Sponsor Of Second Day Of Future Fuels Conference At UKIFDA EXPO 2021 Announced

19th April 2021

Liquid fuels trade association the UK and Ireland Fuel Distributors Association (UKIFDA) has revealed the sponsor for the second day of the two-day Future Fuels conference on 7-8 July is Cobo Tankers and Services Ltd.

Long standing supporters of UKIFDA EXPO, Cobo Tankers and Services Ltd will sponsor day two of this year’s inaugural virtual conference – and will join headline sponsor Phillips 66 Ltd as supporters of this annual event, which is this year, celebrating its 40th anniversary.

Ken Cronin, UKIFDA Chief Executive says: “This year’s EXPO promises to be just as positive and rewarding for those involved as all our previous events have been and we’re hugely excited that this will be our first virtual EXPO in its 40-year history – and that longstanding supporters of our annual industry show Cobo will be sponsoring the second day of EXPO 2021.

“Given all that we are doing as an industry to contribute to the Government’s Net Zero target, we wanted to ensure the opportunity that EXPO presents for exhibitors, Members and delegates to discuss and showcase the transition to renewable liquid fuels, went ahead this year.”

UKIFDA made the decision back in January to make this year’s exhibition virtual for the first time in order to enable everyone to attend and participate in the two days’ programmes in the safest possible way without any Covid-related restrictions or worries.

Fernando Gomis, of Cobo Tankers and Services UK Ltd says: “We’re delighted to be sponsoring day two of the first ever virtual UKIFDA EXPO. It’s such welcome news UKIFDA found a way to make it safe for the annual event to take place in the current climate, and we’re proud to be involved in such a big way in the programme plans for the second day which focuses on the future of the industry and future fuels.”

Dawn Shakespeare, UKIFDA Membership and Events Manager, comments: “Cobo has been so involved in our EXPOs over the years that we’re thrilled they have a more central role this year as second-day sponsors for our first virtual event and conference.  As well as being sponsors of the 2nd day of the conference they are also exhibiting and are promising exciting new things to showcase to visitors to their virtual exhibition booth.

“With three months left to go before the exhibition takes place, we have over 25 confirmed exhibitors already. These include longstanding exhibitors such as Phillips 66 Ltd, Cobo Tankers and Services Ltd, Dunraven Systems Ltd, Greenergy, Fuelsoft, Williams Tanker Services, Maygar SA, Oilshield and Mechtronic and new and returning exhibitors such as Commercial Fuel Solutions Ltd, Kingspan Water & Energy and Hospital & Medical Care Association. We are anticipating around 50 exhibitors in total online this year and are looking forward to booking more exhibitors over the next few months.”

Ken Cronin adds: “We’ve turned our initial disappointment at not having a physical EXPO this year into determination to make our first virtual event the best it can be – and just as successful as previous EXPOs have been for the past 40 years. We’ve realised that as well as bigger challenges to arranging a virtual event there are bigger opportunities too, and we intend to seize both and work hard to make this virtual exhibition a real achievement for everyone involved with it.

“We’re excited by the line-up for the two days as it’s varied, current and future-focussed. Every aspect of the days has been designed for easy discussion and interaction with our online audience, both exhibitors and delegates alike.

“Among the topics planned for the Cobo Tankers and Services Ltd sponsored day of the event are what future fuel is and why it is different, the future for off-grid homes, and the key trends of biofuels production and next generation renewable fuels.

“Across both days, we will showcase the industry’s hard work with regard to meeting carbon emission targets through the introduction of renewable liquid fuels and a roadmap for a decarbonised future.

“We want as many companies and individuals, exhibitors and visitors, as possible to join us virtually on 7th and 8th July and join our discussions across the two-day event – and can’t wait to connect with everyone.”

For further information on this year’s virtual UKIFDA EXPO, please contact Dawn Shakespeare via email ds@ukifda.org or visit ukifda.org/ukifda-expo to sign up to the exhibition or to book a stand.

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