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Motorsport to Defence Technology Transfer Workshop at Autosport International 2016

15 January 2016

Location: Concourse Suite 22, NEC, Birmingham

Motorsport to Defence
Technology Transfer Workshop

Friday 15th January 2016
12:45 - 13:45
Concourse Suite 22 (outside Hall 8) - NEC, Birmingham

During the second day of the Autosport International Show, join us for our Motorsport to Defence - Technology Transfer Workshop. The aim of the workshop is to encourage the motorsport industry to engage with the defence industry and vice versa.

The workshop will be opened by Stephen Ball, Chief Executive of Lockheed Martin UK, followed by David Pitchforth, Managing Director of Boeing Defence UK, who will each provide a 5 minute talk on the theme of Motorsport to Defence.

A panel of 3-4 companies will speak, drawn from both Motorsport and Defence sectors, with successful case studies of companies which have successfully transferred technology between these sectors and will be chaired by the MIA's Defence Development Director, Nick Wills OBE. This will be followed by a Q&A session.

Confirmed Panel Speakers:

  • Chair - Nick Wills OBE, Defence Development Director of the MIA
  • Jim Morris, Managing Director of Lifeline Fire & Safety Systems
  • Terry O'Sullivan - Managing Director, Research & Technology of Thales UK
  • Matt Sellens - Business Development Manager of Formaplex
  • Paul Winstanley - Executive Director Innovation of UK Defence Solutions Centre

Motorsport Companies - Why Attend?

If you are interested in finding out how you can transfer your motorsport technology into the defence sector, attend this workshop and hear first-hand case studies from motorsport companies who have successfully transferred their capability. 

Following the success of our Motorsport to Defence Programme over the past few years, the MIA has invited a defence delegation to attend Autosport International 2016. All have been invited to attend this workshop, providing you the opportunity to meet, engage and discuss business with these leading defence companies. 

Defence Companies - Why Attend?

If you are looking to engage with the motorsport industry and have a specific technical challenge that you would like to discuss, attend this workshop and meet with leading motorsport companies who have the capability and solutions available to assist you. 

Following the workshop, visit the MIA Business Lounge (8005, Hall 8) to further engage with the motorsport sector. 

This workshop is free-to-attend, to register please click on the link below

For more information please contact Helen Jones on +44 (0)2476 692 600
or email helen.jones@the-mia.com 

Motorsport to Defence Partner