SMMT Events

SMMT Annual Dinner

The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders’ Annual Dinner is one of the most exclusive events in the automotive calendar, attended by over 1,000 guests from industry, government and the media.

We are delighted to announce that comedian, writer and actor, Al Murray will be the celebrity guest speaker for this year’s Annual Dinner, which is on Tuesday 26 November 2019 at Grosvenor House, Park Lane, London.

Best known for his alter-ego The Pub Landlord, Al Murray is one of the most recognisable comics in the country. Al has been filling arenas for over 20 years and continues to sell out nationally and internationally, most recently with his latest tour Landlord of Hope and Glory. A familiar face on screen, Al’s credits include Mock of the Week, QI and Live at the Apollo, as well as his series, Al Murray’s Great British Pub Quiz and Al Murray: Why Does Everyone Hate the English? which aired earlier this 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 Al Murray will be joining us to provide some ‘alternatively fuelled’ entertainment at the end of the evening!

The SMMT President, Dr. George Gillespie OBE, will give the keynote address in front of senior executives from across the automotive industry.

This year’s dinner takes place on Tuesday 26 November 2019. For information on tickets and sponsorship opportunities, please contact Relish Events team by email

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