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5 -7  June 2018, NEC Birmingham

SMMT Open Forum

About Open Forum - Tuesday 6 June 2017

SMMT are bringing their well-established Open Forum event to Automechanika Birmingham again this year.

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




SMMT Members – Free

Non Members  - £100 + VAT

Register now!