Guild teams up with Auto Futures for LIVE event

The Guild of Motoring Writers and digital content hub Auto Futures are collaborating to hold a LIVE panel discussion event at Thomson Reuters in London’s Canary Wharf on Tuesday 4 June at 8.30am for a 9am start.

The time-efficient morning event is called Auto Futures Live: Smart cities, new solutions. It will take the form of a panel discussion, with a number of high-profile panellists already confirmed to attend.

These include city officials, industry experts and mobility specialists. The event will provide journalists with an executive-level briefing and insight on a key issue within the automotive industry.

The current list of panellists comprises:

  • Bob Moran, Deputy Director, Head of Environment Strategy – Department for Transport (DfT)
  • Tom Thompson, Product Lead: Last Mile Delivery – Ford Smart Mobility
  • Erik Fairbairn, CEO – Pod Point
  • Stephanie Rivet, COO – Zeelo
  • Mike Peirce, Corporate Partnerships Director – The Climate Group  
  • Natasha Patel, Associate Director – KPMG: Mobility 2030

Clean energy and transportation expert Michael Liebreich, Chairman and CEO of Liebreich Associates, will compere the session, following an introduction from Guild of Motoring Writers Chairman Richard Aucock and Auto Futures Editor Alex Kreetzer.

The session will also include Q&As from audience members, and time for networking both at the beginning and end of the event.

“Following the introduction of the London ULEZ and the Extinction Rebellion environmental protests, interest in electric vehicles is at an all-time high in the UK,” said Guild Chairman Richard Aucock.

“This breakfast briefing will give working journalists exclusive insights and superb networking opportunities with expert panellists and other media contacts.

“There will be news opportunities too, including early analysis of the London ULEZ, how other European cities are hoping to achieve strict new emissions targets, and innovative solutions to speed up the adoption of zero-emission vehicles.”

Attendance is FREE and guests are asked to register via the event sign-up page:

You can watch the event live at 09:00 GMT on and a playback video of the session will be available to watch from approximately 10.30am GMT.