National Automotive Industry Day to take place next year

The National Automotive Industry Day has been launched by the British Motor Show in association with the Institute of the Motor Industry (IMI) and the Guild of Motoring Writers (GOMW).

Taking place on 19 August 2021, the day will feature workshops and keynote speakers from high profile automotive organisations including the IMI, The FLA, Thatcham Research and major UK manufacturers, retailers and specialists.

It will also including a media and trade reception and the opportunity for press and trade to test drive the latest vehicles.

British Motor Show CEO, Andy Entwistle said:  “There has never been anything like this in the UK before and the organisers are deadly serious about putting Britain back on the map as a host country for a major global automotive event, so we want to make the Automotive Industry Day as significant as the Show itself.”

Steve Nash, CEO of the IMI, added: “In spite of COVID-19, the automotive sector offers immense careers opportunities, with a new generation of workers seeing the technological developments – from electrification to autonomous and connected driving – as exciting reasons to get involved. With employers urgently requiring the right skills for their businesses as the UK races towards the government’s zero emissions target, Automotive Industry Day will be a great forum for media, students, current workers and employers alike to find out more.”

Richard Aucock, Chairman of the Guild of Motoring writers added: “We are looking forward to working closely with Andy and the team on this exciting event, to deliver lots of new opportunities both to Guild members and the broader UK automotive industry. Strong media support is a crucial element of a successful motor show and we are determined to make this an event that works well for everyone.”

The National Automotive Industry Day is also offering those in the industry the opportunity to meet and network at a major automotive event in the absence of other large shows in late 2020 and early 2021, following the cancellation of both the Paris and Geneva expos.