Returning for its fourth consecutive year on 27 September 2018 at the new Beacon of Light, the North East Automotive Expo is the region's only event solely focused on the automotive sector. 

The North East Automotive Expo 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 them.

The success of the Expo over the previous three years demonstrates the importance of the North East automotive sector and has paved way to attract more senior figures and industry representatives from outside of the region.


Main Sponsor: MAKE it Sunderland I Partner Sponsor: Growth Hub I Meet the Buyer Sponsor: TR Fastenings I Stage Sponsor: Senseye I Event Guide Sponsor: Aztec Colour Print I Dinner Sponsor: South Tyneside Council


Keynote Speakers: Automotive Council Supply Chain Group

Judith Richardson

Dr. Chris Owen

Global Purchasing Director for Electrical Propulsion

Chief Executive

Jaguar Land Rover

SMMT Industry Forum




  • 130 Exhibiting Companies

  • Delegates - Delegate registrations NOW OPEN

  • Meet the Buyer - Buyers confirmed include: Nissan, Cummins, Calsonic Kansei, Komatsu, Arlington Automotive, Gestamp

  • Demonstrations - Club Nissan Ride and Drive & Omron Autonomous Intelligent Vehicle

  • Pre-Event Dinner - Wednesday 26 September, Stadium of Light.  Tickets available HERE


Prices (+VAT):

Member Delegate £50.00 (inc. lunch)

Non-Member Delegate £100.00 (inc. lunch)

Member Exhibition £500.00   

Non-Member Exhibition £1,000