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    SMMT Events: Open Forum, 19 March 2014, Worcester Warriors Rugby Club

    Start date: 19/03/2014
    Cost: See Article


    Open Forum brings together around 350 delegates for a day of presentations, knowledge sharing and discussion. The events offer excellent networking opportunities with leading senior figures from the automotive industry. The next event will focus on opportunities in the UK’s automotive supply chain, with experts, influencers and key decision makers speaking on a variety of industry topics


    Speakers will include:


    • Richard Parry-Jones, Automotive Council Co-Chair
    • Nick Grout, Automotive Strategy Implementation, BIS
    • Dave Allen, Purchasing Director, Jaguar Land Rover & Automotive Council Supply Chain Group Chairman
    • Jerry Hardcastle, Global Chief Marketability Engineer & Technical Director Global Motorsports, Nissan Motor Company
    • Mark Adams, Vice President, Strategic Relationship Management, Corporate & Business Planning, Toyota Motor Europe
    • Ian Henry, Director, AutoAnalysis
    • Mike Hawes, Chief Executive, SMMT


    More speakers to be confirmed.


    Attendance is charged as follows:
    Free for SMMT members
    £50 (+ VAT) for non-members


    SMMT is also offering companies the opportunity to exhibit at the Open Forum, spaces are limited and charged at the following rate:


    £250 (+ VAT) for SMMT members
    £450 (+ VAT) for non-members


    Register here:



    Any other enquiries about SMMT’s Open Forum contact Rob Morbin,, +44 (0)207 344 9265


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