LowCVP Conference 2014 – Full Agenda

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The full agenda is now confirmed for the LowCVP Conference 2014 on Tuesday 15 July, with speakers including Baroness Kramer, Minister of State, Department of Transport; Joe Greenwell CBE, Automotive Investment Organisation; and Jerry Hardcastle OBE, Nissan.

The Conference will announce new research, recently commissioned by the LowCVP, which looks at how progress in delivering low carbon road transport has coexisted with an impressive economic performance in the UK’s auto sector; how and if a low carbon policy focus has influenced the climate for investment and jobs.

The event will also include sessions looking at how the national low carbon policy agenda can be delivered at local levels and on the politics and prospects for lower carbon fuels.

A central element, during the morning, will showcase the results of the study on low carbon automotive investment now being conducted by E4tech/CAIR.

As always, the LowCVP Conference has attracted a range of high profile and influential speakers and we are very pleased that Baroness Kramer, Minister of State for Transport has agreed to deliver the keynote address.

There will be sessions on how the national low carbon policy agenda can be delivered at local level and on the politics and prospects for lower carbon fuels.

The final Conference session will focus on innovative approaches to the introduction of electric vehicles. Earlier this year, Bolloré Group announced plans to bring Autolib Paris – the electric car sharing service which began in December 2011 – to London in 2015. Find out about progress in these plans from speakers Cedric Bolloré of Bolloré Group and Matthew Pencharz, Adviser to the Mayor, Boris Johnson, on Environment and Energy – as well as Dave Roberts from the innovative My Electric Avenue project.

Following the conference, all delegates are invited to join MPs and Peers at a VIP drinks reception. Speakers include Lord Deben (John Gummer) who is Chairman of the Committee on Climate Change, the independent body established under the 2008 Climate Change Act to advise the Government on policy to tackle climate change. As Rt Hon John Gummer MP, he served for 16 years as a minister, including several years as Environment Secretary.

This will be an excellent networking opportunity and a chance to review the day over a glass of wine.

AGENDA

 

Low Carbon Vehicle Partnership Annual Conference 2014

 

The low carbon contribution: Driving growth; delivering jobs

Tuesday 15 July 2014

 

BIS Conference Centre, 1 Victoria Street, Westminster

 

10.00

Introduction

Darran Messem, Chair, LowCVP

Welcome from Conference chair

James Murray, Editor, Business Green

 

10.05

Welcome from sponsor

Mark Constable, Senior Product Manager for Electric Vehicles and Future Heat, EDF EnergyARY SESSION I

Driving Low Carbon Automotive Investment in the UK

10.10

Launch and presentation of LowCVP Report “Investment in the UK automotive sector 2003-13: Impact of low carbon policy”

Report authors:

Prof Peter Wells, Professor of Business and Sustainability, Centre for Auto Industry Research, Cardiff Business School

Adam Chase, Director, E4tech

 

10.30

Keynote Address and response

The future for low carbon automotive investment

Baroness Kramer, Minister of State, Department of Transport

 

10.50

Response to the LowCVP Report

Andy Eastlake, Managing Director, LowCVP

Joe Greenwell CBE, Chief Executive, Automotive Investment Organisation

 

11.05

Question & Answer session

The audience will have the opportunity to ask questions of the panel

 

11.15

Tea and coffee break: Photo opportunity with electric vehicles

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Delivering Growth and Jobs

11.45

The Climate Context: IPCC report overview

Professor Jim Skea, Committee on Climate Change; Vice-Chair of Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change

 

12.05

UK industry’s future: growth, jobs & the environmental imperative

Stakeholder Panel

Dr Rupert Lewis, Head of Automotive Policy, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills

Jerry Hardcastle OBE, General Manager – Innovation and Performance Projects, Nissan Motor Manufacturing (UK) Ltd

Nicola Smith, Head of Economic and Social Affairs, TUC

 

Each panellist will be asked to contribute their thoughts on some of the key questions. The session will be interactive and generate audience participation.

 

Panel Question & Answers

 

13.00

Lunch and exhibition viewing: Photo opportunity with electric vehicles

PARALLEL SESSION Inslating national policy to the local context

14.00

Session chair: Will Straw, Associate Director for Climate Change, Energy and Transport, IPPR

 

A Tale of Two Cities

Case Studies:

Local Authority case 1 – London

Murad Qureshi AM, Deputy Chair, Environment Committee, London Assembly

Local Authority case 2 – York

Mike Southcombe, Environmental Protection Manager, York City Council (LowCVP member)

 

Discussion:

Michael Hurwitz, Director, Energy, Technology and International (ETI), Department for Transport

Prof Greg Marsden, Director, Institute for Transport Studies, University of Leeds

Gloria Esposito, Head of Projects, LowCVP

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PARALLEL SESSION IIsport energy; the low carbon fuels conundrum

14.00

Session chair: Darran Messem, Chair, LowCVP

Introduction/Overview

Rob Wakely, Head of Low Carbon Fuels, Department for Transport

A Fuels Roadmap for the UK: Celine Cluzel, Principal Consultant, Element Energy and Jonathan Murray, Director of Policy and Operations, LowCVP

 

Panel session with Q&A

Laura Buffet, Policy Officer – Clean Fuels team

Diana Raine, European Business Manager for Hydrogen, Air Products

Dr Chris Malins, Fuels Lead, International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT)

Richard Stark, Advocacy Manager Renewable Energy, AB Sugar

Patrick Lynch, Biofuels Sustainability Manager, Greenergy, Transport & Environment

 

15.00

Refreshments available

15.30

Welcome from session chair

Henry Foy Automotive Correspondent, Financial Times

Panel discussion:

Matthew Pencharz, Senior Advisor to the Mayor of London for Environment and Energy

Cedric Bolloré, Director of Industry Activities, Bolloré Group

Dave Roberts, Director, My Electric Avenue

 

16.25

Conference summary

Darran Messem, Chair, LowCVP

 

16.30

Post-Conference VIP drinks reception (including invited MPs and Peers) Keynote speaker

 

18.00

Post-Conference VIP reception closes

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