Venue: Grant Thornton, 30 Finsbury Square, London EC2A 1AG
Date / Time: From 05:30 PM to 09:00 PM on 14 March 2018
There are many factors currently affecting the evolution of transport, including air quality concerns, decarbonisation, autonomous vehicles, advances in energy storage, population movement into urban areas, smart cities, the need for reverse logistics and online retailing.
Of all the sectors in the economy, transport is the one which is undergoing the most rapid change at the moment. Having been a laggard compared with the evolution of electricity generation, it is now looking to catch up fast. Headlines recently have been:
The fundamental question is whether this has made any difference to the original broad vision for the clean transport system, involving electric cars for personal use and short haul logistics, hydrogen or biomethane in heavy goods vehicles for longer trips, the complete electrification of railways and biofuels for aeroplanes.
Will it be the current major car manufacturers still making cars, albeit of the new type, with one or two new incumbents like Tesla? Will it be predominantly the existing major energy companies providing the new biofuels?
While in the long run it may well be the major players today operating in the brave new clean transport world of tomorrow, it is more than likely that they will have achieved that position by buying companies that have taken the lead technologically and in the market with the solution of choice. This then provides a ready and willing exit point in the near future for investors who have financed the companies which have developed the leading solutions.
This event will take a close look at the indicators for choosing the winners in this race for the technological and market-ready solutions. Which areas are the clear favourites and which are the outsiders which could nevertheless be very rewarding? Which routes run the highest technological risk?
This event will be ideal for investors, financiers, low emission transport supply chain, technology developers, consultants, vehicle manufacturers, fuel manufacturers and distributors, logistics companies, transport professionals, sustainability consultants and other professionals, advisers, media and other intermediaries.
Michael Sippitt, Chairman, Forbury Investment Network
6.05pm: Opening remarks
6.15pm: Overview of current status of transport sector
Denis Naberezhnykh, Consultant, Ricardo
6.40pm: The regulatory framework, support and vision for low carbon transport
Rachel Solomon Williams, Head Low Carbon Fuels, Department for Transport
7.10pm: Panel Discussion moderated by Clive Hall, Rushlight Events, augmented by:
Tom Holmer, General Manager, Sustainable Shipping Initiative
David Pummell, CEO, Velocys
Fiona Spowers, Communication Director, Riversimple
Shamir Gaiger, Programme Director Sector Policy, RSSB
7.45pm: Networking drinks
Who should attend?
Fund managers, venture capitalists, private equity, high net worth individuals, business angels, analysts, brokers, corporate financial advisors, corporate investors, vehicle manufacturers, technology specialists, fuel and other resource specialists, procurement specialists, transport and logistics professionals, financiers, consultants, technology developers, advisers, corporate sustainability professionals and other followers and participants in the transport and energy sectors.
Each delegate place costs £50 + VAT and places are strictly limited.
To register: call 020 7539 8000 OR email email@example.com