SMMT announces agenda for International Automotive Summit

The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders has announced the plenary programme for the 2011 SMMT International Automotive Summit.Stephen T Odell, Ford Group Vice President and Chairman and CEO of Ford of Europe, will be the keynote speaker at the event, which takes place in Westminster on 28 June. Odell’s address will start the day, followed by a Q&A session and panel debate with industry experts representing the breadth of the automotive sector to explore what the UK has to offer the global motor industry.Sessions on the transition to ultra-low carbon transport and the future of car retailing continue the programme, before a leading government minister will give an overview on where the automotive industry is heading and its role in the wider economy.Throughout the day, parallel sessions will also run on topics such as low carbon commercial vehicles, raising investment, increasing export potential and the evolving world of vehicle remarketing. Full details on these sessions will be announced soon, along with confirmation of speakers.Summit plenary programme:09:30    Opening remarks                          Justin Webb09:45    Industry keynote speaker                          Stephen T Odell10:30    What UK plc has to offer the global motor industry                        Panel debate11:15    Refreshment break12:00    Technology: moving towards an ultra-low carbon future                  Panel of speakers and Q&A13:30    Lunch14:30    The changing face of car retailing                Panel of speakers and Q&A 16:15    Political keynote speaker17:00    Closing remarks                 Paul EverittDelegate numbers are strictly limited, and tickets are available on a first come, first served basis. To book your place at the SMMT International Automotive Summit, please visit or contact Charlene Harry on 020 8267 5657 or [email protected]   To discuss sponsorship opportunities, contact Richard Sargood on 0845 450 4195 or [email protected] to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window) read more