Long-standing credibility from ongoing activity and exposure in key markets, developing contacts and hosting events with overseas trade associations, chambers of commerce, government posts and inward investment organisations allow SMMT to add value for participating businesses:
- The best locations and stand space
- Additional meetings, networking and company visits
- Relationship building – camaraderie between UK companies
- Information and administration of subsidies from BIS and UKTI
SMMT frequently organises a ‘mission’ surrounding trade exhibitions.
2012 SMMT Supported Events
- January 2012 – SIAT India
- May 2012 – Electric Vehicle Symposium 26, Los Angeles
- May 2012 – Automechanika Middle East
- June 2012 – Global Automotive Component Suppliers Expo (GACSE)
- September 2012 – Automechanika Frankfurt (SOLD OUT)
- September 2012 – BIAKA Matchmaking forum (Contact Sarah Thevenet, firstname.lastname@example.org)
- October 2012 – North American Engine Expo, Michigan (Contact Pat Shaw, email@example.com)
- December 2012 – Automechanika Shanghai (Contact Sarah Thevenet, firstname.lastname@example.org)
2013 SMMT Events
- January 2013 – SIAT Expo India (Contact Sarah Thevenet, email@example.com)
- February 2012 – Automechanika New Delhi (Contact Sarah Thevenet, firstname.lastname@example.org)
Other events (listed by country)
Automechanika Buenos Aires
Argentina, 14 – 17 November 2012
Contact: Pat Shaw E-mail: email@example.com Tel: 020 7344 9260
SMMT is planning to organise a UK exhibitor group to South America’s Automotive Trade Fair, covering all sections of the industry, from design to maintenance, this event includes an international match making scheme for component buyers and suppliers.
China International Auto Parts Expo (CIAPE)
China, 26 – 28 October 2012
Contact: Sarah Thevenet | firstname.lastname@example.org | 020 7344 9233
Organized by the Ministry of Commerce (MOFCOM), P. R. China, China International Auto Parts Expo is oriented to the global OE market, aftermarket, car tuning and accessories market.
22 – 25 November 2012
TRANSPO-TECH is the International Exhibition Specialized in CommercialVehicles and Trucks Equipment, Containers & Packaging Equipment, StorageEquipment, and Communication Equipment, as the Only Exhibition in Egypt,Africa and the Middle East, held during the period from 22 to 25 Nov 2012 at Cairo Fair Ground – Egypt.
Venue: Cairo International Convention & Exhibition centre (CICC), Cairo, Al Qahirah, Egypt
Germany – International B2B Events for Automotive Suppliers during AUTOMECHANIKA 2012
12 – 14 September 2012
Contact: Dr Margarete Kessler | E-mail: email@example.com | Tel: 0049 611 950178473
The b2b events, organized by HA Hessen Agentur GmbH, the Automotive Cluster RheinMainNeckar, FrankfurtRheinMain GmbH and the Enterprise Europe Network, are a convenient and effective opportunity for automotive suppliers to meet potential business and technology partners for b2b talks.
The agenda offers a variety of possibilities to make interesting business contacts and to come to know about the German and about foreign markets.
Registration deadline: 2 August 2012
Italy: 22 – 26 May 2013
Autompromotec 2013, Bologna
Autopromotec, held every two years in Bologna, Italy, is the most specialised international trade show for automotive equipment and aftermarket products. Sectors include quality spare parts, tyres and accessories, garage equipment and tooling, body & repair products, car wash equipment and diagnostics. SMMT took a successful delegation to the last event and are hoping fro similar success in 2013.
Contact: Rob Morbin E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Tel: 0207 344 9265
Japan: European commission funded programme
25 – 29 June 2012, Tokyo
Training Mission: World Class Manufacturing Application deadline: 22 March 2012
EU-Japan Centre for Industrial Cooperation
For more information:
Libya, Tripoli: The 5th International Motor Show of Libya (IMSOL)
19 – 23 November 2012
Vehicles, Trucks, Spare Parts and Tools. €275 m2 shell scheme package available from organisers. The exhibition will be held at Tripoli Fair Ground in the middle of Tripoli city. The outdoor area will be used to host the side events such as the Classic Cars meeting, Go-KARTS, Sports and Modified Cars Meeting. The outdoor area will also be used to display the trucks and buses .Further information:
Mexico : Expo Manufacturing 2013
5 – 7 February 2013
Expo Manufacturing is the leading multi-sectoral exhibition and business forum in northern Mexico, offering a showcase for specialised tools, machinery, materials, processes and business solutions in the assembly, engineering and metal-working industries.
It is expected to attract more than 300 international and domestic exhibitors and over 9,000 professional visitors.
UKTI will be taking a stand at the exhibition, where UK companies will be able to display literature and information material. Up to 200 leaflets, or two small/medium-sized boxes, can be accommodated, and these can be sent, free of charge, through the internal UKTI network. The stand can also serve as a meeting point for potential customers.
The cost for this service is only £390 (+ VAT), and can be booked through the UKTI Overseas Market Introduction Service (OMIS). The deadline for applications is 15 December 2012.
Further information can be obtained from :
Ms Alejandra Rodriguez
Trade & Investment Officer
British Consulate Monterrey
Tel +52 81 8356 5359
Russia: Automechanika Moscow
27 August – 30 August 2012
Automechanika Moscow is a pivotal event for automobile Aftermarket and Original Equipment Market.
South Africa: SAAW
10- 13 October 2012
South African Automotive Week (SAAW) provides a powerful forum for national and international industry roleplayers to deliberate around the state of the industry on the African continent with a view to exploring and growing markets and opportunities in Africa.
Venue: Moffett on Main lifestyle Centre, Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape, South Africa
Sudan: Khartoum Auto Show
29 September- 2 October 2012
Khartoum Auto Show is one of the few automobile industry trade shows in the African and Middle East countries that has a futuristic outlook and an objective to capture the attention of the important exhibitors and visitors and converting the decisions into actions with the minimum lead time. The success of the fair is evident from the number of participants and visitors that become a part of this huge event every year.
Khartoum Auto Show is an ideal platform for forming profitable agreements and gaining significant knowledge about the recent trends in the automotive industry. It also offers an opportunity to enter into collaborative partnerships with prospective buyers as well as making this industry a base for considerable financial investment.
Venue: Khartoum International Exhibition Center, Khartoum, Al Khartum, Sudan.
Turkey, Istanbul OTOMOTIV 2012
6 – 9 December 2012
18th International Automotive Supply Industry, Components, Accessories & Service Equipments Exhibition which will be held between at CNR Expo Center, Istanbul, Turkey. In 2011 more than 1.000 brands from 26 countries and more than 20.000 professional visitors from 58 countries took place in the 17th edition of Otomotiv Exhibition.
Turkey, Automechanika Istanbul 2013
7 -11 April 2013
International Trade Fair for Automotive Manufacturing, Distribution and Repair
Bringing the major players in the Turkish and European industries together, this fair has become a meeting point, for Turkey as well as for the surrounding regions. More than 800 automotive market related companies from Turkey, Europe and the surrounding countries cover 20.000 square meters with their products and services.
SMMT is plans to apply for TAP grants for this event and to take a group of exhibitors to be part of a UK pavilion.
USA Dearborn, Michigan: Commercial Vehicle Megatrends USA 2012
2-14 June 2012
Hosted by Automotive World t he theme of this year’s conference is ‘Three steps to greater freight efficiency’ and key topics will include Powertrain Technologies (day 1), Aerodynamics and Rolling Resistance (day 2), and Fleet Management (day 3).
For further information for participating as a delegate, speaker, or sponsor.