Now available to view on demand until 31 October 2020

A virtual exhibition and conference for the road transport industry

Held over three days, the Commercial Motor Show was a resounding success, bringing together the entire road transport sector in an online event. From topical webinars, to product launches and competitions, the show had something for everyone.

Watch on demand now 

If you missed any of the action, or would like to watch back any of the seminar presentations, or browse any of the 80 virtual exhibition booths, you can still do so until the end of this month simply by registering now.

Seminar Programme


29 September

  10.00 AM

Introduction
Dino Rocos

Will Shiers

Editor, Commercial Motor

Dino Rocos

Baroness Vere

Minister of State for Transport

Dino Rocos

Richard Burnett

CEO, RHA

Plenary session - the post-Covid-19 future

As the UK recovers from the Covid-19 pandemic what will its short to medium term legacy for the logistics sector? Will the spike in online retail prove to be temporary or has this acceleration in an existing trend spell the demise of the high street? What other sectors such as infrastructure should 3PLs be looking at? And with many operators seeing a devastating impact on their finances from the pandemic what are their options for financing new vehicles?


  10.30 AM

Can The High Street Make a Comeback?
Dino Rocos

Dino Rocos

Non-Executive Director, Clipper Logistics and former COO, John Lewis Partnership

  10.50 AM

Fashion retail Logistics in the 2020s
Dino Rocos

Tony Mannix

Chief Executive, Clipper Logistics

  11.10 AM

The role of infrastructure logistics
Dino Rocos

Steven Cleary

head of sales - transport, Wincanton

  11.30 AM

How will the industry finance new trucks?
Dino Rocos

Toby Poston

director of corporate affairs, BVRLA

  11.50 AM

Q&A

  12.20 PM

Virtual delegate networking / exhibition

Breakout session 1


2.00 PM

Hydrogen v battery Power for Road transport
Dino Rocos

David Cebon

professor of mechanical engineering, Cambridge University


2.20 PM

The role of biofuel in cutting emissions
Dino Rocos

Brian Robinson

head of commercial vehicles, LowCVP


2.40 PM

Tomorrow’s electric vehicles today
Dino Rocos

Rob Fowler

CEO, Volta Trucks


3.00 PM

Low carbon heavy trucks
Dino Rocos

Jorge Asensio Lopez

TCO Services Manager, Iveco 


3.20 PM

Q&A


3.50 PM

Close

Break out session 2


2.00 PM

High cube, high efficiency
Dino Rocos

Kevin Buck

MD, HazComp


2.15 PM

48 tonnes, 48 miles
Dino Rocos

Andrew B Malcolm

Chief Executive Officer – The Malcolm Group


2.30 PM

The Swedish experience with LHVs
Dino Rocos

Thomas Hull

owner, Gnesta Frakt


2.45 PM

Q&A


3.15 PM

Close

Break out session 3


2.00 PM

An Environmentally Friendly Future That Delivers Dividends For All
Dino Rocos

Gary Powell

technical manager – north region, Bridgestone


2.15 PM

Fridges without engines
Dino Rocos

Graham Usher

managing director, Eco Truck Refrigeration


2.30 PM

Smart tachographs
Dino Rocos

Adrian Barrett

director, Road Tech


2.45 PM

The latest in lubrication technology
Dino Rocos

shawn whitacre

Senior Staff Engineer, Engine Oil Product Development
Chevron Lubricants (Richmond, California USA)


3.00 PM

Q&A


3.30 PM

Close

30 September

Plenary session - the Road to Zero – chair Steve Hobson

In this session we will hear operators’ experiences with three different types of low carbon alternative fuels – biofuels, electric and natural gas. Leading players in each of these fuels will share their experiences good and bad and dispel some of the myths that still surround anything that isn’t diesel.


Operators’ experience

  9.30 AM

Biofuel case study
Dino Rocos

Justin Laney

partner and general manager of central transport, John Lewis Partnership

  9.45 AM

Barriers to electrification
Dino Rocos

Tim Jones

marketing director, DPD

  10.00 AM

Living with gas
Dino Rocos

Mervyn McIntyre

head of fleet, Hermes

  10.15 AM

Q&A

The Road to Zero – putting in the infrastructure

The Road to Zero will require enormous changes to the refuelling infrastructure as well as developing the right vehicles. Hydrogen for example is only clean if it is made from renewable electricity, so how will this be achieved? Recharging large fleets of electric vehicles can over-stretch local power networks so smart charging will be needed rather than just bigger wires and transformers. And can local authorities lead the horse to water by building low carbon fuelling stations ahead of demand?


  11.00 AM

Making green hydrogen for vehicles
Dino Rocos

Mark Griffin

market development manager – clean fuels, BOC Gases

  11.15 AM

Addressing grid capacity challenges for EV charging
Dino Rocos

Danny Jones

director, Off Grid Energy

  11.30 AM

Building a low and Zero carbon Refuelling Station 
Dino Rocos

David Horsfall

director of property, Tylesey Energy Park

  11.45 AM

Hydrogen refuelling
Dino Rocos

Dr Duncan Yellen

MD, ITM Motive

  12.00 PM

Q&A

  12.30 PM

delegate networking / exhibition

Breakout session 1

The Direct Vision Standard


1.00 PM

Policy background and timetable
Dino Rocos

Alina Tuerk

delivery planning manager, TfL


1.15 PM

What is a Safe System?
Dino Rocos

James Ashford

Key Account Manager – Midlands, Brigade Electronics


1.30 PM

Specifying direct vision from the factory
Dino Rocos

James Turner

product marketing manager, DAF Trucks


1.45 PM

Q&A

Earned Recognition

Earned Recognition is the DVSA’s flagship scheme to enable highly compliant operators to report to the DVSA how they are scoring a number of key performance indicators and as long as they stay in the blue their vehicles should avoid being delayed at precautionary roadside checks. This will enable the DVSA to focus resources on the seriously non-compliant. Is the scheme worth making the effort to join and how hard is it really?



