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Stephen Hammond set to headline CV Forum event

Stephen Hammond MP, the UK's top minister for the freight and logistics sectors, will address some of the road transport industry's most senior executives at the 2013 Commercial Vehicle Forum to be held at London's British Museum.

At the afternoon event on October 22, key personalities from the industry, together with representatives from the national media and market analysts, will debate industry's hottest topics with panellists from the technology, retail and logistics sectors.

Established last year by CV Show partners SMMT, RHA and IRTE Services, the 2013 Commercial Vehicle Forum will present a new perspective on the UK road transport sector, with a line-up of insightful speakers.

The interactive discussion session will follow a Question Time style, enabling industry leaders and opinion formers to debate key issues affecting the sector within the CV Forum's framework of business efficiency in road transport and how the UK can lead the European road transport sector.

Operators and vehicle manufacturers are constantly adapting to an environment of lower margins, more stringent legislation and higher customer expectations. The afternoon's discussion will address specific challenges and opportunities for companies in the sector and how best to approach issues of sustainability, compliance and technology integration.

The half-day event (starting at 14:00) will examine how a thriving road transport sector is vital to the UK economy with a second session of debate concentrating on how government policy, skills shortages, the changing commercial environment and funding challenges are impacting the industry's ability to boost economic recovery in addition to leading change in Europe.

To register to attend the event, go to www.cvshow.com/cvforum.

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