International Activities

North & South America

Events and webinars

The Battery Show, USA
Novi, Michigan, USA: 14-16 September 2021
Postponed from 2020, SMMT will be supporting the UK pavilion at a leading battery supply chain show with 10,000+ visitors.

Activities from partner organisations

Virtual: 13 April 
Join JobsOhio to find out about the future of electric vehicles and how Ohio is paving the way

Reports and updates

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. 

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 order to meet the common goal of safer and cleaner transportation as well as ways in which to develop new opportunities for UK expertise to enter the market. 


Advanced Technology Vehicles Manufacturing Loan Program

Research Hub for Electric Technologies in Truck Applications (RHETTA)

Previous events and webinars

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

Webinar: The Biden administration – policy implications for the automotive sector and trade with the UK
Virtual: 4 February 2021
Hear from DIT, Alliance for Automotive Innovation, Squire Patton Boggs and Ford of Europe Group about their expectations from the new Biden administration.

Webinar: Michigan and UK – Drive Mobility Innovation
Virtual: 9 December 2020
Representatives from the State of Michigan and the Office of Future Mobility and Electrification discussed why Michigan can be your conduit to the North American automotive market.

Los Angeles ‘Future of Transport’ Month
Virtual: November 2020
SMMT supported 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.

Webinar: Mexico – Export and Business Development Opportunities in the Mexican Automotive Sector in light of the USMCA and COVID-19
Virtual: 5 August 2020
Mexico is the biggest vehicle producer in Latin America and there are export opportunities to Tier 2 and 4 level suppliers for competitive UK suppliers. Listen back to SMMT, Department for International Trade, Nuevo Leon Automotive Cluster, Santander and Altios discuss the market opportunities in Mexico.

Webinar: Ohio – Automotive Powerhouse
Virtual: 20 July 2020 

Listen back to SMMT, Department for International Trade and JobsOhio discussing the opportunities in Ohio for UK automotive. It is a hot spot for smart mobility and its large auto-specific workforce is among the largest in the Midwest. 

Export opportunities in the US electric vehicle sector
Virtual: 25 June 2020 
Listen back to the Department for International Trade US automotive team specialists on the regulatory developments that are prompting EV adoption and the opportunities on the horizon.

USA CV market and the Work Truck Show
Virtual: 8 November 2019
Listen back to SMMT and Campbell’s Consultancy discuss the CV market in the US and opportunities for UK suppliers.