Celebrating its fifth anniversary, the North East Automotive Expo returned to The Beacon of Light in Sunderland, with over 130 companies from across the UK showcasing their products and services. As part of a new development, the Expo this year included a Tech Zone that featured some of the newest industry-leading technology showcasing innovations set to shape the automotive sector. The N.E.A.A Expo event plays a key role in increasing the profile of the North East automotive sector and showcasing the regions significant and growing automotive capability. It also provided companies with a platform to connect, do business, demonstrate technology and learn about the support available to them. The success of the Expo over the previous four years demonstrates the importance of the North East automotive sector and has paved the way to attract more senior figures and industry representatives from outside of the region.