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2021 Webinars

 

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Business Preparedness Programme: People – Customs

27 April 10:00 – 11:00

Since our last customs webinar, UK government have made a number of customs-related announcements. This webinar will cover these announcements and what it means for your business. There will be an opportunity for you to ask questions.

Speakers:
Lloyd Mulkerrins, Policy Manager, SMMT
Howard Levene, Five lanes consultancy

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Business Preparedness Programme: People – Immigration and Mobility

30 March 14:00 – 15:00

For this webinar SMMT will be joined by the Home Office who will provide attendees with an overview of the UK Points Based Immigration System and what companies are required to do if they are looking to recruit from outside of the UK. In addition, we hope to cover the mobility provisions agreed as part of the UK-EU Trade and Cooperation Agreement and how these impact the movement of people between the UK and EU. There will be an opportunity to ask questions at the end of the presentation.

Speakers:
Lloyd Mulkerrins, Policy Manager, SMMT

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Production Outlook 2021

24 March 10:30 – 11:30

Ian Henry of AutoAnalysis will present his latest outlook for UK and European car and light vehicle production through to 2026. The outlook is the first since the EU-UK Trade and Cooperation Agreement was reached in December. It will consider prospects given both business and political announcements to date, including the on-going impacts of Covid and supply disruptions from semiconductor chip shortages. SMMT will introduce the webinar with a scene setting economic and market outlook. There will be ample opportunity to ask questions and challenge Ian/SMMT’s views – any questions in advance would be most welcome.

Speakers:
Matthew Croucher, Senior Economist, SMMT
Ian Henry, AutoAnalysis

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Business Preparedness Programme: Customs

16 March 10:00 – 11:00

In our latest webinar, SMMT will be joined by customs expert Howard Levene. We will look in detail at customs facilitations such as customs warehousing, transit and returned goods relief which may mitigate some of the impacts being experienced since the UK left the transition period with the EU. The webinar will last one hour and there will be an opportunity to ask questions.

Speakers:
Lloyd Mulkerrins, Policy Manager, SMMT
Howard Levene, Consultant, Five Lanes Consultancy

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Additive Manufacturing – A roundtable discussion

10 March 14:00 – 15:00

Join our virtual panel on the 10th March for a lively discussion and insights from James Hawkins, Director, Printing Portal, Michael Whitens, Consultant to the Automotive Industry and Aaron Delong, HP 3D WW Automotive lead and hosted by David Wong, Senior Technology and Innovation Manager from SMMT.

Topic areas that will be discussed include:

• What is the “new normal” going to look like and how is that going to affect working teams?
• What does the digital workflow look like and what are the tools that are required?
• What are the future trends that the panel see in the next 3-5 years?

Speakers:
David Wong, Senior Technology and Innovation Manager, SMMT
James Hawkins, Director, Printing Portal
Michael Whitens, Consultant to the Automotive Industry
Aaron Delong, 3D WW Automotive Lead, HP

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Business Preparedness Programme – Customs

16 February 10:00 – 11:00

In our fourth webinar of the year SMMT will be joined by customs experts from Squire Patton Boggs. We will look in detail at customs facilitations such as customs warehousing, transit and returned goods relief which may mitigate some of the impacts being experienced since the UK left the transition period with the EU. The webinar will last one hour and there will be the opportunity to ask questions.

Speakers

Lloyd Mulkerrins, Policy Manager, SMMT
Jose Maria Vinals, Partner – International Trade, Squire Patton Boggs

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Business Preparedness Programme – Rules of Origin

2 February 10:00 – 11:00

Grant Thornton will be discussing how Rules of Origin in the EU-UK Trade and Co-operation Agreement will impact the Automotive industry and how they are applied. There will be a mix of practical examples, sources of information and thoughts on the interaction with the Government’s Net Zero emissions targets.

Speakers

Mike Hawes, Chief Executive, SMMT
Lloyd Mulkerrins, Policy Manager, SMMT
Oliver Bridge, Head of Automotive, Grant Thornton
Adam Taylor, Head of Customs & Excise, Grant Thornton

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SMMT Automotive Industry Priorities 2021 webinar

28 January 14:00 – 15:00

SMMT’s Chief Executive, Mike Hawes, will discuss industry’s priorities for 2021 and outline the SMMT business plan and priorities in responding to some of the key issues we expect in the forthcoming year.

