The UK’s first major business event in over a year – ITT Hub – gears up for success

Innovation and Technology in Transport – ITT Hub, the first event supporting the shift to net zero for passenger and commercial fleets, will also be one of the UK’s first major business events to take place in more than a year, and the first for the road transport sector.

Running from 30 June to 1 July at the Farnborough International Exhibition and Conference Centre, ITT Hub represents a return to live events, with 130 exhibitors confirmed – a number that continues to rise.

The timing of ITT Hub is in line with the anticipated publication of the Government’s Decarbonisation of Transport plan.

Recognising the challenges facing the transport sector as it moves towards achieving net zero carbon emissions, ITT Hub brings together the complete supply chain – manufacturers, operators, infrastructure solutions, energy providers, technology suppliers and policy makers – to explore how this seismic shift will happen.

Mark Griffin, CEO of Binswood Media says: “We’re seeing momentum growing as confidence levels rise. Those I have spoken to express a very clear appetite for getting back to meeting face to face, having conversations in person – not through a screen, and witnessing some very exciting innovation.

“ITT Hub comes at a crucial time for industry with reality of shifting to net zero becoming a reality. Now is the time for the road transport sector to seize the opportunity to re-engage through collaboration and support the Government’s policies of “build back better” and “build back greener”. We are thrilled at the prospect of opening the doors this summer to a brand-new event for our sector.

Gareth Rogers, CEO of Farnborough International says: “We are absolutely delighted that our venue is returning to life and it is wonderful to be working closely with Binswood Media on the delivery of such an innovative show.

“We are not short of space here at Farnborough, something that will serve as an even more important factor in the months ahead. Our team fully understands the requirements of hosting in a COVID-secure way, and we look forward to ensuring everyone who attends ITT Hub 2021 feels well looked after and safe.”

Duncan Forrester, Chief Communications Officer of confirmed exhibitor Volta Trucks, says: “All of us at Volta Trucks are delighted to be displaying the Volta Zero – the first purpose-built full-electric large commercial vehicle designed for city centre logistics – at ITT Hub.

“Since launching the Volta Zero in September 2020, we’ve been introducing it to potential customers on an individual basis in the UK and Europe with great success, but the pandemic has precluded its public viewing. Until now. ITT Hub will be the public launch and first public viewing of the Volta Zero, and we look forward to meeting all of the industry’s fleet managers and decision makers at the show and introducing them to Volta Trucks.”

Speaking about their attendance at ITT Hub, Ferenc Boroczky, CEO of immersive training platform ANET360, says: “ITT Hub 2021 will be our first major exhibition and it’s going to be a very special one! The show will provide us with the opportunity to showcase our latest learning experience innovations, eye-tracking based solutions and to meet with like-minded people in the industry share ideas and thoughts.”

Vehicle demonstrations of vans, buses, trucks, trailers and coaches will take place over a three-mile private road network. ITT Hub 2021 will also host the Future Logistics Conference organised by Logistics UK, featuring high profile industry speakers and thought leaders. British astronaut Major Tim Peake CMG will be making the keynote address on the opening day of the show.

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