2.15 PM

A progress report
Dino Rocos

Phil Breen

Earned Recognition national account manager, DVSA


2.30 PM

Systems for Earned Recognition
Dino Rocos

Marc Caplin

Compliance Advisor, Aquarius IT


2.45 PM

From PI to ER
Dino Rocos

Lesley O’Brien

partner, Freightlink Europe


3.00 PM

Q&A


3.45 PM

Close

Breakout session 2


1.00 PM

Road to Logistics
Dino Rocos

Richard Burnett

CEO, RHA


1.15 PM

Finding the right drivers
Dino Rocos

Lorenz Fischer

co-founder, Yuno


1.30 PM
Promoting careers in logistics to young people
Dino Rocos

Ian Nichol

head of logistics, Career Ready


1.45 PM

Restarting the driver training pipeline
Dino Rocos

Paul Spink

director of Skills for Logistics, The Skills Group

The Skills Environment


2.30 PM

Creating the right environment to recruit and retain staff
Dino Rocos

Matt Draper

national officerforroad transport, Unite


2.45 PM

Securing a more diverse workforce
Dino Rocos

Dan Myers

Managing Director, Transport, UK and Ireland, XPO Logistics.


3.00 PM

Driver behaviour in lockdown
Dino Rocos

Vernon Bonser

European Sales Director, VisionTrack.


3.15 PM

Enforcement during the lockdown
Dino Rocos

Mark Horton

enforcement policy manager, DVSA


3.30 PM

Q&A

Brexit

While the Covid-19 pandemic pushed Brexit off the front pages December 2020 and the end of the UK’s transition period is looming. What will be the effect on UK operators especially in terms of finding the right people once the doors have closed – at least partly – on employing EU nationals? Also just what is the Irish backstop and how can goods flow freely between the UK and EU across the Irish borders when the UK leaves the Customs Union?



4.00 PM

Employing foreign workers post Brexit
Dino Rocos

Aldijana Hoad

director, OTB Legal


4.15 PM

Legal implications of Brexit for the Irish border
Dino Rocos

Jonathon Backhouse

partner, Backhouse Jones


4.30 PM

Is the UK ready for the end of transition?
Dino Rocos

Andrew Baxter

Managing Director, Europa Worldwide Group


4.45 PM

Q&A


5.00 PM

Close

01 October

The Microlise conference



Microlise, organisers of what has become Europe's largest transport conference, will take over the seminar programme on day 3 of the commercial Motor Show
  09:30 AM

Managing Vehicle & Driver Compliance
Dino Rocos

Lee Oliver

Head Of Sales, TruTac

  10:30 AM

Maximising Driver Performance to Realise Long-Term Benefits
Dino Rocos

Neil Selby

Senior Business Transformation Manager, Microlise

  11:30 AM
Lockdown Logistics - The Changes in the Operating Environment
Dino Rocos

Mike Ellis

Business Development Director, Abbey Logistics

  12:30 PM

Logistics In The World of Covid-19 - Going Contactless
Dino Rocos

Bernie Warner

Senior Pre-Sales Consultant, Microlise

  13:30 PM

The Future of Road Transport
Dino Rocos

Stephen Watson

Product Director, Microlise

  14:30 PM

Managing Risk & Safety with Vehicle Cameras
Dino Rocos

Fenton Baker

Product Owner, Microlise

  15.30 PM

The Connected Supply Chain - From Farm & Factory to Consumer
Dino Rocos

David Midgley

OEM & Channel Director, Microlise

  17.00 PM

Commercial Motor Awards 2020

Exhibition floor and who is exhibiting

The Commercial Motor Show is a virtual exhibition but will be as close to a live show as possible.

  • Information before and at the show will allow you to quickly identify and access the suppliers’ stands that you want to visit.
  • At each stand you will be able to gather all the information you need to help with your purchasing decisions. This includes;
    • Literature downloads
    • Product demo videos
    • Client focussed webinars
  • Exhibitors have staff availableforlive chats during the show
  • We’ve got a great line up of exhibitors already, and more are being added every day. Click here for the full list. Exhibitors will have all the product launches and special offers you would expect to see at a live show.

Frequently asked questions

Yes, you will need to enter your registration details to enjoy all of the virtual event features.
Your login details will be emailed to you ahead of the event. You can use these details to access the online event.
The event will remain open 24/7 for 30 days. Therefore, you can attend whenever it is convenient for you during this period of time. You can listen to content on-demand
This is an online event. You do not have to travel to any specific location. You can participate anywhere that you have Internet access. The event is accessible from desktop, mobile and tablet devices.
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Visit our extensive list of exhibitors in the halls
Chat to our exhibitors
Watch videos and view the exhibitors’ documents
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Absolutely. We are counting on you to invite others! Help us spread the word. You can simply share the link to this page, and they can register at their convenience.
No. You do not need to download or install any software to participate in our conference. You only need to have access to the Internet.
Send an email to commercialshow@getvfairs.io for any technical assistance.
You score points for genuine interaction with prizes to be won for the top ten with the highest scores. If it is deemed that your interactions are not genuine you will be disqualified. The leaderboard closes on 31st October and the winners will be notified in the first week of November.