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SMMT Events Open Forum Tuesday 6 June,

Concourse Suites 1 and 2, 8.30-12.30 S

MMT are bringing their well-established Open Forum event to the show again. Open Forum is a series of morning seminars, focused on the automotive supply chain as well as

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.

Agenda includes:

Ford and the UK Supply Chain Alan Draper, Director, Purchasing Ford of Europe and Global Team Value Management, Ford

Nissan’s commitment to the UK a vision for the future Judith Richardson, Vice President Purchasing, Nissan Europe

Future Automotive Technology and Market Trends – The View and Response of Adient Michael Flanagan, Vice President, Adient

As cars becomes computers on wheels where will they take us? Chris Turner, Director of Advanced Technology Marketing, ARM For the latest agenda, go to the Automechanika Birmingham website.

Meet the Buyer Wednesday 7 June, Hall 6, 10.00-16.30


HE UK’s supply chain is growing fast and the opportunity for automotive suppliers to invest in the UK has never been more valuable. 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 now been confirmed. Last year, this event resulted in over 350 meetings secured with buyers. You can request meetings on the day at the SMMT stand 6F10 in hall 6.

Confirmed buyers include:

Future Focus Connected & Digital

Technology Zone, stand 6B11 New in the supply chain zone, SMMT with support from Automechanika Birmingham will display the Connected & Digital Technology Zone which will demonstrate the latest cutting edge automotive technologies. The area will feature products coming to market, but also those that will enable the design, development and manufacturer of the vehicles of tomorrow.

Don’t miss the range of interactive elements including virtual and augmented reality, vehicles and robotics including: • JLR - New Range Rover Velar

• Optis - Vive virtual reality headset

• REECO - Kuka robot (pictured)

• Semcon - HoloLens

augmented reality glasses

• Warwick Manufacturing Group - an electric delivery vehicle prototype based on the body of a Renault Twizy

• Renishaw - Additively manufactured metal car component

• Nottingham University - facial recognition software

• Adient - advanced seating commodities.

Innovation Trail & New

Product Showcase See the Innovation Trail at the event to find the stands with the very latest innovations.

See the full seminar programme on pages 4/5. 7

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