Policy, planning and information professionals in local authorities from across the UK are signing up to the free-to-attend Innovation & Technology in Transport – ITT Hub event, the largest show of its kind in 40 years, to understand the technologies and strategies set to propel the transport sector towards its net-zero emission, ultra-efficient future.
To be held at Farnborough International Exhibition & Conference Centre on 30 June and 1 July 2021, the exhibition will include a substantial Government Hub, where key government departments – including the Department for International Trade, Department for Transport, APC, Zemo Partnership, Innovate UK, Zenzic and Highways England – will be on hand to share expert insight into the full range of government assistance available to local authorities and policy makers to support future logistics strategies. Manufacturers, including Ford and DAF Trucks, will be showcasing their ground-breaking vehicles and technology at the event, along with infrastructure and energy providers, such as Pivot Power, National Grid and Zenobe.
ITT Hub will also feature a Regional Transport Bodies Hub, where visitors will have the opportunity to meet representatives from six Sub-National Transport Bodies (SNTBs): England’s Economic Heartland, Midlands Connect, Peninsula Transport, Transport East, Transport for the South East, and Western Gateway. Speakers from the regions will be taking part in the event with a combined stand sharing details of policy and examples of collaboration taking place on the decarbonisation agenda.
Kevin Green, Marketing & Communications Director at Logistics UK, comments:
“Connection and collaboration are central to the new green industrial revolution; we are thrilled that visitors to ITT Hub will have the opportunity to explore the huge diversity of resources available to support the government’s green strategy.”
Mark Griffin, CEO at ITT Hub, adds:
“Along with key central, local and regional government agencies, visitors to the event will have access to innovative manufacturers and service providers from across the road transport sector, including the latest bus, coach, truck and van technology. Local authorities and council officers are warmly welcome to attend this free event!”
Alongside the exhibition, more than 30 speakers will be presenting at Logistics UK’s free Future Logistics Conference, examining the issues set to challenge the logistics industry of the future. This includes a session detailing the support the industry will need from government to achieve net zero, featuring senior representatives from Highways England, Electric Vehicles at National Grid, England’s Economic Heartland, and Logistics UK. British Astronaut Major Tim Peake CMG will be giving the keynote speech, identifying where space-age inspiration could provide solutions for 21st century challenges.
For more information, and to book your free place to the exhibition and conference, please visit www.www.sustainableroadtransport.show/
Logistics UK is one of the UK’s leading business groups, representing logistics businesses which are vital to keeping the UK trading, and more than seven million people directly employed in the making, selling and moving of goods. With COVID-19, Brexit, new technology and other disruptive forces driving change in the way goods move across borders and through the supply chain, logistics has never been more important to UK plc. Logistics UK supports, shapes and stands up for safe and efficient logistics, and is the only business group which represents the whole industry, with members from the road, rail, sea and air industries, as well as the buyers of freight services such as retailers and manufacturers whose businesses depend on the efficient movement of goods. For more information about the organisation and its work, including its ground-breaking research into the impacts of COVID-19 on the whole supply chain, please visit logistics.org.uk
ITT Hub is organised by Binswood Media with strategic partner Logistics UK.
Notes to editors: press passes are available for the conference and exhibition, please contact the press office to arrange.
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