Industry Events

Events we host and attend...

Being at the heart of the Silverstone Technology Cluster, we host and attend a growing number of key networking and thought leadership events that are pertinent to high-tech industry. Check back regularly for updates.

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MK Geek Night

Date: Quarterly
Venue: Milton Keynes

For the second consecutive year, Silverstone Park is a sponsor of the popular MK Geek Night events in 2020.

These providing talks and networking opportunities for the region’s digital and creative communities.

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Advanced Engineering Show

Date: November 2019
Venue: NEC, Birmingham

As a founding member of the Silverstone Technology Cluster, Silverstone Park supported the STC’s new Innovation Zone and VIP Lounge that attracted 2,500 people from high-tech engineering and manufacturing.

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Silverstone Park Business Networking

Date: October 2019
Venue: Silverstone Park Innovation Centre

Title winning F1 engine guru Jon Hilton, now Technical Director of luxury electric classic car conversion specialist Lunaz at Silverstone Park, was the Network’s latest guest speaker and praised it for enabling the tech community “to see how business is moving on”.

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Westminster Business Forum

Date: September 2019
Venue: London

Silverstone Park Commercial Director Roz Bird’s call for a cross-industry ‘super cluster’ in the Oxford-Milton Keynes-Cambridge Arc was welcomed by politicians and developers at an influential conference in Westminster.

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Property Week/Bidwells ‘Science Parks & Innovation Spotlight’

Date: July 2019
Venue: London

Silverstone Park Commercial Director Roz Bird was invited to be part of the panel at this important event to discuss the future shape of the Oxford-Cambridge Arc and her ‘Supercluster’ proposal sparked some lively debate!

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Business Women Network

Date: June 2019
Venue: Milton Keynes

Women with ambitions of senior roles in industry were left “inspired” and “reassured” by the words of MEPC’s Silverstone Park Commercial Director Roz Bird at two networking events.

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Bucks Propfest, UK Property Forums

Date: June 2019
Venue: Aylesbury

MEPC’s development of its Enterprise Zone (EZ) at Silverstone Park received high praise in front of 100 influential property developers, where estate Commercial Director Roz Bird was also a speaker.

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UKSPA Annual Conference

Date: April 2019
Venue: University of Birmingham

MEPC’s Roz Bird explained to audiences at the UK Science Park Association’s annual conference plus a further event hosted by the Society of Motor Manufacturer & Traders how the Silverstone Park and the Silverstone Technology Cluster ‘business models’ are being used as evidence to help grow the government’s Cambridge-Oxford Arc.

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Silverstone Park Business Networking

Date: April 2019
Venue: Silverstone Park Innovation Centre

Silverstone Park’s networking evenings are giving the local business community the confidence “to speak up and talk about taboo subjects” said award winning innovator Kieron Salter, guest speaker at the estate’s latest networking event.

A near capacity audience comprising professionals representing locally based high-tech start-up businesses and SMEs attended the event which also aincluded a Q&A session.

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Department for International Trade

Date: March 2019
Venue: Silverstone Park Innovation Centre

DIT Automotive Sector Team delegates from eight countries visited to hear from companies within the Silverstone Technology Cluster which specialise in cutting edge technologies.

The delegates represented embassies in Canada, China, Germany, Hungary, Japan, South Korea, Spain and the USA.

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SILVERSTONE PARK BUSINESS NETWORKING

Date: February 2019
Venue: Silverstone Park Innovation Centre

Close to 40 business professionals attended Silverstone Park’s first networking event of 2019, held in the estate’s Innovation Centre.

The event included a fascinating talk from the National Physical Laboratory’s Dr Claire Elliott.

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Autosport International & EEMS CONFERENCE

Date: January 2019
Venue: NEC Birmingham

Silverstone Park was a sponsor of the Motorsport Industry Association’s Energy Efficient Motorsport (EEMS) Conference during Autosport International Show week.

The event annually brings together some of the world’s leading experts in vehicle technology development from automotive and motorsport. Another attraction is its networking opportunities with over 250 high-level, cross sector delegates.

