Join the CBI and the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy to discuss the opportunities presented by the Future of Mobility Grand Challenge in shaping the way people and goods move in the future.
As the Industrial Strategy acknowledges, the way we live continues to be transformed by the technological advances of what is a fourth industrial revolution. The UK needs to make the most of the benefits this can bring.
The focus of this consultation is the Future of Mobility Grand Challenge. The way people and goods move are rapidly changing. Specifically, the Government has set the ambition for all cars and vans to be effectively zero emission by 2040. There is an opportunity to go further, including connected autonomous vehicles, aviation and rail requiring investment in advanced innovative technologies across several sectors ranging from retail to manufacturing.
Hannah Boardman, Director of Advanced Manufacturing, BEIS and Tom Thackray, Director of Infrastructure and Energy, CBI, will outline next steps and the role of business in delivering greater momentum to the government’s ambitions.
With this in mind, we wish to seek your views on the following:
How can business and government work together to ensure the Midlands establishes itself as a world leader in the Future of Mobility, including the design and manufacturing of zero emission vehicles, adapting the urban environment and ensuring the regulatory environment is fit for purpose?
How can we build further upon the region’s strengths by creating new industries and transforming existing ones (linked to this exciting opportunity)?
The Midlands is a clear leader in the development and implementation of Future of Mobility, with measures such as, the Advanced Propulsion Centre, the first 5G testbed, network of 50 miles for testing autonomous vehicles and the Midlands Future Mobility Consortium.
Attend this consultation on the Future of Mobility Grand Challenge, and you will:
Be part of the voice of business on this issue and help shape the CBI's response to Government
Ensure that policy makers understand how this issue impacts your business by sharing fresh perspectives around your own experiences
Access insights on the development of this policy area, so you can plan and consider your own strategies in response
Enjoy a networking lunch and tour of the facilities
Make new connections in the local business community who are also tackling this issue
Important information about tickets
This is a CBI member only consultation, and all CBI members are welcome.
It's important that all CBI policy work is shaped by the full range of member businesses across all sectors. Therefore please express your interest in attending this event by ‘booking a ticket’ – this will notify the CBI you would like to attend but does not guarantee your place.
The CBI will confirm ticketing allocations by personal email. We apologise in advance if we cannot accommodate your request to attend on this occasion. However, if you have opinions on this subject that you wish to share, these are still very welcome, and can be shared by visiting My CBI – Get Involved.
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