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Cenex LCV2015 announces its seminar programme with over 100 presenters

BMW i8 LCV2014

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Cenex LCV2015, the UK’s largest technology showcasing and networking event for the UK low carbon vehicle community, has announced its seminar programme, the largest and most comprehensive to date, which will include more than 100 presenters.

Cenex, the UK’s first Centre of Excellence for low carbon and fuel cell technologies and the organiser of the UK’s largest technology showcasing and networking event for the UK low carbon vehicle community (www.cenex-lcv.co.uk), today announced its seminar programme for its annual Low Carbon Vehicle Event – LCV2015 – taking place in Millbrook on 9th -10th September 2015.

Set to attract over 2,500 delegates, the event will commence with keynote addresses from:

• Cenex Chairman Brendan Connor

• Anna Soubry, MP Minister for Small Business, Industry and Enterprise

• Dr Wolfgang Epple, Jaguar Land Rover

• Dr Thomas Berger, BMW

• Graham Hoare, The Automotive Council

• Dr Ruth McKernan, Innovate UK.

Other notable speakers and contributors include:

• Dr Andreas Schamel, Ford Motor Company

• Dr Michael Krueger, Bosch

• Dr Martin Berger, Mahle UK

• Steve Yianni, Transport Systems Catapult

• Richard Bruce, OLEV

• Mike Hawes, SMMT

Delegates can register for free at www.cenex-lcv.co.uk

This year, the seminar programme is the largest and most comprehensive to date and will include more than 100 presenters across four parallel sessions. As with previous LCV events, the calibre of speakers remains exceptionally high, with an increasing number of international speakers presenting at LCV for the first time.

The programme has been designed with two aims in mind. The first aim is to focus on the best of ‘Here and Now,’ such as showcasing the latest technology developments and results from research projects. The second aim is to look at the future direction for the low carbon vehicle industry – to ask and hopefully answer the question of ‘What Next?’ for technology developments and innovation support.

The programme will cover industry-delivered technical presentations; technology, policy and funding sessions and electric vehicle specific sessions. Additionally, the event will feature three workshops:

• Jaguar Land Rover will run an open workshop on the Evoque_e project on the afternoon of the 9th September

• The Transport Systems Catapult will be launching its Traveller Needs Survey at lunchtime on the 10th September

• Innovate UK will run an open workshop on the Low Carbon Truck Trial on the afternoon of the 10th September.

The seminar programme on the 10th September will also feature the Sustainable Vehicle Technology (SVT) conference, run in conjunction with IMechE, rescheduled from June 2015. The detailed programme for SVT@LCV2015 will be released on the 14th August 2015.

Commenting on the seminar programme Robert Evans, CEO of Cenex said, “The LCV seminar programme always covers a broad range of subject matter, reflecting the diverse interests of the LCV community attending LCV events.  However, for this year’s programme, the proportion of motor industry technical presentation content has been increased, both through the inclusion of a Jaguar Land Rover workshop on the Evoque_e project and through the hosting of the IMechE Sustainable Vehicle Technology technical presentations within the LCV2015 seminar programme.

“The two-day seminar activities at LCV2015 remain free to attend and represent one of the three key reasons, along with the exhibition and networking, as to why the LCV event is of such value and relevance to UK and international attendees. With so much going on at LCV2015, we expect delegates to select the presentations they plan to sit in on and ask colleagues to cover others. We look forward to seeing you at what is sure to be our biggest and best LCV event yet!”

Highlights of this year’s seminar sessions include:

Keynote presentations by Anna Soubry, MP Minister for Small Business, Industry and Enterprise; Dr Wolfgang Epple, Jaguar Land Rover; Dr Thomas Berger, BMW; Graham Hoare, The Automotive Council and Dr Ruth McKernan, Innovate UK which will set the context for carbon reduction from a motor industry perspective, as well as provide a strategic overview of low carbon vehicle innovation in the UK

GREAT Britain: The First Choice for Low Carbon Innovation and Manufacturing chaired by Joe Greenwell from the Automotive Investment Organisation. Leading industry players will look in turn at the challenges and opportunities associated with key technology areas for low carbon and connected vehicles.

Tony Pixton, CEO of the UK’s Advanced Propulsion Centre, will chair a session on Propulsion Technology Trends, focusing on powertrain technology trends targeting carbon reduction whilst maintaining driving performance for the customer.

Horizon 2020: The Opportunities will provide a briefing about the opportunities offered by the programme and include practical advice and tips for UK organisations interest to participate. Speakers in the session include: Jean-Luc Galloni, representing ERTRAC, Professor Neville Jackson, representing the Automotive Council and Louise Mothersole from Innovate UK.

To view the full seminar programme, please visit: http://www.cenex-lcv.co.uk/2015/seminar-programme-lcv2015.asp

To keep up to speed with Cenex’s eighth Low Carbon Vehicle event, LCV2015, visit www.cenex-lcv.co.uk, or follow @LCV_event on Twitter.

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