The Original Equipment Suppliers Aftermarket Association (OESAA) is to return to Ireland for Autoinform Live, which will take place on the 2nd and 3rd April 2022 at the RDS in Dublin.
OESAA will return to Ireland after a two-year break, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, at a brand-new location for the event and is confident progressive technicians of all ages and experience will enjoy the hands-on training that original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) can offer.
As well as a mixture of training, spearheaded by experts in their respective fields, which will include on-vehicle demonstrations and opportunities to earn IMI-accredited qualifications, there will be explanations of technologies filtering down to the independent workshops, diagnostic, repair and replacement guides, and advice on the best tools for each individual job.
OESAA will also provide reassuring information about existing and future opportunities for independent workshops.
OESAA Chairman, Nigel Morgan, said: “There has never been a better time to own a workshop! People are owning cars for longer, and independent workshops can benefit from this longevity, particularly if main dealers are focusing on routine servicing.
“OESAA members will not only deliver technical training, but they’ll share vital information and guidance on how independents can win additional work and promote their own business.”
As well as the designated seminars from the likes of Delphi Technologies, Schaeffler, ZF and Banner Batteries, not forgetting renowned industry figures, a host of manufacturers and suppliers have signed-up to exhibit within the foyer, ensuring Autoinform Live is an all-encompassing automotive festival.
VARTA was one of the OESAA members that hosted training seminars at November’s Autoinform Live event, held at the GTG Academy in Wolverhampton, and its senior technical sales representative, Matt King, said: “The Autoinform event as a whole was really well organised and even with COVID restrictions, it felt great to be able to engage with people again in a much more tactile way than we have been used to.
“The stands that surrounded the atrium were also a great idea to keep people moving and not centred in a particular place.
“The delegates that attended the VARTA training all came armed with questions and good talking points, which was great to see and really showed that the industry needs training and advice from the manufacturers, specialists and industry experts to help guide them – Autoinform was a great platform to be able to do this.”
OESAA will announce details of when and how tickets can be purchased in the coming weeks.