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Grow Your Business by Targeting the Defence and Marine Industries

08 January 2009

Location: Autosport International, NEC Birmingham

Network with Key Players from the Defence and Marine Industries
at Autosport International

NEC, Birmingham - 8th & 9th January 2009

In times of economic insecurity, all companies must be proactive in generating new custom from new areas: Huge synergies exist between the Motorsport, Defence and Marine sectors, yet the realisation of the technology transfer potential between these industries is still in its infancy - why not let the MIA help you to make the most of your business' assets by introducing you to decision-makers and key players within the Defence and Marine Industry Sectors?

Over the past couple of years, the MIA has cultivated strong working relationships with the British Marine Federation (BMF), the MoD and the Defence Manafacturers Association (DMA). These are just some of the ways in which the MIA has brought still more value-added to its membership.

The MIA is offering two free-to-attend events to members and non-members alike at Autosport International in January 2009:


Motorsport to Marine Technology Transfer Networking Event
MIA International Business Lounge
Thursday 8th January 2009

Thanks to the generous support of Autosport International, free tickets are being issued to members of the British Marine Federation, and these guests will be present in the MIA Members' Lounge at Autosport International throughout the Thursday of the show: Please visit the MIA stand (Stand 8020 - Hall 8) to meet Marine Industry key players, or contact Brian Kinzie at the MIA to arrange an introduction on +44 (0) 2476 692600, or email brian.kinzie@the-mia.com. For more information, please click here.


Motorsport to Defence Workshop
Supported by

2:30pm, Concourse Suite 23
Friday 9th January 2009

More than a dozen representatives from the Ministry of Defence (MoD) and Supacat Ltd will be on-hand in the International Business Lounge throughout Friday 9th January to network with motorsport businesses who are interested in expanding into the defence sector. At 2:30pm in Concourse Suite 23, Lieutenant-Colonel Nick Wills from the MoD's Specialist and Utility Vehicle (SUV) Integrated Project Team will present a workshop outlining the current range of MoD vehicles and explain how to secure supply contracts for urgent ongoing projects.

Sean Limbrick, Chief Engineer of the Supercat all-terrain vehicle, will also give a presentation describing how Supacat Ltd's relationship with the MoD operates, and shall outline the opportunities which exist to supply Supacat's expanding portfolio of military vehicles.

This workshop is supported by Alcon, an MIA member company which currently supplies the Defence Industry and wishes to bring more of its expertise to this important market.

Please visit the MIA stand (Stand 8020 - Hall 8)  to meet Defence Industry key players, or contact Adam Pointer at the MIA to arrange an introduction on +44 (0) 2476 692600, or email adam.pointer@the-mia.com. For more information, please click here.