Festival of Motoring 2019 supporting women in autos

Festival of Motoring 2019 supporting women in autos

This year, the Gumtree Women in Autos Conference will be even bigger and better as the Festival of Motoring has stepped in as event host partner.

“The Festival of Motoring is thrilled to be partnering Gumtree in this important conference, aligning perfectly with our strategy of shining the light and celebrating women in the automotive world,” says Denis Klopper, Show Director

The event is free for women working in the automotive space and last year featured speakers including Nissan Africa GM of Sales Liz Segal, journalist Juliet McGuire, Ford CEM Maja Smith, safety advocate Mandy Miller and communications expert Janine Lazarus, as well as a lively panel.

"This is the first and only event celebrating women in the autos space, and the fact that the Festival of Motoring is both focusing on Women in Motorsport and being held during Women's Month made this an excellent fit for us," says Claire Cobbledick, Director of Gumtree South Africa.

Professionals in the automotive space will also have the opportunity to nominate their peers for special recognition at the event by voting online. Awards of recognition will be given to individuals across a variety of specialities, including journalism, motorsport, design, marketing and engineering.

Several learners from surrounding schools will also be invited to join. "We want to give young ladies much-needed exposure to the automotive industry, to peak their interest in pursuing careers in this field and to gain some inspiration from the women who have found success in the motoring world," says Cobbledick.

The Festival of Motoring will take place at the Kyalami Grand Prix Circuit from 22-25 August. The Women in Autos Conference takes place on the 23rd. Parties interested in attending can email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

You can cast your nominations at http://www.gumtreewomeninautos.co.za/.