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13 May 2020
    • Future Data
    Conference Room Name: Inspire

    Peake, 47, was the first British astronaut to visit the International Space Station, where his work during Mission Principia inspired millions about the possibilities which space could offer. A former test pilot, he is also a STEM ambassador, schools’ speaker and best-selling author.

    His keynote speech will kick off two days of debate and discussions at ITT Hub 2020.

    • Future Vehicles
    Conference Room Name: Pioneer 1
    There are many more options for new vehicles being developed, particularly around alternative fuels. This practical session will look at what you need to factor into your decision making before you procure the next set of vehicles that is right for your operation.
    • Future Data
    Conference Room Name: Inspire
    We all know that data is changing the way we live, work and manage our businesses, but what role does data play in the freight, passenger and energy sectors? In our first 'Future Data' session, our panellists will share their expertise spanning a range of sectors and set the tone for the rest of the conference.
    • Future Business Strategies
    Conference Room Name: Pioneer 2
    This is an entry-level seminar for energy organisations looking to work with the logistics industry, and logistics companies looking to work with the energy industry. What do you need to know to create business propositions across these sectors?
    • Future Communities
    Conference Room Name: Navigate
    This session looks further ahead to the future and is designed to challenge many of our assumptions. If we looked afresh at the needs of our communities and where new technology and investments are currently being focussed, what do we need to do to create a future which benefits all?
    • Future Vehicles
    Conference Room Name: Pioneer 1

    If autonomous vehicles are to be adopted in the commercial sector, they need a business case. Costs need to be lower than conventional vehicles, they need to be safe, they need to be reliable, fit into a complex supply chain and be liked by customers and consumers. We regularly hear that autonomous vehicles are just a few years away, what’s the reality and what business transformations will they really bring about?

    • Future Data
    Conference Room Name: Inspire
    Road transport is one of the main drivers of the global economy. By sharing loads, companies can optimise routes, increase the occupancy of vehicles and minimise environmental impact. We explore how easy companies have found it to realise the potential benefits.
    • Future Business Strategies
    Conference Room Name: Pioneer 2
    This session looks further ahead to the future and is designed to challenge many of the assumptions of your business and our industry.  If we looked more honestly at our collective desire to achieve net-zero, what do we really need to do to achieve it, and how uncomfortable would it be?
    • Future Communities
    Conference Room Name: Navigate
    Increasingly urban centres across the UK are looking at, and now implementing, different restrictions on commercial and public service vehicles’ entry. Transport operators will share their strategies on optimising their fleet in an environment which is moving, complex and hugely challenging.
    • Future Vehicles
    Conference Room Name: Pioneer 1

    Advances in technology are helping to reduce emissions from vehicles, but the weight and size of HGVs brings big challenges for manufacturers. In this session we will discuss what help the sector needs, how this transformation is happening and what incentives would support the use and development of zero and low emission HGVs.

