This commemorative industry event will take place at Silverstone Circuit on Wednesday, 2nd July (the week of the F1 Grand Prix), hosted by NEP.
Industry speakers will include Jaguar Land Rover, Delta Motorsport, Prodrive, Total Sim, Sigma Composites, Cosworth, Mercedes AMG High Performance Powertrains, Reynard Motorsport, Virgin Racing Formula E and Xtrac.
The event will cover:
• innovations and developments in materials and composites
• how powertrain regulations within motorsport will influence future developments within mainstream automotive
• the electrification of vehicles
• state of the art aerodynamic technologies
• the transferability of all this knowledge and skill to mainstream vehicle development
Tim Bagshaw, Head of Investment at NEP, said: "High performance technologies are a key area for growth in the UK and this event will bring together the businesses and organisations that are driving the sector forward.
"Experts will share information on new technology trends, looking at the huge opportunity of transferring skills and experience from motorsport to mainstream automotive and beyond.
"The event will also identify technological advancements and new opportunities for the UK supply chain."
The event has been developed by NEP in association with five other Local Enterprise Partnerships including South East Midlands, Coventry and Warwickshire, Oxfordshire, Leicestershire and Bucks Thames Valley together with UK Trade and Investment, the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, the Automotive Council, the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders and the Motor Industry Association.
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