FORS Annual Conference 2023

18 May 2023

FORS Annual Conference 2023

The FORS Annual Conference is set to return on Thursday 2 November 2023, with the theme ‘Building a resilient FORS Community for the road ahead’.

This year’s event, which will be held at the International Convention Centre (ICC) in Birmingham, will build on the success of the 2022 conference, which received industry-wide praise from its audience of more than 400 influential transport sector stakeholders. The conference will also provide a platform for FORS Affinity Partners and FORS Associates to showcase their products and services, while presenting the opportunity to network with senior road transport professionals.

The FORS Annual Conference will feature a high-profile and diverse range of speakers representing the length and breadth of the transport industry. Speaker representatives confirmed so far include Women in Transport, Driving for Better Business (DfBB) and road safety champions Project EDWARD. The full agenda will be released over the next few months, so keep your eyes peeled for speaker announcements.

Panel presentations will cover developments from FORS and the transport sector more widely. Topics include fleet efficiencies during the cost-of-living crisis, the road to decarbonisation, updates on FORS’ flagship improvement programme for 2023 ‘Future of Accreditation’ and the launch of Version 7 of the FORS Standard.

The conference will be chaired by Andy Salter – a leading authority in the road freight and commercial vehicle sectors. As Managing Director of DVV Media International, the publishers of Commercial Motor, Motor Transport, Truck & Driver and Transport News, Andy is passionate about working towards building a resilient FORS Community for the future.

Commenting on the upcoming conference, FORS Concession Director Ian Henderson said, “The FORS Annual Conference continues to provide like-minded delegates with the opportunity to connect in person and to demonstrate a mutual commitment to delivering a safer, cleaner and more efficient transport community. We’re immensely proud to continue hosting the event, which not only serves as the best platform to communicate what’s been happening in FORS but brings our stakeholders together all under one roof to explore hot topics within the industry.”

The FORS Annual Conference 2023 is free to attend for all FORS Accredited Operators. If you’re not FORS accredited but interested in joining FORS, you may still be able to attend. Further details about the event as well as the opportunity to confirm attendance can be found at