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The IRTE Conference
27 September 2018

The IRTE Conference, 27 September, Leicester Marriott Hotel
Exploring the engineering issues that matter

The once-unassailable position of the diesel engine in transport is being eroded; low-emission zones and carbon cuts are promoting alternative fuels.

On the other hand, new vehicles’ sophisticated electronic control systems make them ever more efficient – and expensive. And that makes the engineering of HGVs and PSVs more challenging.

The pool of support skills is further diminished by the retirement of an older generation of technicians.

These are just some of the current issues facing transport managers and fleet engineers.

Join 250 delegates at the IRTE Conference where you can come and discuss these challenges and potential opportunities that these circumstances create, on Thursday 27 September 2018 at the Leicester Marriott hotel.

This well attended and highly respected annual conference, open to both IRTE members and non-members, will see industry professionals come together to explore the technical aspects of fleet engineering.

Bookings are now open:

Pre-conference dinner - 26 September

Why not enjoy the full conference experience by arriving early for the pre-conference networking dinner on the evening of Wednesday 26 September?

You can enjoy a sumptuous, three-course evening meal with entertainment from Cricket broadcaster Henry Blofeld OBE, complete with bed and breakfast at the luxury Leicester Marriott Hotel.

IRTE Fleet Engineer of the Year awards

The IRTE Fleet Engineer of the Year awards are now accepting entries. This free-to-enter scheme, now in its third year, recognises excellence in fleet engineering across road transport fields, including HGVs, buses, coaches and trailers.

Applicants who have been shortlisted will be invited to attend the IRTE Conference dinner, 26 September at the Leicester Marriott hotel, where the winner or winners will be announced.

Entrants need not be a member of the IRTE to apply. Application deadline: Friday 20 July. Full details about the award are available on

Conference Information

Cricket broadcaster Henry Blofeld OBE to guest ...

This year's IRTE Conference dinner will be taking place on the evening of 26th September, with special guest speaker Henry Blofeld OBE.
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