NEAA Expo Agenda

You can see us at this months North East Automotive Alliance expo at the fabulous Beacon of Light on the 29th September.


Why not come along and find out more about the automotive industry and network with exhibitors and delegates.  With the speaker line-up now announced, it’s the perfect time to book your free delegate space.


Incorporating high calibre sponsors and delegates from both UK and globally renowned automotive companies, the Expo speakers will be split across day. Following an opening welcome from NEAA Chairman, Matt Boyle MBE, and headline sponsor, Patrick Melia, Chief Executive at Sunderland City Council, visitors to the event will hear from keynote speaker Alan Johnson, Vice President Manufacturing at Nissan Motor Manufacturing UK (NMUK).


north east automotive expo speakers


The following seminars and panel discussions will also take place throughout the day:

  • 10:40-11:10 – How to transform the Automotive industry into a sustainable industry?       Dr. Mansoor Soomro, Senior Lecturer in Sustainability and International Business, Teesside University International Business School
  • 11:30-12:00 – Stop the Hype: The Realities of Using 5G & IOT for ManufacturingBAI Communications and Sunderland City CouncilPanel: Exploring real life case studies of IOT in manufacturing?Chaired by Tim Lawrence, Head of Digital Supply Chain, Digital Catapult
  • 13:00-13:30 – Local Skills Improvement Plan: Empowering employers to shape the local skills provisionPaul Butler, CEO, NEAA, Sean McIlveen, Director & Bob Blenkinsop, Director, Infinitive Perspective


This year’s North East Automotive Expo marks the 7th anniversary of the North East Automotive Expo and follows on from last year’s event which attracted over 650 delegates.


Who should attend?

  • Plant Managers
  • Engineers
  • Operations
  • Facilities
  • Sales and Business Development
  • Health and Safety
  • Quality
  • HR and Training
  • Apprentices and Graduates


To book your free delegate space simply click HERE, if you would like to chat with us on the day, please feel free to send our Sales & Marketing Executive, Nicola, an email to arrange a 1-2-1 chat on the day,

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