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Van electrification expert Paul Kirby has been added to the speaker line-up for the Association of Fleet Professionals’ (AFP) first-ever annual conference, which will take place at The British Motor Museum, Gaydon, on May 18th.

He will discuss his own ideas and experiences as well as moderating a discussion called “The Trouble With Vans” which covers the issues that businesses are facing on their journey to eLCV adoption. Other speakers on the panel include Colin Hutt of Clarion Housing, Matt Hammond of Altrad, Stuart Murphy of Royal Mail, and Steve Openshaw of Eric Wright.

Paul operates his own EV Essentials company and has worked within the motor industry for more than 25 years, notably as a van specialist for a number of companies including Vanarama and LeasePlan.

AFP chair Paul Hollick said: “Van electrification is among the topics at the top of the fleet agenda at the moment with many businesses tackling a range of practical issues from charging to payload, and we are very pleased to be able to include Paul and the other panel speakers as part of our line-up. We are sure that they will have some very interesting observations that delegates will be able to take away and apply to their own situations.”

He added that Mercedes-Benz had signed up as a platinum sponsor for the AFP Conference, alongside Allstar and Mina.

“Obviously, corporate sponsors play a huge part in making an event such as this possible and we’d like to sincerely thank the three companies that have come on board in this capacity. Their contribution is very much valued.

“We’ve already had delegates fill around 60% of the available capacity. Places are limited, so we advise people to register as soon as possible.”

Registration is at https://www.theafp.co.uk/conference/ and open to AFP members only.

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