SMMT Events

Open Forum & Meet the Buyer

3 June 2020, Ricoh Arena, Coventry

This year, SMMT will be hosting Open Forum and Meet the Buyer as one event on 3 June 2020 at the Ricoh Arena, Coventry.

The joint event will involve Open Forum in the morning, followed by an afternoon of Meet the Buyer meetings.

At Open Forum attendees can expect industry keynotes, thought leadership and on the ground insight into the latest developments affecting the sector.

Through Meet the Buyer, companies can put themselves forward* to meet with a wide range of vehicle manufacturer and tier one suppliers of all shapes and sizes, helping secure new business connections and opportunities.

A limited number of exhibition spaces are also available (the majority reserved for members) for those looking to raise their profile, with SMMT running tours for buyers and VIPs to maximise exhibitor value.


To register you will need to follow two steps:

Step 1

Register your Attendance

To attend SMMT Open Forum Meet the Buyer 2020, please use the below link to register your attendance.

Register here

Registration for the event is FREE for members and £350 + VAT for non members. An early bird discount is available until 27 March 2020 (£250 + VAT)

A limited number of exhibition spaces are available at a cost of £500 + VAT for members and £1,250 + VAT for non-members. An early-bird discount is available for members (£400 + VAT) and non-members (£1,000 + VAT) until 27 March 2020.

Please note: Registration for the event and completion of the Expression of Interest does not guarantee you Meet the Buyer meetings.

Step 2

Expression of Interest

In order to Express your Interest in Meet the Buyer 2020 event you are required to login to Automotive Supplier Finder.

To do this click the link below.

Express your interest here

Please note: Registration for the event does not guarantee Meet the Buyer meetings.

2019 Open Forum speakers included:











2020 buyers include:




The events are facilitated through the team at the SMMT, and give us an opportunity to engage with a targeted portfolio of suppliers.

Head of Manufacturing Partnerships, Dearman Engine Company

Meet the Buyer is not just about the potential to meet new suppliers with a good fit for future direct supply to Jaguar Land Rover, but also as a chance to share new ideas

Supply Chain Projects & External Engagement Manager, Production Purchasing, JLR

I have now met numerous suppliers that are of interest to Faurecia, not just for today, but also for potential projects in future.

UK Serial Life Purchasing Manager, Faurecia

Read the full testimonials here

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