Webinars

Webinars Archive

2018 Webinars

October

Production Outlook End of year review

18 October 2018

Ian Henry looked back on 2018, reviewing announcements from the year, both business and political, as well as looking forward to 2019 and how the production market may react depending on different scenarios we may face. This webinar marked the release of the second Production Outlook report which Ian referenced throughout the webinar, highlighting key areas and delving deeper into his views.

September

EU Settlement Employer toolkit webinar

4 September 2018

SMMT updated the automotive industry on the recently announced Home Office “Employers Toolkit” which aims to help businesses engage with their UK based, EU27 national workforce who seek to settle in the UK post-Brexit. This webinar is a timely opportunity to update members on the detail of both the “Employers Toolkit” and the settlement scheme EU27 nationals will have to follow should they wish to settle in the UK post-Brexit. We will be joined my representatives of the Home Office. We hope webinar participants will raise their questions and views. 

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August

Road to Zero: the future of automotive

30 August 2018

The automotive industry faces a number of significant challenges in the decades ahead – a key one will be the shift to zero emitting vehicles in order to combat both CO2 and air quality concerns, as well as harnessing the economic benefits this could bring to the UK. This webinar will review the government’s Road to Zero strategy and look at how it will impact upon the sector.

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Production Outlook – Half year review

9 August 2018

Ian Henry presented his latest views at the half way point of the year, considering what we now know and the prospects for UK vehicle producers for the remainder of the year. He reviewed announcements from the year so far, both business and political, as well as the impact that they will have on the outlook for UK and European vehicle production for the remainder of 2018 up to 2023.

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May

Meet the Buyer: What to expect on the day

22 May 2018

This webinar will be hosted for those who are interested in attending/have secured a meeting at the Meet the Buyer event, taking place at Automechanika Birmingham on the 6 June 2018 at the NEC. It will provide information on how to make the most of your day.

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UK automotive and Brexit webinar 5: What has and hasn’t happened in 2018? Member Only

1 May 2018

Since the start of the year a significant amount has happened in relation to the UK’s withdrawal from the EU – positions have changed, rebellions threatened and agreements reached. But, in spite of all the activity, many questions remain unanswered. This webinar will provide the latest on the negotiations, as well as the politics that sit behind these and set out what we expect will happen next.

March

Production Outlook Report

20 March 2018 |  10:00 am – 11:00 am GMT
SMMT discussed the latest economic developments and presented the updated production outlook for the UK automotive sector. Ian Henry presented his latest views on the prospects for UK vehicle producers. Discussing the impact that the shift away from diesel, the increase in hybrids and what the eventual appearance of full EVs on the market will have on UK and European vehicle production.

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 February

Automotive Industrial Strategy

20 February 2018 |  10:00 am – 11:00 am GMT
With the UK’s future competitiveness currently being called into question, this webinar is an opportunity to update members on the detail and opportunities presented by the Industrial Strategy and Sector Deal. We shall explain how government and industry will together to ensure the UK remains’ not only highly competitive but also at the forefront of existing and emerging technologies. 

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January

Automotive Industry Priorities 2018

30 January 2018 |  10:00 am – 11:00 am GMT
SMMT’s Chief Executive Mike Hawes, discussed industry’s key priorities for 2018 and outline the SMMT business plan which responds to some of the key issues we expect to face throughout the forthcoming year.

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2017 Webinars

November 2017

Year of Engineering 

30 November 2017 |  10:00 am – 11:00 am GMT
The Year of Engineering is a government-led campaign that will give thousands of young people an experience of engineering, showing them, their parents and teachers the opportunities that a career in the profession can bring. The campaign will encourage young people to take a closer look at engineering, through events, activities and inspirational role models. 

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UK Automotive and Brexit 4: International Trade and Rules of Origin

16 November 2017 |  10:00 am – 11:00 am BST

The fourth and final webinar in SMMT’s Brexit series wanted to provide updates and engage the automotive industry on International Trade priorities and issues, such as Rules of Origin.With the UK’s future in EU FTAs unclear and the UK government keen to pursue and ambition free trade agenda, this webinar is a timely opportunity to update members on SMMT international trade policy activity and related key issues.

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Customs and Tariffs Group Webinar 3: Critical issues – Customs Special Procedures- Member Only

The third in the series of Customs focused webinars looks at the critical issue of Customs Procedures. Outlining the requirements and benefits of the procedures which are most commonly used by the automotive industry including CFSP and other customs special procedures including customs warehousing, and the use of inward and outward processing reliefs.

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October 2017

UK Automotive and Brexit 3: Customs and Tariffs

24 October 2017 |  10:00 am – 11:00 am BST

This webinar provided updates and engaged the automotive industry on the Customs and Tariffs challenges Brexit presents as well as discussing views on how to achieve frictionless movement.

