SMMT’s Open Forum was held at Automechanika Birmingham again this year.
Open Forum is a half day conference, focused on the automotive supply chain. Content includes 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 attracts over 300 visitors and provides 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 make up the typical audience.
Open Forum 2017 – Slides
- Alan Draper – Ford
- Chris Turner – ARM
- David Greenwood – WMG Uni of Warwick
- Judith Richardson – Nissan Europe
- Sarwant Singh – Frost & Sullivan
To view a list of companies who attended – click here
Automechanika Birmingham, Concourse Suites 1 & 2, NEC Birmingham, B40 1NT.
Agenda / Timings
08.30 Registration and networking
09:30 Event start
Mike Hawes, CEO, SMMT
Introduction and welcome
Judith Richardson, Vice President of Purchasing, Nissan Europe
Supplying Nissan – A vision for the UK
Alan Draper, Director, Purchasing Ford of Europe and Global Team Value Management, Ford
Ford and the UK supply chain
Sarwant Singh, Senior Partner, Frost & Sullivan
Transformative trends reshaping the future of automotive aftermarket and supply Chain
11:00 Coffee break and networking
Chris Turner, Director of Advanced Technology Marketing, ARM
As cars becomes computers on wheels where will they take us?
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
Members attend for FREE . Quote your membership number to claim your free VIP pass
Non-members pay £100 + VAT per ticket.