SMMT Events

SMMT 2020 Update Live

Tuesday 24 November 2020

As current social distancing restrictions prevent us from hosting the 104th SMMT Annual Dinner in person this year, we are marking the occasion in a new way – by gathering the industry together virtually for a broadcast event featuring multiple speakers, subsidiary networking events and the recognition of some of the brightest talent innovating in the industry: SMMT 2020 Update – Live

This will feature a live broadcast of topical speeches including:

  • SMMT Chief Executive Mike Hawes’ state of the nation address
  • SMMT President George Gillespie’s keynote speech
  • Rt Hon Alok Sharma MP, Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, political keynote speech
  • SMMT Year in Review video
  • The Autocar Drivers of Change Awards

Afterwards there will be a member online networking event, providing an opportunity to catch up with industry colleagues, discuss the day’s news and share thoughts on the challenges and opportunities ahead.

The event is free to attend.

Pre-registration for this event is now closed. If you would like to join the virtual event on Tuesday 24th November at 13:00 GMT, please visit Please log in using your work email address. Please note, that the website will not be live until the morning of the event.

For the optimum experience, we recommend joining from a computer using Chrome or Firefox if possible. If you have any issues connecting to the SMMT 2020 Update – Live event, please visit the Help Desk on the website. We ask all attendees to adhere to SMMT’s Code of Conduct in relation to any communications about the event.

For any questions, please email

We look forward to hosting you at SMMT 2020 Update – Live on Tuesday 24 November at 13.00.

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