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Given that information is king so often in the highly connected, global automotive industry of today, one of the many benefits of SMMT membership is opening the door to our range of expert working groups and specialist section committees, with the latest insight on legislation, economic intelligence and government engagement that are critical to CV sector operations.

Last week, SMMT relaunched the Bus, Coach and Minibus Technical Committee with its inaugural meeting, which covered in detail technical subjects from GB Type Approval and Euro VII to VECTO, passive safety and marking requirements for internal glazing.

SMMT’s technical groups are a key opportunity for engineers to discuss the finer details of a complex topic and make useful contributions to SMMT’s representation of the CV sector, in engagement with government at home and abroad that will shape the industry for years to come.

This month, a new round of section meetings will take place, including the Bus, Coach and Minibus Group, which will gather in Milton Keynes, while the Commercial Vehicle group will get an update on bridge strikes involving light commercial vehicles, as well as a presentation on electric vehicle range prediction technology.

Another key opportunity for SMMT members is access to our industry-leading events, such as the International Automotive Summit, held in central London on Tuesday 27 June, when we’ll welcome key stakeholders, national media and 300 senior level representatives from across the auto sector. Members get a free ticket, and those that haven’t yet booked are urged to do so – particularly in light of the event’s relevance to commercial vehicles, with keynote speeches from Saul Resnick, Chief Executive of DHL Supply Chain UK, and Chris Gall, Engineering Director at Alexander Dennis.

Additionally, a range of panel sessions will cover topics such as maximising automotive trade and international investment opportunities, competitive manufacturing and sustainable innovation – with insight that will help to shape your business at a time of fast-paced transition.

Meanwhile, the chance to get early bird discount tickets for SMMT’s Annual Dinner on Tuesday 28 November will end tomorrow. Members get an additional discount for what is another agenda-setting event attended by leading figures from industry, government and media. Book your tickets here.

The speed of change and importance of keeping up to date is only increasing and, with nations around the world competing for global investment, that means Britain’s CV sector is stronger when we work together on our shared challenges. Don’t be left out of the conversation and become an SMMT member. Find out more by contacting SMMT’s department for Member Services and Business Improvement.


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