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LowCVP Annual Conference 2020 Agenda published

The agenda has been published for the LowCVP Annual Conference taking place on online on Wednesday 15 July 2020, with the Rt Hon Grant Shapps MP, Secretary of State for Transport speaking at the conference.

The LowCVP Annual Conference will discuss how the UK can seize the opportunity for an investment-led green recovery in road transport as we emerge from the Covid-19 pandemic. The event will provide a forum for policy ideas and proposals to help inform the Government’s 2020 Transport Decarbonisation Plan.

It will include:

• Leading speakers

• Interactive debates, polls and surveys

• Two minute policy pitches

• Afternoon, parallel, facilitated break-out sessions: an opportunity for a ‘deeper dive’ into the conference themes as they impact on specific sectors of road transport (eg public transport, freight, individual mobility). How can each offer positive impacts as we emerge from lockdown?

• Exhibitions & networking. 

AGENDA

(subject to change)

Session One: Emerging from the lockdown – visions of a decarbonised transport future

11.30

Welcome

Andy Eastlake, Managing Director, LowCVP

11.35

Introduction to Hopin platform

Rashida Noray, Green TV

Welcome from conference chair

James Murray, Editor-in-Chief, Business Green

11.40

Resetting the vision

‘Visionary prescriptions’ for road transport decarbonisation

This session will include an opportunity for delegates to vote on propositions for future policy put forward by the following speakers:

Dimitri Zenghelis, Special Advisor to the Wealth Economy, Bennett Institute, University of Cambridge

Sir John Armitt, Chair, National Infrastructure Commission

Caroline Russell AM, National Green Party Spokesperson for Local Transport

Followed by a panel discussion

12.20

Policy Prescriptions

This interactive session will include short selected video contributions (two-minute policy pitches’) from stakeholders who will present policy ideas to prompt discussions around the Government’s Transport Decarbonisation plan.

Policy pitches confirmed from:

Peter Mock, EU Managing Director, International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT)

Greg Archer, Director UK, Transport & Environment (T&E)

Doug Parr, Chief Scientist, Greenpeace

Claire Haigh, Chief Executive, Greener Journeys

John Siraut, Director, Economics, Jacobs & other

Delegates will have an opportunity to express a response to the policy pitches

Session Two: Resetting the industry – How are we going to change the road transport paradigm and achieve net zero?

12.30

Panel discussion

Speakers include:

Melanie Lane, Chief Executive, Shell New Motion

Carlos Rodrigues, Managing Director, Renault Trucks UK & Ireland

Kevin Chowings, Managing Director, NatWest Future Mobility Group

Discussion and Q&A

13.15

Making the most of the exhibition/networking on hopin platform

Rashida Noray, GreenTV

13.20

Break with virtual exhibition networking

Session Three: Ministerial keynote & break-out sessions

14.30

Welcome

James Murray, Business Green

14.35

Ministerial keynote speech

Rt Hon Grant Shapps MP, Secretary of State for Transport

14.50

LowCVP response and survey feedback

Andy Eastlake, Managing Director, LowCVP

15.05

Policy Prescriptions

This interactive session will include short selected video contributions (two-minute policy pitches’) from stakeholders who will present policy ideas to prompt discussions around the Government’s Transport Decarbonisation plan.

Policy pitches confirmed as 12.20 session.

Delegates will have an opportunity to express a response to the policy pitches

15.15

Break-out sessions

Moving to Action: The role of key sectors in context of the Transport Decarbonisation Plan

Delegates will have the opportunity to attend one of the following sessions:

Parallel Session 1 – Moving people

Led by Dan Hayes and Jonathan Murray, LowCVP

Parallel Session 2 – Moving freight

Led by Brian Robinson and James McGeachie, LowCVP

Speakers:

Olly Craughan, CSR General Manager, DPD UK (tbc)

Chris Ashley, Head of Policy, Road Haulage Association

John Comer, Product Manager, Volvo Truck

Ian Wainwright, Future City Logistics

Parallel Session 3 – Fuelling movement

Led by Gloria Esposito & Andrew Fraser, LowCVP

16.10

Summary, follow up actions and close

Philip Sellwood, LowCVP Chair

16.15

Making the most of the exhibition/networking on Hopin platform

Rashida Noray, Green TV

16.20

Virtual exhibition/networking continues

17.30

Close

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