Future Mobility Congress

The Future Mobility Congress 2019 will provide a day packed full of expert analysis and intelligent debate giving delegates the vital insight they need to inform their business strategy and deal with key operational issues.

Be Part of the Future of Mobility

The BVRLA Future Mobility Congress will explore the way new technology, supply chains and business models are tackling today’s urban transport challenges.

The increasing devolution of transport in the UK has massive implications for the fleet sector. Air quality, congestion and road safety are priorities for the Mayor of London, the seven new Metro Mayors and dozens of other cities across the UK. Dealing with these urban mobility issues represents both the biggest challenge and the biggest opportunity facing the vehicle rental, leasing and car club sector.

Our event will take place in the West Midlands, the UK’s First Future Mobility City. It will bring together key stakeholders from the private and public sector to examine and debate the key strategies urban policymakers are working on:

    • A national future mobility framework
    • Clean Air Zones
    • Electric vehicles
    • Transport behaviour change
    • Sharing travel data
    • Last mile logistics

There will be plenty of opportunities to share new policy thinking, hear about innovative urban mobility solutions and explore opportunities for future collaboration.

Tickets are now on sale. BVRLA members can book early-bird tickets from 1-30 April for £215+VAT. 

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Terms and Conditions


  • To cancel a booking, notice must be emailed to the Events Manager at events@bvrla.co.uk.
  • You will be eligible for a refund, less an administration fee of £35+VAT, when a minimum notice of 15 days (prior to the event date) is given.
  • You will not be eligible for a refund when a notice of 14 days (prior to the event date), or less, is given.


  • There is no charge to substitute attendees. However, requests must be emailed to events@bvrla.co.uk no later than noon on the business day prior to the scheduled event.

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Should you need to stay overnight the evening before our congress, there are a number of hotels within walking distance to the venue. Please note we have not negiotiated any special rates with the hotels.

These can be viewed here.

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Chris Lane

Head of Transport Innovation, Transport for West Midlands

Chris Lane is Head of Transport Innovation at Transport for West Midlands. In this role he delivers change through people, processes and technology across a portfolio of programmes, including a commercial Mobility as a Service and a Connected and Autonomous Vehicle testbed in the West Midlands. Working in transport for most of his life, he has had the opportunity to deliver significant changes to public transport. His background encompasses delivering significant Business Transformation programmes, implementing innovative ITS and ICT systems and playing a major role in the successful delivery of TfWM’s Smartcard and Passenger Information schemes.

Gerry Keaney

Chief Executive, BVRLA

Gerry joined the BVRLA in May 2013.

Jay Parmar

Director of Policy & Membership, BVRLA

Jay joined the BVRLA in July 2000.

Matthew Clark

Associate, Steer Group

Matthew specialises in understanding the potential for new mobility and maximising the benefits to users and society. Matthew’s work for the public sector helps to assess the potential for using new transport technology to achieve policy objectives. His work for the private sector helps to analyse the market for new services and help to deliver new services that provide a wider range of transport options for users. He is experienced in advising a wide range of clients about strategy and planning for car clubs, bike share, microtransit and taxis. He has an excellent understanding of the electric vehicle market and AVs particularly in the context of shared use business models. He approaches his research and analysis with a pragmatic view; often new technologies can have unintended consequences and through working in partnership with public authorities and innovators we can ensure the best possible outcomes can be achieved.

Nina Bell

Vice Chairman of the Committee of Management, BVRLA

Nina became the Vice Chairman of the BVRLA Committee of Management in May 2018.

Toby Poston

Director of Communications and External Relations, BVRLA

Toby joined the BVRLA in March 2008.


Event sponsors


Sponsoring BVRLA events gives you a great opportunity to put your corporate brand in front of BVRLA members and increased networking opportunities.

We have and can tailor our sponsorship packages to match your objectives. 


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The International Convention Centre (ICC)
8 Centenary Square,
B1 2EA

Website: www.theicc.co.uk


Getting to the venue: Birmingham New Street station is 10-15 minutes walk from the venue. Please visit the venue website here for directions.

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