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    SMMT Open Forum Speakers Announced, Wednesday 18 March 2015, 08:30 – 15:00

    Start date: 18/03/2015
    Cost: See Event Information

    Leicester Tigers Rugby Club, Aylstone Road, Leicester, LE2 7TR

    If you haven’t done so already, Book tickets here, SMMT members will need their membership number

    SMMT is pleased to announce the draft agenda for Open Forum on 18 March at Leicester Tigers Rugby Club.

    Open Forum brings together around 350 attendees for a day of presentations focusing on industry progress and success stories. The event also offers excellent networking opportunities with leading senior figures from the automotive industry.

    Speakers include:

    • IBM representative presenting the “Auto 2025” report
    • Lawrence Davies, Deputy CEO of Automotive Investment Organisation
    • Neville Jackson, Chief Technology & Innovation Officer at Ricardo Plc
    • Simon Moger, Head of Government Programmes at Jaguar Land Rover 
    • José Lopes, Head of Technical Excellence at Jaguar Land Rover 
    • Mike Matthews MBE, Managing Director & European Operations Officer, Nifco UK Ltd
    • Jim Griffin, CEO, Autins Group

    Click here to download the draft agenda

    Click here to register – if you haven’t done so already

    Optional breakout sessions (14:00 – 15:00)
    Please register for one of these sessions in addition to the main event.

    Advanced Propulsion Centre – Tony Pixton, Chief Executive, APC. Register here
    Production Outlook Report – Ian Henry, Director, AutoAnalysis. 
    Register here
    Exhibition opportunities are still available

    Click here for more information and to download the booking form.
    For more information about parking and ticket prices – click here.

    If you have any questions please email 

    We look forward to seeing you in March.

    Mairi Lucas Project Co-ordinator
    Member Services and Business Improvement
    The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders Limited

    European Regional Development Fund Northern Powerhouse
    Partners Department for Business Innovation and Skills Finance Birmingham