Hydrogen & Fuel Cell Conference
Following the success of 2018, Hydrogen and Fuel Cell convener has collaborated with the ICAV (International Connected and Autonomous Vehicle) to bring a broad range of subject interests to one location. So for businesses supplying into the transport, looking for ways to be more innovative this event is for you! (more…)
Investment in Midlands Automotive
Scarman - Warwick Conferences ,
Drive Midlands takes the wheel! We, at Drive Midlands understand the pressures and challenges affecting the automotive industry today. With the Brexit deadline fast approaching, the lack of certainty and information available is causing widespread confusion across the sector, so let Drive Midlands take the wheel and navigate a path through the coming months. At our free exclusive events, you will hear from automotive industry experts about key opportunities during these uncertain times and you will also have the chance to network with trusted partners and service providers. Places are limited so book now to avoid disappointment. Book now (more…)
Russian Automotive Roadshow
Radcliffe Hall, Warwick Conferences,
R&D in electric vehicle components and the opportunities surrounding the import and localisation of production are amongst Russia's most in-demand topics within the automotive industry. Representatives from Russia's automotive industry would be available to discuss possible collaborations and supply chain opportunities with UK manufacturers. (more…)
Automotive Trade Visit to SIAT, India
Oxford Golf Resort, Pune, India,
Join this Midlands Engine trade visit to the Symposium on International Automotive Technology (SIAT) in Pune, India. This visit is designed specifically for companies operating in the future mobility sector including Electric Vehicle Technology, Electric Vehicle Infrastructure and Low Carbon Technologies... Provisional programme: Tuesday 15th January – In-market briefing delivered by DIT in India and industry experts to give an overview of the opportunities available for UK businesses with the chance to network. Wednesday 16th January – Attend SIAT Expo reception Wednesday 16th January to Saturday 19th January – Pre-arranged programme of appointments for individual companies and the chance to exhibit on the SMMT Midlands UK stand. Cost: A commitment fee of £250 +VAT will be payable. Delegates will also be responsible for their own travel, accommodation and subsistence. Apply and register your interest: Please visit: https://midlandsenginesiat.eventbrite.co.uk For any other enquiries, contact the Department for International Trade West Midlands at: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0345 222 0159. Find out more… Pre-mission briefing (November 2018) A pre-mission briefing will be held to fully brief attendees on the trip including: an overview of the mission programme and top tips to help you prepare how the local Embassy will support you throughout your visit the opportunity to meet and connect with other delegates also joining the visit
Automotive Challenge Network Symposium 2018
Austin Court, IET Birmingham,
The EPSRC Automotive Challenge Network will be holding a Symposium on 14 and 15 November 2018 at Austin Court, IET Birmingham. Keynote speakers: Professor Neville Jackson, Chair, APC Advisory Group & Auto Council Future R&D. Read Neville’s biography Professor Phil Blythe, Professor of Intelligent Transport Systems, Newcastle University and Chief Scientific Adviser, Department for Transport. Read Phil’s biography Join us to explore the challenges facing the automotive sector in power electronics machines and drives. This two day event includes: - Six in-depth workshops - Plenary sessions - Updates on Challenge Network feasibility study projects - A networking meal on the evening of the 14 November - A small exhibition showcasing the latest research. Visit link for more information: https://www.apcuk.co.uk/event/automotive-challenge-network-symposium-2018/
Midlands Engine: US Automotive Market Visit to Detroit 21 – 26 October 2018
Join this Midlands Engine trade visit to Detroit, designed specifically for companies operating within the automotive sector: OEMs, Tier 1 and Tier 2 supply chain companies. This is an excellent opportunity for UK companies to navigate their way through the US automotive market.Why Detroit? Detroit is a key destination for the automotive industry. With nearly 85% of the world’s major car and parts manufacturers based there, it is difficult to over-state the importance of Detroit and South East Michigan on the industry. The city is regenerating and rebranding itself as the global centre for mobility. It has had huge investments in every aspect of the auto industry, from R&D to manufacturing, development of autonomous technology, precision engineering, connected car software and drivetrain electrification. Add an active focus on Industry 4.0, the highest concentration of engineers in the country, a highly skilled workforce and a number of engineering focused universities and you have over 30 square miles packed with opportunities. Quick facts: • The State of Michigan is home to 92 of the top 100 suppliers to North America. • More than 10 billion USD is spent on automotive R&D annually - 75 percent of the U.S. total. • More than 2,200 facilities conduct automotive research, design, engineering, testing and validation in the state of Michigan. For more information on this visit click here Register your interest in joining this visit today, free and without obligation. For any queries please contact Stéphane Lambotte, International Trade Adviser and High Performance Technology Specialist for DIT East Midlands at: email@example.com
Greater Birmingham & Solihull LEP Annual Conference
The Rep, Birmingham,
Greater Birmingham & Solihull’s regional economy has thrived over the past year. The area has cemented its position as the leading core city region for economic growth. Thousands of private sector jobs are being created, major infrastructure projects are underway and new educational and training centres have been opened.
