Midlands Engine: Trade Visit to the Auto Expo 2018 in India

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Saturday, 3 February, 2018 - 09:00 to Saturday, 10 February, 2018 - 18:30

Midlands Engine: Trade Visit to the Auto Expo 2018 in India


Midlands Engine


Prgati Maidan
New Dehli

Take advantage of this fantastic opportunity to participate in a Midlands Engine lead 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 receive a comprehensive insight into:

  • The Indian Automotive market
  • Market requirements and export advice for India
  • Taxes and duties
  • Pre-mission webinar

Proposed programme (subject to change):

  • Saturday 3 February – Depart UK 
  • Monday 5 February – Site visit in Pune at Ricardo/Tata Motors followed by an evening reception in Pune
  • Tuesday 6 February – 1:1 meetings in Pune followed by travel to Mumbai for a reception at the British Consulate General
  • Wednesday 7 February – Free time in Mumbai followed by travel to Delhi 
  • Thursday 8 February – Visiting Auto Expo Components including access to exclusive reception 
  • Friday 9 February – Visiting Auto Expo Components
  • Saturday 10 February – Return to UK

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 however accommodation should be booked in the following cities: 

  • 2 nights in Pune
  • 1 night in Mumbai
  • 2 nights in Delhi


The programme of activity begins on Monday 5 February in Pune and will conclude on the 9 February in Delhi. You can use www.skyscanner.net as a tool to find suitable flights.

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