Innovation will be at the forefront of the ‘new look’ agenda for Automechanika Birmingham when the doors open on the three-day show next week.
Among the exciting initiatives set to drive this year’s event will be a raft of keynote presentations, panels, forums and seminars to name a few of the opportunities available, set to draw, inspire and motivate visitors attending the industry’s three-day showcase on 5 to 7 June.
One major coup for the show this year is the Women in Innovation panel, a Who’s Who of industry’s key influencers, chaired by Dr. Julia E. Saini, global vice president of Frost & Sullivan, which will feature contributions from top keynote speakers including Jo Lewis, colours and materials design manager of McLaren Automotive and Steph Savill, founder of FOXY Lady Drivers Club.
Motorsport Valley® Innovation
Presented by the Motorsport Industry Association (MIA), sponsored by Staubli, this interactive showcase of cutting edge technologies fosters closer collaboration between OEM automotive manufacturers and tier one suppliers, MIA members of the motorsport and high-performance engineering industry. The feature will showcase technologies from the likes of Prodrive, Grainger & Worrall, Goodridge and Ricardo.
This short presentation, held in the Keynote Theatre on Wednesday, 6 June, will demonstrate ways in which fast-response motorsport-based R&D and prototype capabilities can help meet demands placed on the fast-changing automotive sector.
Motorsport suppliers apply their unique innovative abilities to meet technical challenges on a regular basis; some of these successful companies, including Xtrac, Delta Motorsport and McLaren Applied Technologies, will share how they have already, and will continue to, provide benefit to the automotive supply chain.
New for 2018 and sponsored by Innovate UK Knowledge Transfer Network, this year’s event will host a dedicated area showcasing the UK’s capabilities with the latest technologies in connected and autonomous vehicles, electrification, ultra-low emissions and battery technology.
Hosted by leaders in UK research and development, this is a showcase not to be missed.
A panel of leaders from UK government-funded organisations will discuss the capabilities of the UK to be leaders in innovation, outlining the priorities for the industry and opportunities to access funding and support for innovation across the sector.
Leading global filtration specialist MANN+HUMMEL will also be discussing some of its latest developments underpinned by innovation in its seminar: ‘spotlight on innovation: filtration in electro mobility – solutions for innovative drivetrains’.
Simon Albert, managing director for Automechanika Birmingham said: “Our offering this year focuses on innovation, which is playing a major part within the industry and will continue to play a pivotal role across the globe over the next few years and even decades, with the connected car, emerging technology, electrification and digitalisation all transforming the way we live.”
“We can’t wait to unveil next week’s show, which is going to provide our visitors as well as exhibitors with an invaluable insight into what the future will look like.”
Register for your free Automechanika Birmingham tickets online – garages also benefit from free parking and breakfast.