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The LowCVP 2011 Conference entitled “Just over the horizon: mobility to 2020 and beyond” will focus on the next phase of road transport decarbonisation. The event is open for bookings. Download the latest LowCVP Conference brochure here.
The Conference will provide delegates with a vision of what road transport and mobility will be like in the third decade of the 21st Century. Significant technological changes are already in the pipeline and changes in atttitudes and behaviour with regard to mobility are also evolving quickly in the face of a variety of threats including climate change and resource depletion.
Leading speakers will provide their vision of transport and mobility up to and beyond 2020, from both national and international perspectives. The case for electrification will be examined in detail and the future of electricity and other promising fuel technologies will be discussed in an interactive debate.
In addition to the opportunity to test drive vehicles featured in 'Drive the Future at MotoExpo' which will be taking place immediately outside the Conference Centre, delegates will have the opportunity to view the Conference exhibitions and displays and enjoy networking opportunities during lunch and other breaks and during the post-conference drinks reception. Exhibitors already confirmed for the Conference include: Michelin, BP, Cenex, Coventry University, Oxford Brookes University, Nuffield Council on Bioethics and the Campaign for Better Tyres (Environmental Protection-UK).
Leading speakers featuring at the event include transport minister Norman Baker, Jack Short of the International Transport Forum,Roland Hwang of the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), USA, David Kennedy of the Committee on Climate Change and Quentin Willson the motoring journalist and commentator. (See below for the full agenda).
There are just one or two exhibition spaces left for the LowCVP Conference. Please hurry to contact the LowCVP Secretariat (email@example.com).
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 (speaker tbc)
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: 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.