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Customs and Tariffs Group Webinar 2: Compliance and understanding UCC and AEO – Member Only

This webinar follows on from the previous in the Customs series by providing further information on the critical issues for the automotive industry relating to customs including the Union Customs Code (UCC) and Authorised Economic Operator Status (AEO).

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UK Automotive and Brexit 2: UK regulatory future and automotive priorities

This webinar provided and engaged the automotive industry on the future of regulation and automotive priorities following Brexit.

This is one of the most complex areas of Brexit, and a timely webinar with the recent publication of the European Union (Withdrawal) Bill and government department’s closely examining the acquis of legislation.

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September 2017

UK Automotive and Brexit 1: The future of immigration and access to talent

This members only webinar discussed the future of immigration and access to talent following Brexit. This was a very topical webinar with the UK and EU, at the time, negotiating on the future of the free movement of people, the Migration Advisory Committee consulting on immigration and a future outside the EU, as well as an Immigration White Paper and Bill expected in coming months.

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Customs and Tariffs Group Webinar 1: Introduction and Compliance- Member Only

This webinar provided an introduction to members on why customs compliance is important, what being compliant means and how UK automotive companies can prove their customs compliance to relevant government departments and stakeholders.

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March 2017

Meet the Buyer: Making the most of your day

This webinar was hosted for those interested in attending/secured a meeting at the Meet the Buyer event, taking place at Automechanika Birmingham on the 7 June 2017 at the NEC. Information was provided on how to make the most of their day.

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Economic update and production outlook webinar

This webinar discussed the latest economic developments and provided an updated production outlook for the UK automotive sector covering recent announcements made during the Geneva Motor Show including the decision by PSA to buy GM’s Opel and Vauxhall European operations.

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Meet the Buyer: Explaining the application process

This webinar is for those interested in attending the Meet the Buyer event at Automechanika Birmingham on the 7 June 2017,  providing detailed information on the application process.

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February 2017

The Apprenticeship Levy

This webinar provided insight into how the Apprenticeship Levy will affect businesses and to help internal planning ahead of the April 2017 implementation.

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January 2017

Automotive industry priorities for 2017

SMMT’s Chief Executive Mike Hawes discusses the industry’s key priorities for 2017 and outlines the SMMT business plan which responds to some of the key issues.

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2016 Webinars

September 2016

The importance of the UK aftermarket to our economy and opportunities at home and abroad

How much is the sector due to expand over the coming years, and is your business part of the growth set to shrink? Find out the answers in this aftermarket webinar.

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A new evolution for automotive quality management IATF16949:2016

This covered the changes from ISO/TS16949:2009 to the IATF16949:2016 standard and the modified transition process. Timescales for release and details around the certificate transition process will were also clarified.

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July 2016

The Apprenticeship Levy

Provided a clear understanding of the workings of government’s new Apprenticeship Levy, set to be implemented in April 2017.

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Member only webinar on UK automotive and the EU referendum outcome: impact and next steps

Updated members following the UK’s vote to leave the European Union. The webinar covered the latest post-referendum political insights and detailed what actions SMMT has and will undertake to ensure that UK automotive interests are at the heart of government’s negotiation strategy and that the sector’s competitiveness is maintained throughout this transitional period.

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May 2016

For suppliers attending or hoping to attend Meet the Buyer on 8 June 2016 at Automechanika Birmingham

An overview of May’s Meet the Buyer event, detailing how the day works and what to expect to ensure participants make the most of their time at the event.

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April 2016

IATF future direction and the changes to ISO/TS16949

Provided an overview of the draft revisions to ISO/TS16949 following the IATF Global Stakeholder review conference in Rome. The webinar allowed attendees to familarise themselves with the key changes to the standard, timescales for release and details around the certificate transition process.

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February 2016

Automotive industry priorities

Mike Hawes, Chief executive, SMMT discussed industry’s key priorities for 2016 and outlined SMMT business plan in responding to some of the key issues.

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2015 Webinars

December 2015

Slides Modern slavery – transparency in the supply chain

November 2015

Slides Heavy Vehicle Individual Vehicle Approval (IVA) – how to further improve your application process

July 2015

Slides Automotive access to finance – insight and advice

June 2015

Slides Individual Vehicle Approval (IVA) – how to improve your application process

May 2015

Slides New car CO2 progress and the future of motoring taxes

April 2015

Slides Maximising your growth potential in China and beyond

March 2015

 Slides Growing the automotive supply chain: the opportunity ahead

February 2015

Slides Responding to key automotive issues: SMMT 2015 business plan

January 2015

Slides Production outlook and economic forecast webinar