SMMT Events

Meet the Buyer

SMMT runs a number of Meet the Buyer style events, each aimed at helping buyers meet suppliers that fit their particular needs at any point during their purchasing cycle.

The events are regularly used by organisations of all shapes and sizes to find new suppliers, connect with old ones or to lay the foundations for future partnerships.

SMMT has a strong track record of delivering value through these events to both buyers and suppliers, with events always being oversubscribed.

7 June 2023, Birmingham

Following the success of the 2022 SMMT’s Meet the Buyer event , Meet the Buyer returned in 2023. The event matched automotive buyers with suppliers to develop meaningful business connections during this key period of recovery and transition.

The event was hosted physically at the Automechanika Birmingham Show at NEC on 7 June 2023.

Confirmed Buyers

Confirmed Commodities of Interest

SMMT aims to recruit as many automotive buyers and suppliers to the event, to deliver as much value as possible to the sector. Buyers across ALL commodity areas of interest are welcome. Please contact us at if you or your company would like to take part in Meet the Buyer as buyers in 2024.

Format for the day

Alongside the 1-1 buyer supplier meetings, the event will also include:

  • A plenary session
  • Exhibitions
  • Facilitated networking
  • Seminars and workshops