The key speakers and industry topics have been revealed by trade association the UK and Ireland Fuel Distributors Association (UKIFDA) for the two-day Future Fuels conference during UKIFDA EXPO 2021 on 7-8 July which will include a Ministerial Address by Lord Callanan, Minister for Climate Change & Corporate Responsibility.
“We are very pleased with the plans for this year’s EXPO and what will be our first ever virtual event and Future Fuels conference – and delighted to reveal the line-up of speakers and talks for the two days,” says Ken Cronin, UKIFDA Chief Executive.
“At its core, this year’s exhibition is focused on Future Fuels – the incredible investment our industry is making in renewable liquid fuels and the central issues associated with it, including the role of next generation renewable fuels in helping both the UK and Irish Governments achieve Net Zero targets and the transition to renewable liquid fuels.”
Across the two days of the conference there will be a number of breaks to allow delegates to visit exhibitors’ booths and also for exhibitors to make announcements or invite people to specific presentations.
The programmes for the two days are sponsored by Aon and Cobo Tankers and Services Ltd, who will each sponsor a day together with EXPO headline sponsor Phillips 66 Ltd.
Ken Cronin will launch UKIFDA EXPO 2021 with an overview of how the two days will run, to make it as easy as possible for exhibitors, visitors, Members, and delegates, to make the most of what’s on offer virtually this year.
UKIFDA Membership and Events Manager Dawn Shakespeare comments: “We will kick off day one with sponsors Aon who are providing our keynote speech to get everyone geared up for a great two days of knowledge sharing, networking, and business deals.
“James Spencer, Managing Director of Portland, will then present an analysis of market trends that includes key trends of the past 2 years and highlights for the future, followed by an EU-focussed roundtable discussion on key events in the EU that will impact our industry over the next decade. Participating in these discussions are Kevin McPartlin of Fuels for Ireland, Nick Hayes of UKIFDA, and Thierry Javit of the European Confederation of Fuel Distributors.
“There will also be a policy roundtable with the Department for Transport, BEIS and the treasury on the key themes of the current policy landscape covering heat, transport and taxation.
“In the afternoon of day one a discussion on fuel poverty will take place, focusing on the goals for fuel poverty and how our industry help. This will feature representatives from the UK Government’s Committee on Fuel Poverty, National Energy Action, The Home Group, and the National Housing Federation.
“Towards the end of the day, representatives of the trade associations and countries will be setting the scene for future fuels, what needs to be done and the new norm. Taking part will be Ken Cronin of UKIFDA, Paul Rose of OFTEC and David Blevings of NIOILS.
“The day will end with awards being handed out by UKIFDA President Janet Kettlewell, for Depot of the Year, Driver of the Year, Green Award, and an award for innovation.”
The format for UKIFDA EXPO 2021 is similar to the programme for previous EXPOs that have taken place during the past 40 years – only this time everything has been designed with the virtual experience in mind.
“Day two will be opened with an address by Lord Callanan, Minister for Climate Change & Corporate Responsibility, who has ministerial oversight of our sector, followed by Simon Holt of headline sponsors Phillips 66 Ltd and a presentation from Fernando Gomis and Joby Clark of day two sponsors Cobo Tankers and Services Ltd,” adds Dawn Shakespeare.
“A discussion on the key trends in the production of biofuels and next generation renewable fuels will be a highlight of the second day, with analytical contributions from representatives of Argus Media, Climate Change Committee and key suppliers Neste, Greenergy, Prax/Harvest, Phillips 66 Ltd and Argent Energy.
“Day two will also feature an important and insightful roundtable Q&A on the how the industry trials of HVO renewable liquid fuel are progressing in UK homes.
UKIFDA CEO Ken Cronin adds “It’s a busy couple of days, to say the least – and we genuinely cannot wait to engage with exhibitors, Members, visitors, and delegates during the exhibition and conference.”
“We have all worked extremely hard on the planning of this year’s virtual event and have put together a fantastic line-up of key speakers together with relevant, thought-provoking topics in a range of formats that include presentations, discussions, Q&As and informal exchanges.
