Chauffeur Show Seminars..

If you are a professional driver or chauffer, make sure you visit world’s first chauffeur drive show – Chauffer Drive ’08, The Professional Drive Event from April 20 to 21, at Farnborough FIVE in Hampshire. Sunday the 20th will be open to chauffeurs and their families and Monday, the 21st, is dedicated to the trade. As a professional driver, you will have the unique opportunity to drive a collection of the world’s best executive/chauffeur cars and compare and contrast their merits.

Farnborough is approximately a forty minute drive from either London Heathrow or Gatwick airports. The newly completed Farnborough FIVE will house an extensive array of car and limousine manufacturers, operators, chauffeur drive firms, used vehicles and after sales businesses. The exhibition will be complemented by a broad range of free seminars – run over both days - in purpose built conference rooms.

The event is focusing on chauffer education and as such seminars being offered at Drive ’08 include –

  • The law and how it affects you.
  • Unions and associations. What they can do for you.
  • VOSA industry discussion forum.
  • National Limousine and Chauffeur Association introduction and meeting.
  • To lease or to buy - that's the question.
  • Computerising your business.
  • Marketing – thinking outside the box.
  • Advanced motoring and vital security techniques.
  • Accountancy – advice from the professionals.

The VOSA industry forum will be hosted by Neil Barlow, Head of Traffic Enforcement policy and Passenger Service Vehicle Policy Engineer Ian Bacon. It will focus on the role of the agency and the current situation regarding the compliance of the limousine industry at Chauffeur Drive '08.The seminar will cover the overall limousine process from designing, importing and purchasing a vehicle through to registration, operation and maintenance requirements. The aim of the seminar is to improve compliance within the industry and ensure the vehicles are run in a safe and legal manner. The seminar will also cover some of the future changes that are expected to impact on the industry such as the introduction the EC whole vehicle type approval scheme.

So, if you just want to come and have a look or catch up with the future mandatory licensing standards that a hire limousine has to meet in order to be classed as safe and legal, sit in on the VOSA industry discussion forum. It will be worth the trip!