Back on April 17th we hosted EMISSIONS & AIR QUALITY Smart Class 2019 in London, at Browns Courtrooms, Covent Garden. Here’s the feedback from some of the stakeholders in attendance:
“Very informative and useful. Format perfect!” – Phase 1 Air Quality Lead, HS2 • “All presentations were interesting as they showed ways to monitor and efficiently mitigate air pollutants. All of the roundtables were valuable too, speakers knew their subjects and responded to our questions well. This was a really interesting event and I found it beneficial as a LA officer and individual” – Scientific Officer, Environmental Health, LB Barnet • “I’m interested in local government interventions and what can be done by councils to drive and coordinate change. A stimulating event which increased my overview of the subject. Thank you” – Councillor, Royal Leamington Spa Town Council • “Excellent event, very well organised, good pace, great range of contributors and well balanced. Has given me a lot of opportunities to follow up!” – Head of New Products, Unipart Rail • “All the roundtables were useful and all of the presentations were interesting too” – Sustainability Officer, LB Camden • “Smart Classes are doing a fantastic job of bringing together experts and those interested in ‘Smart’ solutions. Thanks for yet another great event, I really enjoyed the sessions! Smart Classes offer a great opportunity to stay up to date with the latest technologies and concepts in the infrastructure arena” – Partner, London Climate Change Partnership; Chair, Thames Estuary Partnership; and Founder, Plan for Earth • “An interesting and informative morning. Thank you!” – Air Quality Officer, City of London Corporation • “A really interesting morning” – Director of Policy Development, Confederation of Passenger Transport • “Excellent event today guys. I look forward to working with you again” – Managing Director, Vortex IoT (Innovation Sponsor) • “Great day and, as always, lively debate” – Managing Director, Imperial (Innovation Sponsor)
If you’ve missed any of the “Retrospectives” that we’ve released over the last 2 months, here’s another chance to gain valuable insights from our Innovation Sponsors (Airlabs, AirProfiling, Imperial, Videalert and Vortex IoT) and Keynote Supporters (The Climate Reality Project, Freight Transport Association and Westminster City Council). Click on the presentation title of your choice to access the associated slides (corresponds to order of delivery on the day):
1. “Climate Change, AQ Impacts and Innovation”
2. “Enabling Hyper-Local Air Quality Monitoring with Emerging Technologies”
3. “Managing and Enforcing CAZs and LEZs with Virtual Permits and Digital ANPR”
4. “Making the Air Healthier To Breathe”
5. “Being Indoors is a ‘Haven’ from all that Pollution – Right?”
6. “Logistics and Air Quality – How do we drive further improvement?”
7. “Healthier and Greener City – Westminster Case Study”
We’re excited to announce the addition to our schedule of a 2nd half of year EMISSIONS and AQ edition! EMISSIONS & AIR QUALITY Smart Class 2H 2019 will be hosted in Birmingham on Thursday November 14th. Our venue will be the “The Bond”, a former Victorian industrial factory which sits on the Grand Union Canal and is located a 15-minute walk from Birmingham New Street Station, 6 minutes from Moor Street Station and 6 minutes from the Bullring.
This collaborative, half day (8.30am-1.30pm), knowledge exchange event will once again 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. Qualifying delegates include commissioning, procurement, trialling and partnering leads, senior influencers and strategic decision makers from progressive city, borough, metropolitan, 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 at Emissions & Air Quality Smart Classes range from IoT smart emissions monitoring, hyperlocal air quality monitoring, indoor air quality innovation, 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, EVs and hydrogen buses, Mobility-as-a-Service, innovative ways to clean polluted air, and commercial sector initiatives such as emissions based parking tariffs and anti-pollution bus stops. Delegates 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 sessions. These Smart Classes also 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.
If you’re an innovator, or if your company sources or advises on digital technology-enabled solutions, data-driven strategies or best practices that can play a key role in helping our buyer side stakeholder delegates address their air quality and emissions challenges, please ask about our innovation sponsorship packages, which enable your speaker to deliver a unique thought leadership presentation and your team of experts to host a series of deeper-dive roundtable consultations with the delegates: firstname.lastname@example.org
Potential keynote candidates can also enquire via this e-mail address.
If your ‘smart’ requirements are better suited to another essential sector, please consider registering for a free place at one of our other Smart Class events:
TRANSPORT Smart Class, North of England 2019 – Open Data Institute Leeds, 20th June
WASTE MANAGEMENT Smart Class 2019 – Browns Courtrooms, Covent Garden, London, 10th July
TRANSPORT Smart Class, Scotland 2019 – The V&A Dundee, 12th September
TRANSPORT Smart Class, London & South East England 2019 – Browns Courtrooms, Covent Garden, London, 9th October
WATER MANAGEMENT Smart Class 2019 – The Bond, Birmingham, 14th November
TRANSPORT Smart Class, South West England 2019 – Radisson Blu Bristol, 4th December
TRANSPORT Smart Class, Wales 2020 – Park Inn by Radisson Cardiff, 30th January
TRANSPORT Smart Class, Midlands 2020 – Birmingham, 5th March
Seeking further inspiration to realise the ‘Smart Vision’ of your city, region, communities, public services or critical infrastructure operations?