Speakers, including those giving the keynote addresses, have been announced for the upcoming 2014 Alternative Clean Transportation (ACT) Expo and co-located 2014 NGV Global Event.
Gladstein, Neandross and Associates (GNA), organizers of ACT Expo, said that Dennis Slagle, head of commercial operations for the Volvo Group’s truck brands (Mack, Volvo, Renault, and UD) in the Americas, will deliver the opening keynote address on Tuesday, May 6. Slagle will share his company’s latest sustainability advancements for heavy-duty trucks as well as buses, construction equipment, and marine and industrial engines.
Leading into the general session on Thursday, Ronald L. Litzinger, president of utility-giant Southern California Edison, will share how his organization is advancing the electric drive industry, starting with the company’s successful deployment of EV technologies in its own utility fleet.
Taking place at the Long Beach Convention Center, May 5 to 8, the co-located conferences will bring together more than 3,500 industry stakeholders, making this the largest clean transportation conference in North America’s history, GNA said.
Nearly 200 alternative fuel and clean transportation industry leaders will present throughout the conference program on advances driving the future of sustainable transportation around the world. Attendees will hear the latest updates on alternative fuels and clean vehicle technologies–including electric, hybrid, hydrogen, natural gas, propane autogas, clean diesel, and renewable fuels.
Market trends—including innovative fueling technologies, dual-fuel options, new vehicle and engine technologies, and policy initiatives—will be highlighted throughout the four-day event, the group said. Case studies will be presented by leading fleets, including:
- Apache Corporation
- Atlas Disposal
- City of Chula Vista
- City of Santa Monica
- Coca-Cola Refreshments
- CR&R Waste and Recycling Services
- DHL Worldwide Express
- Dillon Transport
- Edison International
- Enterprise Holdings
- Federal Express Corporation
- Golden Eagle Distributors
- Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority
- National Renewable Energy Laboratory
- Owens Corning
- Pacific Gas & Electric Company
- Pierce Transit
- Portland Public Schools
- Ryder System
- Saddle Creek Transportation
- San Diego Gas & Electric Company
- Southern California Gas Company
- Sysco Food Services
- The Kroger Co.
- United States National Park Service
- United States Postal Service
- University of California San Diego
- Waste Management
- Whittlesea Bell Transportation