CBBC Auto Roundtable in collaboration with the University of Birmingham

Tuesday 10 January 2023, 09:30-12:30
The University of Birmingham, Engineering Building Room 127, Edgbaston, Birmingham, B15 2TT

This roundtable organised by the China-Britain Business Council (CBBC) will focus on developments and advances for commercial vehicles and new energy.

Speakers from the industry and the University of Birmingham, will introduce the audience to the latest developments and innovation in commercial vehicles and new energy. This will be followed by a networking lunch.


  • 09.30 – Registration
  • 10.00 – Introduction to the CBBC Auto Roundtable
    David Gregory – China Market Business Advisor, CBBC
  • 10.05 – Welcome address on behalf of the University of Birmingham
    Prof. Jon Frampton – Director of the China Institute, Deputy Pro-Vice-Chancellor (China) at the University of Birmingham
  • 10.10 – University of Birmingham’s Research in the UK-China Auto Field
    Prof. Hongming Xu – Head of the Vehicle and Engine Research Centre, University of Birmingham
  • 10.25 – The challenges of operating a new energy mobility fleet into the next century
    Frank Thorpe – MD, BYD (UK)
  • 10.40 – Decarbonising Heavy Duty Transport; A Multi-Pathway Solution?
    Andrew Murphy – Advisor Future Mobility, BP
  • 10.55 – Industry speaker tbc
  • 11.10 – Q & A session
    All speakers
  • 11.40 – Lunch
  • 12.30 – Close

Register here

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