CDX: SMMT chief executive Mike Hawes joins line-up of keynote speakers

Time 9:19 am, March 9, 2016

THE chief executive of the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders, Mike Hawes, has joined the line-up of keynote speakers at CDX.

Hawes will be addressing delegates from the Car Dealer stage at the event, to be held at Silverstone on Tuesday, May 24.

He will be delivering a speech about the current state of the UK automotive industry and taking part in a question-and-answer session.

As head of the SMMT, Hawes is in charge of the organisation that exists to support and promote the interests of the UK automotive industry at home and abroad.

With an annual turnover of more than £69.5 billion and some 160,000 people employed directly in manufacturing (around 800,000 across the wider industry), the UK is a key player within the global automotive sector and the industry is a significant contributor to the UK economy.

Hawes will be able to speak with authority and clarity about the prospects for the UK automotive sector for the year ahead – and much more besides.

Car Dealer has already been delighted to announce that CDX will feature contributions from Jim Holder, editorial director at Haymarket Automotive; Harry Melsom, of Facebook; and Lucy McHenry of Twitter.

Mike Hawes’ involvement gives another compelling reason why dealers should attend CDX, the biggest automotive expo of its kind in the UK.

James Baggott, Managing Director of Blackball Media, the publishers of Car Dealer, said: ‘As excitement builds in advance of CDX, we are thrilled to announce the involvement of Mike Hawes.

‘The SMMT’s influence extends to all areas of the UK motor trade and we are sure everyone will be keen to hear what he has to say.’

Hawes said: ‘I am delighted to be speaking at this year’s CDX, following a period of unprecedented success for the UK’s new car sector. I look forward to offering a perspective on the wider industry including some of the challenges and opportunities in store over the coming months.’

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Dave, production editor on Car Dealer Magazine, is a journalist with more than 30 years' experience in the worlds of newspapers, magazines and public relations.

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