Two new live features are set to fuel discussion when the CV Show opens its doors later this month at the NEC, Birmingham.
The new initiatives, which will debut at the show between April 25-27, are the Innovation Hub presented by respected industry title Motor Transport, and interactive Twitter Lounges, on which visitors and exhibitors can tweet their experiences and news live from the show.
The focus of the Innovation Hub is on exploring the latest developments in fuels, autonomous vehicles and logistics planning.
The 45 minute sessions will include expert speakers from Iveco, TRL and Transport Systems Catapult leading the discussion on innovation, followed by facilitated debate with speakers and attendees to explore the future developments and generate feedback from the audience.
The Innovation Hub will be housed in Hall 3 and will be free to attend – there’s no need to pre-register, just turn up and take a seat.
The panel of expert speakers, which will be announced ahead of the show, will lead discussions on the following topics:
Fuels – the future thinking in diesel, electric, gas and hydrogen power sources. Is diesel really yesterday’s fuel?
Autonomy – the big industry issue of the future. What benefits will the connected truck bring to the industry?
Logistics – reviewing the freight models of the future. What are the opportunities for data management and collaboration?
The Innovation Hub is organised by Motor Transport in conjunction with the CV Show and sponsored by Smart Witness, Guests, TRL and Transport Systems Catapult.
Meanwhile, Twitter walls will broadcast visitors’ and exhibitors’ tweets live, if the handles @theCVShow and #CVShow are used. It’s a great way for exhibitors to get their messages across, following three exciting years of growth in the show’s social media presence.
CV Show Director, Rob Skelton, said: “One of the things we’ve tried to do in recent years is develop the way in which show visitors and exhibitors can communicate with each other, both with their news, and with pressing issues where the industry can benefit from a shared voice and a balance of opinions.
“The new Innovation Hub will be the perfect platform to bring together key figures in the road transport and logistics industries to discuss current issues in an open forum environment, while our Twitter walls are a great way for exhibitors and visitors to share their experiences in an immediate and visible manner and increase their social media presence.”
Visit the website to register to attend the CV Show for free and find out more about the Show’s many features, including some new live elements – details of which are to follow – and a full exhibitor list and floorplan.
For more information: www.cvshow.com