2021 agenda & speakers

The agenda for the 2021 Commercial Vehicle Safety Conference, to be held at Mercedes Benz World on Wednesday 9 June 2021 is now taking shape and confirmed speakers to date can see below.

For more information or to express interest in speaking at the conference, please contact Nick Rawlings by email or on 01379 650112.

Confirmed speakers

As of 2 March 2020

OPENING SESSION

(09.30 – 11.10)

Richard Leonard

Head of Road Safety, Safety, Engineering & Standards, Highways England

Presentation: Delivering a Safer Network - A Collaborative Approach
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Duncan Buchanan

Policy Director - England and Wales, Road Haulage Association

Presentation: The basics - getting it right
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Heather Ward

Honorary Senior Research Fellow, University College London (UCL)

Presentation: What do we really know about the van fleet and its drivers?
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Deirdre Sinnott McFeat

Senior Inspector, Transport Safety Unit, Health and Safety Authority of Ireland

Presentation: How to improve van safety in urban environments - an Irish perspective
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Dr Sheena Johnson

Senior Lecturer, Manchester Business School

Presentation: Health & Wellbeing of Older Professional Drivers
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SECOND SESSION

(11.40 – 13.00)

Tony Greenidge

Business Development Director, IAM RoadSmart

Presentation: The challenge with distracted driving
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David Wales

Training Solutions Manager, DriveTech

Presentation: Helping to overcome stressful driving situations
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Michael Corden

Head of Training, Cycle Confident and BikeRight

Presentation: The TfL Van Smart Course - Module 2: on-cycle practical
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Nick Caesari FCILT

Chief Executive Officer, Fleet Source Ltd

Presentation: The real cost of an accident to businesses
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AFTERNOON SESSION

(13.45 – 16.00)

Phil Breen

Earned Recognition National Account Manager, Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency

Presentation: DVSA Earned Recognition
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Simon Turner

Campaign Manager, Driving for Better Business (DfBB)

Presentation: It’s Not Just Business as Usual
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Paul Aldridge

WJ Group Sustainability Director

Presentation: Community Safety Centred Approach in the highways sector
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Dr Andy Kemp

Road Risk Reduction Coordinator, Kent Fire & Rescue Service

Presentation: A modern fire and rescue service, constantly exploring methods to provide value for money and quality public service
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Jason Simms

TyreSafe

Presentation: Britain works on tyres - tyre safety’s daily relevance to commercial vehicle operators
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Chris Carter

Chief Executive Officer, Pheonix International

Presentation: Virtual reality training
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Richard Peak

Senior Business Development Manager, Nextbase UK

Presentation: Dash cams and fleet safety
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