International Activities


Events and webinars

SMMT Electrified International Week
Virtual: 22-25 March 2021
SMMT International will be hosting a range of events ahead of SMMT Electrified, welcoming markets such as Central and Eastern Europe, China, Germany, Israel, Mexico, Thailand, and USA.

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

Auto Technology Partnership Summit & Expo
Virtual: 2-5 February 2021
SMMT is proud to support the Automotive Component Manufacturers Association of India (ACMA) in hosting this event, with the aim to explore opportunities in technology for both Indian and British automotive companies. We also encourage participation in the B2B meetings available.

Reports and updates

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 PACT Green Recovery Challenge Fund
The UK Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) has partnered with ICF Consulting to deliver the Green Recovery Challenge Fund under the UK PACT (Partnering for Accelerated Climate Transitions) programme funded by UK International Climate Finance.The UK PACT Green Recovery Challenge Fund will disburse £12 million over two years on projects that will help countries accelerate their low-carbon transition. It will focus on projects that maximise emissions reductions in ODA-eligible countries across Latin America, Sub-Saharan Africa, and Asia. In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, there will be a focus to support projects to build back better and promote a greener and more resilient future.

Access India Programme
There’s a few weeks left for British companies to apply for the Access India Programme, a market entry support programme assisting medium and small-sized UK manufacturing companies to set up in India. Please click here to learn more or here to get in touch.

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

China – New Energy Vehicle market outlook and perspectives from NEV manufacturers
Virtual: 23 March 2021
Hear from EV100, Nio Europe, BYD, Changan Automotie, and Intelligent Energy on their outlook for China’s New Energy Vehicle Market. Please contact us for the slides.

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.