Messe Frankfurt UK, organisers of Automechanika Birmingham, has announced registration is now open for visitors to secure free tickets to its refreshed trade event, the Automotive Supply Chain Forum, in association with the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT).
The Forum, which will be held alongside Automechanika Birmingham from 6th – 8th June 2023 at the NEC, takes place amid fast-paced changes on the automotive supply chain horizon, and will offer key insights into the opportunities available to help future-proof the industry.
Key discussions will focus on constantly evolving technology and its effect on the supply chain. This, combined with the 2030 deadline on sales of new petrol and diesel vehicles, means future innovation is a key focus for manufacturing sites across the UK, as suppliers embrace reshoring.
Simon Albert, managing director of event organisers Messe Frankfurt UK, said: “We’re looking forward to opening our doors for 2023 and welcoming visitors to the new, refreshed Automotive Supply Chain Forum at Automechanika Birmingham 2023.
“Visitors will have access to key discussions on challenges and opportunities presented by electrification and battery technology, light weighting, sustainability and net-zero, supply chain logistics, industry 4.0 and digitalisation and, skills and talent retention with a panel of industry expert advisory board members and the SMMT.”
The Automotive Supply Chain Forum will also explore how UK manufacturing is bringing more global productions back to domestic sites to address supply chain challenges caused by the legacy of the Covid pandemic, logistic pain points, global disruption, and ongoing UK-EU regulation complexities following Brexit.
As powertrains shift to zero emission, and vehicle designs are constantly required to innovate, the Forum brings suppliers face to face with those at the forefront of developing new technologies, to explore opportunities and to win business.
The Forum will also see the return of the SMMT Meet the Buyer programme, which enables one-to-one meetings between aftermarket suppliers and Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEM) and tier-one buyers.
The 2023 edition of the Automotive Supply Chain Forum will be the fifth time the event has run, previously being part of the Automechanika trade exhibition. However, the latest edition will have an all-new format to put the supply chain in the spotlight more than ever before.
For more information on the Automotive Supply Chain Forum, visit: https://automechanika-birmingham.uk.messefrankfurt.com/birmingham/en/Programme/SCFprogramme.html
To claim a complimentary ticket to Automechanika Birmingham 2023 visit: https://automotive-supply-2023.reg.buzz/press-supply-chain
Visitors can save on parking if they book directly with the NEC.