OWL Northern Ireland 2023


Tuesday, 24 October

WCRAQ Annual Northern Ireland Round Table Debate
  • Presented by: Westminster Commission for Road Air Quality
  • Media Partner: Fleet Vision International magazine
  • Location: Titanic Centre, Belfast
  • October 24th, 14:30 – 16:30

Promoting decarbonisation and sustainability in Northern Ireland 

  • Discover how to transition to greener transport solutions.
  • Find out about air quality initiatives.
  • Learn how to become an air quality champion in your region and nationally.
  • Discover how the Westminster Commission can help your authority help reach net zero cost-effectively.

14:30: Coffee, tea and networking

15:00: Westminster Commission for Road Air Quality – Emissions Reduction workshop. In Association with IRTE Northern Ireland

Promoting decarbonisation and sustainability in Northern Ireland

15:00 – 15:05: Welcome and protocol – Ann-Marie Knegt, Creative Director Visie Communications/ Editor Fleet Vision International

15:05 – 15:20: WCRAQ update, Jason Airey/Sally Cumner, WCRAQ Executive Directors/Founders

15:20 – 15:30: WCRAQ in Parliament Update, Barry Sheerman MP, Chair Westminster Commission for Road Air Quality

15:30 – 16:00: Emissions Reduction Workshop (TBC)

  • Further information will follow

16:00 – 16:30: Round Table Debate, Improving air quality while reducing cost and emissions – promoting decarbonisation and sustainability in Northern Ireland

16:30: Close of debate – Ann-Marie Knegt, Creative Director Visie Communications/ Editor Fleet Vision International

18:00: Drinks reception, Sponsored by Dennis Eagle, followed by VIP Networking Dinner

If you want to attend, please, contact Sally Cumner [email protected].

The debate findings will be published on the WCRAQ website and the WCRAQ section of Fleet Vision International magazine. WCRAQ will recommend parliamentary questions based on the debate’s outcome and create future WCRAQ/ air quality policy strategies.

Wednesday 25 October


08:00 – 09:00: Exhibitor Set Up

09:00 – 09:50: Registration, coffee, and exhibition viewing, outside vehicle area viewing 

09:50 – 10:00: Welcome and introduction on behalf of CIWM Wales – TBC 

10:00 – 10:20: Welcome on behalf of OWL – Discover the benefits of the OWL Partnership – Jason Airey, MD, CMS SupaTrak 

10:20 – 10:40: Welcome on behalf of our Chairman – Barry Sheerman MP, Chairman, OWL

10:40 – 11:00: Driving’ company climate response – Alan Reid BEng, Innovation Manager, Northern Regional College

  • Discover how fuel is among the most significant energy user for local authorities and transport companies.
  • See how trucks are fleets’ highest energy and carbon emission users. 
  • Discover how green power is a crucial part of your ESG.
  • See why we must reduce energy emissions by 50% by 2030.

11:00 – 12:00: OWL vehicle and equipment demonstrations and exhibitor meet and greet

  • Learn how the latest vehicle technology can benefit your operation during live demonstrations
  • Find out solutions you can implement to reduce emissions and save fuel.
  • See how driver management software can increase performance and optimise your fleet.

12:00 – 12:30: Break and exhibition viewing

12:30 – 12:50: Fleet decarbonisation planning – Michael Hutchinson, Lecturer in Motor Vehicle, South Eastern Regional College

  • Learn about renewable energy options for Northern Ireland going forward.
  • Consider key points when planning the decarbonisation of a fleet.
  • Find out about benefits of accelerating the decarbonisation infrastructure in Northern Ireland.

12:50 – 13:10: Decarbonisation – what are the options? –  Rod Hawkins, Business Development Manager, Nicholl Oils 

  • Learn about four solutions for decarbonisation – BEV, FCEV, H2 Gas and renewable fuels.
  • Discover renewable diesel & associated benefits.
  • Find out about the challenges associated with emerging technologies.

13:10 ­– 13:30: Insight into the future of vehicle safety systemsSimon McCulloch, Technical Sales Manager, Dennis Eagle

  • Learn about the General Safety Regulations 2
  • Gain an understanding of the future of vehicle safety systems.

13:30 ­– 13:50: Fast forward into a rewarding future – driver CPC and driver behaviour change programmes result in business valueKevin Barcroft, Academy Training Manager, CMS SupaTrak

  • Driver CPC doesn’t just have to be a tick-box exercise. See how it can be engaging, immersive and educational, and no chore for drivers.
  • Find out how combining an intelligent telematic solution, with a driver behaviour change programme can improve your fleet’s performance.
  • Discover how a driver behaviour change programme can improve driver well-being, whilst delivering both compliance and safety improvements.

13:50 – 15:00: Close of conference, Lunch and exhibition viewing

Vehicle/Equipment Demos

Check out our vehicle and equipment demonstrations at various times throughout the day. Exhibitors at OWL Northern Ireland:


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Lunch – It’s on Us!

There IS such a thing as a FREE LUNCH! In addition to serving you with a delicious two-course lunch you will also be provided with tea/coffee and pastries during the morning break.

Next time we’re visiting the North! Join us at Majestic Hotel & Spa, Harrogate, 16 November 2023