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ProDriver Congress July 19th 2016 Bath Road Heathrow

Professional Driver Magazine

Tuesday, 19 July 2016 from 10:00 to 16:00 (BST)

ProDriver Congress July 19th 2016 Bath Road Heathrow

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A one-day conference aimed at bringing into focus the threats and opportunities that face private hire and chauffeur operators in London.

The conference is FREE to attend for licensed private hire and chauffeur operators only.

Non-qualifying delegates can reserve a ticket for £240 (excluding VAT).

The conference programme will run from 10.00 to 14.00. A buffet lunch and refreshments will be provided, along with car parking for £10 for the day for registered delegates.

For the full list of speakers and sessions please go to our web site.

 

Session Topics and Timings:

 

9.00am Registration and coffee.

 

10:00 - 10:45

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New rules, new mayor - is Transport for London giving us the regulation we deserve?

Sadiq Khan is the new mayor – what is that likely to mean for the taxi and private hire sector in London? Will the new Mayor seek to protect the Black Cabs, and limit the expansion of Uber? And will the established operators be caught in the crossfire? TfL has backed away from some of its more controversial proposals, but some potentially unworkable proposals remain – notably the Zero-Emissions Capability requirement. How realistic or workable is this?

The rise of Uber how does it affect the private hire and chauffeur sector, and how should operators respond? Is consolidation the way ahead? Can bigger fleets offer a better service? Outside London, Veezu is leading the consolidation. In London, the big fleets are getting bigger too. Is there still a place for the smaller operator?

 

10:45 - 11:30

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Strategies to combat Uber

The rise of Uber how does it affect the private hire and chauffeur sector, and how should operators respond? Is consolidation the way ahead? Can bigger fleets offer a better service? Outside London, Veezu is leading the consolidation. In London, the big fleets are getting bigger too. Is there still a place for the smaller operator?

 

11:30 - 11:45

Coffee/refreshments break Sponsored by   

 

11:45 - 12:30

 

Harnessing technology to compete with Uber

Uber has based its success on its app, but it doesn’t have a monopoly of the technology. How can technology help you compete? How do apps, integrated booking systems, aggregators and comparison services help level the playing field?

 

12:30 - 13:30

Lunch Sponsored by 

 

13:30 - 14:15

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Heathrow Airport

Heathrow airport is looking to expand. But there is a continued failure to recognise the role of the private hire sector in delivering high-value customers to the airport. What can be done to make a better environment for operators engaged in airport work? Will the new private hire car parking area help operators, or is it just an attempt to get Uber cars off the streets around the airport?

 

14:15 - 15:00

   

Autonomous vehicles- Self driving Taxis

Volvo is testing driverless lorries, while and Google and Tesla have autonomous cars on the road - but what does it mean for the future of the private hire and taxi industry?

Autonomous vehicles are already on our roads. Self-driving cars are already being tested in pilot programmes alongside conventional cars with human drivers. And many high-end vehicles available today already contain many self-driving features, such as adaptive cruise control, automatic emergency braking and lane assist systems.

How will the private hire and taxi trade operate autonomous vehicles in the future? And how should we balance public safety and the role of the professional driver against whatever advantages self-driving taxis might bring?

 


 



  • Gavan Walsh

    Gavan Walsh

    icabbi

    CEO and Founder

  • Rhona Munck

    Rhona Munck

    Transport for London

    Senior Strategy and Planning Manager

  • Peter Blake

    Peter Blake

    Transport for London

    Director of Service Operations

  • Mark Bursa

    Mark Bursa

    Professional Driver Magazine

    Congress Chair

  • Theo Panayi

    Theo Panayi

    Heathrow Airport

    Sustainable Travel Manager at Heathrow Airport

  • Joe Polley

    Joe Polley

    Parker Car Service

    Senior Partner

  • Alistair Clarke

    Alistair Clarke

    e-Connect Cars

    Managing Director

  • Daniel Ishag

    Daniel Ishag

    Karhoo

    CEO

  • Dominick Moxon-Tritsch

    Dominick Moxon-Tritsch

    Addison Lee

    Director at Policy Matters

  • Duncan Blackett

    Duncan Blackett

    iRide

    CEO

  • Graeme Whiting

    Graeme Whiting

    Catalina

    Managing Director

  • Jackie Fletcher

    Jackie Fletcher

    Spotty Cars

    Owner

  • Matt Borland

    Matt Borland

    Magenta

    Sales Director

  • Dr Mike Galvin

    Dr Mike Galvin

    Addison Lee

    Head of Regulatory Affairs

  • Paul Lacey

    Paul Lacey

    Sherlock

    Director

  • Paul Ragan

    Paul Ragan

    Veezu

    CEO

  • Safa Alkateb

    Safa Alkateb

    Autocab

    Managing Director

  • Will Senior

    Will Senior

    iChauffeur

    Director


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