Events calendar

The best automotive conferences to attend – plus, our top non-automotive picks, that’ll help you or your team to be inspired, learn & develop.   

Automotive Events

17 – 18th Sept, 2019
AutoBuzz Conference – London

AutosBuzz is the first conference in the world dedicated to innovations in automotive advertising and technology.  Networking is at the core of AutosBuzz. You’ll have unique opportunities to meet with C-level executives and top leaders involved with digital automotive sales, rentals and subscriptions. You’ll look at the latest trends impacting the industry, discover cutting-edge technology and learn from your peers.  Read More.


Featured Speaker 🌟

Tanesha Stafford, Co founder of Armchair Marketing

AutosBuzz is the first conference in the world dedicated to innovations in automotive advertising and technology.  

Katja Riefler, Principal/Managing Director, AIM Group

9th October, 2019
Motortrader Summit – Birmingham

The theme of the event is “ Boosting Dealer Profitability in 2020 ” as we look ahead at best practice in new and used car profitability, online marketing and e-commerce retailing.  The line-up of speakers include Jason Cranswick, Jardine Motors commercial director, who will talk about driving business and profitability through digital transformation.   Adrian Dally, head of motor finance at the Finance & Leasing Association (FLA), will give a timely presentation on “Motor Finance: The impact on dealers of the FCA review.” Other speakers include Philip Deacon, head of marketing at Marshall Motor Group.


7th Nov, 2019
AM Live – NEC Birmingham

Automotive Management LIVE enables visitors to connect with the full range of suppliers to motor retail, learn and share industry best practice, and discuss how to prepare for the future of motor retail.


28th November, 2019
THE UK AUTOMOTIVE 30% CLUB CONFERENCE 2019 – Autotrader HQ – London

The UK Automotive 30% Club is a voluntary group of MDs and CEOs from automotive manufacturing, retailing and supplier companies. The club was founded by Julia Muir, CEO of Gaia Innovation Ltd, with the purpose of achieving a better gender balance within the automotive industry, and with the aim of filling at least 30% of key leadership positions in the member organisations with women by 2030 through a “30 by 30”.


November, 2019
Car Dealer Magazine Used Car Awards – London

The Car Dealer Magazine Used Car Awards – held at The Brewery in London and hosted by TV’s Mr Wheeler Dealer Mike Brewer – recognised the best, brightest, smartest and downright nicest across the full spectrum of the used car trade, and hundreds of auto industry professionals gathered to find out who was going home with the trophies and certificates after an intensive judging process.


13th Feb, 2020
AM Awards- ICC, Birmingham

An evening dedicated to acknowledging exemplary performance and innovation is fundamentally important to our industry; high achievers deserve their time in the spotlight.


28th April, 2020
CDX 2020 (Car Dealer magazine) – Farnborough

Now in its sixth year, CDX is the most important conference and expo dedicated to the UK retail motor industry – gathering key industry suppliers and experts to show their latest products and deliver best-practice workshops and seminars.


12-13th May, 2020
FT Future of the Car Summit – London

The Future of the Car Summit is our big picture, mega-trends event for international OEMs seeking to turn the forces of disruption into engines of growth.

Skillfully moderated by world-class journalists, the 6th annual FT Future of the Car Summit will boast an unrivalled line-up of industry experts, innovators and thought leaders will bring the wider economic picture into view and delve into the details that matter:


15th July, 2020
Motortrader awards – Grosvenor House Hotel, London.

The awards are widely viewed as the industry’s Oscars, showcasing excellence across 28 categories, including Franchised Dealership of The Year Award, New Car of the Year Award, Used Car of the Year Award and Finance Provider of the Year Award.


Non-automotive Events

12-13th Sept, 2019
Brighton SEO – Digital Marketing

BrightonSEO is a one-day search marketing conference and series of training courses held, not surprisingly, in Brighton. It takes place twice a year and brings together some of the best speakers in the world of search, and definitely the best crowd. 


June, 2020
Search Leeds – Digital Marketing

Free to attend, SearchLeeds is a one-day search marketing event taking place at the biggest venue we could find in Leeds – the first direct arena. The conference is now the largest annual gathering of search marketers in the north of England, and has become a place to share, network and learn for marketers of all levels.


UK Automotive 30% Club

Check out the Automotive 30 Club - Co Founded By Julia Muir.| On a mission to make a difference - sponsors include C-level execs, technology experts, and founders.  #GenderBalance #30By30The Automotive 30 Club is uniting the automotive industry to get more females...

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