A new, highly focused event for those that design, manufacture or specify construction, agricultural and off-highway vehicles will launch this (13-14) February in Cologne, Germany. Featuring four specialised pay-to-attend conferences that address the critical issues shaping future industrial vehicle development, and a free-to-attend exhibition showcasing the latest components and technology, iVT Expo will offer exclusive insights into how best to reduce emissions, increase electrification, improve operator safety and comfort, and boost vehicle autonomy and efficiency – all under one roof.
This is not an event for contractors, farmers or casual vehicle fans. There will be no vehicles on display, or for sale. It will exclusively cater for those who build the machines, by showcasing the new components and technologies they need, while providing some vital clues as to the future direction of vehicle development, via its four dedicated conferences.
The free-to-attend exhibition, which is closed to the public, will feature around 100 exhibitors, providing a compact, hassle-free environment tailor made for serious discussion and business, without any of the logistics issues that go with very big events.
The four pay-to-attend conferences – Autonomous Industrial Vehicle Technology; Electric & Hybrid Industrial Vehicle Technology; Industrial Vehicle Powertrain Technology; and Industrial Vehicle Cab Design & Technology – will bring together over 80 experts to address the critical trends shaping future vehicle development.
The Electric & Hybrid and Autonomous conferences hosted their first events in Cologne back in 2016 and 2017 respectively. Both were instant hits and have been growing in importance and prominence since. The introduction of both the new Cab Design & Technology and Powertrain Technology events further expands the range of expertise and insights available, as well as boosting the number and diversity of off-highway designers, engineers and decision makers attending in order to exchange ideas.
Opening in just under 10 weeks (February 13-14, 2019), leading speakers confirmed to date include Uwe Müller, chief project manager – advanced engineering, Volvo Construction Equipment, who will present papers entitled, ‘Electric Site: Autonomy for a complete site solution’ and ‘Electric Site: the future of quarries is electric’; Bill Van Amburg, executive VP, Calstart, who will present on ‘Beachheads for change – the global urban drive to zero and impact on industrial vehicles’; and Elza Marisa Paiva de Figueiredo, autonomous system manager for Europe, Danfoss Power Solutions, who will provide an introduction to off-highway autonomous machine design.
With so many important OEM thought-leaders in one place, iVT Expo offers the perfect opportunity to make new contacts, source new ideas and discover the latest components and technologies.
Visit www.ivtexpo.com for further updates and to register for your free entry badge.
The dates for your diary: 13-14 February, 2019, Koelnmesse, Cologne, Germany.
Source: iVT Expo Press