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Santa Monica, Calif., April 02, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Organizers of the Advanced Clean Transportation (ACT) Expo, North America’s leading conference and expo on real-world applications of the latest advanced transportation technologies, announced the full speaker roster for the ninth annual show taking place April 23 – 26 at the Long Beach Convention Center in Southern California. In addition, over a dozen co-located events have been announced, held in partnership with leading industry organizations and member-based associations across the commercial transportation space.
“This is an incredibly exciting time; we are witnessing a transition from 130 years of diesel fuel use to new low-carbon renewable fuels, advanced and increasingly connected technologies, and more sustainable transportation options for the commercial sector,” explained Erik Neandross, CEO of clean transportation consulting firm and producers of the event, GNA. “The annual ACT Expo is the only show that brings together key stakeholders from all corners of the industry for content-rich educational sessions, an exhibit hall floor with all of the latest fuels and technologies on display, and the industry’s top leaders to dissect the real-world opportunities and challenges in this brave new world.”
The ACT Expo 2019 agenda will focus on the mega-trends driving the future of the industry, including connected vehicle technologies, fuel efficiency improvement strategies and equipment, drivetrain electrification, and much more. Over the four-day event, attendees will have the opportunity to hear from over 200 industry experts through a series of workshops, technical sessions, and co-located partner events.
The ninth annual ACT Expo will be kicked off by a welcome address from Jay Craig, CEO and president of Meritor. Janice Hahn, South Coast Air Quality Management District board member, will follow with a special recognition ceremony to announce a significant milestone in the development of zero-emission truck technology.
The 2019 keynote address will be provided by Roger Nielsen, president and CEO of Daimler Trucks North America, on Wednesday, April 24 who will share how Daimler is setting its sights on the future across medium- and heavy-duty trucking. The company is an industry leader in the development of zero-emission trucks and drivetrains, as well as ultra-low emission natural gas trucks and traditional platforms with industry-leading efficiency and connectivity.
Directly following the opening keynote address will be a panel discussion focusing on the state of alternative fuels and connected technologies. The panel of expert speakers include:
Additional featured speakers announced today, include:
This year’s ACT Expo is on track to be the largest yet, bringing together more fleet operators and buyers than ever before, and hundreds of C-suite level executives from leading OEMs and Tier 1 suppliers. ACT Expo’s presenting sponsors include Daimler, Penske Truck Leasing, and Meritor who continues to increase their support and presence at the show.
Several co-located events and workshops are being hosted in partnership with a national network of organizations and trade associations, representing the event’s commitment to advancing workforce development and training initiatives, clean transportation efforts across the aviation and maritime sectors, and the deployment of low-carbon renewable fuels. Co-located events are being held by the Electrification Coalition, Business for Social Responsibility (BSR), FleetOwner Magazine, North America Council for Freight Efficiency (NACFE), California Hydrogen Business Council (CHBC), Propane Education & Research Council (PERC), and Pacific Merchant Shipping Association (PMSA).
“The four-day conference agenda is paired with a packed trade show floor featuring all of the cutting-edge technologies in the market today,” Neandross continued. “Everything that you’ve seen announced in this last year will be at ACT Expo, and more; including a huge array of new electric drive technologies, innovative new hydrogen fuel cell platforms, ultra-low emission heavy-duty natural gas and propane powered vehicles, and significant product showcases from several global Tier 1 suppliers and top fuel and infrastructure providers.”
The ACT Expo show floor, with over 250 exhibitors showcasing the latest technologies and innovations across all fuels and advanced clean vehicle technologies, has become the place for debuts, unveilings, and announcements from leading OEMs, technology providers, fuel suppliers, major fleets, and government agencies. Over 20 announcements are expected at this year’s show. A complete list of announcements and debuts will be released in the coming weeks.
For more information and to register, visit www.actexpo.com
About the Advanced Clean Transportation (ACT) Expo
ACT Expo is North America’s leading conference and expo showcasing real-world application of the latest transportation technologies, drive trains, and clean fuels. ACT Expo combines the best educational content in the industry with a cutting-edge trade show floor showcasing the most innovative technologies on the market today. The ninth year conference and expo is set for April 23 – 26 at the Long Beach Convention Center in Southern California and is expected to assemble thousands of attendees from across the advanced vehicle and alternative fuels industries. The annual event is produced by Gladstein, Neandross & Associates (GNA), the leading North American consulting firm specializing in market development for low-emission and alternative fuel vehicle technologies, infrastructure and fuels for both on and off-road applications. Learn more at www.actexpo.com and www.gladstein.org
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