With the motor vehicle industry in transition, particularly with the fast-pace development of electric vehicle technology, the Fuelling the Future: On the Road to Zero session at The Forecourt Show should be attended by all forecourt retailer visitors to the event.

Taking place at the Retailer Hub on Tuesday, April 9 from 1.15pm to 3pm, the main focus of the session will be the transition to alternatively fuelled vehicles (AFVs) and how the fuel retailing industry is getting ready for this. An expert panel will look at the challenges and opportunities this all presents, including the all-important safety aspects.

Fuelling the Future will be hosted by motoring journalist and transport campaigner Quentin Willson. He will set the scene then introduce each of the other panellists. These include:

Brian Madderson: who has been chairman of the PRA since 2009.

Dave Newton: chief operating officer of BP Chargemaster. Newton has worked in forecourt retailing for over 20 years including a spell as the MD of BP’s company-owned forecourt business in the UK. More recently, he has led the development of BP’s global strategy in electrification and played an instrumental part in the acquisition of Chargemaster by BP in 2018.

Michelle Machesney: business development director of EV Solutions at TSG UK.

Machesney joined Fairbanks Environment in 2003 and worked her way through various roles. When Tokheim bought Fairbanks, she joined the Tokheim side of the business as business development director. Machesney has also recently become the chair of the PEIMF.

Charles Purkess: business development manager at ITM Power. Purkess joined the company in 2008, after 12 years as an environmental liability consultant having previously worked in the oil and gas industry. He has been involved in a number of hydrogen transport infrastructure evaluation and rollout projects in Europe.

Clare Scawthorn: petroleum manager of the London Fire Brigade. Scawthorn heads up a team of inspectors working across London making sure the petroleum forecourt infrastructure is safe. She is currently the deputy chair of the Petroleum Enforcement Liaison Group, Council Member for the APEA and represents the London Fire Brigade at national committees, including the National Fire Chiefs Council Petroleum & Explosives working group.

Exhibitor highlights

The oil company line up at The Forecourt Show 2019 is very impressive with BP, Greenergy, Gulf, Harvest Energy, Jet, Murco and Shell all taking stands at the must-attend event.

Stand W121

Gulf will be showing off its eye-catching new forecourt image and a ground-breaking new marketing loyalty platform.

Stand T140

Greenergy will be discussing its Esso offer which it says is one of the strongest in the UK. The company also supplies fuel under the Inver and Nisa brands.

Stand X130

Harvest Energy can tell you about one dealer who moved to Harvest Energy from a major oil company and saw his fuel volumes rise from 2mlpa to close to 5mlpa.

stand V140

Murco offers a great choice of fuel supply packages will be on offer Platts-based, margin or price matching each designed to help you grow your business.

Stand Q118

PRA offers information, services and advice to independent fuel retailers. The organisation has a brilliant track record in working with government departments to ensure they consider members’ views on important matters. The PRA also represents the vehicle-washing sector via the Car Wash Association.

stand T120

Euro Car Parts will be showcasing its extensive range of car care essentials. The event comes at an exciting time for the company’s consumables division as earlier this year it added the US-based FiberFix brand to its portfolio, which claims to be 100 times stronger than duct tape.

stand T121

Istobal will be presenting Smartwash at The Forecourt Show. Fully connected and based on IoT and Big Data, this new generation of high-tech wash facilities is designed to increase profitability and improve the user experience. The system displays all the relevant figures and information about the condition of the site and user behaviour via a control panel, which can be accessed online and in real time on any device.

stand Z129

Eurotank Service Group will be telling visitors how they can maximise fuel margins by reducing wet-stock loss with the company’s two innovative calibration systems Calibex for tank gauges and TrueZero for pump meters. In addition, Eurotank will be introducing retailers to Europump Maintenance, a new company for the Group’s fuel pump and tank gauge maintenance business.

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JUUL is now available in the UK. You can find out why it commands a 75%-plus share of the US vaping market by visiting its stand at the co-located NCS. John Patterson, sales director of JUUL Labs, says: "Face-to-face contact is extremely important as we establish JUUL as a must-stock brand and sign retailers up to our Challenge 25 policy. We have invested in a dedicated field team that will call on convenience retailers to help them increase the value of the vaping category."


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