industry news Sunday 26 Jun 2016 @ 00:00 LowCVP Conference, 30th June - Last Few Days to Book!

LowCVP Conference, 30 June - last few days to book!

There's just a few more days to book and limited space left for the LowCVP's Annual Conference which takes place this Thursday, 30 June. The Conference will feature new thinking on automated & connected vehicles and their potential implications for cutting carbon. Find out how the UK is placed to develop and benefit from the low carbon propulsion technologies of the future and hear views on the implications for the sector following the vote for 'Brexit'.

Keynote speakers include transport minister Andrew Jones MP and the new Deputy Mayor for Transport in London, Val Shawcross. See the full agenda for the Conference which takes place at Here East (Home to the Digital Engineering and Test spoke of the UK’s Advanced Propulsion Centre) in London's Olympic Park. The event is still taking bookings but places are becoming limited.

Conference delegates will also have the chance of a VIP tour of the  'Make the Future London' exhibition and an opportunity to see the teams' concepts for the future of efficient cars in action at the Shell Eco-marathon. 

This year's LowCVP Conference - 'A low carbon transport future: The UK capability to lead the way' - will feature:

  • The political & economic situation for the UK low carbon auto and fuels sector following the vote for ‘Brexit’, including its implications for the UK’s role in the Paris agreement & in context of the Fifth Carbon Budget.
  • How the UK is placed to develop and benefit from the low carbon propulsion technologies of the future
  • Efficient, intelligent and autonomous; how new technologies can change the outlook for transport carbon (Including the publication of a new paper from ITS-Leeds: 'Automated Vehicles: Automatically low carbon?')
  • The energy infrastructure for future mobility; how do we move to an EV-ready powergrid?
  • Future vehicles; delivering lower carbon and cleaner air & including LowCVP's key initiatives in 2016-17
  • Drinks reception in the Olympic Park and opportunity for a private view of the 'Make the Future' exhibition and the Eco-marathon competitors and venue

Delegates will also have the chance to win a ride on the new Orbit Slide - at 178m, the world’s longest tunnel slide - and experience low carbon transport powered by gravity!

In addition to Andrew Jones MP, speakers already confirmed for the LowCVP Conference include Val Shawcross, Deputy Mayor of London for Transport:(afternoon keynote); Dr Jenifer Baxter, Head of Energy & Envirionment, IMechE;  Matthew Bell, Chief Executive, Committee on Climate Change;Francisco Carranza, Managing Director, Renault-Nissan Energy Services; Ian Constance, Chief Executive Officer, Advanced Propulsion Centre; Nick Eraut, Project Manager - Energy Storage & Distb'n, Energy Technologies Institute; Andrew Everett, Chief Strategy Officer, Transport Systems Catapult; David Greaves, Business Development Director, EV Infrastructure Northern Europe, Schneider Electric;Andrew Haslett, Chief Engineer, The Energy Technologies Institute; Michael Jacobs, Visiting Fellow and Acting Associate Director for Energy, Transport and Climate, Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR) Dr Paul Nieuwenhuis, Centre for Automotive Industry Research & Electric Vehicle Centre of Excellence, Cardiff University; Sevvy Palmer, Economic Advisor and Head of Cyber, Centre for Connected and Autonomous Vehicles; Stewart A Reid, Head of Asset Man't & Innovation, Scottish and Southern Energy Power Distribution; Dave Roberts, My Electric Avenue project leader; Caroline Sindrey, Engineering & Maintenance Manager, Tesco Distribution; Helen Smith, Head of Logistics & Environment, Transport for Greater Manchester;  Dr Zia Wadud & Prof Jillian Anable, Institute for Transport Studies, University of Leeds; Prof David Greenwood, Advanced Propulsion Systems, Warwick Manufacturing Group; Andy Eastlake, Managing Director, LowCVP. David Moss, General Manager, Shell Retail UK will speak at the reception following the Conference. 

There are still a few opportunities for exhibitors at the LowCVP Conference. Please contact the Secretariat (020 7304 6880) for more information.


Make the Future is a festival of ideas and innovation which is coming to London from 30 June to 3 July, 2016. The event supports bright energy ideas and provides a platform for innovation, collaboration and conversation about the global energy challenge.  There will be experiential activities for all ages. Through virtual reality experiences and hands-on science experiments visitors will explore what is happening now and what the future of energy might look like, from renewable energies to natural gas or low carbon technologies. Visitors will also be able to interact and play with how we can use and create energy in everyday life.

The LowCVP Conference 2016 is also held in association with the Advanced Propulsion Centre.

Bookings for the Conference are still open. If you have any questions or suggestions about the event, please contact the LowCVP Secretariat.

The Conference media partner is Motor Transport.

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