According to Public Health England, “approximately 29,000 deaths per year in the UK could be attributable to man-made particulate matter pollution”. In London alone, nearly 9,500 people die early each year due to long-term exposure to air pollution. The Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs estimates the annual cost to the UK economy at about £16 billion.
EMISSIONS & AIR QUALITY Smart Classes show key buyer side stakeholders how they can deploy the latest digital technology-enabled solutions, data-driven strategies and best practices to improve urban air quality and drive down emissions and air pollution in our cities and regions. Delegates include commissioning, procurement, trialling and partnering leads, senior influencers and strategic decision makers from progressive city, borough, district and county councils; public and private transport operators/service providers; sub-regional transport bodies, combined authorities, integrated transport authorities and passenger transport executives; freight and logistics operators; port operators; vehicle manufacturers; energy providers; potential partners from industry (e.g. retail, construction, manufacturing and waste management sectors) and healthcare; DfT, Defra, BEIS, DHSC and supporting national agencies etc. Core themes range from IoT smart emissions monitoring, hyperlocal air quality monitoring, air pollution forecasting models based on neural networks, air pollution abatement systems/technologies, and mapping and visualising air quality in real-time, to managing and enforcing clean air and low emission zones, machine learning techniques to analyse weather and emissions data, deploying telematics and geo-fencing technology, indoor air quality innovations, EVs and hydrogen buses, Mobility-as-a-Service and commercial sector initiatives such as emissions based parking tariffs and anti-pollution bus stops.
Delegates will hear from industry movers, shapers and disruptors during initial rapid-fire thought leadership presentations, before moving on to in-depth consultations with experts and peers during the roundtable discussions. In addition, this Smart Class will feature up to 3 keynote presentations from major buyer side stakeholders giving real world insight into their collaborative initiatives, digital journeys and adoptions of emerging, transformative technologies. This half day interactive event is free to attend for bona fide delegates satisfying our registration criteria.
“Climate change and emissions data driven solutions” – Introduction to climate change impacts in the UK in key areas with special attention to emissions and air quality related impacts. This keynote presentation will also outline what solutions are being implemented that utilise the use of data and digital innovation to deliver actions to address global warming.
- 8:30 am - 9:00 am Registration and Networking
- 9:00 am - 9:20 am Introduction and Opening Keynote
- 9:20 am - 10:20 am Expert Presentations
- 10:20 am - 10:35 am Keynote Speaker 2
- 10:35 am - 12:15 pm Roundtable Discussions and Consultations
- 12:15 pm - 12:30 pm Keynote Speaker 3
- 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm Close, Networking and Buffet Lunch