Now in its fifth year, the SMMT International Automotive Summit will gather 250 senior delegates from the breadth of the automotive industry to discuss the most pressing issues affecting automotive industry in the UK and around the world.
2013 SMMT International Automotive Summit: Event report
The importance of a joined-up skills strategy, the future of mobility and car ownership, and the development of innovative products and the supply chain to support them, were all key themes of this year’s SMMT International Automotive Summit.
Industry keynote speaker Andy Palmer, Executive Vice President and Executive Committee member of Nissan Motor Company, painted a vision for success for the UK automotive industry while emphasising the importance of innovation and the need for government to make the country even more attractive to global manufacturers.
Meanwhile, political keynote speaker Rt Hon Michael Fallon MP, Minister of State for Business and Enterprise, called on industry and government to work together to bring about reform in Europe and increase trade outside the European Union.
Delegates from all areas of the automotive industry were able to discuss matters important to their businesses in specialised session streams, focussing on either retail, technology or supply chain.
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The presentations and speeches from the 2013 International Automotive Summit can be found below:
Speech by Andy Palmer, Nissan Motor Company
Speech by Michael Fallon MP, Minister for Business
Slides from Skills panel
Slides from Retail stream
Slides from Supply Chain stream
Slides from Technology and innovation stream
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