Issues addressed during talks and presentations
The 5th meeting of the HGV and urban vehicle sector
Providing an update on the major expectations and issues faced by the industry in 6 talks and presentations:
New motorisation and energy
Most of the talks and presentations will be held in the Norbert Detoux Lecture Theatre (named after the founder of SOLUTRANS).
Issues at the heart of special features
The Training forum
Designed and coordinated by FFC and a number of partners (AFTRAL, the Villeneuve la Garenne Training College, GARAC, les Compagnons du Devoir, the Rectorat de Lyon, the Road Safety Authority, the firm Immersion), the training forum will have new technologies as its central theme. Designed to be a true source of information on the opportunities and career openings offered by the industry, this space will accommodate secondary school groups and young people planning their academic and career paths, students and apprentices in the sector, industry professionals and families.
It will allow certain visitors to discover the job areas and existing educational options, notably in the area of new technology (robotics, digital, virtual reality, etc.) and help others to enhance their knowledge through valuable discussions and receive information on existing vocational education. It will also offer visibility on all of the sector’s innovation.
Factory of the future
A special feature on the FFC stand will show visitors the tangible effects of digitalisation through a demonstration of virtual reality and 3D printing. Talks by the firm Immersion will take place every day from 10.00 to 10.45am in the Norbert Detoux lecture theatre.
This theme will be spotlighted through:
- URF Day (French Roads Union) – Thursday 23 November 2017 – with a presentation at 3pm on the themes of “heavy goods convoys”; “the electric road for HGVs” and “urban logistics and the smart city” and through the visit of a delegation of URF members.
- The Transpolis congress – Thursday 23 November – 2pm – presenting this 80-hectare platform located near Lyon which enables new mobility concepts to be tested.
SOLUTRANS, Unlimited Innovation
The International Truck of the Year, Van of the Year and Pick-Up awards for 2018 (presented at the Gala evening on Wednesday 22 November 2017).
For the second edition in a row, SOLUTRANS is to host the prize giving ceremony for three internationally-renowned accolades: International Truck of The Year, International Van of the Year and International Pick-Up Award. These awards, presented by two judging panels made up of journalists from major European trade media titles, will pay tribute to vehicles launched on the European market during the previous 12-month period.
SOLUTRANS Innovation Awards (presented at the CCI – Tuesday 21 November)
This year, the Awards will comprise:
The 9th edition of the Awards, organised by the Lyon Métropole CCI (chamber of Commerce and Industry)
Two categories of participants (Bodywork manufacturers and Equipment Manufacturers) compete for four awards: gold, silver, bronze and sustainable development.
New in 2017, the awards organised by the PFA and LUTB
- The Low emission driveline Award
- The Research to Business Award for innovative SMEs.
New in 2017, the "Industry Personality of the Year – HGV’s and Urban Vehicles” (presented at the gala evening)
This award will distinguish a French or foreign personality working for the benefit of the HGV’s and urban vehicle industry.
New in 2017, the Start-up Village
Organised in association with LUTB and the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes regional council, this space will be dedicated to smart mobility and transport. Around ten innovative firms will present their solutions which may one day become the standards of the future! Information displayed on the stands will be developed in talks given by the start-ups.
Held for the second time at SOLUTRANS, in association with CAPEB and CNATP, this area will bring together manufacturers, bodywork firms and equipment manufacturers around two headline themes: safety and the Euro-6 standard. The latter will lead to the formation of a specialist LCV working group devoted to the transition from 3.5 to 4 tonnes.
This space will also offer a chance to see several “world firsts”.
SOLUTRANS, an edition that goes global
On Wednesday 22 November, SOLUTRANS will place Sweden under the spotlight. On this occasion, the show will welcome an official Swedish delegation whose representatives will speak at a presentation on autonomous vehicles.
SOLUTRANS, a venue for conviviality
Held at the exhibition venue itself on Wednesday 22 November, the gala evening function will take exhibitors and their VIP guests on a journey to discover the SOLUTRANS “e-motion experience”. This convivial, festive evening will also be marked by the ceremonies of the 2018 international awards and of the “Industry Personality of the Year” award.
New in 2017, the “drivers special” event
SOLUTRANS will organise a special event aimed at professional drivers on Saturday 25 November 2017. This day will offer a mix of exhibitions, visiting trails, discussions and a prize draw. It has two main aims:
- mobilise small haulage firms which account for a substantial share of the market in terms of both turnover and number of companies, by leveraging the factors of passion and conviviality;
- raise awareness of young people to transportation jobs through communication that conveys a positive and modern image of trucks.
* AFGNV: French Association for Natural Gas Vehicles
FFC: French Body Work Association
GTFM: Industry Specialty Working Group
PFA: Automotive Industry Platform