CM Show 2020: Baroness Vere to open the Commercial Motor Show

George Barrow
August 6, 2020

Baroness Vere, parliamentary under-secretary of state for transport, is to open the virtual Commercial Motor Show on 29 September.

The three-day event is a first for the road freight transport industry, with an online exhibition that has already attracted the support of truck makers DAF, Isuzu, Iveco, MAN and Mercedes-Benz and a full virtual conference programme.

As well as Baroness Vere, key speakers at the event will include RHA chief executive Richard Burnett, Professor David Cebon of Cambridge University, Malcolm Group chief executive Andrew Malcolm, and John Lewis Partnership head of fleet Justin Laney.

The conference will cover all of the key issues facing the industry, including recovery from the Covid-19 pandemic, Brexit, the Road to Zero carbon emissions initiative, and the DVSA’s Earned Recognition scheme.

Commercial Motor editor Will Shiers said: “With so many face-to-face events cancelled or postponed due to coronavirus, we decided to try something new by bringing hundreds of exhibitors together with thousands of visitors in the virtual world. The Commercial Motor Show was a huge success from the 1930s to the 1970s, when thousands of visitors packed Earls Court, and we are confident that we can revive that spirit online in 2020.”

Interested in taking a stand? Email emma. or call 07900 691137. To register for this free event, go to

About the Author


George Barrow

George Barrow has been writing about nearly anything with wheels for the past 15 years, starting off his career in the car industry and ending up in commercial vehicles via a brief detour to cover technology, science and start-ups. Often found behind the wheel of a new product, his real interest lies in the business side of the automotive industry. George is the UK jury member of the International Van of the Year and International Pick-Up Award.

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