You are invited to join the Greater Birmingham & Solihull Local Enterprise Partnership (GBSLEP) at its fifth Annual Conference. The event will consider how we can all build on the region’s recent successes to create a stronger economy for all – from Cannock Chase to Redditch, Wyre Forest to Birmingham, Tamworth to Solihull.
At this pivotal point for our city region, the conference will provide an update on current economic issues, review what has been achieved during the last year, and consider what the future holds for the LEP and the region overall.
The agenda will feature esteemed speakers from Greater Birmingham & Solihull’s high growth sectors: Creative Industries; Business, Financial & Professional Services; Life Sciences; Advanced Manufacturing and Energy Technologies. Each speaker will provide an insight into the future of their industries, and what we must invest in as a region to continue to grow our vibrant economy.
The event will also highlight a range of projects that GBSLEP has supported – from assisting and advising local high growth businesses, to funding major regeneration schemes, and providing education providers with new spaces and equipment.
You will be able to ask questions of GBSLEP’s Chair, Tim Pile, meet the wider LEP Board and executive, and network with other senior stakeholders from across the region. It is a free event for the private, public and third sectors.
To sign up for your space and more information click here.
Drive Midlands Partnership Launch Event
Coventry Transport Museum, Millennium Place, Hale Street, Coventry, CV1 1JD,
Automotive businesses tell us that there is a need for an organisation in the Midlands which is there just for the sector.Half of the UK’s automotive activity is in the Midlands but there is no regional organisation uniquely concentrating on supporting the sector. Until now. Drive Midlands has created the Automotive Partnership, dedicated to the automotive industry in the Midlands. To launch this partnership, Drive Midlands are hosting an event on Wednesday 19th September at Coventry Transport Museum, 08:00 – 13:15. The event will begin with interesting, informative and relevant presentations on what Brexit might mean for your automotive business, how to win new business and addressing the skills challenge amongst many others. Exclusive panel discussions will allow you to have your say. Spaces are limited, so book early to avoid disappointment. Register here
EV Supply Chain Seminar – Opportunities for New Suppliers – Could you be missing out on a big opportunity?
There is a huge potential for suppliers to utilise their skills and products to feed into the ever growing electric vehicle supply chain, with its estimated worth of €30.2 billion (FEV).Join the Advanced Propulsion Centre at the Low Carbon Vehicle Show 2018 (12th September 2018) and find out how you could maximise this opportunity. We will provide insights on how individual company’s capabilities could be applicable in the (end to end) supply chain of e-machines, power electronics and batteries in the automotive industry. We are looking to showcase the opportunities available for tier 2 suppliers and part suppliers to directly feed into this, to meet the growing demand from OEMs and tier 1 suppliers. Agenda: 11:00 – 11:30 Introduction to the Electrified Supply Chain and the market opportunity, Dave OudeNijeweme, Advanced Propulsion Centre. What are the market values of the power electronics, battery and electric machine sectors in the electric supply chain? Hear from the experts from Borgwarner, GKN, AGM Batteries and Advanced Electric Machines. 11:30 – 12:15 Meet the experts, see their technology and discuss your place in the electrified supply chain. To find out more information about the event and how to register, go to: https://apcuk.us10.list-manage.com/track/click?u=4d19fcc2e761540b9b43cfefd&id=81bed27c9a&e=ec81d1775e
Solving the Productivity Puzzle: Productivity through People – A networking and speaker event at Aston Business School
Conference Aston Aston Street Birmingham B4 7ET,
By adopting High Performance Workplace Practices, a business can become more productive and develop a better engaged workforce. A key route to achieving this is the development of leadership and management skills, enabling SME leaders to adopt management best practices and drive increases in turnover, productivity and growth.
Join our Aston Business Network event where Professor Mark Hart (Professor of Small Business and Entrepreneurship at Aston University and Deputy Director of the national Enterprise Research Centre), will be talking about routes to improving productivity and the benefits they bring to business longevity and growth.
We will also be launching the Productivity through People programme in the Midlands. Productivity through People is a national programme born out of a unique collaboration between the public and private sectors. It is co-produced by Be the Business - an industry-led alliance of trade bodies - world-class industry leaders BAE Systems, Rolls-Royce and Siemens and leading UK business schools at Aston, Bath, Lancaster and Strathclyde Universities, with support from Local Enterprise Partnerships. By providing a framework for new leadership styles, Productivity through People helps bridge the gap between leaders and staff, empowering the front-line workforce to improve efficiency and competitiveness by directly solving business and customer problems.
Register here - https://solvingtheproductivitypuzzle.eventbrite.co.uk
18.00 - registration
18.30 - Prof. Mark Hart: Solving the Productivity Puzzle
18.45 - Q&A
19.00 - networking and canapes
20.00 - close