Michael Johannes, Brand manager of Automechanika draws a comparison: “In terms of Automechanika launches around the globe, Birmingham will have a bigger first year than Shanghai, Dubai and Istanbul. Only our big brother in Frankfurt had a bigger first year. And this really demonstrates the demand from the industry for an encompassing event and that we have the right brand in Automechanika.”
Accelerus has a growing reputation in the automotive sector and has a number of active clients managed by Chris Rhodes who heads up the automotive division.
The SMMT (Society of Motor Manufacturers & Traders) announced earlier this month that it would host two major industry events at Automechanika Birmingham, the Open Forum and Meet the Buyer, two high level conference and scheduled meeting programmes, targeting the supply chain. In addition to this, SMMT are looking at several other conference initiatives.
Simon Albert commented “these events give our visitors excellent opportunities to combine networking with our long list of exhibitors, alongside first class educational content”.Mike Hawes, SMMT Chief Executive, said: “The UK automotive supply chain is going from strength to strength, and SMMT will be doing its part to promote the sector when we host next year’s Meet the Buyer at Automechanika Birmingham.
British suppliers offer quality, value and innovation, with the added benefits of sourcing locally – reduced logistics costs and reduced risk. Meet the Buyer has always been a must-attend for automotive purchasers and suppliers alike – and Automechanika Birmingham will provide the perfect context for the 2016 event.”Britain’s car manufacturers have also been quick to lend support to Automechanika, with Jaguar Land Rover, Nissan, Vauxhall/GM and Ford all releasing positive messages of support and interest in the event.
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