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Moving North focuses on greener transport

Andy Burnham

Andy Burnham

There’s just one week to go until the Low Carbon Vehicle Partnership’s (LowCVP) 2018 ‘Moving North’ Conference, which will open with a keynote address by the Mayor of Greater Manchester, Andy Burnham. The event will focus on the challenge of cutting carbon emissions and air pollution from transport, and seizing the business opportunities – across the automotive and fuel supply chains, and through to transport companies and innovators in the Northern Powerhouse.

Taking place on Thursday 12 April 2018, the Conference is being held in association with the Mayor of Greater Manchester, the Northern Automotive Alliance (NAA) and Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM). It is supported by Manchester Metropolitan University – the host for the event – and is sponsored by GEFCO and Uber.

The conference features a range of high profile speakers including:

  • Andy Burnham, Mayor of Greater Manchester
  • Bob Moran, Deputy Head, Office for Low Emission Vehicles (OLEV)
  • Mike Hawes, Chief Executive, Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT)
  • Ian Constance, Chief Executive, Advanced Propulsion Centre (APC)
  • Lawrence Davies MBE, Chief Executive, Automotive Investment Organisation (AIO)
  • Jon Lamonte, Chief Executive, Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM)
  • Peter Molyneux, Major Roads Director, Transport for the North (TfN)
  • Andy Eastlake, Managing Director, Low Carbon Vehicle Partnership (LowCVP)
  • Carol Holden OBE, Chief Executive, Northern Automotive Alliance (NAA)
  • Dave Roberts, Director, Smart Interventions, EA Technology.

Following on from Manchester’s recent Green Summit, ‘Moving North’ will look at the future of transport in the Northern Powerhouse region (and beyond) – a future that will be driven by ever-tighter regulation of carbon dioxide and pollutant emissions coupled with growing demand from users for cleaner and more efficient vehicles and the energy to power them. This transition offers huge opportunities for businesses in the automotive, fuels and related sectors.

The event, and the drinks reception which follows the conference, will also be an important networking opportunity, as it will bring together a number of different sectors, including the automotive and energy industries, governmental/public sector organisations, ‘new mobility’ companies and other stakeholders.

Moving North is a ticketed event, which is free to members of the LowCVP. There is a 25% discount for members of the Northern Automotive Alliance. Non-members are invited at the standard price of £100.

For more information visit www.lowcvp.org.uk/events/North2018.htm