SMMT Events

Open Forum

Automechanika Birmingham, 6 June 2017, NEC Birmingham

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SMMT’s biannual Open Forum was held at Automechanika Birmingham again this year.

Open Forum consisted of a series of morning seminars, focused on the automotive supply chain. Content included a range of expert presentations on key current and upcoming issues, as well as opportunities within the field and a series of networking breakout sessions.

The event attracted over 400 visitors and provided a platform to network with senior decision makers and key influencers within the UK automotive supply chain. Senior and high quality supply chain delegates from OEMs, tier 1, medium and small suppliers were in attendance.

Slides

Who Attended?

To view a list of companies who attended – click here

Location

Automechanika Birmingham, Concourse Suites 1 & 2, NEC Birmingham, B40 1NT.

Agenda / Timings

08.30      Registration and networking

09:30      Event start


 9:30
Mike Hawes, CEO, SMMT
Introduction and welcome


9:45
Judith Richardson, Vice President of Purchasing, Nissan Europe
Supplying Nissan – A vision for the UK


10:10
Alan Draper, Director, Purchasing Ford of Europe and Global Team Value Management, Ford

Ford and the UK supply chain


 10:35
Sarwant Singh, Senior Partner, Frost & Sullivan
Transformative trends reshaping the future of automotive aftermarket and supply Chain


11:00       Coffee break and networking


11:30
Micheal Flanagan, Vice President, Adient
Future automotive technology and market trends – The view and response of Adient

11:45
Chris TurnerDirector of Advanced Technology Marketing, ARM
As cars becomes computers on wheels where will they take us?


12:00
Prof. David Greenwood, Advanced Propulsion Systems, WMG, University of Warwick
The UK supply chain for automotive batteries


12:15          Panel Q&A


12:25         Closing comments


12.30       Free lunch and networking at The Connected & Digital Technology Zone (hall 6, stand 6B11) & the Automechanika Birmingham show


Cost

Members attend for FREE . Quote your membership number to claim your free VIP pass

Non-members pay £100 + VAT per ticket.