Following the resounding success of the previous NFDA Driving Digital events, the Special Edition is dedicated to exploring the potential of car retailers and dealers as new entrants in the ever-changing automotive landscape. "New entrants: new opportunities," will take place at the Lord's Cricket Ground in London on Wednesday, December 6, 2023, from 10:00 AM to 1:30 PM.

With Auto Trader and CitNOW Group as headline sponsors, is designed to look at the future as we bring new entrant OEMs and dealers together to ideate, discuss, and create the opportunities of the next decade.

Date: Wednesday, December 6, 2023

Time: 10:00 AM - 1:30 PM GMT

Location: Lord's Cricket Ground, St. John's Wood Road, London NW8 8QN

Anticipate the presence of some of the leading manufacturers in the automotive sector such as BYD, MG Motor, NIO and OMODA presenting an exclusive preview of their products and technologies first-hand.

BYD plays a significant role in industries related to electronics, auto, renewable energy and rail transit. With a focus on energy acquisition, storage, and application, BYD offers comprehensive new energy solutions with zero-emission. One of the largest producers of electric cars in the world is now making a considerable presence in the UK.

MG Motor, known for its rich heritage, continues to gain rapid popularity in the UK market, offering a diverse range of electric and hybrid vehicles tailored to the evolving preferences of UK consumers.

NIO, with its ground-breaking Battery Swapping Technology, has been making waves in the UK's electric vehicle (EV) scene, contributing significantly to the country's growing transition towards sustainable mobility solutions.

OMODA, despite being less than a year old, has swiftly initiated the setup of its UK operations, signalling an exciting prospect for the British automotive market. With its impending debut in early 2024, anticipation is high for its innovative approach and product offerings tailored to the UK audience.

Below is a complete list of speakers at Driving Digital:

Guest Speakers:

  • Simon Bisp- Head of Sales, BYD
  • Richard Aucock- Editor, Auto Retail Network
  • Ian Plummer- Commercial Director, Auto Trader
  • Jason Cranswick- Chief Operating Officer, Marubeni (RRG & Norton Way)
  • Neil Addley- Founder and Managing Director, JudgeService
  • Kim Castello- Chief Marketing Officer and Chief Commercial Officer, Pendragon

Panel Speakers:

  • Alistair Horsburgh- CitNOW Group, Group Chief Strategy Officer
  • Guy Pigounakis- Commercial Director, MG Motor
  • John O’Hanlon- Chief Executive, Waylands
  • Dale Butcher- Strategy Advisor, Emil Frey
  • Matt Galvin- Managing Director, NIO UK
  • Callum Wood- Sales Director, CitNOW Group

Secure your FREE spot now on the website for this invaluable opportunity to connect with new manufacturers, dealers, leading industry professionals to stay ahead in the evolving automotive world and unlock new possibilities. Secure your tickets HERE.