Coventry’s city region sustainable transport settlement programme director, Nicola Small, has been announced as a speaker at this year’s Sustainable Supply Chain Exhibition.
At Sustainable Supply Chain Exhibition 2024, which takes place on 19-20 March at the NEC Birmingham, Small will discuss the Coventry Very Light Rail (CVLR) project – a first-of-its-kind battery-powered light rail/tram system that aims to provides the benefits of a conventional tram but at a much-reduced installation cost.
As part of her presentation, Small will discuss the challenges of delivering the UK’s first live demonstration of the technology and provide an overview of the CVLR programme progress to date. Alongside a package of measures, the CVLR aims to provide an alternative to car travel and help to improve air quality and reduce congestion.
Small has worked for local government in the transport sector since 2003 and, in addition to her role with Coventry City Council, has been recently been seconded to Transport for West Midlands as the VLR regional programme director.
Small joins a phenomenal line-up of speakers at this year’s Sustainable Supply Chain Exhibition, which will feature both case-study presentations from exhibitors focussing on the benefits of their products and services along with sessions delivered by industry thought-leaders and experts in the sustainability field.
Some of the standout speakers confirmed to share their in-depth knowledge of how sustainable practices and processes in the transportation, supply-chain and logistics industries can benefit the bottom line as well as people and the planet include: Helen Hayden, executive member for sustainable development and infrastructure at Leeds City Council; Benjamin Foster, president and founder of Fosterra; Fraser Robinson, co-founder and CEO at Beacon and Dr Anna Railton, cabinet member for Zero Carbon Oxford and climate justice at Oxford City Council.
What’s more, the Sustainable Supply Chain Exhibition will be co-located with fellow Akabo Media events, IntraLogisteX 2024 – the UK’s premier intralogistics and materials handling exhibition, and Robotics and Automation – the UK’s largest exhibition dedicated to these technologies, to form the overarching Logistics, Supply Chain and Automation Expo.
As a result, visitors who register for any of these events will also be able to access all three exhibitions and conference theatres with one ticket. The co-location also means an immediate gain in the number of exhibiting companies and qualifying professional visitors, with more than 8,000 buyers expected.
Additionally, the Logistics, Supply Chain and Automation Expo will see the official launch of Aurora Insights – Akabo Media’s brand-new research and consultancy division, which will encompass data-based reports, executive summaries and a monthly podcast, exploring the latest trends and innovations in urban mobility, sustainability, supply chain, logistics, and robotics and automation.
For more information about the Sustainable Supply Chain Exhibition, and to see the latest conference agendas and speaker lineups, click here. For speaking opportunities, please contact Komal Singh at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 020 8357 0892