TRANSPORT Minister David Jamieson and former Chancellor of the Exchequer Kenneth Clarke are two of the confirmed speakers at the Fleet News Industry Conference 2003.
To be held on October 30 at the Hilton London Metropole, the event will tackle some of the most pressing issues facing the fleet industry.
Well-known broadcaster Huw Edwards is guest chairman of the National Car Rental-sponsored event, which will address issues ranging from future Government transport policy to future fuel policy, residual values, the new automotive landscape following changes to Block Exemption and Britain's future in Europe and the Euro. Jamieson will be presenting the Government's latest thinking on transport policy, while Clarke will be speaking on the economic importance to the fleet industry of joining the Euro.
Other key speakers at the event include Julie Foley, sustainability team research fellow at the Institute for Public Policy Research, who will speak on the future of alternative fuels for fleets, Rick Yarrow, managing director of Automotive Directions, who will set out the business landscape for fleet suppliers after Block Exemption changes, and Betty Low, managing director of Business Travel World, who will explain what travel managers want from their suppliers.
The conference is aimed at industry professionals with a direct interest in the fleet sector, car and van manufacturer executives, leasing and contract hire executives, and suppliers or consultants who want a high-level briefing on the future of the fleet sector.
Following the event, the evening will play host to the launch of the FN50, the industry guide to Britain's largest contract hire and leasing companies, which is being launched at the same venue.
The dinner is sponsored by National Car Rental, Kwik-Fit Fleet, BP and Mazda.