Comedian, writer and actress Katherine Ryan has been confirmed as the celebrity guest speaker for the 102nd Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) Annual Dinner, to be held on Tuesday 27 November 2018 at Grosvenor House Hotel, London.
Well known for her appearances on Live at the Apollo, Katherine’s other TV credits include Mock the Week, Have I Got News For You, Never Mind the Buzzcocks, 8 out of 10 Cats, The Apprentice: You’re Fired and the Radio 4 institution The News Quiz. She’s been a regular on comic challenge show Taskmaster and music quiz Bring the Noise, and has also appeared in Channel 4’s comedy Campus, BBC2’s Episodes, and has hosted BBC Two reality contest Hair.
More than 1,000 guests from across all sections of the UK automotive industry, government and media will be attending, making the SMMT Annual Dinner one of the most prestigious and highly anticipated events of the year.
The 102nd SMMT Annual Dinner will be hosted by SMMT President Tony Walker CBE, Deputy Managing Director of Toyota Motor Manufacturing UK and Managing Director of Toyota Motor Europe London Office, who will be giving a keynote address to discuss the opportunities and challenges faced by the industry in the coming year.
Mike Hawes, SMMT Chief Executive, said,
The SMMT Annual Dinner is one of the most highly anticipated events in our industry’s calendar. We are delighted that Katherine Ryan will be joining us to add some extra star appeal to what is shaping up to be another must-attend occasion.
MSX International (MSXI) will return as the event’s headline sponsor. MSXI (www.msxi.com) is a business process outsourcing company that provides technology-based services to enterprises in more than 80 countries.
Patrick Katenkamp, CEO Retail Network Solutions, MSXI, said,
MSX International is proud to once again sponsor the SMMT Annual Dinner. As the world leader in delivering retail solutions to OEMs and their dealer networks, we are committed to the global automotive industry and the success of all its stakeholders. The SMMT Annual Dinner provides an excellent opportunity to network and build a stronger community, as our exciting industry continues to evolve and innovate.
Tickets for the dinner are now on sale and can be purchased online at www.smmt.co.uk/events/annualdinner