By Rob Wilson – Director IPWEA FLEET
The Latest IPWEA FLEET Initiatives for the Fleet Community
I’m pleased to announce that registrations are now open for the 2021 IPWEA Australasian Fleet Conference. Given the situation with COVID-19 and likely continued organisational restrictions on face to face events, IPWEA has taken the decision to make the 2021 conference a virtual event.
A virtual format will ensure the event goes ahead and provides a number of additional benefits such as:
- The ability to attend live sessions and revisit or catch up on sessions you missed for 90 days post event
- Lower registration pricing and no travel costs
- Greater access for regional and remote delegates.
We’ve got great local and international speakers lined up including Mary Joyce Ivers – President of the American Public Works Association USA (APWA), 2018 Public Fleet Hall of Fame, 2017 Public Sector Fleet Manager of the Year and Deputy Public Works Director City of Ventura. Mary Joyce will talk about the trends and challenges currently being faced by fleet professionals in the USA and how these challenges are being addressed.
Lara Young, Group Carbon Manager for Costain Group, and Highway UK 2020 Associate Laureate will also join us. Lara is the instigator and driving force behind establishing and implementing Costain’s Climate Change Action Plan to transition to a net-zero organisation. Challenging existing business models and processes, her role is to embed carbon management and drive the design and delivery of whole life low carbon solutions across the Costain Group. In January 2019 Lara joined the Mayor of London’s Infrastructure Young Professionals Panel to help address this challenge across the capital and is also a member of the Institution of Civil Engineers net zero taskforce working to incorporate systems thinking to help articulate a future vision for UK infrastructure.
We’ll also be joined by Sami Aherva – Unit Director Stara Logistics Helsinki to talk about the innovative work he is doing with the City of Helsinki fleet and their fleet strategy being driven by sustainability and digitalisation.
Register now for the 2021 IPWEA Australasian Fleet Conference and get special early bird pricing.
In October 2020, IPWEA launched InSite, our new digital content hub. You will be able to use this new platform to access all the latest news, interests and opinions from the world of fleet management, asset management, emerging technology and much more. As such, we will move to publishing Fleet intouch on a bi-monthly basis. The mix of InSite and Fleet intouch will ensure you have easy and immediate access to important information on-demand and that we stay “intouch” without bombarding your inbox. If you’re passionate about a particular topic and would like to submit content for InSite, then IPWEA want to here from you. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Electric Vehicle Council (EVC) has launched the Local Government Resource Pack
At a community and consumer level, local governments have been leading in electric vehicle projects and policies. The Local Government Resource Pack is to encourage local governments to learn from each other to futureproof their communities and reduce carbon emissions.
The Local Government Resource Pack includes case studies on:
- EV fleet transition: Moreland City Council & Canterbury Bankstown Council
- EV public charging networks: Central Victorian Greenhouse Alliance & Waverley, Woollahra, Randwick Tri-Council
- EV charging infrastructure strategies: Lake Macquarie City Council & Hornsby Shire Council
- Consumer education: City of Ryde Council
- EV ready in new developments: City of Yarra Council
By providing local governments with case studies for electric vehicle-related projects and policies, the EVC can continue to support the successes of local governments.
Access the Local Government Resources Pack here