Meet the Buyer

Meet the Buyer June 2023

SMMT’s Meet the Buyer event will be returning for 2023. The event will match automotive buyers with suppliers to develop meaningful business connections during this key period of recovery and transition.

The event will be hosted physically at the Automechanika Birmingham Show at NEC on 7 June 2023 (10:00-17:00) – NEC, Birmingham, B40 1NT.


Confirmed buyers:


Format for the day

Alongside the 1-1 buyer supplier meetings, the event will also include:

  • A plenary session
  • Exhibitions
  • Facilitated networking
  • Seminars and workshops


Participants are encouraged to exhibit at Automechanika Birmingham. SMMT will have a stand adjacent to the Meet the Buyer area. We will be conducting VIP tours of the exhibitor area with the Buyers so there is a fantastic opportunity for exposure for those who take a stand. To enquire about an exhibition stand please contact us at [email protected].

Key areas of interest

SMMT will aim to recruit as many automotive buyers and suppliers to the event, to deliver as much value as possible to the sector. Buyers across ALL commodity areas of interest are welcome. Please contact us at [email protected] if you or your company would like to take part in Meet the Buyer as buyers.

Confirmed Commodities of Interest

Step 1 - Express your Interest

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Step 2 - Register to attend

Once you have expressed your interest (EOI’d) as per step 1, you will need to register your attendance and any colleagues who will be joining you. There is an event fee of £250 + VAT per non-member company. This event is free for SMMT members.

Please note: SMMT recommend no more than 2 people per supplier company attend due to meeting room size.

If you are a non-member company and would like to find out the costs and benefits and why over 800 companies choose SMMT membership, please contact [email protected].


Step 3 - Update your ASF company information

Please ensure your ASF profile is up-to-date and as accurate as possible. This information will be used by the buyers to choose who to meet so ensure your Meet the Buyer profile stands out.

Please do the following:

  • Select which Buyers you would like to meet with
  • Attach yourself to the product categories which you can supply


These product categories will be updated as buyers are added to the event. Please check back periodically to ensure your company’s capabilities are up-to-date.