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5-7 June 2018, NEC BIRMINGHAM

New for 2018

Messe Frankfurt  SMMT 

New for 2018

After extensive feedback from exhibitors and visitors, the organisers will deliver a raft of new and exciting features for the 2018 event confirming Automechanika Birmingham 2018 as the UK’s most valuable meeting place for the automotive industry.

New for 2018
More Quality Meetings

More Quality Meetings

Newly introduced in time for 2018 is the event's facilitated meetings programme which will match the needs of visitors with the capabilities of suppliers and help to arrange business meetings on stands.

Extended hours

Automechanika Birmingham will extend the opening hours on one day of the exhibition to allow more time for networking. In an informal atmosphere, Automechanika Birmingham will welcome visitors to stay longer and allow exhibitors to benefit from further networking with new and existing customers on their stands.

Future thinking

Innovation Zone

The Innovation Zone is a showcase of the latest and emerging technologies to impact service and repair as well as the wider automotive industry. In association with the MIA (Motosport Industry Association), the area will host the latest innovations to give visitors an insight into the future of the automotive industry.

Tomorrow's Mobility

New for 2018, Automechanika Birmingham will host a dedicated area showcasing future technology on connected and autonomous vehicles, electrification and vehicle manufacturer mobility initiatives. Only the latest technologies and advanced solutions will be shown here at the show.

Attracting more workshops

Workshop Quarter

A new dedicated hall layout will include an area specifically for suppliers of tools, garage equipment and those who want to meet workshops, MOT centres and autocentres.

Enhanced Workshop Training Zone

  • Bigger and better than last year, the Workshop Training Zone will host live demonstrations on the latest equipment, parts and components. The live demonstrations will be hosted by expert speakers, partners and suppliers.  It's an active session you don't want to miss!

Workshop Social

The Workshop Social will offer workshops and garages a chance to take a break, gather their thoughts and network with similar minded workshop businesses in an informal area in the halls.

Business Services Zone

  • Held in the Workshop Quarter, the new area will offer a hub of business advice from a range of product and service providers, ranging from finance and insurance to marketing and IT requirements. Workshops can learn how to work smarter and increase efficiency.

Garage of the Year

The Garage of the Year competition will run again in 2018, attracting regional garages to enter the competition to win the title 'Garage of the Year' and a cash prize!

Exclusive Deals & Discounts

  • Visitors will find exclusive show deals and discounts on tools, products and systems, only at the show.

Learn from the experts

Aftermarket Seminars

Expert speakers will be on hand to update buyers on programme of education and insight in to key developments, issues and challenges for the aftermarket.

Keynote Panel & Speaker Programme

Head to the keynote speaker panels to hear influential voices in the industry discuss  business advice and out of the box ideas. As a key attraction for senior professionals, the keynote panels are likely to be a fantastic opportunity to network and meet similar minded individuals.

Open Forum & Supply Chain Content Programme

Again in 2018, an expert led content programme will deliver learning and advice, attracting a wealth of senior professionals to the event. Benefit from keeping up to date and head to the seminars to network with new customers.

Specialist Areas

Specialist Demo Zone

Newly launched and designed for mobile repairers and bodyshops, the Specialist Demo Zone offers practical demonstrations of the latest products and techniques affecting vehicle body repair & customisation.

Retail Park

A dedicated area for suppliers of vehicle accessories, designed to help retailers find the latest supplies for their stores.

SMMT Events

Open Forum

Automechanika Birmingham is held in association with SMMT, who will bring their influential events, Open Forum and Meet the Buyer. The two events attract several hundred senior delegates, allowing for further networking opportunities. Open Forum will offer a morning of automotive supply chain seminars attracting several hundred delegates from OEMs, tier 1, medium and small suppliers.

Meet the Buyer

Meet the Buyer will also deliver a full day of one to one meetings match making suppliers with buyers.