Registration for the Microlise Transport Conference, which last year attracted more than a thousand transport professionals, has today opened marking the countdown to one of the industry’s most vibrant events.
The free-to-attend conference, which will take place on 17th May 2017 at The Ricoh Arena in Coventry, includes a full day’s programme supported by focused workshops and a sizable exhibition area. It will once again be chaired by award-winning motoring journalist, author, TV presenter and campaigner Quentin Willson.
Following in the footsteps of last year’s royal keynote, speakers will include prominent individuals from the road transport industry; alongside transport service providers, industry organisations, key stakeholders and other special guests.
“We want the Microlise Transport Conference to be a catalyst for change in the industry. We are working hard to deliver an agenda that has substance to influence how we can together address the big picture challenges which our industry faces. We already have a very special keynote lined up and lots of exciting ideas for the conference,” said Nadeem Raza, Chief Executive Officer, Microlise.
An array of speakers joined in 2016 including HRH The Princess Royal, the RHA’s Richard Burnett and the CILT’s Kevin Richardson; as well as Fowler Welch and the two official Brexit referendum campaign groups. Seven of Europe’s largest HGV manufacturers were also represented in a panel discussion broadcast live online.
A brand new charity was also launched last year. Road to Logistics is now seeking to give veterans and ex-offenders the opportunity of a secure long term career in transport and logistics, whilst helping to address the driver shortage.
The Microlise Driver of the Year Awards will once again be hosted at the conference, to celebrate the UK’s most talented HGV drivers, both through analysis of more than 100,000 drivers’ telematics data, as well as a number of nominated categories. These include HGV Hero, Lifetime Achievement, Extra Mile, Most Improved and Young Driver of the Year.
Alongside the conference programme, delegates attending in 2017 will gain access to three specially curated workshop areas covering a range of topics relevant for transport professionals.
The Ricoh Arena is conveniently located in the centre of England at the heart of the country’s logistics “Golden Triangle” to provide easy access.
Registration for the event has opened through the conference website, which can be found at www.microliseconference.com.
Microlise telematics, proof of delivery and journey management products help its customers reduce costs and the environmental impact of their fleet operations. This is achieved by maximising vehicle utilisation, increasing operational efficiency and improving economy and safety; whilst helping to deliver the very best customer experience by providing real-time visibility of the fleet against schedule.
A privately owned business based in Nottingham in the UK, Microlise invests significantly in research and development annually to ensure its solutions continue to be underpinned by market-leading technology. Microlise helps its customers to save more than £175m each year in fuel costs and reduce CO2 emissions by hundreds of thousands of metric tonnes.