VRA webinar to discuss 2022 outlook
05 January 2022
Author: Sean Keywood
The first webinar held this year by the Vehicle Remarketing Association (VRA) will discuss issues facing the industry over the next 12 months.
The event on 19 January will feature a keynote presentation from Jim Saker, professor emeritus at Loughborough University.
There will also be a panel discussion with Cap HPI head of valuations Derren Martin, Click Dealer chief visionary officer Gerry Moxham, and iVendi VP of product Rob Severs.
VRA chair Philip Nothard said: "We have lived through two very turbulent years thanks to factors such as the pandemic, the semiconductor shortage and Brexit. Increasingly, it is looking as though 2022 will very much continue in this vein.
"Despite all of this disruption, the remarketing sector has shown a remarkable degree of professionalism and adaptability, and has very much continued to thrive.
"In this session, we'll be examining some of the key issues and likely developments that will affect our members, and looking how to maximise opportunities that arise."
Nothard added that the VRA had hoped this webinar would be its first face-to-face event since the start of the pandemic, but that the Omicron variant had made this impossible.
"We are very keen to get back to physical meetings but it is far from clear whether it is safe to do so at the moment, so we have decided to continue with the webinar format. This has worked well for the last 20 months, providing an essential channel for our members to share insight and network."