SMMT connects suppliers with finance sector at Meet the Funder 2013

SMMT is offering automotive suppliers a direct path to the financial sector at this year’s Meet the Funder event, which will take place on 24 October 2013 at Cranmore Park, Solihull.Supply chain delegates will be able to hear from a wide variety of key industry stakeholders, including:Jaguar Land RoverRBSThe British Bankers’ AssociationSantanderTier-one supplier, Magal EngineeringA number of networking sessions will take place throughout the day, giving attendees the opportunity to discuss funding opportunities with more than 10 banks and several other financial bodies. The day’s agenda, along with the full list of funders, can be accessed here.Created in 2012, Meet the Funder brings together some of the UK’s largest financial lenders, support agencies and automotive supply companies at a specialist networking event designed to enhance dialogue, strengthen relationships and ramp-up lending in the auto industry. Widespread investment into UK vehicle manufacturing – such as Jaguar Land Rover’s recent announcement of £1.5 billion to be devoted to its Solihull plant – means opportunities are plentiful in the supply chain, and Meet the Funder aims to maximise these for locally based firms.Should delegates wish to arrange one-to-one appointments with funders, these are available on request via the booking system.To book a place, please register here.Please note the charges:SMMT members: FREE.Non-members: £15+VAT administration fee.Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window) read more