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Join this Midlands Engine trade visit to the Symposium on International Automotive Technology (SIAT) in Pune, India. This visit is designed specifically for companies operating within following sectors:

  • Electric Vehicle Techonology

  • Electric Vehicle Infrastructure

  • Low Carbon Technologies

This is an excellent opportunity for UK companies to collaborate with India on Future Mobility.


The Symposium on International Automotive Technology (SIAT) is widely acclaimed by the global automotive fraternity, is a benchmark biennial international event,organized by ARAI, that serves as a forum for exchange of ideas and brainstorming for the automotive industry, with participation of eminent worldwide experts in various automobile arenas.

SIAT 2019 will focus on recent advances in various automotive areas, such as Safety, Emissions, Engines, Noise, Electric Mobility, Electronics, Intelligent Transportation, Vehicle Dynamics, Materials, Alternate Fuels and Simulation & Modelling. It will also bring to fore innovative ideas and solutions in automotive technologies to meet future challenges.

About the Indian market:

  • In 2017, the Indian passenger vehicle market has achieved a new feat by moving up to the fourth position in the world in terms of volume, beating Germany. It is expected to become the third-largest by 2020, thus to become a cynosure in the eyes of global automotive industry.

  • India’s auto industry has a potential to generate up to $300 billion in annual revenue by 2026, creating 65 million additional jobs and contributing over 12 per cent to India’s Gross Domestic Product.

  • The sector is expected to remain in the robust growth horizon over the next decade with volume growth in the region of 6-8 per cent a year.

  • The country also has a strong thriving automotive component industry with revenues of over $43.5 billion, including exports in the excess of $11 billion in FY17, recording a CAGR of over 7 per cent.

About the visit:

1. Receive support from the Department for International Trade UK, SMMT and the DIT team based in India.

2. Participate in a pre-visit event to help you prepare for and make the most of the opportunity.

3. Once in market, there will be a briefing / networking event from the Department for International Trade sector specialists alongside key industry experts.

4. Hold pre-arranged 1-2-1 meetings with potential partners, based on your specific company requirements. DIT will contact 10-12 companies on your behalf (all pre-agreed with you) with the aim of arranging 2-3 meetings for you. Please note, that DIT cannot guarantee the number of companies that will be interested in meeting with you.

5. Visit SIAT Expo and reception and join the SMMT pavillion under the 'Midlands UK' brand with a space for you to promote your business.

What will it cost?

A commitment fee of £250 +VAT will be payable. Delegates will also be responsible for their own travel, accommodation and subsistence.

Financial support of £690 is available for those companies in the Midlands Engine area who meet the required eligibility criteria as detailed on the application for to be provided by us.

Register your interest:

If you wish to register your interest in joining this visit today, free and without obligation. For any queries please contact Pete West, International Trade Adviser: or call the central team on 0345 222 0159.

We are hosting a pre-mission breifing on 12th December at KPMG in Birmingham. This is a great chance to find out more about the mission, meet the mission leader and learn more about the Indian business culture. If you wish to just attend this then please select this option in the registration process.

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