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International Activities

Find our full list of events, webinars, opportunities, reports and partner organisation activities on this page. If you have a specific market in mind, click on the continent symbols below.

Events and webinars

All webinars and events are listed here, if you want to look at activities in a specific market, click on the continent symbols above.

Webinar: Automotive opportunities in Northern Spain, Basque Country 
29 September 2020, 9:30 – 10:30 (BST)
Spain is the second largest automobile manufacturer in Europe, and the Basque Country has 50% of Spanish Automotive Component companies, as well as being the most productive region in Spain with the highest investment in R&D. This webinar is hosted by SMMT, Santander, Department for International Trade, Basque Automotive Cluster and SPRI and is aimed at UK businesses in the Automotive sector looking to expand and explore opportunities in Spain.

Webinar: Opportunities for UK automotive businesses in Lithuania
6 October, 14:00 – 15:00 (BST)
Find out about opportunities in Lithuania – predominantly through expansion into this fast emerging market and as a gateway to the wider Baltics and Russian regions. Hear from SMMT, Department for International Trade, Embassy of the Republic of Lithuania to the UK, Invest Lithuania and the Baltics Automotive Components Cluster as well as a case study from a British automotive company who has expanded into the market.

Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) trade mission
Czech Republic, Hungary, Slovakia: Autumn 2020
A hybrid of virtual and/or face to face activities focusing on the Czech Republic, Hungary and Slovakia.

UK – Korea Autonomy Conference
Virtual: 27 October
UK – Korea Connected and Autonomous Mobility conference. Speakers will include Mike Hawes, SMMT Chief Executive along with Hyundai motors and other Korean and UK companies.

Los Angeles ‘Future of Transport’ Month
November 2020
SMMT is supporting DIT LA in the highly collaborative, month-long virtual mission, bringing together mobility stakeholders and companies from across the US and UK in automotive, mobility and smart cities. Contact us for more information.

Automechanika Shanghai
Shanghai, China: 2-5 December 2020
The largest aftermarket exhibition in Asia with more than 6,000 exhibitors and 150,000 visitors.

Automechanika Frankfurt
Frankfurt, Germany: 14-18 September 2021
Postponed from 2020, SMMT will be organising the UK pavilion at this leading aftermarket trade show.


The Battery Show, USA
Novi, Michigan, USA: 14-16 September 2021
UK pavilion at a leading battery supply chain show with 10,000+ visitors.

Symposium on International Automotive Technology (SIAT)
Pune, India: 29 September-1 October 2021
Postponed from January 2021, exhibition and conference focusing on technology in the automotive sector with the last edition welcoming 4,600 visitors.

Activities from partner organisations

Webinar: Poland is Open hosted by Santander and the British Polish Chamber of Commerce
1 October, 10:00 – 13:00 (BST)
The global economy has been significantly impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Poland has bounced back vigorously from the effects of the lockdown, and remains an attractive location for UK businesses seeking to improve their global competitiveness. The event will be particularly valuable to UK-based firms interested in the CEE markets as a springboard to further growth.

7th International CEE Automotive Forum
Budapest, Hungary: 10-11 November 2020
Adam Smith Conferences are bringing together all the leading players of the automotive industry from 20+ CEE countries to discuss how to rebuild the industry after COVID-19.


Opportunities and Reports



Technical capabilities for manufacturing of CFRP/GFRP Auto components 

Hydraulic pumps and motors – looking for global partner to enter the market 

Trailers – looking for global partner to accelerate entry into the market 

Excavator undercarriages – looking for global partner to accelerate entry into the market 

Engineering product design 

Technology products for Bharat Stage VI/Euro 6 and sub assembly products 


Automotive components – supplies for the maintenance of the vehicle fleet consultation  

Lubricants – supply and delivery of automotive fluids
Supply and delivery of automotive fluids

Supply of equipment, tools and hardware for the automotive and tramway sectors 

Electric battery equipment
Components for electric traction vehicles 

Peugeot-Citroen (PSA) spare parts 

North America


Spline and hard gauges 

Industrial automation and electronic equipment 

Automotive anti-corrosion products

South America


Electronic embedded control systems

Top 10 growth markets – 2025 vs 2019 (millions)