On the day
SMMT Meet the Buyer: Tuesday 19 October 2021
Location: Coventry Building Society Arena (formerly Ricoh Arena)
Arena Retail Park, Classic Dr, Coventry, United Kingdom, CV6 6AS
Guests for this event will park in Car Park C. Car Park C is located adjacent to the stadium and can be accessed from Jimmy Hill Way.
08:00-09:00 Registration opens and coffee
09:00-09:45 Plenary Session
09:45-10:00 Coffee & Networking
10:00-12:30 Meet the Buyer meetings/ Seminars/ Networking/ Exhibition
13:30-17:00 Meet the Buyer meetings/ Seminars/ Networking/ Exhibition
Plenary session (located in Theatre)
09:00-09:10 Industry update – Mike Hawes, CEO, SMMT
09:10-09:25 How the Purchasing & SQA team intends to support its Horizon 2030 Business Strategy - Marcus Bjorn, Purchasing Director, McLaren Automotive
09:25-09:40 Introduction to Arrival’s Supply Chain – Daniel Bonilla, VP Procurement, Arrival
Seminar programme (located in Sports bar)
10:30-11:30 Opportunities around electrification
- Dan Bunting, APC
- Jon King, DERIC
11:30-12:30 Investment and finance for growth
- Martin Wood, DIT
- Mark Parsons, Shawbrook Bank
13:30-14:30 Trade and internationalisation
- Matthew Ogg, SMMT
- Phill Potter, UK Export Finance
Exhibitors (located in Hall 3)
To view the list of exhibitors click here.
All attendees must complete the Personal Covid Declaration in order to attend Meet the Buyer. This will be sent by email and is mandatory for attendees.
We recommend that all attendees take a lateral flow test before attending the event and once they have returned home from the event. We recommend that attendees wear their facemask when not eating or drinking.