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 ( firstname.lastname@example.org
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