The automotive industry is a vital part of the UK economy and one of the world’s most traditional and at the same time volatile markets. With new car registrations in the UK hitting an all-time high in 2016 – and the average age of cars on the road increasing with ever-improving reliability – the sector’s value is set to rise to £28 billion.
For the fourth year running, the UK’s leading trade exhibition for the automotive industry made a welcome return to Birmingham NEC from 4 to 6 June: Automechanika Birmingham is being touted by aftermarket experts as the ideal opportunity to network, learn and discover what’s new in the market.
The event highlighted latest products, cutting-edge technology and future innovation, alongside more than 75 expert speakers, trainers and key players offering invaluable insight to visitors who are after a ‘must-see’ experience.
Returning by popular demand, the keynote panels focused on the overarching theme of innovation for the event. Sessions covered the state of the UK automotive sector, electrification, future mobility, connected and autonomous vehicles.
Our Senior Technology Advisor Dr. Ulrich Keil brought Caruso into play with his inspiring keynote “Fueling the Mobility Ecosystem: Accessing & Monetising Data & Services” at the Aftermarket Theatre on June 4.