Meet the Buyer confirmed for Automechanika Birmingham

The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders’ (SMMT) has announced that its Meet the Buyer event will return to Automechanika Birmingham 2023 in June.

It forms part of an all-new Automotive Supply Chain Forum.

Meet the Buyer brings together automotive purchasers with suppliers, providing a crucial opportunity for vehicle manufacturers and suppliers to develop new partnerships. Since being introduced in 2015 it has been critical to creating new supply chain relationships. Delivering more than 1,400 successful business introductions between manufacturers and suppliers.

The event forms a central part of Automotive Supply Chain Forum, a new standalone event co-located with Automechanika Birmingham, which is expected to attract than 12,000 visitors from 6-8 June.

Mike Hawes, SMMT chief executive, said, “Britain’s dynamic automotive industry depends on its diverse and dedicated supply chain – and that supply chain depends on its ability to forge new relationships while growing existing ones. The new Automotive Supply Chain Forum at Automechanika Birmingham will provide a platform for suppliers and buyers to come together, with Meet the Buyer accelerating those vital conversations as vehicle manufacturers look to a zero-emission future and ever-increasing local content requirements.”