From 05:30 PM to 09:00 PM on 01 March 2017
Forbury Investment Network and Rushlight Events would like to invite you to our upcoming Investor Briefing on 'The Future of Transport: Investing in Low Carbon Road Transport Infrastructure' which will be held on Wednesday 1st March.
In a packed Autumn Statement that focussed on “investing today for the economy of the future”, Chancellor Philip Hammond announced £390m of funding earmarked for the ‘future transport technology’, including driverless cars, renewable fuels and energy-efficient transport. This will include £150m to provide at least 550 new electric and hydrogen buses; reduce the emissions of 1,500 existing buses and support taxis to become zero-emissions; and £80m to install more charging points for ultra-low emission vehicles. He also confirmed that the Government will provide a 100% first-year capital allowance for the installation of electric vehicle charging infrastructure.
With most of the main car and commercial vehicle manufacturers now offering hybrid, hydrogen and/or electric models, the faster take-up of low emission vehicles is arguably now the infrastructure to support them, particularly in respect of fuel and power. This investor briefing will explore the current status of low carbon road infrastructure, what is likely to be developed in the near future and what is needed to achieve the UK Government’s target of almost every car and van being an ultra-low emission vehicle by 2050. With electric cars being ideal for short journeys, will the charging network be focused on homes, shopping centres and car parking spaces? Hydrogen is particularly effective for longer distance haulage, so will the hydrogen network evolve at distribution centres and at motorway service stations? Will electric car battery swap arrangements become established on motorways to speed up electric car charging for longer journeys?
This briefing will be ideal for investors, financiers, technology developers, stakeholders of the road fuel infrastructure supply chain, consultants, freight distribution and logistics organisations, advisers, intermediaries and corporate sustainability professionals.
5.30pm Registration and networking (tea and coffee)
6.00pm Opening remarks – Guy Ranawake, Investment Director, Ingenious
6.10pm Overview of current status of electric charging, hydrogen fuel and natural gas – Robert Evans, CEO, Cenex
6.30pm The regulatory framework, support and vision for the low carbon transport infrastructure – Natasha Robinson, Head of the Office for Low Emission Vehicles
6.50pm Panel discussion, with participation from:
Guy Ranawake, Investment Director, Ingenious
David Martell, CEO Chargemaster plc
John Baldwin, Managing Director, CNG Services Ltd
7.45pm Networking (drinks and eats)
Fund managers, venture capitalists, private equity, high net worth individuals, business angels, analysts, brokers, corporate financial advisors, corporate investors, manufacturers, technology specialists, renewable energy developers, energy efficiency and grid specialists, financiers, consultants, businesses in the energy infrastructure supply chain, power generators and distributors, energy storage companies, smart energy companies, technology providers, advisers, agricultural supply chain, environmental consultants, resource specialists, resource supply chain and other followers and participants in the energy, resource, manufacturing, and technology sectors.
Each delegate place costs £50 + VAT and places are strictly limited.
To register: call 020 7539 8000 OR email firstname.lastname@example.org