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MIA  MOTORSPORT INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION

Motorsport Valley Tours: 5 Day Package

11 January 2010

Location: UK Motorsport Valley and Autosport International Show

 Five Day All Inclusive VIP Business Package

visit the UK Motorsport Valley® and Autosport International Show

11 - 16 January 
NEC, Birmingham

For many years the UK’s Motorsport Valley® has dominated world motorsport. The global success of UK-based motorsport teams and specialist suppliers, including most F1 andWRC teams and their suppliers, is legendary. There is nowhere in the world with such a concentration of leading motorsport businesses.

Now, you can join the Motorsport Industry Association (MIA) on its Motorsport Valley Tours for exclusive insider access to these motorsport and high performance engineering organisations, PLUS VIP entry to Europe’s premier motorsport show, Autosport International in Birmingham, UK.

Highlights of the fully escorted, five day tour include:

  • Escorted VIP visits to the heart of the UK’s motorsport industry, Motorsport Valley®, home of the world’s largest cluster of specialist motorsport companies. Privileged access to race
    circuits, Formula One race teams, rally teams, major race car constructors, engine and component manufacturers. Meet the executives who control these companies and develop
    new business contacts.
  • Special entry to Europe’s major show, Autosport International, at the National Exhibition Centre including access to the stunning Live Action Arena. VIP access to the services of the
    show’s International Business Centre and MIA Business Lounge, with the facility to reserve private meeting rooms within the Show.
  • Your personal invitation to meet UK motorsport’s most successful international executives at the VIP International Welcome Reception and at the show’s highlight, the MIA Business Excellence
    Awards Dinner. Learn from their experience in the industry and see how you might be part of their plans for the future.
  • You will receive a seat at the 4th European Cleaner Racing Conference where you will learn of all the commercial opportunities linked to energy efficient motorsport, and make new contacts in this developing area of business.
  • All travel arrangements within the UK, 4-star luxury accommodation and fully escorted tours are organised for you by the MIA - you simply have to arrange your own travel to and from the designated hotel.

The programme includes:

Day 1: Monday 11 January - Make your own arrival arrangements to the Birmingham hotel, to be greeted by the MIA representative.
The evening is left free for you to settle in.

Day 2: Tuesday 12 January - A briefing for the visit ahead followed by a full day of tours to Motorsport Valley®. All transport and lunch is provided. Previous tours have included:

  • Honda Racing F1
  • Lola
  • Prodrive
  • RML
  • SPA Design
  • Jaguar
  • Williams F1
  • Red Bull Racing
  • Cosworth
  • MIRA
  • Mitsubishi WRC
  • Morgan Cars

In addition, the fabulous International Welcome Reception takes place once you return to your hotel on Tuesday evening.

Day 3: Wednesday 13 January - A further day of tours to Motorsport Valley® or you may choose to attend the “4th European Cleaner Racing Conference” followed by a networking drinks reception. All transport and lunch is provided. There are no formal events planned for this evening - you can meet with business contacts arriving for the show.

Cleaner Racing Conference at Autosport International - 13 January 2010
The MIA will combine, in ONE vast room at the NEC Birmingham, its 4th world-class ‘Cleaner Racing Conference’ for 200 delegates surrounded by a ‘demonstration showcase’ of current energy efficient, low carbon and electric powered engineering solutions available from the UK. Each season sees new ‘green’ initiatives in motorsport -making sponsorship and technology more relevant in changing times. Motorsport shows the way forward in positively promoting energy efficiency and attracting public interest. There is no going back!

International Business Exchange
A FREE service to help your buying opportunities
Are you looking to meet UK companies at the Show? Take advantage of the UKTI/MIA meeting service and arrange to meet UK buyers at the business lounge and develop your business.

Day 4: Thursday 14 January - Early VIP escorted entry to Autosport International and VIP access to the International Business Centre and the MIA Business Lounge. The day is free to walk the show, attend the Live Action Arena or hold business meetings in the business lounge. MIA staff will be on hand to help at all times. Later, during the evening, at the MIA Business Excellence Awards Dinner you will be seated amongst over 500 of global motorsport’s most successful and influential racers, technicians and executives.

Day 5: Friday 15 January - VIP escorted access to Autosport International and transport back to the hotel at 15.00 hrs to collect your luggage to make your own departure.

Your investment includes:

  • Four nights’ 4-star accommodation, with breakfast and taxes, close to Birmingham and the NEC
  • Escorted transport to all organised events
  • Fully-guided tours to the Motorsport Valley® companies with lunch
  • Attendance at the 4th European Cleaner Racing Conference with lunch
  • Escorted entry to Autosport International and the Live Action Arena
  • VIP access and use of both the International Business Centre and the MIA Business Lounge during Autosport International
  • VIP ticket for the MIA Business Excellence Awards Dinner, with a three-course dinner and top class entertainment
  • International Business Exchange A FREE service to help your buying opportunities and develop UK networks

Ticket Price

  • 1 x Ticket 5 day VIP Business Package(s) at £1,750*

For more information please contact Charlotte Austin on +44 (0)2476 692600 
or email charlotte.austin@the-mia.com

*Terms and Conditions apply - *£1,750 UK Taxes will increase from 15% to 17.5% on 1 January 2010. All new bookings and existing bookings paid from 1 January will be charged at 17.5% = £306.25 bringing the total to £2,056.25