International Activities


Events and webinars

Automechanika Shanghai 
Virtual: 24-27 November 2021
One of the largest aftermarket trade shows in Asia.

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.

Reports and updates

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

Israel Automotive
6 April 2021
Ofer Fohrer, Minister, Head of Economic and Trade Mission to the UK.

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. 

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. 



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

Previous events and webinars

Webinar: Automotive in South East Asia – Indonesia & Thailand
Virtual: 14 October 2021
South East Asia has been one of the world’s economic bright spots in recent years, with favourable demographics and strong economic growth

Symposium on International Automotive Technology (SIAT)
Virtual: 29 September-1 October 2021
SMMT in partnership with DIT, APC and the Welsh government will be organising a virtual UK delegation.

Webinar: India’s roadmap to electrification
Virtual: 15 July 2021
Listen back to hear updates on India’s plans for electrification and the opportunities for UK automotive companies.

Thailand – SMMT Electrified International Week
Virtual: 24 March 2021
Thailand is currently the eleventh largest car manufacturer globally, and the government are keen to promote Thailand as an EV manufacturing hub with a target set of 30% of all cars produced in the country to be EVs by 2030. Hear what the long-term goal is and where the business opportunities are from Thailand Board of Investment, EV Association of Thailand, Ricardo, TR Fastenings and Department for International Trade Thailand.

Israel – SMMT Electrified International Week
Virtual: 23 March 2021
Hear from several of the most innovating Israeli start-ups and scale-ups with cutting-edge electric vehicle and charging technologies as organised by the Israeli Foreign Trade Administration in conjunction with SMMT for the SMMT Electrified International Week.

China – New Energy Vehicle market outlook and perspectives from NEV manufacturers
Virtual: 23 March 2021
EV100, Nio Europe, BYD, Changan Automotive, and Intelligent Energy shared their outlook for China’s New Energy Vehicle Market.

Beijing, China: 15-17 January 2021
The 2021 China EV100 Forum took place in Beijing from 15 – 17 January, with virtual participation from the UK.

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

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

Webinar: India – opportunities for UK automotive technology companies
Virtual: 29 July 2020
Hear about the opportunities available for UK technology companies in India and planned activities to help you to expand your business in this webinar hosted by SMMT and Department for International Trade.

Webinar: Korea – opportunities for UK automotive technology companies
Virtual: 16 July 2020
South Korea is a market with great opportunities for UK automotive technology businesses particularly in the CAV space. Listen back to the Department for International Trade, CenexIntralink and SMMT discussing the Korean market as well as our planned activities which are also supported by the Advanced Propulsion Centre. 

Webinar: Export opportunities in the automotive and future mobility sectors in China
Virtual: 1 July 2020
Listen back to the Department for International Trade, China Britain Business Council and market specialists about the latest developments, opportunities and support for exporters in the UK. 

Webinar: Trading with India through the pandemic and beyond
Virtual: 24 June 2020
Listen back to the Midlands Engine and UK India Business Council regarding policies the Indian government have set out and new business support available.  

Webinar: Impact on Culture and Communication when dealing with the Middle East
Virtual: 23 June 2020
Listen back to the Midlands Engine discuss how to improve your communication with partners and clients in the region, especially since COVID-19 has impacted how we do business.