Plenham is an independent specialist publishing and events company, set up in 1988 by Chris Mann and David Young. In October 2017, Jason Moseley joined us as CEO, to further develop the company.
Central to the company’s operations is bodyshop Magazine., for many years firmly established as the leading monthly trade journal for the £6billion UK car collision repair market. In 2014 we introduced bodyshop Magazine Middle East. to the stable.
For years, motor insurers and automotive collision repairers had operated in an adversarial environment. In 1997 we instituted the first bodyshop Magazine. Industry Event, designed to bring all sides of the industry together – a two-day programme incorporating a conference and awards dinner along with networking and a social programme under the theme of Bringing the Industry Together..
The event proved an overwhelming success, attracting sponsorship from a broad cross-section of companies, with 180 delegates attending the Conference and 250 the Awards Dinner. The event has gone from strength to strength. At its peak, we hosted over 1,000 individuals over three days. Today, reduced to two days, the event hosts 700 delegates, and is still the UK’s biggest independent event in the sector.
Building on the success of this event, and our international contacts & knowledge, in 2001 we added the International Bodyshop Industry Symposium (IBIS) to our portfolio. This, too, has grown at an unprecedented rate. In June 2018, IBIS Global took place in Munich where it was attended by 380 delegates from 32 countries.
In addition to IBIS Global Event 2019 (Italy), we also have a programme of regional events including: IBIS USA, IBIS Middle East, IBIS Turkey, IBIS Ireland and IBIS South Africa.
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