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5 -7  June 2018, NEC Birmingham

SMMT Meet The Buyer

SMMT's Meet the Buyer - 7th June 2017

The UK’s supply chain is growing fast and the opportunity for automotive suppliers to invest in the UK has never been more valuable.
Meet the Buyer

To support this growth, SMMT, are bringing their flagship Meet the Buyer event again to the show which matches suppliers with OEM and Tier 1 buyers through one-to-one meetings.

Meet the Buyer continues to gain considerable demand from both buyers and suppliers to participate year on year and 21 buyers have confirmed for June 2017. This year SMMT will be partnering with the Department for International Trade (DIT).

You can register at the SMMT stand on the day.


For Suppliers – Free

For Buyers - Free

The opportunities

  • A staggering £4 billion per annum opportunity for Tier 1 supplier business and £2 billion for upstream suppliers
  • Average UK vehicle content has grown from 36% to 41% since to 2011
  • Annual UK automotive supplier turnover has increased to an estimated £11.6billion since 2011
  • Vehicle manufacturers are committing long-term to the UK
  • UK suppliers are providing lower risk options

Last year’s results

Our last event took place, for the first time, at the inaugural Automechanika Birmingham event, resulting in:

  • Over 1000 companies expressed interest to participate
  • Over 330 people participating
  • 355 one-to-one meetings
  • Over 200 meeting requests made on the day
  • 65% positive meeting outcomes

Mobile App – Meeting Schedule

For those who have registered their interest in this event, you will receive an email notification for your first appointment only from any point from now up until the event date.

No hard copies of meeting schedules will be made available. Any subsequent meetings and adjustments will then be viewable on SMMT’s Mobile App (available from your app store) which we strongly advise you to download on your device(s) ahead of the event.

The app will be launched and available to download approximately 2 weeks before the event. We will send an email to notify everyone who has signed up to this event.

Please note, meeting times are subject to change but SMMT will do their best to avoid this.  

Confirmed buyers included