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Al Murray announced as after-dinner speaker for the 103rd SMMT Annual Dinner

30 September 2019 #Event News #SMMT News

Comedian, actor and writer Al Murray has been confirmed as the celebrity guest speaker for the 103rd SMMT Annual Dinner, to be held on Tuesday 26 November 2019 at Grosvenor House Hotel, London.

Well known for his chat show, Al Murray’s Happy Hour, and his character persona The Pub Landlord, Al‘s other TV credits include Time Gentlemen Please, The Royal Variety Performance, Stand Up Central, Live at the Apollo and Live at the Palladium. As The Pub Landlord, Murray has hosted history programmes, written best-selling books and famously ran as a parliamentary candidate in the 2015 general election.

More than 1,000 guests from across all sections of the automotive industry, government and media are expected to attend this year’s event, which will be hosted by SMMT President, George Gillespie OBE, Executive Chairman, HORIBA MIRA.

Mike Hawes, SMMT Chief Executive, said,

The SMMT Annual Dinner is one of the most highly anticipated events in our industry’s calendar and we are delighted that Al Murray will be joining us to provide some entertainment at what is shaping up to be another must-attend evening.

MSX International (MSXI) will return as the event’s headline sponsor. MSXI 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

Supported by SMMT Member Services, we are committed to the global automotive industry and the success of all its stakeholders. MSX International is proud to once again sponsor the SMMT Annual Dinner. The evening 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 smmt.co.uk/events/annualdinner

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