HVIA has secured Ian Porter, Strategic Advisor for Net Zero with the Federal Department of Infrastructure and Transport Arts, as a keynote speaker for TruckShowX 2024.

Porter is a 30-year industry veteran of climate change, renewable energy and energy efficiency, with experience covering government policy development and analysis, program design, management and implementation.

His current role as Strategic Advisor to the Federal Government’s Transport and Infrastructure Net Zero Taskforce sees him at the absolute forefront of decarbonisation strategy, governance, and policy in Australia.

“Ian Porter is an incredible addition to the TruckShowX line-up. HVIA has been increasing engagement on key issues with all levels of government, and to have Ian at our flagship low- and zero-emissions event provides extensive opportunities to further decarbonisation discussions,” says Dr Adele Lausberg, HVIA’s Chief Advocacy Officer.

“Ian will feature on the second day of the conference, which is set to unpack and explore a wide range of barriers to trucking industry decarbonisation across regulations, infrastructure, government policy, and financial.”

Porter sees TruckShowX as an important opportunity to share understanding and gain insights about what is needed to build the xero-emissions ecosystem for the low- and zero-emissions heavy vehicle future in Australia.

“Reducing emissions in the transport sector requires Government and industry to work together to secure long-lasting benefits, while managing and minimising the impacts of the transition,” he says.

“The Government is developing a Transport and Infrastructure Net Zero Roadmap to support this, and this includes looking at the options to reduce carbon emissions in heavy vehicles and support our local industry.”

A spin-off of the hugely successful Brisbane Truck Show, TruckShowX is set to be the biggest trucking industry decarbonisation event held to date in Australia.

To be staged May 13-14, 2024 at RACV Cape Schanck Resort in Victoria, it will explore low and zero-emissions vehicles (LZEV) and technology, and unpack the interconnected ‘ecosystem’ of equipment, infrastructure, services, regulations, policies, and people that must exist for them to work as a solution.

The two-day event will feature keynote presentations from global leaders in LZEV adoption, supported by practical case studies of local operators leading the decarbonisation effort.

Complementing this will be an expo showcasing the latest low- and zero-emissions vehicles and related technologies and, uniquely, a drive-day opportunity to get behind the wheel of the latest LZEVs.

For more information on TruckShowX – including early bird registration, click here. Early bird pricing ends Friday, March 29, 2024. Speaking, sponsorship, and exhibition opportunities are still available. Expressions of interest can be submitted directly through the website.