An exciting new initiative – What is the road ahead for the British Motor Industry?

Spend a day exploring the future of the British motor industry on Saturday 25 March from 9.45am – 5pm at the British Motor Museum.

Appealing to everyone who has a passion for motoring, this day of short lectures will shed light on the current position and what we can expect in the future. The event will appeal to enthusiasts, students and automotive professionals.

High profile and influential speakers will predict the futures of manufacturing, advanced technologies and car ownership. They will present a world view of the automotive industry and share opinions on how the United Kingdom will be influenced by new trends.

Drawing on Britain’s motoring history, presenters will address topics including how advances in vehicle technologies will shape the future of manufacturing, how the profile of car ownership including classic cars, will change in the coming years and how the media exerts an increasing influence over the selection and design of vehicles. Expect to hear theories on whether or not British motoring has a future and, if so, how that future might appear.

There will be an opportunity to quiz the speakers as Museum Curator, Stephen Laing chairs a round-up session with the panellists, taking questions from the audience. Presenters on the day include Professor David Bailey, renowned media commentator and Professor of Industrial Strategy at the University of Aston, the Right Honourable Sir Greg Knight PC, MP and Chairman of the All-party Parliamentary Historic Vehicles Group, Steve Cropley, Editor-in-Chief of Autocar magazine and Trustee of the British Motor Industry Heritage Trust, Professor David Greenwood, future technologist and Professor of Advanced Propulsion Systems at University of Warwick, Warwick Manufacturing Group, Professor David Morris, Professor of Business Development at Coventry University and Dr. Jason Begley, Research Fellow, Centre for Business in Society at Coventry University.

Stephen Laing, Curator at the British Motor Museum stated,

“We’re delighted to offer this special forum to explore the possible future of Britain’s motoring. Hosted in the thought-provoking surroundings of the British Motor Museum, it will give anyone with an interest in motoring, especially those studying automotive engineering or design, an insight into the vision for the road ahead”.

The cost is £25 in advance or £30 on the day and includes lunch, refreshments and time to explore the Museum. Local community or education groups that are interested in attending this event may be eligible for a contribution towards the cost of their transport from the Travel Support Fund. This fund has been made possible through the award of a grant by Arts Council England.

To book a place please visit the website at www.britishmotormuseum.co.uk or for more information please telephone 01926 927823.

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