Inspirational leaders from the travel industry shared their stimulating insights in a programme of dynamic, short keynote presentations. Key topics included autonomous vehicles, efficient freight delivery and what is possible in the world of powered flight.
GRAVITY DEFYING - EFFICIENT FREIGHT DELIVERY
Presenter: Professor Richard Wilding OBE, Professor of Supply Chain Strategy Logistics, Procurement and Supply Chain Management, Cranfield University
In this session, Professor Richard Wilding OBE looks at the future of supply chain, the technologies influencing it, and the future of transporting goods across our seas. International trade is essential to support the growth of the UK economy. Developing efficient ways to manage exports and imports is an ever-evolving challenge, with new technologies challenging the current models. The UK’s ports are the major interface for receiving and sending goods to and from the country. COVID-19 has highlighted significant challenges in supply chains and minimising risks to it is essential to ensuring the smooth running of the UK economy.
furthering the shared transport revolution
Presenter: Richard Dilks, CEO, CoMoUK
Shared transport is already delivering at-scale lower cost, lower carbon and cleaner air options to around 1 million Britons. In this keynote presentation, Richard Dilks, CEO of the UK charity for the public benefit of shared transport, Collaborative Mobility UK (CoMo UK) looks at how shared transport can be revolutionised to achieve Net Zero goals. Given the severity of the decarbonisation challenge within the transport industry and following COP26, he will expand on the public benefits, and discuss how shared transport links into public transport and how crucial engagement with authorities and the public sector is to ensure success.
protecting against the cyber security risk facing autonomous vehicles
Presenter: Peter Davies, Technical Director, Thales e-Security