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Speaker line-up and topics revealed for inaugural Great British Fleet Event

The comprehensive fleet conference will cover topics ranging from air pollution and electric cars to fleet technology and the future of fleet management

The biggest issues and opportunities for the fleet industry – along with the latest solutions – are to come under the spotlight from an expert line-up of speaker at this month’s Great British Fleet Event.

Taking place on 24 January 2019 at the Novotel London West, in Hammersmith, the event provides a ‘3 in 1’ opportunity for fleets to take part in an information-packed line-up of conference, exhibition and awards in just one day and under one roof.

Supported and presented by leading industry experts, the must-attend Masterclass Conference covers the fleet world’s most important topics ranging from Urban Fleet, Electric Vehicles, Technology and the Future of Fleet Management.

Click here to register your place at the FREE to attend event

The packed line-up includes the following:


Driver distraction, challenges and solutions will all come under focus by Rebecca Ashton, Head of Policy & Research at IAM RoadSmart. Ashton, an ADI and former fleet trainer trainer, will also provide essential fleet manager tips on helping improve safety and reducing unforeseen fleet costs.


The salient issues for urban fleets will be spotlighted in four talks, covering:

Sharing the load; Collaborative projects delivering real-world CO2 savings for businesses – Brendon Harper, air quality project manager, Cross River Partnership
Clean air zones; Improving compliance and cutting costs for fleets in clean air zones – Peter Eldridge, director, ICFM
Benefits of e-learning as part of a risk management strategy –  Tony Greenidge, Business Development Director, IAM RoadSmart
The Government viewpoint
; Simon Roberts, Principal City Planner at Transport for London


A pre-eminent line-up of speakers will outline the opportunities to go electric:

Understanding workplace charging; The standards, complexities and incentives for plugged-in fleets – Tom Callow, Director of Communication & Strategy, BP Chargemaster
The bigger picture; What can we learn from electrified fleets, and how are operators utilising them? – Ian Featherstone, Account Manager Supply Chain, Energy Saving Trust
Commercial breaks; The businesses pioneering electric commercial vehicles, and the opportunities and challenges of doing so – Sam Clarke, Founder and Head of Business Development, Gnewt
Challenges ahead; Understanding the route away from fossil fuels, and what it means for fleets – Toby Poston, Director of Communications and External Relations, BVRLA


How the latest safety, powertrain and data technologies could power your fleet:

Thinking big; Why now is the time to start collecting data, and the opportunities ‘big data’ could unlock – Verizon Connect Dan Lancaster, Client Partner EMEA
Fuel choice; The legislative changes affecting petrol, diesel and electric drivetrains, and how you can pick a fleet to meet your business needs – Speaker TBC
Data Rich?; How fleets’ growing data pool offers wider societal benefits, and the value of sharing that information – Stefano Peduzzi, Director Europe, Geotab
Hidden risks for drivers – the issues around in-cab air quality for city-based fleets – Marc Ottolini, CEO, Airlabs


From the changing shape of taxation to the rise of Mobility as a Service and the mental health awareness, this Masterclass will bring much-needed advice, covering:

Taxing times; How to cut costs amid ongoing tax uncertainty – Caroline Sandall, Deputy Chairwoman, ACFO
Smarter travel; Travel plans for fleets, and why consumer expectations are shaping the ‘Mobility as a Service’ era for fleets – Matt Dale, Head Of Consultancy, ALD Automotive
New routes; Understanding the changing world of mobility, and the shifting role of the company car – Carl Pittam, Development Director Ubeeqo, Europcar Mobility Group
Repair and Refurbishment Trends; The new technologies changing how vehicles are repaired during de-fleet, and what fleets can learn from the latest trends – Theo Kortland, MD, Smart Fleet Solutions
Mental Health AwarenessRachel Clift, Health and Wellbeing Director, Ben – Motor and Allied Trades Benevolent Fund

Written by Natalie Middleton

Natalie has worked as a fleet journalist for nearly 20 years, previously as assistant editor on the former Company Car magazine before joining Fleet World in 2006. Prior to this, she worked on a range of B2B titles, including Insurance Age and Insurance Day. As Business Editor, Natalie ensures the group websites and newsletters are updated with the latest news.

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