Government supports ITT Hub
ITT Hub (Innovation & Technology in Transport) has confirmed support from nine new exhibitors who will create a Government Hub, a high profile pavilion style stand in the heart of the exhibition hall.
The dedicated area at the event will see individual stands integrated into a large networking hub for meetings and presentations for up to 16 individual organisations. The participants will also feature prominently in the conference sessions and at the welcome reception at the end of the opening day.
The Government Hub is being co-ordinated by Innovate UK and will see the various departments and agencies joining together including: Department for Transport, OLEV, CCAV, Advanced Propulsion Centre, Low Carbon Vehicle Partnership, Innovate UK, Highways England, Knowledge Transfer Network and Zenzic. Further agencies are expected to be joining soon.
Mark Griffin, CEO, ITT Hub, said: “This is fantastic news and brings together many key agencies at a pivotal time for the road transport industry. We are thrilled to have the support of these organisations, each of whom is taking part to share and collaborate.
“This news comes at a time when the government has announced its ten point green industrial revolution plan. The new target date for the cease of sales of new ICE powered vans has put net zero under the spotlight. It means that manufacturers and operators are now focused on zero emission vehicles and the clock is ticking.”
The organisers have also confirmed that British astronaut Major Tim Peake CMG will be opening the show on day one.
Mark Griffin added: “Last week, we heard the Prime Minister say that reaching our ambitious net zero goals will only be achieved through collaboration across the industry. We are proud to be playing our part in enabling industry and Government to come together next summer and it cannot come soon enough, as we are all looking forward to getting out to face to face events once more.”
- Full details on each participating organisation can be found here.
- ITT Hub is scheduled to take place on 30 June to 1 July 2021 at the Farnborough Exhibition Centre.