The ADINJC & Intelligent Instructor National Conference & Expo is another hit!


The ADINJC & Intelligent Instructor National Conference & Expo in association with Marmalade Network took place on Sunday, 2nd October in the familiar surroundings of the Heart of England Conference Centre, Warwickshire and saw a record breaking 762 visitors flock to the event, to hear from the blockbuster line up of speakers on the day and to meet the 40 key industry suppliers during the day too.

The sun shone and after a friendly welcome, with friendships been made in the queue, and with a big bag of freebies provided on entry, the instructors had a wealth of options to occupy their day. The industries top trainers took to the stage across the five seminar areas, well-known names such as Lynne Barrie, Ray Seagrave, Lou Walsh, Bob Morton and Graham Hooper to name but a few, delivered insightful presentations to help improve training standards further. A record 35 sessions were run across the day.


The AcciDON’T Live Stage saw packed audiences throughout the day, from Quentin Willson talking tech and how this will change our industry to Benjamin Ryan, a trained hypnotherapist, captivating the audience on how to deal with test day nerves. Loveday Ryder, CEO at the DVSA was the showstopper on the day though, with standing room only for her engaging one-hour session where she delivered an insightful industry update whilst taking questions from the floor in a lively, end of day session.

The expo area didn’t disappoint either. Smartlearner Driving School helped co-ordinate a very popular health and well-being area. Free diabetes checks were being conducted alongside a sponsored cycalthon, which raised £300 for the Speed of Sight charity. Bill Plant Driving School raised £200 from their giant Scalextric racetrack for them too whilst the NJC tombola tipped the figure raised on the day to over £1,000 for this very worthy charity.



Competition was fierce on other stands too, with instructors battling it out for the £500 top price of posting the fastest lap on Pass N Go’s racing simulator, whilst the remote-controlled agility test on Marmalade’s stand was a new, popular, and fun addition to the day’s activities. RED ensured there were no tired minds by offering free caffeine hits throughout the day and Passmefast gave away vouchers for a luxury holiday. Instructors could, however, rest their weary limbs on the hugely impressive AA Driving School stand, complete with comfy sofas and for those who ventured outside, there was a vast array of EVs on display and the Leicestershire Fire & Rescue VR Van was on hand to give an extra-sensual, road-safety experience.

If you missed out don’t despair, the 2023 conference and expo dates have just been announced; the spring event takes place at Kempton Park racecourse, Middlesex, Sunday 23rd April and the national event relocates to an even bigger venue, the Newark Showground, Nottinghamshire, on Sunday 8th October. Registration is free and opens in the next couple of weeks. You can register here to be first to hear about this.