International Services

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

Poland Trade Mission
April 2022 (TBC)
Join the UK delegation for B2B meetings and networking opportunities surrounding clean mobility.

India Trade Mission
April 2022 (TBC)
SMMT are planning to take a UK delegation to India to explore opportunities in electrification.

Electric Vehicle Symposium (EVS35)
Oslo, Norway: 11-15 June 2022
A key conference and exhibition for all interested in e-mobility. SMMT will be organising the UK pavilion in Oslo.

Automechanika Frankfurt 2022
Frankfurt, Germany: 13-17 September 2022
One of the leading aftermarket trade shows, and with its return to a physical format, SMMT are looking forward to organising the UK pavilion.

Activities from partner organisations

SMMT International Advisory Network
A directory of companies offering services to support British automotive or mobility companies to do business overseas, or to help international companies looking to set up in the UK.

Department for International Trade Internationalisation Fund
DIT launched the fund in 2021 to support SMEs in England with a product or service suitable for export. Click here for more information.


Reports and updates

Thailand Speeding Up EVs
1 December 2021
Chanin Khaochan, Deputy Secretary General at the Thailand Board of Investment writes about Thailand’s EV ambitions in December’s SMMT International Newsletter.

Indonesia’s Progress Towards Electric Vehicles
2 November 2021
Efrizal Saputra, Trade and Investment Manager (Infrastructure) at the Department for International Trade in Indonesia is the guest writer for November’s SMMT International Newsletter.

Cooperation in Logistics and Technology Lead Jacksonville, Florida’s, Automotive Industry
1 October 2021
John Freeman (Senior Director, Business Development and Global Cities Initiative) from JAXUSA Partnership is the guest writer for October’s SMMT International Newsletter.

Germany Accelerates Electric Mobility Revolution
6 September 2021
Robert Scheid, Director UK & Ireland at Germany Trade & Invest (GTAI) is the guest writer for September’s SMMT International Newsletter.

The Automotive Industry in Romania
2 August 2021
Emanuela Cristescu, Trade Development Adviser at the Department for International Trade in Bucharest is the guest writer for August’s SMMT International Newsletter.

The electrification roadmap ahead for India
1 July 2021
Avnish Malhotra, India Sector Specialist – Future Mobility and Head of British Trade Office in Pune at the Department for International Trade in India is the guest writer for July’s SMMT International Newsletter.

Record-Breaking Investments Drive EV in Tennessee
2 June 2021
Adam Breeze (Director, UK & Ireland) from the Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development is the guest writer for June’s SMMT International Newsletter.

Canada’s Automotive Industry
5 May 2021
Warren Ali, Senior Vice President – Innovation, and Sofia Gerretsen from the Automotive Parts Manufacturers’ Association are the guest writers for May’s SMMT International Newsletter.

Outlook for Chinese EV sector in 2021
2 March 2021
Qian Li, Head of UK – Business Development and Partnerships at China EV100 discusses the outlook for the Chinese EV sector in 2021 in March’s SMMT International Newsletter.

The Biden Administration: Turning the page and re-charging the race to electrify
1 February, 2021
Josh Williams, Vice Consul, Head of Automotive  and Advanced Manufacturing, USA discusses key themes and possible implications for the UK under Biden’s Administration in February’s SMMT International Newsletter.

Slovakia and the UK: bonds tied through Innovation and Expertise
1 December 2020
Michal Sventek, Trade Adviser, DIT Bratislava discusses Slovakia’s automotive sector in December’s SMMT International Newsletter.

The US, UK and Future of Transportation
25 September 2020
Rebecca Saletta, Vice Consul, Head of Automotive – West Coast, USA discusses how the worlds of automotive, mobility and smart cities blend closer and closer together in September’s SMMT International Newsletter.

UK and South Korea: Partners in future mobility
21 August 2020
Jiyoung Lee, Senior Trade Officer DIT Seoul discusses South Korea’s rapidly evolving automotive industry in August’s SMMT International Newsletter.

 


Opportunities

Africa

South Africa

South African company looking for a strategic partner involved in wire springs/forms; metal pressings; power & constant force springs

Asia

India
Company looking for a JV to do with NOX, Differential pressure, temperature sensors required in BSVI emission Selective catalytic reductor (SCR ) or Engine after treatment System (EATS)

Company looking for a JV to do with engine sensors gas/ lambda sensor/knoc sensor/Fuel pressure sensors

Company looking for a JV to do with BSVI intake throttle valves (ITV) which are required for thermal management for SCR system

Technical capabilities for manufacturing of CFRP/GFRP Auto components

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

Europe

Poland
Parts and accessories for vehicles and their engines

North America

USA
Advanced Technology Vehicles Manufacturing Loan Program

Research Hub for Electric Technologies in Truck Applications (RHETTA)