Future Fleet Forum, the international conference focussed on promoting sustainable and safe fleet management for the public sector, has been announced for January 22, 2020, in the Guildhall, City of London.

Organised by LAPV, and hosted by the City of London, Future Fleet Forum is supported by the City of New York, Ville de Montreal, and the Chartered Institute of Logistics (CILT).

This year, the Future Fleet Partnership is also very excited to announce that the Society of Operations Engineers (SOE) has also come on board as a partner for the conference and awards, offering delegates the chance to gain valuable CPD points from this prestigious trade organisation that promotes higher standards and career development in road transport, plant engineering, or engineer surveying.

 'The relationship with Future Fleet Partnership represents a perfect platform for the SOE to promote high standards and best practice in the road transport fleet sector. Working closely together gives us the opportunity to pool our resources and work towards our shared objective of safety in this vital sector. Through our accreditation schemes, registration to the Engineering Council and community of experienced engineers, SOE is improving professional standards within the industry and laying important foundations for the years ahead,' commented Bruce McGill, CEO at SOE.

Next year's event will also see the third version of the Future Fleet Awards, which will be presented during a gala evening at the Guildhall in the City of London.

The Awards recognise the outstanding achievements of local authorities, public sector contractors, and individuals in the fields of safety, innovation, and sustainability in fleet management. The 2019 event also saw the integration of two of the City of London's CityMark Awards for the first time: Transport Operator of the year and Driver of the Year.

For 2020, the Future Fleet Awards will include another new category: Industry Personality of the Year. This award is open to public sector organisations, as well as OEMs and private sector suppliers, and it will honour an exceptional individual that has made a significant contribution to the industry over 2018/2019.

Future Fleet Forum has now opened its call for papers to present during the conference next year. Organisations that have innovative case studies they would like to present, new examples of innovative thinking in public sector fleet management are all invited to send in papers to Ann-Marie Knegt.

For more information about Future Fleet Forum, click here. To learn more about the Future Fleet Awards, click here.