The Microlise Transport Conference, now a key date in the annual logistics calendar, takes place on Wednesday 15 May at The Ricoh Arena in Coventry.
Microlise is delighted to confirm an ambitious and wide-ranging agenda for this year’s event.
Vice President, EU Amazon Transportation Services, Andreas Marschner, will complete the speaker line-up, joining keynote speaker, Google Cloud Technical Director – Office of the CTO, Paul Strong. Other speakers taking to the stage will include Government Office for Science (GOS) UK Policy Advisor, Jonathan Keating; MAN Truck & Bus Vice President of Alternative Drives, Felix Kybart; Great Britain’s Senior Transport Commissioner, Richard Turfitt; Director of Enforcement at DVSA, Marian Kitson; Highways England Executive Director, Strategy and Planning, Elliot Shaw and Unite the Union National Officer, Adrian Jones.
Also confirmed is a new panel session, moderated by Managing Editor, Road Transport Media, Christopher Walton, that will focus on Co2 emission reduction targets and the myriad of clean air and low emission zones coming into force across the UK. Panellists of the ‘Road Transport & The Environment’ session will include Chief Executive, RHA, Richard Burnett; Group Managing Director, Brit European, Graham Lackey; Consultant Martin Flach, (formerly of IVECO); and Business Engagement Co-Ordinator, Clean Air, ClientEarth, Dominic Phinn.
According to Microlise Chief Executive Officer, Nadeem Raza, “The aim of the conference is to provide delegates with a glimpse of how technology and innovation impacts our industry, so I am delighted that speakers from so many influential organisations, will be occupying the conference stage to share ideas and to debate how we can embrace these challenges and opportunities.”
Award-winning motoring journalist Quentin Willson, will again assume his role as conference chairman. He said, “Having seen how far the Microlise Transport Conference has grown and developed over the last number of years, I’m struck once again, by the calibre of the individuals and organisations that gather to debate key issues such as digitisation, automation, communication, connectivity and workforce issues.
“I look forward to hosting a conference that informs and shapes the strategic decision-making of the transport and logistics industry.”
Key agenda items include:
- Unlocking the Future of Transport – Paul Strong, Technical Director, Office of the CTO, Google Cloud
- The Future of Mobility: Implications for Freight to 2040 – Jonathan Keating, Policy Adviser, Government Office for Science
- The Clean Revolution: How eMobility Changes Urban Logistics – Felix Kybart, Vice President Alternative Drives, MAN Truck and Bus GmbH
- Connecting the Country – Elliot Shaw, Executive Director of Strategy and Planning, Highways England
- Microlise Driver of The Year 2019 – announced from a pool of 210,000 drivers
- Aims of the APPG – Sir Mike Penning, Chair Road Haulage and Logistics All-Party Parliamentary Group
- Traffic Commissioner’s Update – Richard Turfitt, Senior Traffic Commissioner
- The Future of Enforcement – Marian Kitson, Director of Enforcement, DVSA
- Changing faces – The Future of the Driver Workforce – Adrian Jones, National Officer, Unite the Nation
- E-Commerce & Transportation – Andreas Marschner, Vice-President, EU Amazon Transportation Services.
This free-to-attend programme will also include four focused workshops, access to 50 innovative exhibitors and a host of networking opportunities for the 1,200 delegates Microlise looks forward to welcoming.
Registration is open and can be completed through the Microlise Transport Conference website at www.microliseconference.com.
Microlise telematics, journey management and proof of delivery products help customers to 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; while supporting an improved customer experience by providing real-time visibility of the fleet against schedule.
An award-winning privately owned business, Microlise invests significantly in ongoing research and development to ensure its solutions continue to be underpinned by market-leading technology. Microlise is the proud recipient of two concurrent Queen’s Awards for Enterprise – winning the Innovation award in 2019 and International Trade in 2018.
Every year in May, Microlise hosts the Microlise Transport Conference. The event is aimed at those working in management or operational roles within fleet operations, regardless of fleet size, industry sector or technologies used. The one-day conference is free to attend, with a programme designed to provide valuable insight to inform business and strategic decisions.