Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal, patron of transport charity Transaid, will address delegates at this year’s Microlise Transport Conference.

The conference takes place on May 18 at the Coventry Building Society Arena.

Microlise has been a corporate supporter of Transaid since 2015 with its team participating in a range of activities in support of the organisation’s projects in the developing world.

Hosted this year by Spencer Kelly, the respected technology journalist and broadcaster, and lead presenter of the BBC technology programme Click, the agenda will feature Loveday Ryder, chief executive of the DVSA, and Richard Turfitt, senior Traffic Commissioner, to cover compliance topics.

Focusing on technology, Graham Ratcliffe, CTO – travel and transport, at tech giant Microsoft, will offer a vision of the future.

Mercedes-Benz Trucks UK will also be represented, with Richard Skidmore, head of customer service and delivery, outlining how technology is being used to bring OEM and solution providers together to support fleet operators.

In addition, Freda Rashdi of National Highways, Sir Peter Hendy of Network Rail and Rod McKenzie of the RHA, will discuss other industry issues impacting operators today and into the future.

The Microlise Transport Conference has established itself as the industry’s premier conference, offering a thought-provoking and engaging programme of speakers, complemented by four workshop areas, an exhibition featuring innovative industry suppliers and the opportunity to network with over 1,000 delegates.

Attracting attendees from both managerial and operational areas across fleet transportation, regardless of fleet size, industry sector or technology usage, the one-day Microlise Transport Conference is free to attend.