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General Magic: private screening

Date: December 2018
Venue: The Wing, Silverstone Circuit

Invited guests from the Silverstone Park and Silverstone Technology Cluster (STC) business community were treated to a preview of forthcoming movie General Magic ahead of its theatrical release in 2019.

Director and Producer Matt Maude attended the screening with the private audience and discussed his motivation for making the film in a Q&A session led by Dr Shailendra Vyakarnam, a world class business growth expert.

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MIA & Niche Vehicle Network

Date: December 2018
Venue: Silverstone Park Innovation Centre & Silverstone UTC

The Motorsport Industry Association and Niche Vehicle Network both heaped more praise on Silverstone Park as a top-class business location as they held events on site with assistance from the estate team.

MIA members were also given a tour of businesses at Silverstone Park to see their involvement in cutting edge automotive projects.

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Bucks Business First, BTVLEP & MIPAA

Date: November 2018
Venue: Silverstone Park Innovation Centre & Silverstone UTC

Bucks Business First and the Buckinghamshire Enterprise Partnership co-hosted a business delegation from China and also provided them with a tour of the Park’s state-of-the-art Metrology Facility.

This was swiftly followed by the Motor Industry Public Affairs Association celebrated its 50th anniversary at its annual conference.

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Advanced Engineering Show with Silverstone Technology Cluster

Date: November 2018
Venue: NEC Birmingham

Silverstone Park, a founding member of the Silverstone Technology Cluster, supported the STC as, for the second consecutive year, it hosted the VIP Lounge at the UK’s biggest high-tech engineering trade show.

An estimated 15,000 visitors attended the two-day event.

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Franklins & MacIntyre Hudson's Future of Manfacturing

Date: October 2018
Venue: Silverstone UTC

Political and industrial figures – including MP for South Northants and Secretary of State for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy, Andrea Leadsom – provided lively debate during a ‘Future of Manufacturing (post-Brexit)’ forum.

The event, sponsored by Silverstone Prk, was jointly arranged by Franklins Solicitors and MacIntyre Hudson and attanded by a large audience of senior figures from the high-tech engineering and manufacturing.

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Launch: Envision Virgin Racing Formula E team

Date: October 2018
Venue: Silverstone Park

Motorsport and electric vehicle technology media from around the world as well as local TV crews were present as Silverstone Park occupier and racing team Envision Virgin Racing turned its 11,000 sq ft workshop into a VIP lounge for a high-profile launch of its new 2018/19 FIA Formula E season.

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South Northants Council & Highways UK

Date: September 2018
Venue: The Wing, Silverstone Circuit

Silverstone Park Commercial Director Roz Bird was a guest speaker and panellist at South Northants Council’s ‘Innovation & Investment’ and Highways UK’s ‘Delivering a World Class Heartland’ conferences.

The two events,held in Silverstone Circuit’s iconic Wing building, atrracted sizeable audiences comprising senior figures from planning, investment and commercial property.

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Department for International Trade's Export Hub

Date: September 2018
Venue: Silverstone Park

The Department for International Trade’s Export Hub made its second visit to Silverstone Park to meet businesses looking to trade overseas (both exporting and importing).

The DIT left praising Silverstone Park as “an optimum site” to showcase opportunities within business .

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'CMKO Corridor' Economic Growth Conference

Date: June 2018
Venue: MK Dons Stadium, Milton Keynes

Silverstone Park’s Commercial Director – and also newly elected STC Chair – Roz Bird addressed both public and private sector organisations when she sat on the CMKO Corridor Economic Growth Conference’s Industrial Strategy Panel.

Roz told a 400-strong audience that she believed the wide variety of capabilities and assets in the CMKO constitute a high-tech super cluster, and should be presented as such – to maximise the potential.

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Annual Conference: Silverstone Technology Cluster

Date: January 2018
Venue: Silverstone Park

Leading figures from the worlds of engineering and business praised the STC’s first Annual Conference for opening up a new world of opportunity for high-tech companies within the region.

The Conference attracted close to 100 companies from the area, plus Heathrow Airport, DowDuPont, the ScaleUp Institute and both the Transport Systems and Satellite Applications Catapults.

Heathrow and DowDuPont gave those in the audience exclusive insight into potential tech business opportunities with them.

