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Guest speakers and new format confirmed for 2014 VRA Technology Showcase

The Vehicle Remarketing Association has confirmed more details for the VRA Technology Show.

Marshalling all attendees, TV presenter Ginny Buckley will make a return to Oxford's Kassam Stadium on 24 June. Her broadcasting skills will be put to good use in three sessions designed to reflect the structure of businesses involved in remarketing sector - companies involved in pre-sale activities, those involved in sales channels and those providing data and insight to the industry.

Buckley will play the role of roving reporter during three half hour sessions, conducting live interviews with exhibit hosts on their stands about the likely impact of technology in their areas. Interviews will be fed onto a big screen for delegates, with ‘guests’ subsequently joining her on stage for a Q&A session.

The sessions will be separated by three inspirational speakers. Josef Hargrave of Arup will return to the Technology Showcase to reflect on predictions first made in 2012, to see if the industry has moved in the way he forecast and to look at further advancements in technology in the years ahead.

Ian Webber, head of automotive at Microsoft will present latest Microsoft research looking at the changing consumer journey while the final speaker in the line up has been confirmed as Google’s senior industry head of automotive Hugh Dickerson.

The second VRA technology showcase takes place on Tuesday 24 June 2014 at the Kassam Stadium, near Oxford. Building on the success of the inaugural event, 150 attendees are expected to attend.


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