LowCVP Annual Conference 2011
Date: 9 June 2011
– 9 June 2011
Time: 09:.45 - 17:05
Location: Clifford Chance Auditorium, Canary Wharf
Price: £119-£349 - see brochure
This year's LowCVP Annual Conference will take place at the Clifford Chance Auditorium, Canary Wharf on Thursday June 9th.
The Conference is to be held in association with Drive the Future at Motorexpo, a dedicated zone of new technology, low emission and fuel efficient vehicles. The Conference is now open for bookings. Download the latest LowCVP Conference brochure here.
Speakers already confirmed for the LowCVP Conference include:
Norman Baker MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Transport
Jack Short, International Transport Forum
Roland Hwang, Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), USA
David Kennedy, Committee on Climate Change
David Ward, FIA Foundation
Andy Heiron, Renault UK
Pascal Couasnon, Michelin
Hugo Spowers, Riversimple
Chris Borroni-Bird, General Motors
Quentin Willson, Journalist and motoring commentator
Garrett Emmerson, Transport for London
Shane Slater, Element Energy
Andrew Everett, Technology Strategy Board
Trevor Fletcher, Hardstaff
Susan Claris, Arup
John Batterbee, Energy Technologies Institute
Olly Macé, BP Biofuels
Greg Archer, LowCVP
(Please see below for the full, draft agenda)
Delegates at the LowCVP Conference will also have the opportunity to visit the Drive the Future exhibits and to test drive vehicles including the hybrid Vauxhall Ampera, Tesla's electric Roadster and VW's 'Blue Motion' vehicles, amongst others.
Exhibitors at the LowCVP Conference include: Michelin (overall event sponsors), BP, Cenex, Coventry University, Oxford Brookes University, Nuffield Council on Bioethics and the Campaign for Better Tyres (Environmental Protection-UK).
There are one or two exhibition spaces still available at the LowCVP Conference. For more details contact the LowCVP Secretariat (firstname.lastname@example.org).
The 2011 LowCVP Annual Conference is sponsored by Michelin.
The LowCVP Conference media partner is EDIE.
LOWCVP CONFERENCE 2011, DRAFT AGENDA
“Just over the horizon: mobility to 2020 and beyond”
The next phase of road transport decarbonisation
Session One: The changing global politics of low carbon transport
9.45am: Chairman’s introduction
9.50: Overview: Shifting attitudes to low carbon transport (Jack Short, Secretary General, International Transport Forum)
10.10: China’s strategy for decarbonisation in the road transport sector - by video recording or link (Mr Wan Gang, Minister for Science and Technology, People’s Republic of China – invited)
10.30: Towards ’50 by 50’; the implications for the coming decades (David Ward, Director General, FIA Foundation)
10.50: Perspective from the United States (Roland Hwang, Transportation Program Director, Natural Resources Defense Council, NRDC)
11.00-11.15: Q&As with David Ward, Jack Short and Roland Hwang
(11.15-11.45: coffee break)
Session Two: Visions for the third decade (2020-30)
11.45: 11.45: Keynote: The road to decarbonisation (Norman Baker MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Transport - by live video-link) + Q&As
12.10: Can road transport help deliver the targets? What policy and other drivers are needed? (Dr David Kennedy, Chief Executive, Climate Change Committee)
12.30: Drivers and influencers of the market for cars 2020-30 (Shane Slater, Director, Element Energy)
12.50: The business case for vehicle electrification in the UK (John Batterbee, Light Duty Vehicle Transport Programme Manager, Energy Technologies Institute)
13.10-13.30: Q&A session
(13:30 -14.30: lunch break)
Session Three: Sustainable Mobility Futures
14.30: Chair's introduction. (Quentin Willson, Motoring journalist and commentator)
14.35: Reinventing the wheel? (Pascal Couasnon, Vice President of Technical and Scientific Communication, Michelin)
14.55: How will we be moving after 2020? Motor industry leader’s view (Dr Chris Borroni-Bird, Global Director of Advanced Vehicle Concepts, General Motors) (Pre-recorded contribution)
15:05 Mobility in a carbon and space constrained age. (Susan Claris, Associate Director, Arup)
15.20: A vision for urban transport; people and freight (Garrett Emmerson, Chief Operating Officer - Streets & Traffic, Transport for London)
15.35-15.50: Q&As (including Chris Borroni-Bird, via tele-link)
(15.50-16.20: Coffee break)
Session Four: LowCVP report plus future fuels debate
16.20-16.30: LowCVP activities and report 2010-11 (Greg Archer)
16:30-17.25 Future fuels – what will power our vehicles beyond 2020? (Chaired by Quentin Willson)
Format: ‘Witnesses’ present for 5 minutes each and are then interrogated for 5 minutes by expert panel, followed by Q&As from delegates)
Witnesses: Biofuels (Olly Macé, Technology, Strategy and Regulatory Affairs Manager, BP); Hydrogen/Fuel Cells (Hugo Spowers, Riversimple); Biomethane (Trevor Fletcher, Managing Director, Hardstaff Group); Electric Vehicles (Andy Heiron, Head of Electric Vehicle Programme, Renault UK)
Expert Panel (The ‘interrogators’): Greg Archer, LowCVP; Roland Hwang, NRDC; John Lewis, Director General, BVRLA; Andrew Everett, Head of Transport, Technology Strategy Board
17:25-17.30: Conference thanks and summing up (Greg Archer, LowCVP)
17.30-18.30: Drinks reception sponsored by BP.
Note: The LowCVP Low Carbon Champions Awards will be held as a separate event later in the year.
LowCVP Annual Conference 2011
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