International Motorsport Business Week will launch in 2011 to draw together an extended range of high profile, globally attended business and networking events. It provides a platform for industry announcements, launches and forums, focusing on the business side of motorsport, an industry which is worth £4.6 billion in the UK alone.
Running from 10-16 January 2011, International Motorsport Business Week revolves around Europe’s largest motorsport trade show, Autosport International. The initiative is supported by Race Tech, the Motorsport Industry Association (MIA), UK Trade & Investment (UKTI), Racecar Engineering and Autosport.
During the week a series of industry-focussed symposiums, conferences, seminars and networking opportunities will take place: Race Tech’s World Motorsport Symposium at Oxford Brookes University; Autosport Engineering, which takes place within Autosport International at the NEC in Birmingham; the MIA Cleaner Racing Conference, MIA Awards Dinner, MIA Workshops and the UKTI International Business Exchange, which are all held at the NEC. Also taking place at the NEC will be the Motorsport Safety Fund’s “Watkins Lecture”, where previous speakers have included Adrian Newey, Ross Brawn, Ron Dennis CBE and Bernie Ecclestone.