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Last updated 18th August 2022


2022 VRA AGM-CONFERENCE – DATE & VENUE CONFIRMED

The date of this years VRA AGM & conference can now be confirmed as:

Thursday 13th October.

It will take place at the:

NEC Hilton Metropole.

Once again we are incredibly proud that

** HILLS SALVAGE & RECYCLING/ THE GREEN PARTS SPECIALIST **

has agreed to be the event’s headline sponsor.

We have also received generous sponsorship from

  • Autodrain
  • Aston Lark
  • e2e Salvage Management
  • Salvo
  • SYNETIQ

PROVISIONAL EVENT STRUCTURE.

Please note this content & timings are still provisional, subject to speaker confirmation etc.

Themes:

  • Morning – sustainability/ EVs
  • Afternoon – Green parts

Time from

Time to

Duration (mins)

Session no

Presenter

Subject

8.00

9.15

REFRESHMENT BREAK

 

 

9.15

9.20

10

VRA

 Introduction

9.20

10.00

40

VRA

 AGM

10.00

10.20

20

Session 1

Andy Latham

Dismantling EVs for profit

10.20

10.30

10

Questions

 

 

10.30

10.50

20

Session 2

Cawleys - Alan Colledge

Li ion battery recycling in UK

10.50

11.00

10

Questions

 

 

11.00

11.30

30

REFRESHMENT BREAK

 

 

11.30

11.50

20

Session 3

Tom Rumboll - Synetiq

Synetiq’s journey to net zero

11.50

12.00

10

Questions

 

 

12.30

12.50

20

Session 4

Kirsty McKno - Cogent Hire

EVs & Green parts use

12.50

13.00

10

Questions

 

 

13.00

14.00

60

LUNCH

 

 

14.00

14.20

20

Session 5

Ian Hill – Hills GPS

Lessons learnt with green parts?

14.20

14.30

10

Questions

 

 

14.30

14.50

20

Session 6

Aviva - Adam Murray

Insurers view of progress with green parts initiatives

14.50

15.00

10

Questions

 

 

15.00

15.30

30

REFRESHMENT BREAK

 

 

15.30

15.50

20

Session 7

ebay – Laura Richards

Update with B2B

15.50

16.00

10

Questions

 

 

16.00

16.20

20

Session 8

Synetiq - Sarah Hurst

Lessons learnt with green parts (2)?

16.20

16.30

10

Questions

 

 

16.30

16.50

20

Session 9

Bodyshop TBC

 

16.50

17.00

10

Questions

 

 

 

 

 

CLOSE OF CONFERENCE

 

 

18.45

19.30

 

Pre-dinner reception

 

Pavilion foyer

 

19.30

21.00

 

Evening meal

Pavilion room

 

 

 

 

Networking ‘til late….

Main bar area

 


PRICES

VRA members

Package 1. Daytime conference only. FOC

Package 2. Conference, meal & hotel room*. GBP 249+VAT

Non-members

Package 1. Daytime conference only. GBP 99+VAT

Package 2. Conference, meal & hotel room*. GBP 249+VAT

All attendance must be pre-booked

* Based on single occupancy room. Double occupancy surcharge GBP 170+VAT

Daytime attendance includes lunch & refreshments

For attendees not able to stay overnight but wanting to stay for the evening meal, these are available for GBP49+VAT pp

MAKING A BOOKING

All bookings must be made with VRA, NOT with the hotel.

To make a booking e-mail chas@vrauk.org

When booking we will need to know the:

  • Number of each ‘packages’ required
  • Names of all attendees
  • Type of bedroom needed (single/ double)

VRA members will be invoiced AFTER the event.

Non-members will be required to pay in full before booking is confirmed.

Please note.

We cannot make any changes to bookings after 12th September 22, as we have to pay in full in advance, so you will be invoiced for the full booking amount whether or not you attend.

We will however try to resell any bookings that have been made.

DISPLAY SPACE RESERVATIONS.

There is limited display space available in the foyer/ atrium & at the sides & back of the conference room.

This is FOC to VRA members.

It is allocated strictly on a 1st come – 1st served basis

Sponsors get priority.

Other than for sponsors, display space is limited to a small table & roll up stand.

There is no room for vehicle displays on site

Please note that if your company is not on the list below, you have not been allocated display space.

Display space has been reserved for:

  • Aston Lark
  • Autodrain
  •  BreakerPro
  • Cawleys
  • Eladene
  • Green Car Depollution
  • Hills-GPS
  • Recycling Lives
  • Spenic Recycling
  • SR Transit
  • Synetiq
  • Transporter Engineering
  • Wickens

To make a reservation contact  chas@vrauk.org

EBAY MEETING - FRIDAY 14/10/22

There will be a special meeting with ebay at the same hotel on the day following the conference. This is to discuss ongoing ebay developments for used parts & progress with VRA certification.

Places are limited so pre-booking is required. VRA members & certified recyclers will get priority.

To book your place contact chas@vrauk.org