Cenex has announced that Phil Smith, chairman of the Technology Strategy Board, will be one of the keynote speakers for this year’s Low Carbon Vehicle Event.
Smith will be giving an opening speech at LCV2013 on 4th September at Millbrook Proving Ground. The Technology Strategy Board has already signed-up as an exhibitor for the event and will also be hosting seminar workshops over the two days of the event.
Smith was appointed as Chairman of the Technology Strategy Board and e-Skills UK in 2011. In November 2012, he was voted Leader of the Year in the National Business Awards. Over the past two years, Smith has championed the British Innovation Gateway (BIG) programme in support of driving UK growth through technology entrepreneurship and STEM skills. Smith currently sits on a number of boards and organisations including Young Enterprise, The Business Disability Forum, the Foundation for Science and Technology, CBI, CriticalEye and the Council for Industry and Higher Education (CIHE).
Cenex ceo Robert Evans commented, “LCV has established its position as the key industry event in the low carbon vehicle sector, and we are pleased to once again have the Technology Strategy Board as a supporting partner for LCV2013. Phil is an accomplished speaker on innovation, sustainability, inclusion & diversity and business transformation and we are pleased to have him as our keynote speaker.”
Smith, said “Sustainable transport systems are a vital element of our future economy. Naturally, being the UK’s innovation agency, the Technology Strategy Board has been driving the development of these systems for a number of years. That’s why we are thrilled to be at the heart of LCV2013, which showcases the fast lane of the low carbon vehicle sector.”