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Pro Driver Congress London June 6th 2017

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Renaissance London Heathrow Hotel

Bath Road

Longford, Hounslow



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Beating the disruptors, Complying with legislation, The autonomous challenge, Harnessing technology

This well-received one-day conference will focus on the threats and opportunities that face private hire and chauffeur operators in London.

The conference takes place Tuesday, June 6 at the Renaissance Hotel at Heathrow Airport.
ProDriver Congress London is FREE to attend for licensed private hire and chauffeur operators only. Non-qualifying delegates can reserve a ticket for £240 (excluding VAT).

Congress Schedule

09.30 - 10.25

Panel session 1: Disrupting the disrupters

Uber has been a game-changer, especially in London. But how should established operators respond. Is there a way to disrupt the disrupter – introducing new and imaginative ways to combat market entrants?

Are the current regulations and regulators up to the task of managing the industry? The deregulation act of 2015 has opened the door to cross-border hiring, and that has led to conflict – and potential problems for operators.

Catherine Faiers, Addison Lee

Mike Bell, Driven Worldwide

Sean Sauter, Greentomato Cars

Daniel Severin, Plan Insurance

10.35 - 11.30

Panel session 2: Disruptive technology

Technological advances have allowed the disrupters to make massive inroads to the industry. But that technology is now available to all.

How do we harness the power of apps and booking systems? And how do we make the technology work for us? After all, there have been high-profile attempts to match Uber, such as Hailo and Karhoo, which have failed.

Bob Nixon, iCabbi

Daniel Price, Cabfind

Safa Alkateb, Autocab

Matt Borland, Magenta

11.30 - 11.50

Coffee break

11.50 – 12.40

Panel session 3: Employees, workers and the gig economy

The high court has ruled that drivers working for Uber are “workers” rather than self-employed people. This has major ramifications for the whole industry.

Are you geared up to cope with this? In this session we examine the different business models that can help you comply with employment law.

Gary Jacobs, Driverserv

Mike Bell, Driven Worldwide

Sean Sauter, Greentomato Cars

12.50 - 13.40

Panel session 4: Autonomous vehicles

Manufacturers, technology companies and operators are all desperate to grab a piece of the autonomous vehicle action. Indeed, many autonomous vehicles are already on test around the world.

And the taxi sector is earmarked as a crucial one for self-driving cars, as eliminating the driver would be a major cost saving. But is that going to provide a better service? But what are the obstacles and risks involved?

Kevin Meeks, Volvo

Daniel Severin, Plan Insurance

Mike Galvin, Addison Lee

Bob Nixon, iCabbi



To register for the conference, please click here

  • Hassan Abod

    Hassan Abod


  • Safa Alkateb

    Safa Alkateb


  • Mike Bell

    Mike Bell

    Driven Worldwide

  • Matt Borland

    Matt Borland

    Magenta Technology

  • Mark Bursa

    Mark Bursa

    Professional Driver Magazine

    Congress Chairman

  • Catherine Faiers

    Catherine Faiers

    Addison Lee

  • Dr Mike Galvin

    Dr Mike Galvin

    Addison Lee

  • Gary Jacobs

    Gary Jacobs


  • Kevin Meeks

    Kevin Meeks

    Volvo Cars UK Limited

  • Dominick Moxon-Tritsch

    Dominick Moxon-Tritsch

    Hermes UK

  • Bob Nixon

    Bob Nixon


  • Daniel Price

    Daniel Price


  • Sean Sauter

    Sean Sauter

    Greentomato Cars

  • Daniel Severin

    Daniel Severin

    Plan Insurance

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