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19 October

DRIVING FORWARD: NATIONAL CONFERENCE AND AWARDS DINNER

Our 2016 ‘Achieving Peak Performance’ conference set the bar high, but with the theme ‘Driving Forward’, this year’s Fix Auto National Conference promises to be our best event yet.

 

8:30 – EXHIBITION AND REGISTRATION OPENS

Meet our key sponsors and hear about their latest product innovations.

 

10:30 – FIX AUTO NATIONAL CONFERENCE BEGINS

We are pleased to confirm that the following speakers are part of our line-up:


Kriss Akabusi MBE

Three time Olympic Medal winner, Kriss Akabusi was part of the record breaking GB 4x400m Relay Team that beat the Americans at the 1991 World Championships in Tokyo.


David Wild – CEO
Dominos Pizza Group

David Wild is the UK CEO of Domino’s Pizza, one of the UK’s largest franchise operators, and is the former CEO of Halfords, the high-street bike and car parts retailer. Under David’s leadership and its innovative digital customer engagement strategy, Dominos has moved 72% of its sales on line, and grew UK sales by 14% in 2016.


Ian Guest

Conference speaker: Ian Guest
Co-Founder, Director, Business Documents UK LTD
Ian brings vast experience from his various roles over many years in supply chain and procurement. His extensive knowledge of the insurance and claims sector comes from his senior positions with global insurers, and he has a demonstrable track record of re-engineering supply chains to meet changing requirements, and delivering excellence as well as real savings.

As co-founder and Director of Business Documents UK LTD, he has taken a simple idea and turned it into a self-sustained business with global clients. This, he says, has helped him learn a great deal about search engine optimisation, analytics, digital marketing and content management.

 


Sean Carey
SGC Consulting

Conference speaker: Sean Carey
President and CEO of SCG Management Consulting LLC
Sean has more than 30 years’ experience in the automotive industry. A mechanical engineer by trade, he embarked on his sales and marketing career with the UK’s largest parts distribution company, during which time he earned a degree in marketing from the Charted Institute of Marketing. In 1991, Sean joined Nissan at its London headquarters, where he created, launched and managed Nissan’s Certified Collision Repair Programme.

In 1995, Sean moved to the USA where he established Carter & Carter International and managed its development and growth into a leading automotive consulting firm. Then in 2004 Sean joined Fix Auto where he was jointly responsibly for the spin-off of CynCast, an automotive claims and collision repair IT Company. 

In 2009, Sean established SCG Management Consulting LLC, since when he has gone on to consult at the highest level within all sectors of the automotive claims industry. He also has a keen understanding of the needs of insurers, repairers, OEMs, rental companies, technology providers and a wide range of industry supply chain vendors.

Sean is respected in the industry as a strategic visionary and a leader in growing businesses and markets from concept to implementation. In the past 24 months he has become a regular speaker at industry conferences on the subject of telematics and the potential impact this will have on the claims and collision market.


Alex Hunter
Host and Creator of Attaché

Alex Hunter
Host and Creator of Attaché
Alex is a branding and customer experience expert, keynote speaker, and angel investor. He is also the creator and host of Attaché, an award-winning online travel show, aimed at showing frequent travellers all they need to know before visiting a city on company business.

Previously, Alex served as the global Head of Online for the Virgin Group, overseeing the Virgin brand’s global digital strategy in its entirety, as well as Sir Richard Branson’s personal digital strategy. Before joining the Virgin Group, Alex was part of the founding team of award-winning US airline Virgin America.

Alex is a highly regarded public speaker, appearing all over the world at major industry events such as ad:tech, Future of Web Apps (London, Las Vegas, Dublin, and Miami) and Thinking Digital. Other clients include Twitter, Volkswagen, L’Oreal, IKEA, Cisco, Deloitte, Procter & Gamble, O2, the BBC and CapitalOne.  He is a passionate, energetic and knowledgeable speaker on branding, customer loyalty, reputation, marketing and how they all intersect with the digital world.


David Lingham
Fix Auto World

David will take part in a 30 minute Q&A session where he will provide an update on the progress made by Fix Auto World over the past 12 months, including the entry into three new markets and the acquisition of Skidmore Group.

 

17:15 – 5K RUN AROUND ST GEORGE'S PARK GROUNDS

Join more than 30 event attendees for a leisurely run around the grounds of the FA’s National Football Centre.

 

18:15 – DRINKS RECEPTION

 

19:30 – AWARDS DINNER

The highlight of our events calendar, our annual awards dinner celebrates the top performing Fix Auto franchisees across a range of categories.

 

21:15 – Stand-up comedy with Hal Cruttenden and the picture

 

 

 

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