Arrival will be highlighted as one of the ‘Green Dozen’ UK-based companies excelling in areas of sustainability, innovation, and green technology
The Summit will welcome some of the world’s most prominent decision makers, investors, C-Suite executives, and heads of major political institutions
LONDON, UK, October 7th, 2021 - Arrival (NASDAQ: ARVL), pioneer of a unique new method of design and production of affordable electric vehicles (EVs) by local Microfactories, today announces it has been selected by the UK Government to showcase to leaders of the business world at the Global Investment Summit in London.Working towards the delivery of the Prime Minister’s Ten Point Plan for a Green Industrial Revolution, the Summit will be hosted by the PM and supported by members of the Royal Family, bringing together 200 of the world’s most prominent decision makers, C-Suite executives, and investors to the UK.The Summit takes place on Tuesday 19th October in Central London followed by an evening reception at Windsor Castle, where Arrival will be featured as one of the ‘Green Dozen’: a group of twelve companies behind the latest cutting-edge innovations that can help cement the UK’s position as a world leading centre for green technology, while highlighting the global positive impact of Arrival's technologies and new method of EV manufacturing.During the Central London event, attendees will be able to experience Arrival’s game changing zero-emission electric vehicles through digital experiences, and hear from Arrival’s President, Avinash Rugoobur, as part of a panel discussion - “From Start-Up to Unicorn: How the right business environment makes it happen” - alongside CEOs of TransferWise, Graphcore, Darktrace, and moderated by Eileen Burbidge, Partner at Passion Capital.Avinash Rugoobur, President of Arrival said: “It’s an honour to be selected by the UK Government to present Arrival at the Global Investment Summit. Arrival’s rapid growth is a clear reflection of the demand for more sustainable and equitable mobility solutions for cities and governments here in the UK, and around the world.“We’re proud to showcase Arrival's mission and our in-house innovations in such a prestigious setting, as we transform the automotive industry and pioneer a radical new method of EV design and production in local Microfactories globally.”Minister for Investment, Gerry Grimstone said: "The Global Investment Summit will put UK innovation on the map and demonstrate how we can use investment to nurture technological developments and propel our economy towards a more prosperous, exciting future."Our showcase businesses show why the UK is a global hub for green technology, and I am proud that Arrival will be presenting their innovative zero-emission electric vehicles through digital experiences to some of the world's most high profile investors at the summit."Our industries of the future like the automotive industry will not only help ensure a cleaner, greener planet but also create high value jobs in Oxfordshire and across the UK."
Arrival was founded in 2015 with a mission to make air clean by replacing all vehicles with affordable electric solutions - produced by local Microfactories. Six years and over 2,000 people later, we are driving the transition to EVs globally by creating products that are zero-emission, more desirable, more sustainable and more equitable than ever before. Our in-house technologies enable our radical new method of design and production using rapidly-scalable, local Microfactories around the world. This method facilitates cities and governments in achieving their sustainability goals whilst also supercharging their communities. We are a technology company, a product company, a supply chain company, an automotive company, a mobility company, a fintech company and a service company - all rolled into one with a shared goal of true sustainability. This vertically integrated business model is how we can have the radical impact our world needs today. Arrival (NASDAQ: ARVL) is a joint stock company governed by Luxembourg law.
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