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SMMT International Automotive Summit 2021- Hybrid Conference

Tuesday 29 June 2021
09:15 – 15:00 BST

The SMMT International Automotive Summit is an integral fixture in the UK automotive calendar; providing an opportunity for the automotive industry to come together to analyse and discuss the pertinent issues impacting their businesses and the industry as a whole.

This year’s agenda will address key areas of transformation affecting the industry including emerging trading arrangements with Europe, business opportunities presented by the electrification of vehicles, future skills requirements, and the digitalisation of the supply chain. The panels will look at:

  • Competitiveness and Industry Transformation
  • The UK as a Centre of Excellence for Specialist Manufacturing
  • The Future of Automotive Jobs
  • Digitalisation
  • The Business Opportunities and Ramifications of Decarbonisation

Speakers will include senior executives from vehicle manufacturers, policy makers and a host of content experts from the automotive and aligned industries.

Keynote speakers will include:

  • Thierry Bolloré, CEO, Jaguar Land Rover
  • Michael Cole, President and Chief Executive, Hyundai Motor Europe

The event will attract an audience of hundreds of senior executives from across many industry sectors, including vehicle manufacturers, component manufacturers and the aftermarket, as well as aligned industries, policy makers and the media.

If the Covid situation improves in line with Government ambitions, as we very much hope that it will, we plan to run the event in a hybrid way; with a select audience in attendance at the Central London venue (all necessary H&S measures will be in place), as well as engaging a much larger audience digitally.

SMMT members are eligible for a complimentary ticket to the event. Tickets for non-SMMT members are available to purchase. For information on tickets, sponsorship opportunities and to register now for the digital event, please contact events agency team by email


Highlights: SMMT International Automotive Summit Live 2020

The SMMT International Automotive Summit Live 2020 was held on Tuesday 23 June.

Given the global restrictions in relation to COVID-19 and concern for the health and wellbeing of all involved, the Summit was held as an online event. The virtual nature of this year’s event enabled the Summit to reach an even broader audience from our membership and key industry stakeholders.

The condensed 3-hour agenda provided an opportunity to discuss how to scale up manufacturing and international trade, and a forum to analyse the potential for the next decade in the areas of ULEV adoption and future mobility.

Watch the speakers here