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.
This year’s Dinner will take place on Tuesday 27 November 2018 at the Grosvenor House Hotel, London, and will be hosted by our President, Tony Walker CBE, MD, Toyota Motor Europe, London Office.
Comedian, writer and actress Katherine Ryan has been confirmed as the celebrity guest speaker for Dinner.
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.
19:00 Drinks Reception on the Great Room Balcony
19:45 Guests seated in the Great Room for the 102nd Annual Dinner
20:00 Welcome by SMMT President
22:00 After dinner speeches
22:45 Networking and drinks
Dress code: Black tie
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Take a look at the highlights from last year’s Dinner
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