19th December 2018
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Motorsport experts from journalists and drivers, to engineers and CEOs, will be taking to the Talk Shop stage to share the latest industry insights with visitors across all four days of Autosport International.

Aimed at providing some of the world’s most recognisable names with the opportunity to discuss important and topical subjects in the motorsport, automotive and performance engineering sectors, the simple seminar session is perfect for audiences to explore the intricacies of the work applied by their favourite brands.

Situated in the Trade and Technical area of the show in Hall 3, a multitude of industry professionals will talk to stakeholders, enterprises and interested individuals and groups, alongside host Harry Benjamin.

Chris Aylett, CEO of the Motorsport Industry Association (MIA) is set to discuss future opportunities for business growth within the motorsport sector. Autosport Engineering stalwart Tony Tobias will be on-stage to discuss why trade shows like Autosport Engineering are so crucial to the industry, especially in an ever-changing global political climate.

Aspiring journalists will have the chance to hear from Autosport Academy founder, Matt Beer. Whilst those interested in documenting automotive and racing events photographically can listen in to Stephen Tee from Motorsport Images as he explores the fascinating world of motorsport photography.


For all the budding racing drivers in the Talk Shop audience, Julian Thomas from Racelogic will be guiding you through how to beat your opponents by perfecting cornering on track. The Talk Shop stage will also feature exclusive interviews from the likes of Charlie Martin, answering questions about her journey to become the first transgender driver to compete at Le Mans.


Graham Smith from Let’s Go Karting will be talking all things grassroots motorsport and karting, while Tom Davies from Castle Combe Circuit will be providing advice on how to become a professional motorsport marshal. Brian Sims, a sponsorship specialist, is on hand to discuss how to get motorsport sponsorship in an incredibly competitive market.


Educational routes into the ever evolving, ever-expanding engineering industry will be a key talking point for University of Wolverhampton and Harper Adams University who will take to the stage across the four days. Jordan Clarke from Performance and Tuning Car Show exhibitor SlammedUK is to discuss the world of modified cars.


Events Director, Kate Woodley, said: “This year’s Talk Shop stage will be a fantastic place for all professionals and fans, from motorsport and engineering alike, to delve into a plethora of different topics and learn insight from a great range of individual and specialised industries.


“Having such a wonderful line-up of motorsport personalities and important industry professionals to talk to the audiences in-depth is an opportunity afforded to few. Do not miss a beat at Talk Shop in Hall 3.”

Autosport International, which is part of Motorsport Network’s flagship title, Autosport  one of the world’s leading print and online motorsport publishers. Motorsport Network is the world’s largest independent automotive and motorsport-related digital platform, connecting millions of people who love motorsport and cars. The network also creates key industry events including the annual Autosport Awards and the Motorsport Business Leaders’ Forum.

Tickets are on sale now for the established motorsport season starter, which will pack in more exhibitors, stars and cars than ever before. Make sure you get yours today, head over to


Issued for and on behalf of Influence Associates. All images provided courtesy of Influence Associates and Autosport International

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