UK Garage and Bodyshop Event is returning this June
- Posted by: Simon Wait
- Categories: Featured, News
The UK Garage and Bodyshop Event will be returning to the NEC, Birmingham in 2024 after a successful launch in 2022 by event organisers Messe Frankfurt. It will offer the UK automotive aftermarket a unique dedicated event for training, technology and tools for both the garage and body repair and refinish sectors.
Hundreds of leading aftermarket brands have already signed up to showcase the latest technical innovations, products and services, including Bodyshop Magazine which will host the Bodyshop Lounge and is an associate partner of the Bodyshop Training Hub. The show provides a focused opportunity for suppliers and their garage and bodyshop customers to engage, learn and facilitate progress, as we seek to adapt to the rapidly changing nature of the industry.
Taking place on 5 and 6 June 2024 at Birmingham’s National Exhibition Centre (NEC), the UK Garage and Bodyshop Event also offers four training hubs and four feature areas including a WorkshopTraining Hub, EV / Hybrid training Hub, Bodyshop Training Hub, Modern Garage, Collision Repair Live, plus the new Body Repair Live and Vehicle Detailing Hub.
More than three-quarters of the exhibitor stands have been secured already by leading automotive aftermarket suppliers, parts distributors, and manufacturers keen to engage with bodyshop and garage attendees.
Brands signed up to exhibit, include AAG, BM Catalysts, Bilstein Group, Bosch, Castrol, Comma, GSF Car Parts, Hella, LKQ, Mann & Hummel, Niterra, PPG, Snap On and ZF Aftermarket.
At the close of the first day, Bodyshop Magazine and Messe Frankfurt will be co-hosting the Bodyshop Buzz networking drinks party for all repairers and the supply chain. Watch this space for more information on that.
2022 saw the UK Garage and Bodyshop Event welcome more than 4,000 visitors – with 5,000 expected in 2024. 67% of attendees were owner, director or management level with purchasing authority and 43% of attendees visited the show to source and purchase new products.