Niche Vehicle Network Symposium Agenda

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Held on the 3rd July at the Telford International Conference Centre, the Niche Vehicle Symposium will once again see niche vehicle manufacturers, specialist technology and design & engineering companies come together to discuss new developments in low volume vehicle manufacturing and some of the key factors that are affecting the industry.


08.45-09.45 Arrival, Refreshments & Networking


09.45-10.45 Plenary Session Chaired by John Wood

  • Welcome Address – John Wood, Chair, NVN Executive 
  • Keynote Address – Paul Gadd, Head of Transport, Innovate UK
  • Embracing the future – Paul Faithfull, Managing Director, Potenza Technology


10.45-11.30 Refreshments, Networking & Project Exhibits


11.30-12.30 Vehicle Electrification Chaired by Jon Bray, OLEV

  • High Power Micro Hybrid for Niche Vehicle – Ian Foley, Equimake
  • E Classic Mini – Ian Stone, Swindon Powertrain
  • PodSweep – Gareth Knopp, Johnson Sweepers
  • ARC Monocoque -Mark Truman, ARC Vehicles


12.30-13.30 Lunch, Networking & Project Exhibits


13.30-14.30 Vehicle Efficiency & Light-weighting Chaired by David Tozer, UKRI

  • Lightweight Advanced Braided Structures – Steve Barbour, Composite Braiding
  • Lightweight Composite Motorcycle Chassis – Christofer Ratcliffe, CCM Motorcycles
  • High Performance Titanium Brake Caliper – Philip Hedley, AJE Powertrain
  • Tyres for Sustainable Mobility – Gunnlaugur Erlendsson, ENSO Tyres


14.30-15.15 Refreshments, Networking & Project Exhibits


15.15-16.00 Challenges & Opportunities Chaired by Steve Cropley, Autocar

  • Q&A Panel
    • Simon Lambert, Chie Motorsport & Technical Officer, Caterham Cars
    • Simon Saunders, Owner and Managing Director, Ariel Motor Company
    • Nick Carpenter, Technical Director, Delta Motorsport
    • Julian Turner, Managing Director, Westfield Sports Cars
    • Paul Faithfull, Managing Director, Potenza Technology
    • Jez Coates, Chief Engineer, RDM Automotive
  • Closing Remarks
    • John Wood, Chair, NVN Executive 

Register now to attend this year’s Symposium.

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