SMMT are bringing their well-established Open Forum event to Automechanika Birmingham again this year.
SMMT Open Forum
Open Forum is a series of morning seminars, located in Concourse Suites 1 & 2, focused on the automotive supply chain. Content includes a range of expert presentations on key current and upcoming issues, as well as opportunities within the field and a series of networking breakout sessions.
This is a must attend for those looking to network with senior decision makers and key influencers within the UK automotive supply chain. Over 300 senior and high quality supply chain delegates from OEMs, tier 1, medium and small suppliers are expected to attend.
08.30 Registration and networking
09:30 Event start
Mike Hawes, CEO, SMMT
Introduction and welcome
Judith Richardson, Vice President of Purchasing, Nissan Europe
Supplying Nissan – A vision for the UK
Alan Draper, Director, Purchasing Ford of Europe and Global Team Value Management, Ford
Ford and the UK supply chain
Sarwant Singh, Senior Partner, Frost & Sullivan
Transformative trends reshaping the future of automotive aftermarket and supply Chain
11:00 Coffee break and networking
Micheal Flanagan, Vice President, Adient Future automotive technology and market trends – The view and response of Adient
Chris Turner, Director of Advanced Technology Marketing, ARM
As cars becomes computers on wheels where will they take us?
Prof. David Greenwood, Advanced Propulsion Systems, WMG, University of Warwick
The UK supply chain for automotive batteries
12:15 Panel Q&A
12:25 Closing comments
12.30 Free lunch and networking at the The Connected & Digital Technology Zone (hall 6, stand 6B11) & explore Automechanika Birmingham