Conference looks at future mobility opportunities and challenges

The BVRLA’s first ever Future Mobility Congress held in Birmingham last week was positively received with over 150 delegates in attendance.

The keynote speakers included Andy Street, Mayor of the West Midlands; Ella Taylor, Head of Future of Mobility at Centre for Connected and Autonomous Vehicles; and Jonathan Bray, Director at Urban Transport Group. Topics featured were; The Future of Mobility, Cars in the City, Clean Air Zones, Urban Transport Data, Electric Vehicles and Last Mile Logistics.

The event also saw the launch of the association’s Cars in the City report, which gives practical recommendations that local and national policymakers can use to start driving behaviour change, considering a growing range of car use options, taking account of the different urban environments we travel in and the needs of those making journeys.

Delegate feedback has been positive, Robert Pilkington of Ebbon-Dacs said; “It's good to see the Leasing and Rental industry leading the automotive sector in longer range mobility and environmental challenges.”

Mat Stevens of SG Fleet added; “The event covered a broad range of current and emerging topics, was well presented with informative speakers and panellists, with good opportunities to network and meet suppliers.”

The BVRLA’s next conference is the Industry Outlook Conference on 5 December in Nottingham, which is an opportunity for the sector to come together and explore the key issues facing the industry.

View the presentations and photos from the Future Mobility Congress.