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    SMMT Event: Open Forum, 18 September, Worcester

    Start date: 18/09/2013

    SMMT would like to invite you to the next SMMT Open Forum event which takes place on 18 September in Worcester. The event will highlight the opportunities available in the UK automotive supply chain and include a number of presentations from leading figures in the industry, Q&A sessions, and multiple networking and exhibition opportunities.

    Government is undertaking and developing a series of long-term strategic partnerships with industry, including automotive, where the UK can achieve the most impact on economic growth. SMMT Open Forum will focus on the Automotive Sector Strategy and the recommendations made, due to be launched in July. The event will focus on how UK based supply chain companies can better understand and benefit from the strategy.

    SMMT Open Forum will host representatives from theAutomotive Council Supply Chain and Technology Groups, each will provide an update highlighting the work of the Automotive Council and priorities ahead in 2013. We are also pleased to be joined by speakers from Ford, Achilles, Magal Engineering and Southco Manufacturing. Each speaker will offer insights into their respective companies, their plans in the UK and insights on the UK automotive supply chain as well as a specific focus on supply chain resilience.

    If you would like to explore the opportunities of exhibiting or if you have any other questions, please contact Mairi Lucas on

    * The event is free for SMMT members and in order to gain 100% discount rate please ensure you use your membership number when ordering. An administration fee has been applied to non-SMMT member companies wanting to register. Government institutions such as UKTI, Local Enterprise Partnerships and Government Civil Servants can also register free using the appropriate option when ordering. If you require your company’s membership number or you are not sure if you qualify for a free ticket please email us on

    Register here:

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