Westminster Energy, Environment & Transport Forum

Policy priorities for the freight sector: regional devolution, international trade and regulation

Morning, Thursday, 11th May 2017

Central London


Delegates will be able to evaluate the future of the freight sector, and the wider challenges facing freight in the UK at this conference.

Discussion is expected on key developments affecting the sector, its customers and partners in infrastructure, with the conference timed to discuss the results of the Transport Select Committee inquiry into the shortfall of 50,000 drivers in the sector, recommending action to boost recruitment and retention, improve diversity and strengthen training standards. With the recent publication of the Transport for the North Freight and Logistics Report, sessions will also look at the potential for national co-ordination and strategy on issues such as congestion and road infrastructure development.

Further sessions will look at priorities for environmental sustainability in the sector following the rollout of Low Emission Zones around the country, as well as the launch of funding for a trial of low emission freight technology and an additional ‘Green Truck Fund’, as delegates consider the future of European emissions standards and across fleets.

Guest of Honour

Philip Roe

Managing Director, Transport, UK&I, DHL

Keynote Speakers

Tim Ward

Freight and Fleet Communications and Engagement Manager, Transport for London

Darren Briggs

Associate Director, Operations and Logistics, Arup


Baroness Randerson

House of Lords Liberal Democrat Spokesperson for Transport

Lord Berkeley

Chairman, Rail Freight Group


Philip Roe

Managing Director, Transport, UK&I, DHL

A speaker confirmed from Starship Technologies

Martin Flach

Product Director, Iveco

James Westcott

Business Development Director, GasRec

Lucy Hudson

Lead Officer - Freight and Logistics, Transport for the North

Richard Mann

Work Package Lead, Freight & International Gateways, Midlands Connect

Andrew Meaney

Partner and Head of Transport, Oxera