North East Automotive Expo 2023

Event Date:

September 28, 2023

Event Time:

9:00 am

Event Location:

Beacon of Light

The North East Automotive Alliance’s (NEAA) flagship Expo, an industry highlight for companies operating within the region’s automotive supply chain, will take place for an eighth year on Thursday 28 September at the Beacon of Light in Sunderland on National Manufacturing Day.

The 2022 was the biggest success to date, with a record-breaking 700-plus delegates, over 100 exhibitors, 100 1-2-1 meetings and the largest technology showcase – helping to facilitate vital business connections for the supply chain.

With skills becoming an ever-increasing challenge across the sector, this year’s Expo will put a spotlight on this topic, together with a continued focus on innovation and technology as we move the technology showcase into the centre of the Exhibition Hall where there will be a series of demonstrations scheduled across the day. We anticipate over 750 delegates will attend the event, and it provides a great opportunity to hear about the North East automotive sector, meet the excellent companies based in the region and see the technology that exists.


  • Over 750 delegates throughout the day.
  • Over 100 exhibitors.
  • Over 100 Meet the Buyer appointments with OEMs and Tier 1 companies.
  • Headline Speakers and Panel discussions.
  • Technology Showcase demonstrating new innovation and technology
  • Drinks and Networking Reception.
  • Networking and more…

Exhibition Floorplan 2023
Exhibitor List 2023
Expo Agenda 2023
Expo Guide 2023
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Event FAQs

What do I get in my exhibitor package?

3m x 1m shell scheme stand which includes carpet, 1 x 500w socket, 2 spotlights, clothed table (between 4-6ft), and 1 chair.

Two delegate places with lunch and refreshments

WIFI access

Listing within the Event Guide

If you require additional stand furniture, this can be arranged with the show contractor. 

What is the shell scheme specification?

The specification of your shell scheme stand will be sent out separately, or alternatively you can request this from the event organiser. Laura Gage, Marketing & PR Manager, NEAA

What do I do if I require exhibition stand extras?

If you require shell scheme coloured wall panels, graphics and/ or additional furniture at the show, please complete the Shell Extras Form and submit directly to our appointed contractor, JNM Exhibitions. You will be provided this form upon registration. If you require a TV on your stand, please complete the AV Hire Form and submit directly to our appointed contractor, JNM Exhibitions. You will be provided this form upon registration.

Can I arrange deliveries to the exhibition venue?

All deliveries for the exhibition should be posted to the address below. The venue will only accept small deliveries and only the day prior to the event (27th September). Please post these to: North East Automotive Expo 2023, FCO Fiona Murphy, Beacon of Light, Stadium Park, Sunderland, SR5 1SN

Who is responsible for damages?

The organisers, the venue or the sponsors DO NOT accept any responsibility for damage or loss of any properties brought in by the exhibitors and/ or their contractors. Exhibitors are responsible for their items.

Is catering provided?

All venue catering facilities will be open for purchasing items. Lunch will be offered to all attendees thanks to a lunch sponsor. Attendees should make ONE visit to the catering facility. We know that networking can be thirsty work, so in partnership with our refreshments sponsor, we are providing tea, coffee, and water facilities throughout the day. Make your way to one of the two Coffee Bars that are located in the exhibition hall, which will be manned and regularly cleaned by a fully accredited catering provider.

What insurance is required to exhibit?

Whilst we will take every precaution to ensure security and safety at our exhibition, we do not accept any liability for loss or damage to any exhibitor’s property. Exhibitors must hold relevant Public Liability insurance.

In addition to this, you should consider insuring your expenditures against abandonment and cancellation or curtailment of the event due to reasons beyond our control.

Any demonstrations on site must have the relevant health and safety clearance. If in doubt, please contact the event organiser who will be able to advise accordingly.

Event Location:

Total Seats: 940


  • Beacon of Light
  • Sunderland
  • SR5 1SN

Event Schedule Details

  • September 28, 2023 9:00 am   -   4:30 pm
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