Murrayfield Stadium, Edinburgh, EH12 5PJ


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The Scotland Clean Air Roadshow

 The Scottish Government has committed to introducing low-emission zones across major four cities by the end of 2020: Aberdeen, Dundee, Edinburgh and Glasgow.

Glasgow has already gone live with its zone, focusing firstly on buses with other vehicles brought into the scheme by 31 December 2022.

Aberdeen, Dundee, and Edinburgh are also all pressing firmly ahead with their own schemes, expected to be in place by the end of the year.

 To explain how the new regulations will impact on truck and van operators, Motor Transport has teamed up with sister publication Transport News to create a must-attend free half-day roadshow.

You’ll hear from policy-makers, technical experts, vehicle suppliers, and your peers as we guide you through the preparation plans for these important new rules.

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  • 09.00 – 09.55
  • Arrival, registrations and refreshments

  • 10.00 - 11.10
  • Session One – Scotland’s air quality policy
    This opening session is your chance to hear directly from senior policy-makers on air quality strategy across Scotland’s four largest cities: Aberdeen, Dundee, Edinburgh and Glasgow

    Introduction from Alistair Vallance and Kevin Swallow, Transport News

    Keynote speech: Scotland’s air quality and carbon-reduction challenge
    Speaker: Scottish Transport Secretary Michael Matheson MSP

    Edinburgh’s Low Emission Zone progress and phased rollout
    Speaker: City of Edinburgh Convener Lesley McInnes

    Low Emission Zones in action – update on policy to date across major Scottish cities
    Speaker: Transport Scotland’s Head of Air Quality Dr Stephen Thomson


  • 11.10 - 11.30
  • Comfort break and exhibition

  • 11.30 - 13.20
  • Workshop sessions
    Delegates will be streamed into three groups for 3 x 30-minute workgroups

    Session 1
    Path to commercial vehicle electrification
    Speaker: Grahame Neagus, Head of LCV for UK & Eire, Renault Trucks

    Sustainable fleet strategy and making electric vans work on fleet
    Speaker: Simon King, Director of Sustainability and Social Value, Mitie


    Session 2
    Bringing dedicated gas-powered HGVs onto fleet
    Speakers: Fleet Engineer Gavin Summers and CEO Andrew Malcolm from Malcolm Group, alongside Kenny Scott, Clean Fuels Key Account Manager, BOC

    Vehicle rental and leasing to achieve fleet compliance and try new technology
    Speaker: TBC


    Session 3: Outside Vehicle Tour
    Explore the latest range of LEZ-compliant commercial vehicles, from new and used Euro-6 models through to dedicated gas and electric. A mixture of exhibitors from across the road transport industry will also be on hand with practical advice, and products and services that can help fleet operators improve emissions and comply with LEZ.

  • 13.20 - 14.00
  • Lunch and networking

  • 14.00
  • Event close

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