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HMC hosts Government Summit

Published: 05 Mar 2013

Heritage Motor Centre hosts Government Manufacturing Summit

The Heritage Motor Centre hosted the annual Government Manufacturing Summit on Thursday 28 February attended by Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg and business secretary Vince Cable.  Here they announced that a total of £213m will be invested by the government and industry to strengthen UK advanced manufacturing supply chains, which is expected to create more than 11,000 jobs and safeguard 5,000 more. Over 250 senior leaders from leading national and local manufacturing companies,senior ministers, officials and selected media attended the event.

Stephen Laing, Curator at the HMC gave Nick Clegg a personal tour of the Museum, home to the world's largest historic collection of British cars. Clegg and Cable were also given a tour of the Warwickshire headquarters of Aston Martin.

The HMC was chosen to host the Summit due to its accessible location just off junction 12 of the M40 and its proximity to the headquarters of Aston Martin and Jaguar Land Rover. The award winning, high-profile, unique contemporary venue offers up-to-date technology and versatility to suit any event including conferences, exhibitions, events, product launches and gala dinners.  The Summit meeting was held in the Conference and Exhibition Suite, the seminar’s held in Lecture rooms 1, 2 and 3 and the manufacturing exhibition was held on the Exhibition Gallery. The Audio Visual was provided by
local company, Showman Event Support.

Greg Dickinson, Assistant Director, BIS West Midlands (Department for Business, Innovation & Skills) stated “I would like to personally thank everyone at the HMC who helped to make our Manufacturing Summit such a success. The whole team were so efficient, flexible and professional. The day ran so smoothly thanks to everyone at the HMC, including those behind the scenes doing such a splendid job. I would not hesitate to come back should we have another event and to recommend the HMC to others also”.

The stylish 22 conference and meeting rooms also include the Conference and Exhibition suite (600 theatre style) with its own private entrance and registration desk along leading onto the 750sqm exhibition gallery. The Centre boasts a total of 2000sqm of flexible indoor exhibition space. In addition there is a traditional
Boardroom, stunning rooftop Kestrel Suite and bar, and a range of syndicate


To find out more information about the HMC please
visit the website at www.heritage-motor-centre.co.uk  or call the Conference Team on 01926 645040.

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