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Futurologist to explore evolving van market at FTA Future Van 2019

Futurologist Fergus McVey of 7th Sense Research is to headline at the Freight Transport Association’s brand-new one-day conference, Future Van 2019, which takes place on 3 October this year.

Future Van 2019 will bring together key industry leaders, innovative thinkers, manufacturers and operators to discuss the future of vans, including futurologist Fergus McVey

McVey will provide an exclusive glimpse into the future – based on robust qualitative and quantitative research – to look at how businesses must adapt to meet the evolving van market.

Mark Cartwright, head of vans and light commercial vehicles at FTA, commented: “Digitalisation has already led to large-scale transformation and looks set to grow in the future; connected vans with the ability to ‘talk’ to each other will soon be the norm. And with the growth of electric-powered vehicles, drones and even autonomous vans, operators, manufacturers and industry leaders must be aware of both the opportunities, and the challenges, these developments present. Thankfully, 7th Sense Research will provide them will the knowledge they need to adapt seamlessly and stay ahead of the competition.”

The Future Van event, which takes place at the NAEC in Stoneleigh, Warwickshire, will also include other sessions from a diverse panel of speakers covering upcoming legislation; autonomous vehicle security; the growth and viability of electric vans; and the latest in last-mile technology, including combined drone and van.

The price to attend the conference is £295.00 + VAT for members or £350.00 + VAT for non-members. To book your place please visit

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Written by Natalie Middleton

Natalie has worked as a fleet journalist for 16 years, previously as assistant editor on the former Company Car magazine before joining Fleet World in 2006. Prior to this, she worked on a range of B2B titles, including Insurance Age and Insurance Day. As Business Editor, Natalie ensures the group websites and newsletters are updated with the latest news.

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