‘Auto Industry 2018’ – What’s On?

To give Press & Trade, VIPs and special guests their own unique experience of the Confused.com London Motor Show, we will be running a dedicated afternoon on Thursday 17th May, from 2pm-6pm

Official Opening

Doors open from 2pm to 6pm on Thursday 17th May 2018 with an afternoon dedicated to trade and press. Our Patron, HRH Prince Michael of Kent GCVO, will be officially opening the show and our Built in Britain feature at 3pm.

Built in Britain

Showcasing the very best of British engineering, you’ll see everything from earth movers to land speed record holders, vintage classics to brand new motorbikes. Brands on display include: Lister, Noble, Jaguar, TVR, McLaren, Aston Martin, JCB, Supacat, CCM, New Holland, BMW, Bloodhound, Triumph, Vauxhall, Nissan and many more!

Live Drive Arena

Watch stunt driver Paul Swift rehearsing his daring routines, as he prepares for his weekend public displays in our arena. You’ll also be able to experience what it’s like to ride in a Radical sports car or see Mercedes Benz-World delivering their driving experience to under 17s.

Fleet & Business Car Manager

Meet the team behind Business Car Manager and their vehicles. Nick Ratcliffe will be on hand to explain the perks of business cars and how you could take advantage of some great deals.


Come and explore the zone that features the best oversized vehicles around – from shiny big rigs, to custom hot rods and more.

World Car of the Year Award

Your opportunity to see a fantastic line up of previous winners and runners ups as well as the winner of this year’s award, recently announced in New York.

Motor Trade Radio

Come and listen to Curtis Hutchinson and colleagues as he records an episode for Motor Trade Radio, live! Meet the people behind the mic as they talk to experts about features of the show and issues of the day.

The Future of Motoring and social media

DriveTribe – the social media platform backed by May, Clarkson and Hammond – will be presenting on what they see as the future of motoring and the marketing of social media.

The Elevator Pitch

A selection of some of Britain’s brightest and most interesting start-ups and entrepreneurs will be pitching their latest ideas and innovations to an audience of potential investors – i.e. You! Come and listen to their pitch and then decide if you want to be part of their future – whether that’s offering investment or support. Find out who might have the next big business idea!

Keynote Speakers

Hear leading industry professionals talk about the hot topics of the day, including emissions, diesel, EV, autonomous vehicles and the future of the motoring industry in the shadow of Brexit.

Dub Customs Social Media Zone

Come and meet some of the biggest names in Social Media and see why Dub Customs have become they go-to company when it comes to ‘wrapping’ cars as they demo how they wrap and unwrap some of the hottest cars around!


With 2,000 people in attendance this is the perfect opportunity for you to meet up with old colleagues and make new contacts. Who knows who you might meet?


Trade Tickets and Press Registration

Trade tickets cost £15 (inclusive of VAT). Click here to see all ticket information. 

Press tickets are free of charge. Please click here to fill in a press registration form. You will receive an email confirmation within seven days that your details have been registered.

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