Speakers

Mike Hawes, Chief Executive, SMMT
Yung Tran, Director of Member Services and Business Development, SMMT

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Business Preparedness Programme – Customs

19 January 10:00 – 11:00

Since the UK left the transition period with the European Union on the 31 December there has been a fundamental change in how goods are moved between Great Britain and the European Union. In our second webinar of the year, SMMT will be joined by trade and customs experts from PWC to look in detail at the new customs and border requirements to move goods between both Great Britain and the European Union and Great Britain and Northern Ireland. There will be an opportunity to ask your questions at the end of the presentation.

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Business Preparedness Programme – Trade Agreement

7 January 10:00 – 11:00

Following the announcement of a new EU-UK Trade & Co-operation Agreement (TCA) on Christmas Eve – now in force from 1 January 2021 – this session will look at the UK’s new trade deal with the European Union, including key changes to tariffs and Rules of Origin, what it means, and what to look out for next. Our Policy team will give their initial analysis and answer questions from attendees

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Business Preparedness Programme – SMMT Transition Support Webinar

22 December 15:00 – 16:00

With Brexit negotiations extended once again from this weekend, but now severely limited on time, this session will recap on what is known about the end of transition and what businesses can do to prepare. Our Policy team will also give an update on member support during the transition and over the Christmas holidays.

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Business Preparedness Programme – Transition support webinar

15 December 15:00 – 16:00

With Brexit negotiations extended once again from this weekend, but now severely limited on time, this session will recap on what is known about the end of transition and what businesses can do to prepare. Our policy team will cover UK government arrangements for the Great Britain border from 01 January 2021, expectations on importing and exporting requirements and tariffs. There will also be a brief update on where negotiations stand at this point.

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Business Preparedness Programme – Customs and Tariffs

10 December 14:00 – 16:30

The ‘Business Preparedness Webinar – Type Approval’ is the next of a series of webinars aimed at ensuring all SMMT members are prepared to comply with the new regulatory requirements as of January 2021. This webinar focuses on type approval requirements from 1 January, including on the obligations faced by Small Series Type-Approval (SSTA) certificates holders (both UK National, EC and issued by VCA or other authorities) with regard to the introduction of the Northern Ireland Protocol. Representatives from the UK Department for Transport will update SMMT members on the latest Government position and will be available for an exchange of views with SMMT members.

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Business Preparedness Programme – Customs and Tariffs

3 December 10:00 – 11:00

With just under a month to go until the new customs arrangements come into force for trading between Great Britain and the EU this webinar will discuss the UK government’s plans for the Great Britain border from 01 January 2021, what businesses can expect when importing and exporting between Great Britain and the EU and what steps can be taken to prepare. SMMT will also provide the latest insights into the UK-EU negotiations.

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Production Outlook end of year review 2020

26 November 14:00 – 15:00

Ian Henry, AutoAnalysis, will present his new Production Outlook report giving views on the UK and European car and light van production. With uncertainties around Covid-19 and UK-EU trade deal still on-going Ian will be presenting his latest thoughts on both the short term and the outlook to 2025. The report is timed to coincide with the release of the October production data. SMMT will also present a short economic and market outlook ahead of Ian’s presentation. There will be ample opportunity to ask questions and challenge Ian/SMMT’s views – any questions in advance would be most welcome.

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Business Preparedness Programme – Immigration

17 November 10:00 – 11:00

This webinar will remind participants of the governments EU Settlement Scheme and what companies can do to support the EU nationals in their workforce to apply. In addition it will provide insight into the UK’s new Points Based Immigration System which will come into force on the 01 January 2021, how it differs from the current Immigration System and what companies should do ahead of looking to recruit from outside of the UK.

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Business Preparedness Programme – Regulation

10 November 10:00 – 11:00

In this webinar we will cover the most important regulations impacting the industry, what changes you can expect after the end of the transition period and what steps you as a company should take to prepare. Our focus will be on the Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH) Regulation, the recently announced UKCA markings, Data and Type Approval.