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Department for International Trade delegates kept up to speed

Date: 17 November 2017
Venue: Silverstone Park

Silverstone Park received praise from the Department for International Trade after providing its automotive delegates with a detailed insight into latest developments at the estate and across the surrounding high-tech region.

The delegates, from China, France, Germany, India, Italy, Hungary, Japan, Mexico, Poland, South Korea and USA, received a tour of the estate and then heard presentations inside its Innovation Centre from:

  • Pim van Baarsen, CEO, STC
  • Nick Carpenter, Director, Delta Motorsport
  • Rob Lewis, MD, TotalSim Ltd
  • Kieron Salter, MD, KW Special Projects Ltd
  • Roz Bird, Commercial Director, Silverstone Park
  • Kevin Morris, Business Development Manager, RML Group
  • Minesh Shah, MD, IIOT
  • Richard Wiggins, Founder, Pixel Creations Ltd

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Hosting Advanced Engineering Show's VIP Lounge

Date: 1-2 November 2017
Venue: NEC, Birmingham

Silverstone Park and the Silverstone Technology Cluster further boosted their profiles when they co-hosted the VIP Lounge at 2017’s Advanced Engineering Show – the UK’s largest annual gathering of advanced engineering professionals.

A staggering 1300 guests from the world of high-tech visited the Lounge, each eager to find out more about on-going developments at the Park and within the Cluster.

A line-up of high-profile guest speakers included STC ambassadors Roger Atkins (Electric Vehicles Outlook) and Stephen Ball (former CEO of Lockheed Martin UK), plus TotalSim’s Rob Lewis OBE and KW Special Projects’ Kieron Salter –  champions of the STC’s Computer Aided Engineering (CAE) and Digital/Advanced Manufacturing (DAM) special interest groups (SIGs).

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Supply chain focus for Metrology Network

Date: 26 September 2017
Venue: Silverstone Park Metrology Facility

Senior engineering figure Sally Povolotsky was guest speaker at the Silverstone Metrology Network’s third event of 2017 which, held inside the estate’s Metrology Facility, again attracted a capacity audience.

Start-up companies and SMEs heard Sally, Commercial Director for Daventry-based advanced engineering company JRM Group, give a fascinating insight into best practices in the supply chain world.

Topics she covered included: Joining the supply chain/becoming a Tier 1 supplier; ‘Mission Creep’ – managing original equipment manufacturers (OEMs); the complexities of operating as a ‘white brand’ company; the importance of metrology and ISO.

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BBC1 appearance followed by EV technologies presentation

Date: 17 July 2017
Venue: Silverstone Park Metrology Facility

Simon Holloway, Commercial Director for leading special vehicle operations (SVOs) and powertrain company RML Group, was guest speaker at the Silverstone Metrology Network’s event in summer 2017.

Wellingborough based RML is renowned for its work in the design/manufacture of SVOs and has a glowing reputation as a design and consultancy agency within the automotive industry, particularly powertrains.

Fresh from an appearance on BBC1’s Sunday Politics show, Simon focused on the following topics:

  • From motorsport to defence, the importance of metrology/materials analysis
  • Emerging EV (electric vehicle) technologies
  • High performance supercar technology
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Addressing MIA Business Growth Conference, British GP

Date: 12 July 2017
Venue: Sahara Force India F1, Silverstone

On the eve of Silverstone’s British Formula 1 Grand Prix, Silverstone Park Commercial Director Roz Bird shared the stage with representatives from Williams Advanced Engineering, McLaren Automotive and Innovate UK at the Motorsport Industry Association’s annual Business Growth Conference.

The event, held at the Sahara Force India F1 team’s headquarters next to Silverstone Park, attracted an audience full of high-tech engineering companies and senior industry figures.

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MANUFACTURERS BENEFIT FROM EEF EVENTS

Date: March & June 2017
Venue: Silverstone Park

Manufacturers’ organisation EEF chose Silverstone Park’s Innovation Centre to host two of its influential Manufacturing Connect forums in quick succession in March and then June 2017.

