With just over two months until the return of CARS & MRE, the organisers have provided a preview of some of the key topics to be addressed in the conference theatres at the two-day event on 29-30 September at Stoneleigh Park, Coventry.
The landscape for vehicle recyclers has changed somewhat since just a year ago and while some themes remain from the planned agenda for the June 2020 event, we are delighted to provide a glimpse of some of the key conference sessions visitors can expect to be able to participate in.
Developing a Market for Green Parts
The recently developed parts certification scheme, green parts and their use in insurance repair will form a key session at CARS 2021. Visitors will hear from: the certification body, the VRAC, insurer, Aviva along with a number of stakeholders across two dedicated sessions. Other contributors include repairer James Dunn from AW Repair, Ian Hill from Hills Salvage and Laura Richards from eBay.
The packed two-day agenda will also explore the challenges and opportunities presented by Lithium-Ion batteries. Speakers will explore safe handling and removal; potential second life uses and how to extract maximum value from them.
The panel features second use professional Jamie Marley from Second Life EV Batteries, processing specialist, Alan Colledge from Cawleys and electric vehicle expert, Andy Latham.
Employment and Workforce
CARS provides a mixture of engaging content and practical case studies for operators. This year, reflecting on the past 18 months, the event hones in on key topics for employees and employers. Hear from Binn Group and charity SPEAK on how they implemented a simple but effective mental health awareness campaign. Hear from Employment experts Croner on the changing needs of staff as restrictions are lifted and from Chris Williams at Europeam Metal Recycling on their learning, development and apprenticeships programme.
Other sessions at the event include a headline session on the future of the automotive industry, European Developments and illegal operators plus much, much more.
The full programme will be released over the coming weeks. For more information and to register visit www.cars-expo.com