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Seminar programme announced for LCV2014

lcv2013-tesla-model-s-300x170The seminar programme has been announced for the Cenex Low Carbon Vehicle Event – LCV2014 – taking place in Millbrook on 10-11 September 2014.

Set to attract over 2,000 delegates, the event will commence with keynote addresses from Cenex Chairman Brendan Connor, an address from a Government Minister (TBA), Jerry Hardcastle, Chairman of the Automotive Council Technology Group and Iain Gray, CEO of the Technology Strategy Board. Delegates can register for free at

This year’s programme includes Tony Pixton, CEO of the Advanced Propulsion Centre (APC), who will be presenting in the UK Capabilities Development session on Wednesday, 10 September 2014, chaired by Mike Hawes, CEO of SMMT. With over 30 years’ experience in the automotive sector, Pixton will provide a keynote address on the role of the APC in supporting UK capabilities development, as well as announcing winners of its second competition.

New to this year’s event is a University Showcase session taking place on Thursday, 11 September 2014 at 14:00. Organised by the EPSRC, the session will showcase leading edge research from UK academia covering key aspects of low carbon vehicle technology developments.

The Technology Strategy Board will be supporting a session entitled, “Logistics: Delivering the Low Carbon Future,” which will demonstrate the recent work on the Low Carbon Truck Trial, jointly funded by TSB and OLEV. It will also address the recent low carbon vehicle technology developments in the Heavy Duty Vehicle industry, looking at applications of dual fuel and used cooking oil trucks to deliver carbon savings in logistics.

Robert Evans, CEO of Cenex said, “LCV2014 provides excellent showcasing and networking opportunities and is unmissable for all those in the Low Carbon Vehicle community. We have put a great deal of thought into compiling our seminar programme, ensuring it addresses important current and emerging themes for the industry and we are confident that our expert speakers will impart invaluable knowledge and expertise. The variety of the programme ensures delegates at LCV2014 can switch time between the exhibition and seminar, joining those seminar sessions directly relevant to their interests. The LCV event provides a key platform for agenda setting for the community, providing, as it does, the opportunity for all those in the industry to come together to share knowledge, debate issues and create one vision for the future.”

Highlights of this year’s seminar sessions include:

10 September 2014

Keynote presentations by Jerry Hardcastle, Chairman of the Automotive Council Technology Group and Iain Gray, CEO of the Technology Strategy Board

Global motor industry technologies debate featuring senior motor industry figures from BMW, Toyota, VW and Nissan

Technology Trends for Bus, Truck, Non Road Mobile Machinery and Rail featuring Mercedes, GKN, MIRA and FutureRailway. 

UK Capabilities Development featuring senior figures from the Advanced Propulsion Centre, Jaguar Land Rover, Productiv and SEMLEP

Low carbon vehicle design through virtual engineering presentations from Romax Technology, TotalSim Ltd, Cmcl innovations and Claytex

11 September 2014

Low Carbon Vehicle Market Transformation featuring senior figures from the LowCVP, OLEV, UK EVSE, Intelligent Energy and the Transport Systems Catapult

The Business of Low Carbon session chaired by Joe Greenwall, CEO of the Automotive Investment Organisation, a Market Forecast from his, along with Government input from Rupert Lewis, Director of the Automotive Unit at BIS and an industry case from John Hilton, CTO of Torotrak

Energy for Transport, supported by the Office for Low Emission Vehicles, exploring the energy issues associated with refuelling future road transport, with contributions from the Energy Technologies Institute, Air Liquide and Imperial College London

Intelligent Mobility and Low Carbon Vehicles, with support from the Automotive Council and featuring speakers from Oxford University, Cambridge University, Ford Motor Company and Michael Hurwitz, Director of Energy, Technology and International at the Department for Transport

University Showcase, sponsored by EPSRC, featuring leading edge research from Nottingham University, Warwick University and the University of Brighton

To view the full seminar programme, please visit: Additional sessions will be announced shortly.

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