    • Future Business Strategies
    Conference Room Name: Pioneer 2
    The business models of top logistics companies have traditionally been built around speed, reliability, customer service and shaving margins. But what business models will be essential to the value chain of the future with new types of customers and services? Will traditional areas remain key or will logistics companies need to redesign their strategies and innovate to survive?
    • Future Data
    Conference Room Name: Inspire
    Next-generation supply chains will use connected, intuitive and automated solutions that will add speed, accuracy and cost-effectiveness to the logistics industry. Our panel of experts from key UK companies will walk you through this using real-life case studies and experiences.
    • Future Communities
    Conference Room Name: Navigate
    Our cities rely on the efficient delivery of goods and services, but there is fierce competition for road space from other forms of transport and activity. In this session we will discuss how urban logistics can be made more efficient, sustainable and less impactful on the streetscape.
    • Future Vehicles
    Conference Room Name: Pioneer 1
    Each electric bus can prevent up to 60 tonnes of carbon emissions per year as well as having lower maintenance costs than a diesel engine. This means that more companies and cities are moving from diesel to electric. In this session, we'll hear a real-life examples of how electric vehicles can improve PCV operations.
    • Future Business Strategies
    Conference Room Name: Pioneer 2
    The transport options available for last-mile deliveries are expanding, at the same time as restrictions on commercial transport are becoming more complex.  Experts will present their experiences, recommendations and advice to help you to build a successful last mile of your supply chain.
    • Future Data
    Conference Room Name: Inspire
    Making transport more efficient, for your company, clients and the environment, is one of the priorities for any logistics company. The smart use of data, algorithms and processes is a key part of this. Our speakers will demonstrate how to implement this strategy and generate a good return.
    • Future Communities
    Conference Room Name: Navigate
    Changes to demography, to technology, to how we organise our lives and business activities, all impact on the type of infrastructure we will need in the future. Our panel will discuss our future infrastructure needs and what new finance models, engineering and technologies will make these investments possible.
    • Future Vehicles
    Conference Room Name: Pioneer 1
    The development and adoption of electric vehicles will place new demands on infrastructure which has raised questions about whether it can cope. In this session we will hear from those responsible for installing, operating and maintaining rapid charge points and get their thoughts on key questions, including: how can our cycle of charging batteries become more dynamic; what information will users need to know; what are the best times to charge; and what will it cost?  
    • Future Business Strategies
    Conference Room Name: Pioneer 2
    Attracting and retaining talent is essential for the current and future success of all logistics companies. How can you develop the right strategies to attract and keep the best, and compete not just against other companies, but against other industries?
    • Future Communities
    Conference Room Name: Navigate
    Logistics plays a fundamental role in our economy, but its environmental impact cannot be ignored. In this session we will discuss the role of good planning by authorities in helping achieve a reduction in emissions and providing a sustainable logistics system.
    • Future Data
    Conference Room Name: Inspire
    Time to relax and network!
14 May 2020
    • Future Data
    Conference Room Name: Inspire
    This session looks further ahead to the future and is designed to challenge many of the assumptions of your business and our industry. If we looked afresh at our needs and business operations, what could data really help us achieve?
    • Future Vehicles
    Conference Room Name: Pioneer 1
    In order for commercial organisations to invest they need certainty. If manufacturers are to invest billions of pounds in new models, they need to be certain that the goal-posts for what will be legally allowed on our roads will not change for the life-time over which their investment can be depreciated. To unlock this investment the transport industry needs a definition of what an ultra-low emission truck is. Our experts give their views on what this definition might look like, and what is achievable in truck technologies in the near future and over time.
    • Future Business Strategies
    Conference Room Name: Pioneer 2
    What business models will be essential to the Passenger Transport of the future? Will traditional areas remain key or will Transport companies need to redesign their strategies and innovate to survive?
    • Future Communities
    Conference Room Name: Navigate
    Rural communities are often forgotten when we talk about future, with so many new transport concepts focussed around cities where population density makes business cases easy. For the future success of our country, we need to think differently about how to deploy technology and build operating models which deliver for all people and communities. Our experts will share their approaches to achieving connected, thriving, modern rural communities.
    • Future Data
    Conference Room Name: Inspire
    We are told that the data we hold is valuable. But is it? This session examines the value of your data and how to get the most out of it.
    • Future Vehicles
    Conference Room Name: Pioneer 1
    The supply chain for transport must not only be effective for businesses, but also of the highest reputational and ethical standards. This session seeks confirmation that sufficient electricity, gas, battery and other power sources can be produced in a way that is sustainable and ethical.
    • Future Business Strategies
    Conference Room Name: Pioneer 2
    Delivering net-zero will require more collaboration across digital, energy and transport sectors to find new ways of operating and doing business. To help you find your way to the future, we will showcase successful case studies of collaboration, highlighting approaches, benefits and how challenges were overcome.
    • Future Communities
    Conference Room Name: Navigate

    If there is to be a business case for investing in autonomous commercial vehicles, then the problem of how to enable deliveries without human intervention needs to be solved.  Our panel discuss what can be realistically achieved, and what would help enable this.

