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Business Growth Conference 2018

05 July 2018

Location: Sahara Force India Formula One, Silverstone

Accelerate business growth at the heart of Motorsport Valley®

At Sahara Force India’s Formula One Team HQ, just days before the British Grand Prix, the ever-popular MIA Business Growth
Conference 2018 is the perfect platform for key executives to meet and discuss immediate business growth opportunities,
opening up in the next 3 years. Don’t miss this key B2B event if you want to increase your sales!

NEW - Please see the event brochure online

Key Event Highlights

  • Explore how engineering, technology-driven and creative sectors can work together to diversify and develop new revenue streams.
  • 4 hours for dedicated networking with 250+ international, industry decision-makers 
  • World-class industry speakers and panellists
  • Hear relevant case studies and discuss immediate solutions to grow your business
  • 30 cutting-edge vehicle and technology displays demonstrating the future of motorsport

Topics will include

  • New markets
    Like never before, international and cross-sector markets bring new opportunities for sales growth. Experiences of success with the Historic Motorsport sector, automotive, retail, creative industries and beyond, will show how cross-sector engagement really drives growth and which technology-transfer opportunities are best to pursue.
    Our speakers will also offer expert knowledge on how you can secure more international business in the key market of Asia.
  • A period of change - BREXIT and VNUK
    Just a few months before the UK leaves the European-Union, we will hear from our audience and speakers how they expect Brexit will affect our business sector and how they plan to overcome the challenges and seize the opportunities ahead. On this complex, ever-changing issue, shared experiences and up-to-the-minute knowledge are essential.
  • Changes in Formula One regulations
    F1 management recently presented their initial vision of the technical rules for the championship from 2021 and announce new audience engagement plans regularly. We will hear how these changes create both challenges and opportunities to the wider supply chain and how your company can plan to benefit.
  • Motorsport Audience of the Future
    MIA is helping motorsport companies collaborate with the UK’s Creative Industry. This new initiative will develop new immersive experiences and innovations to grow motorsport’s global entertainment platform, so attracting more sponsorship into the sport and industry.

Make new contacts inside and outside Motorsport

The 250+ delegates attending the MIA Business Growth Conference 2018 will build and strengthen their international and cross-sector networks.

We have FOUR hours dedicated to helping you make new business contacts and FOUR hours for listening, learning and discussion.
You will make new links with decision-makers from industry-leading companies spanning motorsport, automotive, defence, aerospace, high-performance engineering, creative, entertainment…. and beyond.

Please see the current delegate list.

Over 500 business leaders have attended since 2016 making over 2,000 business connections*

Speakers and panellists will include:

Chris Aylett
Chief Executive Officer

Kevin Baughan
Trustee & Advisor

Paul Bellamy
Vice President - IMG Motorsports
/ Managing Director - FIA World
Rally Cross Championships

Nicole Boehler


Peter Burns

Alan Gow

Series Director: British Touring
Car Championship /
President: FIA Touring
Car Commission

John Grant

Harriet Greene
Head of motor insurance


Mike Grieve

William Kimberley

Historic Racing Technology


Jacqui Murray
Deputy Director

Faraday Battery Challenge

Mike Rosam
Head of Innovation


Iain Stewart MP
Government’s Champion for the Oxford-Milton
Keynes-Cambridge Corridor

Otmar Szafnauer
Chief Operating Officer

Christopher Tate
Executive Chairman


Alistair Thompson

Executive Vice President, International



Iain Wight
Business Development Director

Duncan Wiltshire 
Managing Director



2018 Exhibitors include


Positive feedback

Post-event feedback shows that 100% of delegates thought the 2016 and 2017 conferences were “Excellent” or “Good” and said they would attend the next event.

Please find some data about attendance and feedback at our 2017 Business Growth Conference.



Technology OR Vehicle Display

(Only 1 Technology display left)
(incl.a 3m x 2m showcase area with table OR a car display, refreshments & lunch for 2 delegates)

Plinth Display
(incl. 50x50cm plinth,
refreshments & lunch for 1 delegate


Delegate Attendance
(incl. refreshments & lunch)

MIA member

£575 + VAT 

£300 + VAT 

£150 + VAT


 £700 + VAT 

£400 + VAT 

£200 + VAT 



Our A4 Business Growth Conference 2018 brochure will be distributed to all delegates on the day. Advertsising opportunities are available in the brochure at the following rates:

  • Full page - £600 plus VAT
  • Half page - £350 plus VAT
  • Quarter page - £200 plus VAT

Please see a copy of last year's Business Growth Conference brochure

Click to see this year's brochure adverts mechanical specifications

If you are interested in booking an advert in the Business Growth Conference 2018, please contact us.

Event Partnership is available

From £2,500 + VAT please contact julia.schumacher@the-mia.com for more information


For more information please contact Emilie Gessen +44(0)2476 692 600 or email emilie.gessen@the-mia.com

On the day following this event, you might also be interested in attending our Business Friday at the Formula One British Grand Prix.


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* Based on 2017 conference figures, with an average of 4 new business leads made per delegate at the event      
**Terms & Conditions apply