Meet the Buyer

Meet the Buyer November 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 at NEC on 7 June 2023 (10:00-17:00) – NEC, Birmingham, B40 1NT.

Expression of Interest will open from 1 March 2023 to 30 April 2023. 

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 the Advanced Engineering Show. 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.