ITT Hub 2023 furthered collaborations between change agents throughout the transport technology industry, its supply chain and the government. Co-located with Logistics UK’s Future Logistics Conference and Cold Chain Hub by TCS&D, ITT Hub, which took place 10-11 May, guided the transport industry through a challenging ecosystem of future-altering technologies and opportunities that will transform the everevolving market and beyond.
On Wednesday 10 May, the Government announced that longer lorries will be introduced to Great Britain’s roads to support its priority to grow the economy, boost productivity and support supply chains, while saving an estimated 70,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide from being released into the atmosphere.
The announcement was followed up on day two of the Future Logistics Conference, where the Minister of State for Decarbonisation & Technology, Jesse Norman MP, gave a ministerial address on the government’s ambitious plans to achieve Net Zero emissions in the transport sector by 2050. The minister, who described ITT Hub as a ‘fantastic event with fascinating range of technologies and businesses on show’, touched upon newly announced regulations, priming strategies, and the action-focused roadmap towards a zero-emission future.
Professor, broadcaster and author Jim Al-Khalili also delivered a keynote at the conference on the power of artificial intelligence (AI) and its role in the future of transport. Across the ITT Hub show floor, the dedicated tech talk theatres, Passenger Fleet, Commercial Fleet, Energy Hub by National Grid, and Cold Chain, set the future path for a smarter, more sustainable global transportation system. Pioneering exhibitors showcases their latest technology and solutions, including HVS (Hydrogen Vehicle Systems) demonstrating its zero-emission green-hydrogen powered commercial vehicles and Solomon Commercials, who teamed up with Mercedes-Benz Trucks to debut and launch Britain’s first fridge-bodied eActros electric truck.
Carlo Zoccali, Venue and Show Director at Farnborough International and ITT Hub, said: “Over the last two days, we have demonstrated the convening power of the transport technology industry at ITT Hub and the need for the show to be a catalyst between industry, associations, government, and the wider ecosystem to reach Net Zero goals. We were proud to welcome multiple representatives from the Department of Transport and organisations such as Transport for London, National Highways, Network Rail and EDF Renewables, to bring the ‘behind closed doors’ conversations to the forefront of the sector. We look forward to building upon this progress in 2024.”
ITT Hub was supported by leading commercial partners, Logistics UK, National Grid and Zenobē and gold sponsor Samsara. Owned and organised by Farnborough International, ITT Hub will return to Farnborough International Exhibition & Conference Centre, 15-16 May 2024.
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About ITT Hub:
ITT Hub is organised and owned by Farnborough International Limited. ITT Hub is the annual meeting place for the commercial road transport sector, bringing together the latest innovation and technology for bus, coach, truck, van, last mile and autonomous vehicle fleets.
Taking place at the world-famous Farnborough International Exhibition and Conference Centre, ITT Hub provides a platform for showcasing the latest technology, equipment and services in the indoor and outdoor exhibition, learning and collaborating at the high-profile Future Logistics conference and the opportunity to see first-hand the newly launched vehicles and products in the market.