London’s deputy mayor for transport, Val Shawcross, will be making the keynote speech at this year’s Freight in the City Expo on 2 November at Alexandra Palace.

Shawcross is well versed in the urban transport challenges facing the capital having previously chaired the London Assembly Transport Committee prior to being appointed to her latest role by mayor Sadiq Khan in May.

Freight in the City Expo 2016 will bring together freight operators, local government, TfL and supply chain businesses to share urban delivery best practice.

It will look at pending legislation facing urban areas, such as the world’s first Ultra Low Emission Zone in London and the creation of Clean Air Zones in other major cites, and the UK-wide trend towards encouraging active travel through greater numbers of cyclists onto the roads.

Speakers will advise on fleet compliance, latest technology and alternative delivery methods to make urban goods deliveries as low-emission, safe and economical as possible.

Complementing the comprehensive seminar programme will be two exhibition halls featuring the latest urban HGVs, vans and zero-emission cargo vehicles, as well as training, technology and compliance firms.

Last year’s Freight in the City Expo attracted around 700 attendees, with this year’s free-to-attend one-day event promising to be even stronger.

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