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Buoyant Mood Amongst Delegates At Automotive Expo

Issue 96

The North East Automotive Expo, coordinated by industry cluster, the North East Automotive Alliance (NEAA), attracted over 700 visitors and 110 exhibitors, at the Beacon of Light, Sunderland at the end of September. Delegates at the Expo heard from two headline speakers, Michael Jude, HR director, Nissan Motor Manufacturing UK and Dr Henry Kippin, chief executive, North of Tyne Combined Authority and interim chief executive, North East Mayoral Combined Authority, who both spoke about regional strengths and future plans. NEAA chief executive, Paul Butler, said: “The timing of this year’s Expo was well aligned to the announcement from Nissan on its EV mission to supply an all-electric line-up in Europe by 2030. The North East as a region, and the supply chain based here, are perfectly placed to provide the support structure to assist Nissan achieve these EV objectives.” A Skills for the Future panel was chaired by Professor Matt…


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