The IRTE (Institute of Road Transport Engineers) has today – 20 April 2015 – announced the speaker line-up for this year's IRTE Conference, being staged on 17 September, in Kenilworth, Warwickshire.
Staged in association with Transport Engineer magazine, headline participants will include CVDC (Cambridge Vehicle Dynamics Consortium), TfL (Transport for London), McLaren Racing and Cenex (Centre of Excellence for Low Carbon and Fuel Cell Technologies).
According to organiser Findlay Media, delegates will benefit from a packed programme, designed to promote best practice but also new technologies proven to cut costs and improve operators' competitiveness – under the theme 'Innovation, compliance and safety: the way to efficient fleet operations'.
This year#s keynote will be delivered by CVDC director professor David Cebon, who will discuss emerging and future technologies set to transform the efficiency and safety of commercial vehicles and the road network.
Transport for London Commissioner, Sir Peter Hendy CBE, will also give a short address, explaining the importance of CLOCS and FORS accreditation, which are together aimed at making the transport industry safer, particularly in urban areas.
The full seminar programme kicks off at 8.30am and will include:
Future technologies, with Dr Steve Summerskill, Loughborough Design School
Rethinking truck specifications, by Stephen Martin, head of fleet at SIG, and Philip Roe, VP innovation and strategy at DHL Supply Chain
Euro 7 and the focus on carbon dioxide, with Andrew Banks, chief engineer at Ricardo, and Peter Williams, product environmental management director at Cummins
Safer Trucks: FORS and CLOCS, with Glen Davies, programme manager for TfL (Transport for London)
Dual-fuel update: the Low Carbon Trucks Trial, by Steve Carroll, technical specialist at Cenex
irtec and Workshop Accreditation benefits and achievements, with Ian Warr, engineering director at Arriva, and Lloyd Mason, engineering development manager, Arriva London
McLaren Racing: engineering and logistics in Formula One, led by Martin Boyes, assistant transport manager, McLaren Racing
For the afternoon, delegates will be selecting between conference streams covering legislation/compliance and technology, with content geared to cost reduction and improving competitiveness.
Delegates and exhibitors are also being invited to attend a pre-conference dinner on the evening of 16 September, with after dinner speaker Geoff Miller, previous Chair of Selectors for England cricket.
The event is sponsored by Mobil Delvac 1, Pirelli and Brigade Electronics. For the full conference schedule and to book online visit: http://www.irte-conference.co.uk/