“The programmes for the two days will no doubt be fine-tuned between now and 7/8 July but we wanted to share our plans to-date and to encourage as many companies and individuals as possible to join us online and make our first virtual UKIFDA EXPO a huge success. As time gets closer to the event we will be using the conference app more and more to communicate information.
How to sign up to the conference
To register as a delegate please follow this link: https://whova.com/portal/registration/uaifd_202006/
How to become an Exhibitor
Being a virtual conference we are able to take bookings to be an exhibitor much closer to the day so it is not too late!. For further information please contact Dawn Shakespeare via email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sponsor Aon Plc
Chair: Ken Cronin, UKIFDA
|2||Keynote Speech||Aon Plc||John Jenkins
|Senior Account Executive
Head of National Credit Solutions
|3||Current Market Analysis||Rundown of the key themes and statistics of the past 2 years and key trends for the future.
|Portland Analytics||James Spencer||Managing Director|
|4||EU Roundtable||Round table to discuss the key policies going on at EU level that will impact the industry over the next decade||Fuels for Ireland
|UKIFDA||Nick Hayes||Irish Representative|
|European Confederation of Fuel Distributors||Thierry Javit
|5||Policy Roundtable||Key themes of the current policy landscape including heat, transport and taxation||Department For Transport (DFT)||Rachel Solomon Williams||Head of Carbon Policy|
|HM Treasury||Benjamin Kobryner
|Senior Policy Adviser, Energy and Transport Tax Team|
|Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS)
|6||Fuel Poverty Roundtable||Discussion around what the goals are for fuel poverty moving forward and how can our industry assist.
|National Energy Action (NEA)
|Committee on Fuel Poverty||David Blakemore
|National Housing Federation
|Kevin Garvey||External Affairs Manager|
|Home Group||Nusheen Hussain||Exec. Director Business Development|
|7||Roundtable||Ahead of Day 2 representatives of the trade associations and countries setting the scene for future fuels tell it how it is, what needs to be done and the new norm.||UKIFDA
|David Blevings||Ireland Manager|
|UKIFDA ANNUAL AWARDS CEREMONY|
|Driver of the Year||Sponsor: OAMPS|
|Depot of the Year||Sponsor: Penn Underwriting|
|Green Award||Sponsor: Oil Shield|
|Innovator Award||Sponsor: Fuel Oil News|
Sponsor Cobo Tankers and Services Ltd
Chair: Brian Worral, DCC Plc
|2||Ministerial Address||Lord Callanan, Minister for Climate Change & Corporate Responsibility|
|3||Keynote Speech||Phillips 66 Ltd||Simon Holt||Value Chain Strategy and Optimisation Manager for Europe|
|4||Keynote Speech||Cobo Tankers and Services Ltd||Fernando Gomis
|UK Managing Director
|5||Roundtable: Off -Grid homes
|So what is the future for off-grid homes and what are their heating options||Gemserv||Robert Honeyman||Head of Analysis Low Carbon Business Unit|
|Climate Change Committee||Jenny Hill||Head of Buildings and International Action|
|6||Biofuel Market Presentation||Waste feedstocks price trends in Europe, as well as a supply/demand outlook with an emphasis on competition for feedstocks from different fuels markets||Argus Media||Daniel McKay||Biofuels Market Reporter|
|7||Roundtable: UKIFDA & OFTEC Liquid Renewable Trial||An explanation of how the industry put HVO into the first home in the UK||Mitchell & Webber
|Crown Oil||Simon Lawford||Technical Sales Manager|
|NWF||Adrian Hancox||Regional Manager|
|8||Roundtable: View from Suppliers||What are your plans for the future?
|Neste||Peter Zonneveld||VP Sales Renewable Road Transport Europe & APAC|
|Greenergy||Chris Brookhouse||Head of Development Fuels|
|PRAX/Harvest||John Regan||Sales Director|
|Phillips 66 Ltd||Simon Holt||Value Chain Strategy and Optimisation Manager for Europe|
|Argent Energy||Colin Duke||Head of Sales|
|9||Roundtable: Communicating with our customers||The launch of Future Ready Fuels||OFTEC
|Malcolm Farrow||Public Affairs Director|
|Rachel Cass||Senior Account Manager|
|FM Marketing PR||Stephanie Freeman||Director|