“It’s an ideal location for EEF to attract and engage with key industry players and help give manufacturing companies a real edge,” said EEF’s Interim Midlands and East Region Director Charlotte Horobin.

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SILVERSTONE TECHNOLOGY CLUSTER ATTRACTS GOVERNMENT EXPORT HUB

Date: 17 January 2017
Venue: Silverstone Park

The Department for International Trade’s Export Hub visited Silverstone Park as part of the Government’s initial response to the Silverstone Technology Cluster.

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AUTOSPORT SHOW INTERNATIONAL 2017

Date: 12-15 January 2017
Venue: NEC, Birmingham

Silverstone Park’s ‘vision to reality’ message could not have been clearer for senior high-tech industry figures thanks to a series of presentations during the Motorsport Industry Association’s influential conferences and forums at Autosport International.

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Niche Vehicle Network Annual Members' Forum

Date: 9 December 2016
Venue: Silverstone Park

For the second year running the Niche Vehicle Network’s membership voted immediately to return to Silverstone Park in 2017 for one of its biggest networking forums.

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INSIDER MEDIA: MIDLANDS INNOVATIVE MANUFACTURER BREAKFAST

Date: 25 November 2016
Venue: The Wing, Silverstone Circuit

Working with Silverstone Park developer MEPC, leading high-tech media title Insider brought for the first time one of its famous business breakfasts to Silverstone for some serious sessions in ‘thought leadership’.

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SILVERSTONE METROLOGY NETWORK

Date: 10 November 2016
Venue: Silverstone Park Metrology Facility, Silverstone Park Innovation Centre

The much anticipated Silverstone Metrology Network got off to “the best start possible” with a high-profile launch that attracted a quality audience of some of the best brains in high-tech engineering.

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Motorsport Export Day

Date: 6 October 2016
Venue: Silverstone Park

The Motorsport Industry Association held its ‘Motorsport Export Day’ inside the estate’s Silverstone University Technology College’s auditorium, attracting industry experts and the Department for International Trade to the speaker line-up.

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PUBLICATION OF SILVERSTONE TECHNOLOGY CLUSTER REPORT

Date: 14 July 2016
Venue, Barclays, Canary Wharf, London

Having commissioned with partners Barclays and PwC a study into the high-tech activity around Silverstone, estate developer MEPC helped present the findings to Government as well as the business and finance community.

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DRIVING FUTURE MOTORSPORT GROWTH

Date: 6 July 2016
Venue: Sahara Force India Formula One, Silverstone

Working with local enterprise partnerships and the Motorsport Industry Association, Silverstone Park sponsored a major automotive industry conference on the eve of Silverstone’s British F1 Grand Prix.

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Autosport International

Date: 14-17 January 2016
Venue: NEC, Birmingham

For the second year in a row, Silverstone Park enjoyed a successful presence at Europe’s largest motor racing show as a sponsor of the influential Motorsports Industry Association’s members lounge.

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Niche Vehicle Network Annual Members’ Forum

Date: 25 November 2015
Venue: Silverstone Park

Over 100 Network members joined together at their second Members’ Forum of the year.

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Autosport International

Date: 8-11 January 2015
Venue: NEC, Birmingham

Silverstone Park was among the major players at 2015’s Autosport International – one of the world’s leading motor sport shows – with sponsorship support of the highly influential Motorsport Industry Association’s stand.

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Cambridge Wireless - 'The Road to the Autonomous Vehicle'

Date: 2 December 2014
Venue: Silverstone Park

A number of Silverstone Park-based companies gained an exclusive insight into futuristic automotive technology as the estate hosted the Cambridge Wireless’s high-profile Vehicle & Transport SIG forum into autonomous vehicles.

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Driving Technological Change within British Manufacturing

Date: 2 July 2014
Venue: Silverstone Circuit

Sponsored by Silverstone Park during British F1 Grand Prix week this one-day event exploring the transferability of cutting edge technologies from motorsport to automotive and beyond.

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What makes Silverstone special?

Date: 31 October 2013
Venue: The Wing, Silverstone Circuit

Where it all began… Soon after announcing it had taken over management of Silverstone Park, MEPC brought all stakeholders together to consider their role in the future development of the estate.

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