With c600 exhibitors and 1200 visitors, Automechanika 2017 was approximately 70% bigger than 2016 and packed with variety. 250 new automotive suppliers joined the show with a slew of new products and services. There were live events and talks taking place throughout the show, truly something for everyone.
One stand worthy of mention was the SMMT, where its ‘Meet the Buyer event’ attracted many companies looking to do business with Motor Manufacturers.
In the Concord suite there was a packed programme of automotive related events, also hosted by the SMMT. Featuring talks from:
Alan Draper - Ford
Chris Turner - ARM
Judith Richardson - Nissan Europe
Michael Flanagan - Advent
Professor Dave Greenwood - Warwick University
Sarwant Singh - Frost and Sullivan
Getting such a large cross section of the industry together under one roof, the show was the perfect opportunity to put faces to names and learn about new trends set to dominate the industry in the future.