Open Forum Programme 2016

01 June 2016 #SMMT News

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Open Forum at Automechanika Birmingham Show, 7 June 2016

NEC, Birmingham



Open Forum will be taking place at Automechanika Birmingham this year bringing together 400+ of the UK’s supply base to share and discuss upcoming issues and opportunities through an industry-led agenda delivered by senior colleagues from across the sector.

Registration: 08:30 to 10:00 | Start: 10:00 | End of Open Forum: 13:00

Confirmed speakers include:

Andy Palmer circle - new Andy Palmer, CEO, Aston Martin

Nigel Stein - GKN circle Nigel Stein, CEO, GKN Plc.

Ian Harnett - JLR Ian Harnett, Executive Director of HR & Global Purchasing, Jaguar Land Rover

Confirmed purchasing panel discussion:

Tony Allen - Borgwarner Turbosystems Tony Allen, Plant Manager and Managing Director, BorgWarner Turbo Systems

Mick Aiers, Purchase Manager, General Motors

Mike Mychajluk - JLR Mike Mychajluk, Supply Chain and External Engagement Manager, Jaguar Land Rover

Dave Probert - Kostal UK Ltd Dave Probert, Executive Purchasing Manager, Kostal UK Ltd.

Andrew Wareing circle Andrew Wareing, General Manager – Purchasing, Nissan Europe


Nick Hussey Circle - newNick Hussey, Managing Director, The Manufacturer

Moderated by Nick Hussey, Managing Director of The Manufacturer, Open Forum’s interactive panel discussion will provide you with the opportunity to pose your questions to our UK-based OEM’s and tier 1 suppliers on a wide range of topics including:

  • the UK’s supply base, its capabilities and its relationship with the global market;
  • market trends and drivers for new business opportunities;
  • purchasing decisions, processes and factors affecting them.

Return to Automechanika Birmingham 2016 page or REGISTER FOR TICKETS for SMMT events at the show.

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