Green 2 Delivery attended the Transport and Energy Forum Event on 17th November 2022, an inaugural event designed to bring together transport and logistics professionals from around the country. We were kindly invited to the event by T&E Director, Alec Peachey, and were proud to be named as platinum sponsors of the event, as the net-zero movement is something we are incredibly passionate about.
Company Co-Founders Lee Sibley (right) and Jason Atkins (2nd left) attended the event, along with Marketing Director Chris Burton (2nd right), L&D Manager John Marshall (left), and Sales Manager Anita Vavan. We were joined by Linda Grave, Founder of EV Driver, Liam Campbell from Vital EV Solutions, James Venables from Mercedes-Benz Trucks UK, and Declan O’brien from UBS Asset Management.
The event attracted an impressive following, with the likes of National Highways and Cenex sitting among supporters. With more than 25 speaker slots confirmed throughout the day, we were given an invaluable insight into the bigger picture of the decarbonisation movement, and great opportunities to network with new and existing contacts.
The event was a well-crafted mix of individual speakers, panel discussions, and networking sessions, with every speaker bringing something unique and engaging to the table. It is rare that the opportunity to present and discuss with such passionate and like-minded professionals comes up, so we were delighted to present our views to the wider audience.
Our Marketing Director, Chris Burton, gave a powerful presentation titled ‘Driving the green distribution evolution.’ The presentation covered the key elements of our plan to create a fully sustainable delivery network, and Chris engaged with the audience through interactive elements, and questions surrounding key statistics. Sharing the potential of green logistics is something we feel strongly about, and the feedback received from the room was incredibly positive and supportive.
Later in the event, our Learning and Development Manager, John Marshall, took part in a panel debate surrounding the HGVzero movement, alongside speakers from National Grid, XPO Logistics, and Innovation Gateway. Johns background in logistics and haulage provided a great look into the concerns and challenges surrounding making a net-zero HGV model, and the panel dug deep into the movement, suggesting solutions to move forward.
The event provided all attendees with a real opportunity to learn and engage, and as a business we managed to take away a lot of key information, which we will look to use as we diversify and expand. Evening entertainment gave all delegates the chance to let their hair down and reflect on the event, which was a huge success.
Overall, the event showed not only the ‘readiness’ of the industry, and the urge to decarbonise logistics, but also the benefits to collaboration as a wider network.
We strongly believe that the key to pushing through the process, and achieving 2050 net-zero emissions, is to collaborate with other businesses throughout. There is clearly still some way to go before we can all boast a ‘net-zero’ status, but by putting our heads together as an industry, and continuing to educate and support each other, we are confident that change is achievable.
Event Host - Transport and Energy: www.transportandenergy.com