SMMT Open Forum event a success

16 March 2011 #SMMT News

Over 120 people attended SMMT’s free Open Forum event on Tuesday at Warwick University which provided a full programme of speakers from across the industry. According to feedback, presentations were very insightful, providing good and honest advice.

Themes focused on the views of vehicle manufacturers’ and examined key issues relating to the UK’s automotive supply chain, automotive manufacturing and 2011 priorities for the Automotive Council. Richard Parry-Jones, Co-Chair of the Council was among the leading speakers at the event.

The event was one in a series of Open Forum events offering new business opportunities for attendees.

The next free event is on Wednesday 30 March at the NEC Birmingham and will focus on component and CV manufacturing. Van, truck, trailer, bus and component manufacturers and bodybuilders are invited to attend to discuss aspects of the UK’s supply chain, the work of the Automotive Council and the latest CV and Off-Road vehicle ‘Technology Road Map’.

Attendees will be offered greater insight into respective manufacturing sectors through presentations from Lars Holmqvist, Chief Executive Officer, CLEPA and Neville Jackson of the Automotive Council Technology Group with industry analysis from Ian Henry, Director of AutoAnalysis and independent Analyst, Peter Symons.

Paul Everitt will chair the closing Q&A session. Places are limited and offered on a first come first served basis. To attend, contact Claire Balch

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