The Society of Manufacturers and Traders Quality Management Division (SMMT QMD) invites automotive senior leaders and quality management professionals to attend the third Automotive Quality Management Systems (AQMS) Conference, to be held 20th – 21st October 2020 at Mercure Brandon Hall Hotel & Spa Warwickshire.

This year’s theme and main focus for the first day is; “Leading the way to Quality”. Speakers will discuss topics around the theme, including how to achieve companywide buy-in for placing quality at the centre of the organisation. The second day of the conference will consist of workshops to provide a more detailed view of the latest knowledge and thinking about automotive quality management systems, standards, tools and best practices. The event includes speakers from OEMs, quality certification and accreditation bodies, as well as support organisations and panel discussion and collaborative, practical workshops.

Over 150 engineers from some of the world’s biggest carmakers and key suppliers from across the globe will meet to discuss the challenges of leadership affecting car manufacturers and their supply chains.

Who should attend?

The SMMT invites all quality management professionals from OEMs and supply chain companies across the leadership and functions of quality management and supervision, quality engineering, supplier quality, product design and development and manufacturing and operations. At AQMS 2020, leaders and managers of automotive quality from around the world will come together to share their insights and strategies, and offer a glimpse of what is in store for the profession.

To ensure your organisation doesn’t miss out, here are a few advantages you’ll want to share with your boss:

A Restructured Cost

We’ve listened to your feedback and re-structured the cost for attending the event, providing better value than ever before. The conference is £315, which includes entrance to both days of the conference or £365 with the addition of a networking dinner, which can be added at the checkout. Book now and secure a 10% early bird discount* when using “EARLYB20” at the checkout before 20th May 2020.

Help Your Company Win

From inspiring keynotes to networking with pioneers, AQMS 2020 is the place to interact with the best minds in the automotive quality profession. You’ll come home with vital information, a stronger network, and a deep understanding of the tools that can help you improve quality at your organisation.

Learn from Your Peers

The inspirational agenda covers everything from intricate technical issues to big-picture business strategies. A unique three-track workshop agenda on day two means you’ll have access to an expansive range of content that’s right for you. You can customise your experience to ensure you gain the knowledge and insights that will make a real difference for your organisation.

Experts in One Place

Experts and strategists will be on hand to give you an exclusive preview of the latest updates, plus spokespeople from the IATF and other organisations will give valuable updates with regards to their respective long-term vision and plans for the future. We know that your time at AQMS will be just the beginning of your re-imagination, and we look forward to seeing what you accomplish. We’ve got many big ideas to bring to the table, and we can’t wait to share them with you.

Book your place now

PLEASE NOTE: Accommodation is not included. You can book accommodation directly with the venue at a discounted rate by quoting “AQMS20”. Room allocation is extremely limited, we recommend booking now to avoid disappointment. 


In addition to speaking opportunities, there are a small number of spaces available for exhibitors. Exhibitor places are given at the sole discretion of SMMT QMD. If you would like to exhibit, details of the packages available can be found here.

*The early bird discount is valid until 20th May. This discount cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer.