Major sponsor signs up for SMMT Centenary Dinner

11 November 2002 #SMMT News

As the eyes of the global motor industry focus on the British International Motor Industry, Cap Gemini Ernst & Young UK plc have today announced sponsorship of SMMT’s Centenary Dinner on 26 November at the London Park Lane Hilton Hotel.

John Crampton, head of Manufacturing Industries at Cap Gemini Ernst & Young said, ‘We are pleased to be associated with SMMT through this sponsorship. We recognise the important role that SMMT plays in promoting excellence and providing a forum for debate for its members at events like the Annual Dinner.’

PSA Peugeot Citroën President, Jean-Martin Folz, will be the guest of honour at the prestigious event which attracts nearly 1,000 senior industry executives and key government figures. Christopher Macgowan, SMMT chief executive, said, ‘We are delighted to have Cap Gemini Ernst & Young as our sponsor for this significant occasion which draws together all sectors of the industry. The keynote speech at this year’s event will provide not only an overview of the challenges ahead, but also some of the possible solutions to address them.’

Notes to Editors

  1. Jean-Martin Folz has been the President of PSA Peugeot Citroën since 1 October 1997 and is also the current President of ACEA, the European Automobile Manufacturers Association.
  2. The SMMT Centenary Annual Dinner is organised by SMMT to provide a forum for the full cross-section of the motor industry.
  3. For details of tickets, corporate rates and sponsorship opportunities please contact Natasha Colne or Richard Sargood at Flagship Live! On 020 7663 3822

Cap Gemini Ernst & Young Group

The Cap Gemini Ernst & Young Group is one of the largest management and IT consulting organisations in the world. The company offers management and IT consulting services, systems integration, and technology development, design and outsourcing capabilities on a global scale to help businesses continue to implement growth strategies and leverage technology. The organisation employs around 55,000 people worldwide and reported 2001 global revenues of more than 8.4 billion euros. More information about individual service lines, offices and research is available at

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