The National Motorcycle Museum is hosting the inaugural thought leader event for powertrains on 19th and 20th February. AVL Powertrain UK, the world’s largest privately owned powertrain company, and the Energy Storage Research Network (ESRN), managed by Imperial College London, have joined forces to launch the Future Powertrain Conference 2014 at the award-winning conference centre.


Three hundred delegates from both the engineering industry and relevant academia are expected to visit the Birmingham venue to discuss challenges and solutions facing the sector in the UK and internationally over the next 10 years. Keynote speakers confirmed for the event include Michael Hurwitz from the department of transport and Bob Joyce from Jaguar Land Rover. There will also be sessions covering topics such as future power sources, hosted by representatives from organisations including Oxford University and Ford.


Lynda Grice, from LMG Events, who is organising the event on behalf of Future Powertrain Conference 2014, said, “The location and great transport connections of the National Motorcycle Museum make it the perfect venue for hosting the Future Powertrain Conference.”

Nick Hartland, director of the National Motorcycle Museum, said: “We are very excited to have such an innovative, new event being held at the museum. Powertrains are a current topic, particularly in Birmingham with the ongoing discussions regarding HS2. We look forward to hearing from industry leaders and learning more about the sector.”



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The National Motorcycle Museum

Conveniently located in the heart of the Midlands Transport Network, with Birmingham International railway station just a five-minute taxi ride away, the National Motorcycle Museum is an award-winning venue with conferencing and events facilities.



Tel: 0121 704 2784

Twitter: @TheNMMUK

Address: Coventry Road, Bickenhill, Solihull, West Midlands, B92 0EJ


Future Powertrain Conference

For further information on this event, please contact Lynda Grice on 0794 837 5746, or




AVL is the world’s largest privately owned company for development, stimulation and testing technology of powertrains (hybrid, combustion engines, transmission, electric drive, batteries and software) for passenger cars, trucks and large engines. The high-tech company AVL employs 5,250 people worldwide, and turnover in 2011 was €830million.

Tel: 01268 495400

Address: AVL Powertrain UK Ltd, Langdale House, Sable Way, Southfields Business Park, Basildon, Essex SS15 6SR



Energy Storage Research Network, managed by the Imperial College London is bringing together researchers from academic, industrial and policy domains with an interest in energy storage and its application to future low carbon energy systems.

Tel: 0207 594 9659

Address: Energy Futures Lab, Electrical Engineering Building, Imperial College London, South Kensington, London SW7 2AZ