Returning for its third consecutive year on 28 September 2017 at the Stadium of Light, the North East Automotive Expo is the region's only event solely focussed on the automotive sector.

The North East Automotive Expo, which will host over 400 delegates, plays a key role in increasing the profile of the North East automotive sector and showcasing the regions significant and growing automotive capability. It also provides companies with a platform to connect, do business and learn about the support available to grow their business.

  • Main Sponsor: MAKE it Sunderland
  • Partner Sponsor: North East Local Enterprise Partnership
  • Meet the Buyer Sponsor: TR Fastenings
  • Event Guide Sponsor: Horizonworks
  • Dinner Sponsor: South Tyneside Council

The 2017 Agenda:

  • Exhibition:
    • 86 exhibitor stands NOW SOLD OUT!
    • Exhibitor and delegate listing here
    • Floorplan
  • CzechTrade Exhibitor Zone NEW FOR 2017
    • The CzechTrade Exhibitor Zone will showcase 14 companies from the Czech Republic region, supported by CzechTrade and CzechInvest
    • Meet the Buyer with Czech Republic companies will also take place here
      • Located in James Herriot, 3rd Floor
  • Meet the Buyer:
    • Buyers confirmed include: Nissan, JLR, Bentley, Komatsu, ZF TRW, Cummins, Calsonic Kansei, Gestamp, Lear, Arlington Automotive, plus a number from the Czech Republic, including Jihostroj, HTP, Otsuka & Futaba Czech.
      • Located in the Executive Boxes, 2nd Floor
      • Sponsored by TR Fastenings
  • Keynote Speakers:
    • Keynote address from Judith Richardson, Vice President Purchasing, Nissan Europe, Nissan Motor Co. Ltd & Garry Wilson, Director – Business Development, Advanced Propulsion Centre UK
      • Taking place in the Niall Quinn Bar, 1st Floor
  • Workshops:
    • D4I Initiative - Rab Scott, Head of Digital, Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre
    • Automotive Council Skills Group – Overview of the UK Wide Activity - Dr Simon Farrall, Head of Apprentice & Associate Training, BMW UK
    • Improve Business Supply Chain Resilience with New ISO 44001 - Frank Lee, Product Certification & Operation Delivery Director, BSI
    • Automotive Trade & Investment Opportunities in the Czech Republic - Lucie Polaskova, Director of UK & Ireland Operations, CzechInvest
    • Marketing Diagnostic (Snaposhot360) Drop-in Clinic – Samantha Davidson, Managing Director, Horizonworks
      • Located in Carling Lounge and Drumaville Suite, 3rd Floor
  • Technology Showcase
    • Supported by the Knowledge Transfer Network (KTN) - Download the agenda here
    • 14.00-14.05 – Introduction: Mark Matchett, Knowledge Transfer Manager - Automotive, KTN
    • 14.05-14.10 - Axiom Engineering Associates Ltd: Your Problem-Solving Partner of Choice
    • 14.10-14.15 – The Nine Software Company: Digital Transformation
    • 14.15-14.20 – Syncronology: APQP Management Software
    • 14.20-14.25 – Protech City: Are you Disposing of your IT Assets Securely?
    • 14.25-14.30 – Macfarlane Packaging: Saving Costs throughout Your Packaging Operation - Macfarlane Significant Six Programme
    • 14.30-14.35 – Animmersion: Thinking Visually
    • 14.35-14.40 –RFIDdirect: Keeping Track - Adding Value
    • 14.40-14.45 – Total Control Pro: Bridging the Gap to Smart Manufacturing
    • 14.45-14.50 – Evolution MRO: Value Added
      • Located in Drumaville Suite, 3rd Floor
  • Demonstrations
    • Komatsu PC210LCi‐11 Hydraulic Excavator, Nissan and Infiniti on display

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Member Delegate £50.00 +VAT (inc. lunch) / Non-Member Delegate £100.00 +VAT  (inc. lunch)                 

SME Programme Delegate FREE (max. 2 places & lunch)

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