Live Stage (Backup)

Car Dealer Live Stage

When:  09.15 – 17.00, May 23

Where:  Hall 3, The Wing, Silverstone


The Car Dealer Live Stage will be at the heart of CDX17’s line-up once again with more panels and keynote speakers than ever.

The Live Stage sessions will run throughout the whole day, giving delegates the opportunity to discover new ideas from industry leaders and keynote speakers.


What’s happening on the Live Stage

James Baggott, the founder of Car Dealer Magazine and MD of parent company Blackball Media will be opening proceedings on the Car Dealer Live stage and welcoming you to CDX17.

James Baggott

View from the top with listed and franchised car dealer bosses

Listed and franchise dealer bosses, including Ken Savage from Perrys, will be discussing their view of the industry, plus a group of independent dealers will be speaking about the challenges facing the used car industry.

Ken Savage
Ken Savage

Making the most of Facebook and Instagram in your dealership

Facebook and Instagram’s automotive client partner Anita Fox, will be taking to the Car Dealer Live stage to talk about how your footprint online can increase your footfall in dealership and the virtues of social media in a business environment.

Anita Fox
Anita Fox


A great opportunity to check out what the CDX17 Expo has on offer for you, grab some lunch at one of the Mezzanine Level cafes or pop into one of the workshops that will be running from 10.00 – 15.00.


What will Brexit mean to the car industry?

Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) chief executive Mike Hawes will be on stage to talk about the automotive industry in 2017. With Article 50 triggered on March 29, this will be a particularly key time for the economy and car sales.

Mike Hawes
Mike Hawes

Introducing the new product launches at CDX.

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The challenges facing independent dealers in 2017

Ross Quirk of Quirks Car Company Ltd and Mohammed Benlaadar from Whitethor Cars, both independent dealers, will be speaking about the challenges facing the used car industry in a year where new car sales are projected to fall.

Ross Quirk
Ross Quirk

How to harness the power of Google in an age of digital dealerships.

Google’s lead generation manager, Scott Sinclair will be giving you the latest on how Google can drive customers to your forecourt.

Scott Sinclair
Scott Sinclair

The opportunities and difficulties when selling supercars

We will be asking a group of supercar dealers about the difficulties and opportunities that they have faced over the past 12 months.


The secrets of volume selling with car supermarket bosses

We’ll be finding out the secrets of volume selling with car supermarket bosses; Neil Smith from Imperial Car Supermarket,  Andy Coulthurst from Trade Centre Wales and Jonathan Dunkley from Carshop.

Neil Smith
Neil Smith

Making the most of Twitter for car sales

Ross MacDonald, Twitter’s agency  sales manager will be telling you how Twitter can help your business from lead generation to customer service. In a world that is increasingly online, this is one not to be missed.

Ross MacDonald
Ross MacDonald

The road ahead for car sales with car manufacturer bosses

A panel of car manufacturer bosses including Simon Hetherington from Kia, Jeremy Thomson from Mazda and Lance Bradley from Mitsubishi will be discussing what they expect to see in the automotive industry in 2017.

Lance Bradley

WITMI on the Live Stage

The panel from the Women in The Motor Industry (WITMI) breakout session, hosted by Julia Muir, will also be on the Live Stage this year. They’ll be taking questions about diversity and engaging more women to work in roles at dealerships and the wider industry.

Julia Muir
Julia Muir

The future of digital dealerships

A panel of industry and digital experts will discuss whether the move to online sales will mean the demise of dealerships.

Register to attend now!