Birmingham to host first UK Garage and Bodyshop Event

05 Apr, 2022

Birmingham is to play host in the summer to the UK Garage and Bodyshop Event, a two-day industry event for the garage and bodyshop sector. The event takes place at the NEC in Birmingham on the 8th and 9th of June 2022.

Organised by Messe Frankfurt UK and presented by Automechanika Birmingham, the UK Garage and Bodyshop Event will feature training sessions, suppliers and live talks on topics such as intelligent diagnostics, TPMS, and the future of body repair. The event is the first of its kind in the UK since 2019, as industry events were severely disrupted by the pandemic.

Training and expert support

Over 60 live expert training session on topics such as collision repair, hybrid/EV, and service and maintenance are on offer, according to the event website. Book My Garage will be supporting the Business Advice Zone, a dedicated area for business owners to network and share experience. There will also be a digital consultation area.

Scheduled speakers and trainers include representatives from Thatcham, The Garage Inspector, Castrol, IAAF and LKQ Euro Car Parts.

Speaking to Car Dealer Magazine, sales director at Messe Frankfurt UK Grant Elrick said the event intends ‘to offer visitors tangible insight, knowledge and skills to future-proof their businesses and adapt working practices.’

Free tickets

Free tickets are available for dealers to register here. The event is still open to traders who wish to exhibit, who can find out more via the sales brochure here.