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Delivering Decarbonisation Programme

Chair's welcome and Logistics UK introduction

Reaching net zero and making changes to operations to decarbonise remains top of the logistics sector's agenda. With changing deadlines and many barriers to overcome, this conference seeks to offer thought leadership and practical advice from a range of expert speakers, from industry, government, OEMs and partners.

Michelle Gardner, Deputy Director - Public Policy, Logistics UK 


Keynote - How is the Government supporting business? 

Hear from Innovate UK on how innovation funding and trials can help support the sector on its journey to net zero.

Dr Alistair Barnes, Senior Programme Manager - Land & Maritime Transport, Innovate UK 


Industry panel - How to approach decarbonisation of HGV operations in the UK? 

HGV's are widely regarded as the most difficult to decarbonise part of road transport. With ongoing debate about the vaibility of different technology solutions, our expert speakers will discuss what's happening now and where the focus should be next.

Chair: Kevin Green, Marketing and Communications Director, Logistics UK 

Speakers: Russell Fowler, Senior Manager, National Grid 

Malcolm Wilkinson, Head of Connected & Automated Vehicles and Energy, National Highways 

Olly Craughan, Head of Sustainability, DPDgroup UK 

Brian Robinson, Commercial Vehicle & Sustainability Consultant, ZEMO Partnership 


Keynote - Net Zero Road Freight 

Professor Alan McKinnon provides global context to the decarbonisation challenges that the UK logistics industry is facing.

Professor Alan McKinnon, Kuehne Logistics University, Hamburg 


Ministerial keynote - Lord Callanan, Minister for Energy, Efficiency and Green Finance


Panel session - Other modes as part of the decarbonistion journey

Our panel discuss the decarbonisation of logistics operations using a variety of modes of transport which offer a multitude of benefits, contributing to environmental sustainability and economic efficiency.

Chair: Michelle Gardner, Deputy Director - Public Policy, Logistics UK 

Speakers: John Trenchard, Commercial and Supply Chain Director, DP World

Paul Farr, Head of Ground & Rail, CEVA Logistics  


Case study - Creating a Net Zero port

Ports face many challenges when looking to reach net zero. The Port of Dover will set out its plans to decarbonise its operations.

Megan Turner, Environment and Sustainability Manager, Port of Dover 


Panel session - Views from the OEMs 

Following the most recent developments on phase-out dates for diesel vehicles, leading manufacturers give their view on the pathway to zero tailpipe emission commercial vehicles.

Chair: Kevin Green, Marketing and Communications Director, Logistics UK 

Speakers: Dave Petts, Ford Pro EV & Connectivity Product, Ford Motor Company

Andrew Scott, Head Electromobility and Product Development, Renault Trucks 


Best practice session - Creating your EV adoption strategy

Transitioning to electric vehicles (EVs) for your business is not just an environmentally responsible choice; it's also a strategic move that can keep your business competitive in today's rapidly changing landscape. Gain an understanding about why now is the time to make the transition, and ensure your business doesn’t get left behind.

Tim Campbell, Campbell Consultancy 

Dee Humphries, Director of Equans EV Solutions 


Panel session - Building the new infrastructure required for HGV decarbonisation in the UK 

Looking into practical elements of implementing infrastructure to support the net zero transition in the logistics sector. 

Chair: Matt Pumfrey, Principle, MWP Associates

Speakers: Dr Nick Head, Head of Sustainability, XPO Logistics

Anthony Humble-Smith, Group Sustainability Lead, Gregory Distribution

Nick Graham, Head of External Networks, Eddie Stobart 

David Brown, Managing Director, MRCT 


Panel session: Practicalities of making full use of UK home and public charging infrastructure

What happens when a commercial vehicle needs to charge at home or on the road? This session will explore how to overcome any barriers and make full use of the current charging infrastructure available.

Chair: Denise Beedell, Senior Policy Manager, Logistics UK 

Speakers: Ashley Tate, Managing Director, Allstar Chargepass UK 

Rob Fowler, Fleet Director, Royal Mail


Alternative fuels ‘know how’: real life case studies and best practice approach

There are many alternative fuels already available that can lower emissions today. Hear directly from operators that have already adopted low carbon fuels, with practical advice and learnings. 

Chair: Michelle Gardner, Deputy Director - Public Policy, Logistics UK 

Speakers: Tim Bennett, General Manager, Shell TapUP UK 

Steve Tainton, Head of Sustainability, Wincanton

Norman Harding, Corporate Fleet Manager, London Borough of Hackney 

Ian Foster, Director of Engineering Strategy, Metroline Travel 


Chair's close and open discussion

Closing keynote from our Chair, with an overview of the day and full round up to the success of this first-of-its-kind event.

Michelle Gardner, Deputy Director - Public Policy, Logistics UK