International Update

International Update December 2023

05 December 2023 #International Update

In this edition, SMMT International looks at both Europe and Asia and the opportunities for businesses with innovative technologies in the automotive supply chain. We have some great events planned to help you explore new export markets, showcase your brand and connect with potential partners and other contacts with relevant expertise.

Throughout 2023 SMMT International supported over 140 companies across 14 events. The Trade Missions in India, Türkiye, and Poland showcased SMMT’s continued commitment to strengthening ties with emerging automotive markets. The team hosted and were expert speakers on several webinars, with a focus on bringing industry leaders together in a virtual space, transcending geographical boundaries.

SMMT’s presence at international exhibitions like The Battery Show in Europe and North America, as well as the Electric Vehicle Symposium in the USA, demonstrated our dedication to advancing electric mobility on a global scale. Meanwhile, supporting Automechanika Dubai for the first time in nearly ten years proved the strength and unwavering value of the UK aftermarket sector in the Middle East.

2024 is shaping up to be as jam-packed as this year, starting in India with the Symposium on International Automotive Technology (SIAT) 2024. This UK pavilion is supported by the UK government and is a forum and exhibition focusing on automotive technology, with the theme being ‘Transformations Towards Progressive Mobility’.

We will support the World New Energy Vehicle Congress in China and the Battery Show USA highlighting the global shift towards sustainable transportation.

SMMT’s involvement in Automechanika Frankfurt, Automechanika Ho Chi Minh, and Automechanika Dubai emphasizes our dedication to connecting businesses in the aftermarket sector.

Join us on this exciting journey as we continue to drive innovation, foster collaboration, and shape the future of the automotive industry. Stay tuned for updates, insights, and unparalleled opportunities throughout the year by emailing


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