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Transport trends for the future unveiled at Automotive Outlook conference

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The mega-trends that will reshape the transport landscape and their consequences for fleets and suppliers will be revealed at the Automotive Outlook conference next month.

The gathering of expert speakers in London will review the biggest trends facing the fleet sector, from the impact of Brexit negotiations to the challenges and opportunities brought by a consumer and fleet shift to new fuel choices and transport options.

Speakers include Steve Yianni, former chief executive of the Transport Systems Catapult, who will be looking at the future impact of intelligent mobility.

He will be reviewing the findings of a survey of more than 10,000 travellers in the UK that assessed their needs, frustrations and aspirations, which has provided a framework for future transport development.

Also at the event, Stephen Joseph, chief executive of the Campaign for Better Transport, will paint a bold vision of the future where urban transport is emission-free, electric autonomous and shared, which will challenge traditional ways of doing business.

Richard Cuerden, director of TRL academy, will guide industry leaders through the transition to these smarter cities, which he warns will be a highly competitive and disruptive period for vehicle manufacturers and suppliers, made more complex by the arrival of new ‘Mobility as a Service’ providers.

Shorter-term issues will also be considered during the event, which takes place before the annual FN50 Dinner, at the Park Plaza Westminster Bridge Hotel, London, on November 7.

Darren Jukes, leader of industry, industrial products and services, PricewaterhouseCoopers, will give industry executives an expert briefing on how the automotive industry will be affected by Brexit.

In addition, Hannah Pickstone, head of research at Sewells Research & Insight, will brief leaders on fleet developments and priorities for the coming year.

Chris Lester, event director, said: “The fleet industry is facing a period of significant change and this brings challenges and opportunities for suppliers. Our expert speakers offer an in-depth understanding of the key trends, their future impact on the market and the key strategies needed to succeed.”

For details and to reserve your place, visit www.automotiveoutlook.co.uk.

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