Over 150 delegates signed up so far two weeks ahead of 22nd ICFM Annual National Members’ Conference on autonomous vehicles
25 November 2014 – Henry Ford College, Loughborough
Over 150 members and guests have signed up so far for the 22nd Institute of Car Fleet Management (ICFM) annual national members’ conference on ‘Autonomous vehicles – their future impact on legislation and fleet policy’ to be held on Tuesday November 25 at the Henry Ford College, Loughborough. The ICFM conference is kindly hosted by Ford Motor Company and co-sponsored by FMG, the UK’s largest independent incident prevention and fleet management services provider. Support conference partners are Enterprise Rent-A-Car, British Car Auctions and Alphabet.
Chairman of the ICFM, Roddy Graham declared: “Bookings for the conference are ahead of the same time last year reflecting the strong interest in this year’s theme on autonomous vehicles. We also have a change to our morning in-dialogue panel session and are delighted to welcome fleet director of Ford of Britain, Phil Hollins.”
Experts participating in the session besides Phil Hollins include Bob Holbrey, group IT director, FMG; Gerry Keaney, chief executive, BVRLA; Craig Purvey, general manager corporate development, British Car Auctions; Adrian Bewley, head of business rental UK, Enterprise Rent-A-Car; and Dr Nick Reed DPhil (Oxon) CPsychol principal human factors researcher, TRL Senior Academy Fellow. The ‘in-dialogue’ session will be facilitated by Peter Eldridge, ICFM director and Council Member.
After lunch, Tiff Needell will be the conference guest speaker. Famous for winning a Formula Ford in an Autosport competition, Tiff went on to race an Ensign F1 car and came third at Le Mans in a Porsche 962C. He is a former co-presenter of Top Gear and current co-presenter of Fifth Gear. Undoubtedly, Tiff will prove an entertaining guest speaker and he will also present this year’s ICFM awards.
Rounding off the informative programme will be keynote speaker Hugh Dickerson, senior industry head automotive at Google. Hugh promises to deliver an interesting and informative insight into the rapid developments in technology and social media and their application in the retail and automotive sector plus an overview of Google’s autonomous vehicle testing programme, which has seen its test cars cover over 700,000 accident-free miles.
The annual national members’ conference will commence at 10.00am and finish at 3.30pm. ICFM members will be allowed to bring one guest with them free of charge.
To register their free attendance, ICFM members should complete the online booking form at www.icfm.com The deadline for registration is 17 November 2014. Cost of attendance for non-members who are not guests is £70. Non-members who wish to attend the conference should e-mail: email@example.com
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Notes to Editors:
The Institute of Car Fleet Management is the UK's only independent not-for-profit organisation dedicated to furthering the education, recognising the achievements and advancing the profession of car fleet management.
Established in 1992, the Institute connects people involved in car fleet management, promotes excellence in car fleet management practices and delivers the industry sector’s premier education programmes. Externally accredited vocational qualifications include the Introductory Certificate, the Certificate and the Diploma in Car Fleet Management.
ICFM is winner of the first Fleet News Training Award 2010.
For more information, visit www.icfm.com