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COVID-19: webinar 18

4 November 11:30 – 12:30

Join SMMT Chief Executive Mike Hawes and the SMMT policy team this Wednesday 4 November from 11:30 to 12:30 for updates on the new lockdown measures announced by Boris Johnson on Saturday. These new measures are to be introduced from Thursday 5 November. We will cover which businesses are able to remain open, MOT, service and repair, approvals, furlough provisions and any clarifications we have received from government following questions members have already asked on these topics. While there will be an opportunity to post further questions during the call we only have an hour and may not be able to get through all of them. We will take all questions away.

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Business Preparedness Programme – Rules of origin

3 November 15:00 – 16:00

To support members preparedness for the end of the transition period, SMMT will be joined by one of its consultancy partners to cover tariffs and rules of origin. During this webinar we will walk you through the UK’s Global Tariff schedule which will come into effect from 01 January 2021 and how it differs from the EU’s Common External Tariff, what proving origin is and the types of documentation companies will need to complete for moving goods between the UK and EU. SMMT will also provide the latest insights into the UK-EU negotiations.

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Business Preparedness Programme – Customs

27 October 10:00 – 11:00

Following the publication of the second version of the governments Border Operating Model SMMT will be joined by the Border and Protocol Delivery Group, part of the Cabinet Office, to discuss the government’s plans for the Great Britain border from 01 January 2021, what businesses can expect when importing and exporting between Great Britain and the EU and what steps can be taken to prepare. SMMT will also provide the latest insights into the UK-EU negotiations.

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Business Preparedness Programme – UK and EU Negotiations

6 October 10:00 – 11:00

With less than 3 months until the UK leaves the transition period with the EU this webinar will explore the progress on EU-UK trade negotiations. SMMT, in conversation with EY, will cover the key issues in the negotiations, hurdles to overcome, what’s in store for the final few months of 2020 and how this all impacts automotive. There will be an opportunity for all participants to put their questions to the presenters.

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Business Preparedness Programme – Trade and Rules of Origin

22 September 10:00 – 11:00

For the fourth webinar in our series to support members preparedness for the end of the transition period, SMMT will be joined by HM Revenue and Customs. During this webinar we will cover the UK’s Global Tariff schedule which will come into effect from 01 January 2021 and how it differs from the EU’s Common External Tariff, what proving origin is and the types of documentation companies will need to complete for moving goods between the UK and EU. SMMT will also provide the latest insights into the UK-EU negotiations.

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Business Preparedness Programme – Regulation

8 September 15:00 – 16:00

For the third in our series of Business Preparedness Programme webinars, we will cover the most important regulations impacting the industry, what changes you can expect after the end of the transition period and steps that you as a company should take to prepare. We will be joined by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs who will cover the Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH) Regulation as well as the Department for Transport who will provide an update on the recently published Type Approval guidance. SMMT’s Environment and Technical teams will compliment the government presenters walking you through CO2, REACH and Type Approval.

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Business Preparedness Programme – Immigration

Wednesday 19th August, 14:00 – 15:00 GMT

SMMT will be joined by the Home Office who will remind participants of the governments EU Settlement Scheme and what companies can do to support the EU nationals in their workforce to apply. In addition the Home Office will provide insight into the UK’s new Points Based Immigration System which will come into force on the 01 January 2021, how it differs from the current Immigration System and what companies should do ahead of looking to recruit from outside of the UK.

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Business Preparedness Programme – Customs

For the first in our series of webinars to support members preparedness for the end of the transition period SMMT will be joined by The Institute of Export and International Trade who will provide details on the governments Border Operating Model, what the changes will be for moving goods between Great Britain and the EU and what companies can do now to prepare for 01 January 2021. SMMT will also provide the latest insights into the UK-EU negotiations.

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SMMT COVID-19: 16 (Production Outlook)

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First time guide to exhibiting at Automechanika Frankfurt

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Production Outlook 2020

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EU Negotiations Webinar

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Opportunities in Central Eastern Europe

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Brexit Update and Customs webinar – Oct 2019

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Automotive Industry Priorities 2019

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Automotive Industrial Strategy

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Learn more about all of SMMT’s previous webinars and watch recordings here.