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The motorsports industry invites the marine industry to Autosport International

Published on: 05 December 2019


As part of its ongoing partnership with the Motorsports Industry Association (MIA) and following on from our two earlier successful events held at Thruxton Motorsports Centre and Southampton International Boatshow, powered by Borrow A Boat, British Marine is excited to offer its members the third event in this year’s collaboration. The exclusive opportunity to showcase your company, its capabilities and meet with hundreds of leading executives spanning the international motorsports industry, media and Government organisations at the acclaimed Autosport International 2020.

British Marine has secured the following exciting opportunities:

MIA Energy Efficient Motorsport Showcase and Conference in association with AVL RACING – 8 January

Now in its 17th year, this unique combined conference and technology showcase is a must attend for any forward-thinking business looking to find out more about current and future energy-efficient technology development, explore opportunities for cross sector collaboration and talk to like minded experts.

The event hosts over 200 multi-industry representatives and will openly explore and identify the many business opportunities which meet demands from motorsport, high-performance automotive, aerospace, defence, rail and marine. It is a chance to learn and discuss, energy-efficient solutions for powertrains, low carbon fuels and motorsport-based innovations with experienced experts.

British Marine members are being offered a bespoke showcase package to exhibit within a dedicated British Marine area of the Conference. The showcase packages are limited to four on a first come first, served basis and are available for £500 + VAT. This includes a showcase area in the Conference and free entry. If you would like book a package, the offer is open until 18 December 2019. Please contact for further details.

Alternatively, members are invited to attend as a delegate and take advantage of the many networking opportunities at the event. British Marine members can attend at the same member rate as MIA members which is £185 + VAT. To book please contact

Autosport International Show Business Lounge and MIA Members’ Area in association with Staubli – 9-10 January
Europe’s largest pre-season motorsport event, covering everything from karting to Formula One, Autosport International is a one-of-a-kind two-day Show exclusively for trade to meet, network and do business.

British Marine is offering members the opportunity to be part of a special delegation who will be hosted in the MIA’s exclusive Members Business Lounge and enjoy valuable 1:2:1 meetings with key companies from Motorsport Valley® and the MIA membership. This is an ideal opportunity for anyone truly interested in profiting from cross-industry innovation.

Entry to the Show is being offered free-of-charge to British Marine members however spaces are limited. If you are interested in attending, please contact

MIA Business Excellence Awards Dinner in association with AP Racing – 9 January
Attracting over 400 guests from across the world, the Business Excellence Awards Dinner is the MIA’s leading business networking event. As part of the celebration, the Dinner is preceded by a drinks reception which provides a platform to network with and meet influential guests.

As well as welcoming British Marine members to attend the event, the MIA will ensure any attendees are seated with valuable and relevant motorsport companies.

Tickets are available from £180. Please contact to book.

One-hour Motorsport to Marine Workshop – 9 January
Conveniently located within the event, the one-hour Motorsport to Marine workshop will be held in the Show’s Business Lounge. It will give British Marine members the opportunity to showcase their company, products, capability and needs to a selection of motorsports industry representatives.

Heavily marketed to Show attendees and relevant motorsports companies, the workshop will ensure good networking and engagement opportunities.

Entry to the workshop is being offered free of charge to British Marine members however spaces are limited. If you are interested in attending and/or presenting at the workshop, please contact

British Marine and the MIA’s collaboration over the past two events have created a number of business opportunities for those marine companies who attended so don’t miss out on this new opportunity.

EP Barrus, the company’s Senior R&D Engineer, Phil James, commented: “I went to the conference and showcase elevator pitch event at Thruxton in July which was good – speaking to people there provided some useful leads.

“With the Clean Maritime Plan coming up we have started to explore viable alternatives to fossil fuels. A follow-up with one company we met at Thruxton resulted in a joint venture working in the field of hydrogen propulsion. We’ve had a couple of meetings with them since – it’s quite a new area for us but we’re taking our first steps.

“We also had meetings with suppliers which resulted in the purchase of highly accurate measuring equipment from an MIA member.”