Freight in the City is back in London next month with an exciting speaker line-up


Freight in the City Expo is back in London next month with a packed agenda to inspire, inform and influence the way you deliver goods into urban areas.

Now in its fifth year, this popular one-day event once again brings you a full-day’s seminar programme with key speakers from industry and local government.

Topics covered include clean air legislation, new approaches to last-mile deliveries, disruptive technology in the urban logistics sector, city policy that works for businesses, and much more.

ClientEarth is opening the event with a keynote speech looking at what needs to happen next in the race to improve air quality in our cities.

This will be followed by speakers from the FTA, property expert Savills, City of London and City of Stockholm to look at the role of policy when it comes to managing goods movements in urban areas.

Session two takes delegates on a vision of the future of urban deliveries with Scania Trucks, while the RHA will examine which practical steps industry needs to take get there, joined in a lively debate by Ceva Logistics, Reynolds Catering and Tevva Motors.

The final session highlights a series of exciting trials and operations by urban operators of new technology, including: Sheffield Council’s all-electric bin lorry powered by household waste; Kiwi Last Mile’s new approach to doorstep deliveries; OnTruck’s overview of disruptive technology already gaining traction with operators; and Calor Gas’s latest concept truck.

This year’s exhibition will also bring you the latest electric, hydrogen, gas and Euro-6 trucks and vans for urban deliveries, as well as an exciting cargo bike presence and the popular Knowledge & Compliance zone back from last year.

In addition, a series of 10-minute Tech Talks promise to give you an insight into some of the latest products and trials emerging to market, from a virtual reality electric truck experience with Volta, through to the results of the Mayor of London's last-mile delivery trial with Gnewt Cargo.

Freight in the City takes place on 6 November at Alexandra Palace, London, so why not head over to the website to find out more and secure your free place today!

Chris Smith replaces James Alderman as MD of Michelin UK


Chris Smith has been appointed MD of Michelin UK, replacing James Alderman, who has retired.  

Smith, 36, who began his career at Michelin in 2007, also retains his responsibilities as sales director B2B for the UK and Republic of Ireland.

He said: “My absolute focus will be on customer satisfaction, employee engagement and growth.

“Change is the new norm and we need to make sure we are agile enough to take advantage of that. We have a strong team at Michelin UK and I’m confident we can deliver significant growth on the back of that.    

“These are exciting times for Michelin Europe North and I’m extremely proud to be MD of the business in the UK and Ireland. I fully intend to continue James Alderman’s commitment to the vision and values of the Michelin Group.”

Smith has extensive B2B experience, including as truck and bus marketing director for North Europe.