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Travel & Transport Seminar - #FoSB

  • Tuesday, 17 September, 2019 - 13:30 to Tuesday, 17 September, 2019 - 16:30
  • The Council Chamber, City Hall, College Green, Bristol, BS1 5TR
  • Bristol
  • The Future Economy Network
  • 0117 945 8730
  • SME, Start Up, Individuals, Business, Sustainable Businesses, Energy, Construction, Heat Pumps, Travel, Transport, International Trade, Universities, Students


The Future Economy Network is proud to be presenting this seminar with subscribers and sponsors Bristol Airport. They welcome representatives from Airbus, Low Carbon Vehicle Partnership and North Bristol Suscom.

The decarbonisation of our travel and transport systems is key to progressing our ambitions towards carbon neutrality. How will public transport, active transport, the automobile industry and air travel look by 2030 and what opportunities are there for businesses to help progress these aspirations? ​

Daniel Hayes, Low Carbon Vehicle Partnership: Developing national road transport policy for a net-zero carbon future through partnership

Developing national policy incentives that encourage businesses to adopt the cleanest and greenest vehicles and fuels are essential now more than ever to accelerate the shift to a net-zero carbon future. The Low Carbon Vehicle Partnership is working with the UK Government to develop low carbon and low emission vehicle tests, standards and funding mechanisms to support business across road vehicle sectors, including commercial vehicles, buses and passenger cars. This talk will detail the policy framework and the standards being developed for the UK market as well as the Low Emission Guide series that provides detailed information for local authorities, operators and businesses looking at adopting lower carbon technologies and fuels.

Sarabphal Bhatia CEng MIMechE, Airbus: Electrifying planes


Up till 13:00 – Visit exhibition and have lunch at Millennium Square (see below)

13:30 – 13:55 – Registration and coffee

13:55 – 14:00 – Introduction from The Future Economy Network

14:00 – 14:10 – Introduction from Bristol City Council

14:10 – 14:30 – Representative from Bristol Airport

14:30 – 14:50 – Sarabphal Bhatia CEng MIMechE, Airbus

14:50 – 15:10 – Daniel Hayes, Low Carbon Vehicle Partnership

15:10 – 15:30 – Ann O’Driscoll, North Bristol Suscom

15:30 – 15:55 – Panel Discussion

15:55 – 16:00 – Closing remarks

16:00 - 16:30 – Networking

As part of your ticket, you will receive a lunch voucher to exchange at our Sustainable Food Zone at Millennium Square.


Daniel Hayes, Project Manager, Low Carbon Vehicle Partnership

Dan manages the work programme of the LowCVP Bus Working Group, overseeing the delivery of projects such as defining an Ultra-Low Emission Bus and BSOG reform of behalf of the Department for Transport, a Euro VI diesel buses test programme, evaluating the Opportunities for Decarbonising Coaches in the UK and delivering LowCVP’s Low Emission Bus Workshop series across the UK. The main focus of his work to date has been aimed at encouraging the uptake of low emission and low carbon bus technologies and fuels through publications such as Low Emission Bus Guide and the Greener Journey's Trilogy. Dan has a Professional Diploma in Renewable Energy and the Built Environment from the Centre for Alternative Technology and an undergraduate degree in Nanotechnology from the University of Leeds. Dan’s work experience includes a number of public engagement campaigns for charities such as Sustrans and Keep Britain Tidy, focused around improving air quality and recycling rates across London boroughs

The Future Economy Group are working with carbon offset provider, The Converging World to calculate Festival attendee’s carbon footprint. Attendees for the seminars have the option to add this to their ticket price when completing their Eventbrite booking, with a suggested donation of £1 per attendee. It is hoped that this will help those attending to consider their carbon footprint in their everyday activities. For those who decide against offsetting their carbon, The Future Economy Group will make their payment. All payments will be made to our chosen charity, The Converging World. Find out more information here.

This seminar includes a ticket option for students. Please note that these tickets are in the Gallery of the Council Chamber which as limited accessible entry. Arrangements will be made for students who wish to attend and cannot use the Gallery, please make the team aware when completing your booking.

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