Industry Outlook Conference

Event Date



1 day

Event Type

Key Themes:
Industry Outlook, Counter Terrorism, Data and the Economy

This one-day conference provided an exclusive forum for the industry’s senior executives to meet, exchange ideas, develop new contacts and participate in leading-edge debate. 

Through a series of panel sessions and keynote presentations we explored the major threats and opportunities for our sector in the coming 12 months:

  • air quality
  • emissions
  • personal leasing
  • taxation
  • digitisation of the customer sales channels
  • the UK economy
  • security and counter terrorism
  • data and vehicle connectivity
  • changing business models

The morning session of the day centred around a BVRLA 2018 Outlook Report which outlines the key challenges and trends that we expect members to face in the following 12 months.

We assembled an expert panel of senior executives from across the industry to discuss the report’s findings on the day.

Our panel:

  • Tim Porter; Managing Director at Lex Autolease
  • Jon Lawes; Managing Director at Hitachi Capital Vehicle Solutions
  • Ian Lawrence; Group Managing Director at United Rental Group
  • Jane Pocock; Managing Director at Vansdirect
  • James Taylor; Director at DriveNow UK Ltd

Afternoon sessions tackled, Counter Terrorism, Brexit, GDPR, Fuel Options and Mobility Solutions. 

Presentations to download


"This is easily the best conference event for the industry and has been for many years. It's a great opportunity to get new ideas, challenge the way you do things and to network". (Clive Buhagiar, Head of Pricing and Planning at Alphabet (GB) Ltd)

Event Venue

East Midlands Conference Centre, Nottingham

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For all events queries, please call Fran Hampson, Events Manager on 01494 545703 or email: fran@bvrla.co.uk

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