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LowCVP Annual Conference

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The Low Carbon Vehicle Partnership annual conference is to take place on 9 June 2011 in Canary Wharf, London, and the focus will be on the next phase of road transport decarbonisation.

The conference is to be held in association with ‘Drive the Future at Motorexpo’, a dedicated zone of new technology, low emission and fuel-efficient vehicles.

A senior government figure such as the Rt Hon Philip Hammond, Secretary of State for Transport is expected to deliver the keynote speech about the UK’s road to decarbonisation.

Another keynote will focus on China’s strategy for decarbonisation in the road transport sector, which should provide some interesting ideas about how to deal with a huge challenge; and there will also be the interrogation of an expert panel in order to try and establish what will power our vehicles beyond 2020.

Delegates at the LowCVP Conference will also have the opportunity to visit the Drive the Future exhibits and to test drive vehicles including the hybrid Vauxhall Ampera, Tesla’s electric Roadster and VW’s ‘BlueMotion’ vehicles, amongst others.

There are some exhibition spaces available at the LowCVP Conference as well as the opportunity to sponsor a post-conference drinks reception. For more details contact the LowCVP Secretariat ( secretariat@lowcvp.org.uk
).

The 2011 LowCVP Annual Conference is sponsored by Michelin
.

For more information visit www.lowcvp.org.uk

Speakers already confirmed for the LowCVP Conference include:

Jack Short, International Transport Forum

Roland Hwang, Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), USA

Chris Borroni-Bird, General Motors

David Kennedy, Committee on Climate Change

David Ward, FIA Foundation

Andy Heiron, Renault UK

Hugo Spowers, Riversimple

Quentin Willson, Journalist and motoring commentator

Garrett Emmerson, Transport for London

Shane Slater, Element Energy

Trevor Fletcher, Hardstaff

Susan Claris, Arup

John Batterbee, Energy Technologies Institute

Olly Macé, BP Biofuels

Greg Archer, LowCVP