers. 

With live demonstrations, technical seminars and IMI-accredited training, our visitors leave with a valuable training resource they can use year-round. The UK Garage & Bodyshop Event will include: