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SMMT 100th Annual Dinner

16_SMMT_AnnualDinner_100_(Pantone)The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders’ Annual Dinner is one of the most important events in the automotive calendar, attended by more than 1,000 guests from industry, government and the media.

Our 100th Annual Dinner, which took place on Tuesday 29 November 2016 at Grosvenor House, was a chance to celebrate the industry past, present and future.

In his keynote speech, SMMT President Gareth Jones underlined the industry’s recent impressive growth and outlined the risks to future investment and success if the UK leaves the single market. He went on to urge government to develop its industrial strategy with successful sectors, and to put an immediate focus on automotive priorities post-Brexit.

Guests at the dinner were treated to a stellar line up of celebrities, with the Grand Tour’s James May and Richard Hammond opening the evening. Meanwhile, Izzy B performed hits from her debut album A Moment of Madness, while Comedian and TV personality Rob Brydon provided the after-dinner entertainment.

Take a look at all the highlights this year:

Next year our Annual Dinner takes place on 28 November 2017 for information on potential sponsorship opportunities or to be added to the mailing list please email

We hope that you will join us!

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