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Midlands Engine Trade Visit: Auto Expo 2018

04-12 February 2018 – India (Pune and Delhi)

Take advantage of this fantastic opportunity to participate in a Midlands Engine led visit to Auto Expo 2018. This is India’s largest and most important event for automobiles and automotive components giving manufacturers the opportunity to present their latest products to a broad trade audience from the entire subcontinent…

About Auto Expo – Components:

Auto Expo has grown over the past years transforming itself into a truly global event. With over 1 million visitors in 2016, this year the focus theme is “Automotive technologies that drive the world”. The Auto Expo – Components 2018 will have a special emphasis on technological innovations and focus on technologies driving product innovation, efficient manufacturing and logistics.

During the visit you can expect to:

  • Gain an insight into the Indian Automotive market
  • Understand market requirements for exporting to India including advice on the business culture and how to overcome challenges
  • Engage with business contacts in the Automotive industry
  • Take part in a pre-mission webinar
  • Get support from an International Trade Adviser before, during and after the visit

Proposed programme (subject to change):

Sunday 4 February – Depart UK

Monday 5 February – Arrive in Pune

Tuesday 6 February – Site visit in Pune at Ricardo/Tata Motors followed by an evening reception in Pune

Wednesday 7 February – 1:1 meetings in Pune followed by travel to Delhi

Thursday 8 February – Auto Expo Components including 1:1 meetings and access to an exclusive reception

Friday 9 February – 1:1 meetings at Auto Expo Components

Optional additional days:

Saturday 10 February – Auto Expo Exhibition / own programme

Sunday 11 February – Auto Expo Exhibition / own programme

Cost and grants:

A commitment fee of £250 + VAT is applicable for each organisation. Any extra delegates from the same organisation wishing to participate will be charged an additional £150 + VAT per delegate. Financial support is available for those companies in the Midlands Engine area who meet the required eligibility criteria as detailed on the application form.


Hotels will be recommended after booking.


The programme of activity begins on Monday 5 February in Pune and will conclude on the 12 February in Delhi. We can recommend you use to find suitable flights.

Register your interest:

Please visit: . Closing date for registrations of interest is 15 December 2017.

For any other enquiries, please contact the mission lead, Pete West on:


T: 07702 511214

Or contact the Department for International Trade West Midlands on:


T: 0345 222 0159

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