2019 Seminar Programme


Expo opens

09:40 - 10:00

Coffee, Networking, Compliance Zone and Tech Talks

10:00 - 11:30

Session One: Talking Policy

What is the key to achieving the right balance between improving air quality and road safety in urban areas, without hindering the efficiency of freight operators delivering into cities? We hear from UK and international policy-makers and experts about the common challenges facing city officials and the logistics industry, while highlighting best practice strategy to tackle them. • Industrial land use availability in cities

  • Enforcement or reward – which drives most change?
  • Urban consolidation
  • The last-mile challenge
  • Role of procurement in encouraging cleaner technology
  • Consistency of policy across multiple cities


Denise Beedell - Policy Manager - Vans and Urban, FTA

Tom Parker - Senior Strategic Transportation Officer, City of London Corporation

Bridget Outtrim - Director - South East Industrial & Logistics, Savills

Robin Billsjö - Urban Freight Strategist, Transport Department, City of Stockholm

(Further speakers to follow)

11:30 - 12:00

Coffee, Networking, Compliance Zone and Tech Talks

12:00 - 13.00

Session Two: Technology Time-frame

There can be no doubt that the pace of commercial vehicle technology is surging ahead, but how soon before it becomes available to mainstream industry, and perhaps more importantly, affordable for all? We take a glimpse into the exciting future or urban delivery vehicles, but also consider practical interim technology available in the here and now. Major OEMs, independent vehicle manufacturers and CV experts discuss the key challenges and answer your questions during an open panel debate.

  • Zero-emission ambition
  • Demand vs supply
  • Finance and residual values
  • Picking the right fuel for your operation
  • Supporting infrastructure
  • Options for SMEs


David Thackray - Sales & Marketing Director, Tevva

Chris Ashley - Policy Advocate for Environment and Regulation, RHA

(Further speakers to follow)

13:00 - 14.15

Lunch, Networking, Compliance Zone and Tech Talks

14:15 - 15.45

Session Three: Delivering Change

The logistics sector is always at the forefront of trials, research and technology to drive efficiency into the core of its operations. We bring together some of the latest projects underway in cities across the UK, to inspire you to rethink tradition and challenge the status quo when it comes to urban deliveries.


Samuel McGuirk - UK Head of Operations, Ontruck

Alastair Black - Waste Strategy Officer, Sheffield City Council

Andrew Gilligan - Managing Director, Magtec

(Further speakers to follow)

15.45 - 17:00

Coffee, Networking and Compliance Zone


Expo closes