    • Future Data
    Conference Room Name: Inspire
    There are many examples of open data providing benefits for customers, companies and governments alike in the transport sector. In this session you will hear from experts from different backgrounds, who will provide a clear picture of how open data is already one of the key drivers in the journey towards a more efficient logistics operation.
    • Future Vehicles
    Conference Room Name: Pioneer 1
    This session looks further ahead to the future and is designed to challenge many of the assumptions of your business and our industry. If we looked afresh at our needs and business operations, what do we really need our vehicles to be?
    • Future Business Strategies
    Conference Room Name: Pioneer 2
    What funding is required to fund an environmentally friendly future full of technological innovations? What financial paths are available to meet the investing needs of your businesses and to maximise your return?
    • Future Communities
    Conference Room Name: Navigate
    The current approach to reaching air quality targets or improving air quality in local areas is centred around bans, charges and restrictions? But is there a quicker and less economically impactful way to incentivise travel and transport by cleaner methods?
    • Future Data
    Conference Room Name: Inspire
    5G and other technologies will drive a revolution in terms of speed and accessibility, with numerous applications already identified across logistics. But how can you be prepared for, and maximise the opportunities these can bring?
    • Future Vehicles
    Conference Room Name: Pioneer 1
    Manufacturers are increasingly involved in the development of electric vehicles and although technology is advancing, there are significant operational challenges around payload, infrastructure and cost. What path should you be taking on the road to electric vans, and is electric the right path for your company?
    • Future Business Strategies
    Conference Room Name: Pioneer 2
    Attracting and retaining talent is essential for the current and future success of all logistics companies. How can you develop the right strategies to attract and keep the best, and compete not just against other companies, but against other industries?
    • Future Communities
    Conference Room Name: Navigate
    Devolution has brought many benefits, but the coordination of the different governments and administrations -local, regional and national - has made planning, investment and policy making more challenging. Our experts, from all areas of the United Kingdom, will share their approaches to joining up strategies, plans and investments across bodies with different responsibilities so that communities’ transport needs are met and so they can thrive.
    • Future Data
    Conference Room Name: Inspire

    Technology already helps us to plan our journeys and make quicker payments. This session examines how the industry can keep up with the tech-savvy customers' ever-increasing needs, and leverage technology to improve the customer experience and the bottom line.

    • Future Vehicles
    Conference Room Name: Pioneer 1
    From natural gas to electricity, the range of alternative fuels available for the sector is quite broad. Which ones should we prioritise in terms of efficiency, costs and environmental benefits? Does there need to be one winner, or is the future full of multiple options?
    • Future Business Strategies
    Conference Room Name: Pioneer 2
    Innovation and the introduction of new technologies is critical to road transport's ability to deliver a net zero future. But this can only be done with confidence if there is strong collaboration between the government and the industry. This seminar provides an opportunity to discuss what policy and other interventions by government industry requires to deliver on the challenges ahead.
    • Future Communities
    Conference Room Name: Navigate
    Consolidation centres are sometimes thought as a silver bullet to lower emissions and reduce traffic. Done well, they can help achieve this; done badly they reduce efficiency and increase operating costs. We'll learn from the experience of four of the best centres in the UK.
    • Future Data
    Conference Room Name: Inspire
    Decision making using data can make great businesses even more successful, competitive and efficient. But how can you make sure that you are using the right data in the right way? The experts on our panel will provide guidelines, advice and case studies on how to manage data, and get it to work for you.
    • Future Vehicles
    Conference Room Name: Pioneer 1
    How can zero-emissions be achieved in the transport of passengers? And can this be achieved efficiently and economically? What incentives and infrastructure are needed? Our experts will set out their proposals.
    • Future Business Strategies
    Conference Room Name: Pioneer 2
    A few years ago, we didn’t know we wanted next day delivery. Now we expect it and ideally for free. And a few months ago, we didn’t know we wanted next hour delivery. Supply chains are adapting to this new customer need, but potentially at the expense of the environment, the perceived value of those employed in the logistics industry, and industry margins. Is it possible to influence consumer behaviour in the right way?
    • Future Communities
    Conference Room Name: Navigate
    Our cities are the centre of social and economic activity. Governments at local, national and international levels are tasked with designing strategies that balance social and economic activity with the sustainability of their cities. What investments do we need to prioritise and what are the best ways to achieve this?