Commercial Motor Show 2020

  

Commercial Motor Show 2020

A virtual exhibition and conference for the road transport industry

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Held over three days, the Commercial Motor Show was a resounding success, bringing together the entire road transport sector in an online event. From topical webinars, to product launches and competitions, the show had something for everyone.

Watch on demand now

If you missed any of the action, or would like to watch back any of the seminar presentations, or browse any of the 80 virtual exhibition booths, you can still do so until the 31 October simply by registering now.

Click here to go to the event page where you can register now.

The Commercial Motor Show in summary

Conference

Day 1

The show got started with a powerful keynote speech from Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State in the Department for Transport, Baroness Vere of Norbiton where she praised industry’s resilience in the face of the Covid-19 pandemic. “You are part of an army of heroes who have kept Britain going under extremely difficult conditions. And for that you have my enduring gratitude but more importantly, the gratitude of the whole country.” In response, RHA chief executive echoed her recognition of the hard-working haulage sector, which has always been the “lifeblood” of UK economy.

The morning's session continued by exploring what a post-Covid future would look like for industry, with major retail and logistics speakers taking to the virtual stage.

Day 2

The second day of the show saw the spotlight shine on the ever-pressing challenge of a sector skills shortage facing road haulage businesses. The combination of suspension, during the Covid-19 pandemic, of HGV driving tests and the end of Brexit transition period later this year could see the current 50,000 shortage of trucks drivers start to worsen as the economy recovers. It also explored the pathway industry is taking to achieve the government's ambition to achieve net zero carbon emissions by 2050.

Day 3

The final day of the show was chaired by the ever-popular Microlise Conference, with a focus on the role of new technology in boosting operational efficiency, from digital compliance tools to contactless technology - all your technology needs were covered.

Awards

Exhibition  

Over in the exhibition halls, a flurry of activity was taking place on more than 80 virtual stand booths: from electric trucks through to on-board cameras, micro vehicles and digital compliance tools. Brochures were downloaded, interactive live chats, stand competitions, and those all-important new business connections took place, just like they would at a live event. A rolling programme of unique Tech Talk videos were also launched throughout the show, with the latest product ranges and technology explained.

“We were thrilled with the level of activity that took place across our all areas of this innovative virtual event,” said Hayley Pink, events and projects editor, “The Commercial Motor Show has been received positively by both visitors and exhibitors alike and given industry a much-needed meeting place to share news, product launches and network with business colleagues.”

Watch on demand now 

If you missed any of the action, or would like to watch back any of the seminar presentations, or browse any of the 80 virtual exhibition booths, you can still do so until the 31 October simply by registering now.

Click here to go to the event page where you can register now.

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