2019 Seminar Programme

Welcome from Seminar Chairperson
Business Journalist and Broadcaster
Keynote: The right to breathe clean air in the UK

ClientEarth will give an overview of the health impacts of air pollution, ClientEarth’s legal action and ongoing pressure on government, what is in place and what is in store in terms of Clean Air Zones and what more ClientEarth would like to see from government action needed to help businesses and individuals to switch to cleaner vehicles.

Business Engagement, Clean Air
Session One: Talking Policy

Capital Gains
City of London Corporation has set itself a radical 25-year transport strategy to tackle air quality, road safety and congestion in the capital’s Square Mile. Learn more about some of the initiatives taking shape, such as last-mile logistics hubs, retiming schemes, increased uptake of consolidation centres and championing the UK’s first large-scale zero-emission zone.

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

The Stockholm solution
The City of Stockholm has developed a wide range of innovative strategies for enabling the efficient delivery of freight whilst reducing the impact of goods movements on the local environment, including out-of-hours deliveries, e-commerce management and increased use of inland waterways.

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

Mixed-use property potential
Learn about the urban warehousing concepts being developed across UK cities, with co-existence of logistics and other uses, such as residential, at their core. Savills engages with residential property develops to ensure the quality of logistics hubs in mixed-use schemes is fit for purpose.

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

Making policy work for business
The Freight Transport Association looks at the impact on urban freight operators of emerging policy from national and local governments and explores the best way to ensure the vital flow of goods to businesses and residents is unaffected.

Denise Beedell - Policy Manager, Vans and Urban - FTA

Senior Strategic Transportation Officer
City of London Corporation
Urban Freight Strategist, Transport Department
City of Stockholm
Director for South East & London Industrial & Logistics
Policy Manager - Vans & Urban
Coffee, Networking, Knowledge & Compliance Zone and Tech Talks
Session Two: Technology Time-frame

We take a glimpse into the exciting future for urban delivery vehicles, but also consider practical technology available in the here and whether options are available for all types of operation. What is the timeframe and what are the key steps operators must take to keep pace with ever-tightening air quality and safety regulations of future cities? Ask your questions during an open panel debate.

Scania presents its vision for the future of urban deliveries and shares a glimpse into the exciting R&D taking place to help industry achieve this ambition.

Anders Lampinen, Director, New Technologies, Scania CV AB

The RHA will examine how the haulage and logistics sector will evolve its CV fleet to meet future public policy and customer needs.

Chris Ashley - Policy, Environment and Regulation, RHA

We bring together leading vehicle manufacturers, the RHA and two prominent fleet operators to discuss the potential and challenges of embracing new fleet technology in a lively panel debate with the audience.


David Thackray - Sales & Marketing Director, Tevva; Chris Ashley - Policy, Environment and Regulation, RHA; Paul Farr - UK Business Unit Director, CEVA Logistics Transport & Transport Centre of Excellence; Grahame Neagus - Head of LCV, Renault Trucks; Jeremy Thorburn, Fleet Manager, Reynolds Catering Supplies

Policy - Environment and Regulation
Road Haulage Association
Sales & Marketing Director
Tevva Motors
UK Business Unit Director
CEVA Logistics Transport & Transport Centre of Excellence
Head of LCV
Renault Trucks
Fleet Manager
Reynolds Catering Supplies
Lunch, Networking, Knowledge & Compliance Zone and Tech Talks
Session Three: Delivering Change

Last-mile innovation

Kiwi Last Mile is a last-mile operator founded in 2017 in Barcelona that has developed a team-based non-linear route concept for urban goods deliveries, with vans used as mobile warehouses. Used by major Spanish supermarkets and food and drinks manufacturers, the delivery model is greatly boosting route productivity, while helping reduce fleet size and road miles.

Alex Tortras - Founder, Kiwi Last Mile

From waste to zero-carbon bin lorries
Electric bin lorries powered by electricity made from the household waste they collect are being trialled in Sheffield City Centre. The 26-tonne former diesel trucks have been repowered with electric motors by local technology firm Magtec and produce zero carbon emissions.

Andrew Gilligan - Managing Director, Magtec and Chris Grimes - Regional Head of Fleet (North), Veolia

A connected, urban future
Volvo Trucks will share an insight into tomorrow’s trucks to meet the demands of sustainable distribution and logistics, focusing on automation and the role of the driver, the effect of autonomy, and future drivelines - their energy demands and energy source, with a focus on making alternatives mainstream.

Robert Grozdanovski, Managing Director, Volvo Trucks UK and Ireland and John Comer – Head of Product Management, Volvo Trucks UK and Ireland

How technology is redefining city logistics
The past three years have seen an influx of players enter into the logistics space, with a new and disruptive marketplace emerging into a once traditional industry. From freight forwarding, sensors and asset tagging to autonomous last mile deliveries – learn which start-up technologies are already influencing the sector.

Samuel McGuirk - UK Head of Operations, Ontruck

bioLPG & LNG opportunities
Calor will help you understand the potential of bioLPG in your CV fleet, as well as reveal the prototype of the world’s first bioLPG range-extended electric truck for final mile deliveries. It will also explore the growing popularity of LNG for HGVs.

Matt Masters - Innovation Manager, Calor GB

Kiwi Last Mile
Managing Director
UK Head of Operations
Managing Director
Volvo Trucks UK and Ireland
Head of Product Management
Volvo Trucks UK and Ireland
Coffee, Networking and Compliance Zone
Expo closes