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National Low Carbon Vehicle Event - LCV2013 - announces seminar programme

Cenex  has announced its seminar programme for its annual Low Carbon Vehicle Event - LCV2013 - taking place at Millbrook on September 4 – 5.

Set to attract over 2,000 delegates, the event will commence with keynote addresses from the minister, Professor Richard Parry Jones CBE, co-chairman of the Automotive Council and Phil Smith, chairman of the Technology Strategy Board.

The LCV event has established its unique positioning for the Low Carbon Vehicle community, attracting UK and international visitors and combines a technology exhibition with broad B2B focus, a Ride & Drive in a test track environment, networking activities and an extensive seminar programme. LCV2013 delegates will be able to attend seminar sessions taking place across three conference streams over both days of the event.

With over 40 years’ experience in business, design and development and manufacturing at all levels, Professor Richard Parry Jones CBE has been invited to kick-off the seminar programme on Wednesday, 4th September 2013, alongside Phil Smith. Professor Parry Jones will update delegates on the work of the Automotive Council, followed by Smith discussing the Technology Strategy Board’s support for Low Carbon Vehicle Innovation.

New to this year’s event is a Fleet Technology Expert Panel Question Time session taking place on Thursday, September 5 at 14:00. The ‘Question Time’ session will see an expert panel answer pre-submitted questions from fleet managers about ultra-low carbon vehicles. Fleet managers will be invited to personally pose their question to the panel on the day, and the audience will actively contribute to the direction of the debate in true ‘Dimbleby’ style.

Highlights of this year’s seminar sessions include:
• Keynote presentations by Phil Smith, Chairman of the Technology Strategy Board and Richard Parry Jones, Co-Chairman of the Automotive Council
• Global motor industry technologies debate featuring senior motor industry figures from BMW, Toyota and Ford
• Presentations on the sector Technology Roadmaps by the Automotive Council Technology Group leads
• An Energy for Transport debate featuring senior figures from DECC, Ofgem, SSE and ITM Power
• Low carbon vehicle technology presentations from Artemis Power, Ashwoods, CMT and Magnomatics
• E-mobility in the UK and beyond featuring IHS Automotive and OLEV
• Intelligent Mobility and Low Carbon Vehicles featuring the Transport Catapult, CGI and Cambridge University
• Low carbon vehicle technology presentations from Axeon, Ricardo and Jaguar Landrover
• Changing Landscape for public funding featuring Technology Strategy Board, EPSRC and BIS
• Access to Private Finance featuring business angels, venture capital and peer-to-peer funding platforms

Robert Evans, CEO of Cenex said: “LCV2013 provides excellent showcasing and networking opportunities and is unmissable for all those in the Low Carbon Vehicle Industry. We have put much thought into compiling our seminar programme ensuring it provides relevance to the industry and we are confident all speakers will provide invaluable knowledge and expertise. We encourage delegates to attend the two-day event as ultimately, it’s an opportunity for all those in the industry to come together to share knowledge, debate issues and create one vision for the future."

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