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Experts line up for conference

A PANEL of industry experts is set to take to the rostrum at next month’s Fleet News Industry Conference 2004.

It will offer senior managers and leading figures from rental, manufacturing, leasing, technology and a host of other fleet supply companies the opportunity to gain an insight into the latest industry issues and strategic thinking.

The event will be held at the Hilton London Metropole on Wednesday, November 10. Speakers include David Jamieson MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, responsible for Transport, Chris Chope OBE MP, Shadow Minister for Roads and Traffic, Andrew Armitage, head of the automotive sector, Howes Percival Solicitors, Brian Back, chairman of the British Vehicle Rental and Leasing Association, Simon Gulliford, group marketing director, Barclays plc, Julie Jenner, who manages Nokia’s 1,000-strong fleet, John Kiff, director, International Car Distribution Programme (ICDP), Janet Entwistle, managing director, BT Fleet and Mark Smyth, senior economist, The Royal Bank of Scotland Group. A panel of experts will also discuss the latest thinking on diesel, petrol and LPG vehicles.

Huw Edwards will chair the panel who will answer the audiences’ questions and analyse the impact the various fuels can have on the market and profits and what incentives are required to encourage fleets to opt for greener alternatives.

Experts will include Richard Tarboton, head of TransportEnergy, Energy Saving Trust and Tod Evans, chairman, Peugeot Citroen Automobiles UK and president of the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders.

The conference is sponsored by National Car Rental and will be followed by the FN50 dinner to unveil the FN50 analysis of the UK’s contract hire and leasing industry. The dinner is sponsored by National Car Rental, BCA, Kwik-Fit Fleet and Mazda. Both events are in association with the British Vehicle Rental and Leasing Association (BVRLA).

  • For booking details visit www.fleetnewsindustryconference.com
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