2019 Seminar Programme


Expo opens

09:30 - 10:00

Coffee, Networking, Compliance Zone and Tech Talks

09:30 - 09:40 - Tech Talk

Volta Trucks are designing the next generation electric urban trucks, with focus on optimised direct vision, ergonomy, safety and HMI/digital interface for tomorrow’s drivers. Low cabin floor, central driver's seat, wrap-around glazing, light weight sustainable natural fibres, are some of the key ingredients.

Kjell Waloen, CTO & Co-Founder, Volta Trucks


Keynote speech: 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. 

Dominic Phinn - Business Engagement Co-ordinator, Clean Air - ClientEarth

10:15 - 11:30

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

11:30 - 12:00

Coffee, Networking, Compliance Zone and Tech Talks

11:45 - 11:55 - Tech Talk

The Gnewt Cargo and Mayor of London’s Commercial Electric Vehicle Trial compares the   performance of innovative electric delivery vans to equivalent diesels. Hear key results of the trial and an outline of what’s next.

Sam Clarke - Founder and Head of Business Development, Gnewt Cargo

12:00 - 13.00

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

13:00 - 14.15 

Lunch, Networking, Compliance Zone and Tech Talks

13:20 - 13:30 

Using Geotab technology to identify electric vehicle opportunities on fleets

Andrew Pearce, Director, LEVL Telematics

13:30 - 13:40

Volta Trucks are designing the next generation electric urban trucks, with focus on optimised direct vision, ergonomy, safety and HMI/digital interface for tomorrow’s drivers. Low cabin floor, central driver's seat, wrap-around glazing, light weight sustainable natural fibres, are some of the key ingredients

Kjell Waloen, CTO & Co-Founder, Volta Trucks

13:40 - 13:50

Learn how innovate solar technology can be used on your fleet vehicles to reduce fuel,       emissions and maintenance costs

Aaron Thomas, Founder & MD, Trailar


EV technology explained – want to know about range extension, about geofencing for clean air zones, about regenerative braking, or battery capacity and real-world range? Tevva has all the info you’re looking for in its quick-fire Tech Talk.

David Thackray, Sales & Marketing Director, Tevva

14:15 - 15.45 

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.

Alastair Black - Waste Strategy Officer, Sheffield City Council and Andrew Gilligan - Managing Director, Magtec

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

15.45 - 17:00

Coffee, Networking and Compliance Zone


Expo closes