UKIFDA EXPO 2024: exciting conference programme revealed

Navigating political turbulence, decarbonising UK and Ireland and a glimpse into the world of hydrogen engines.

An array of leading voices will deliver useful insights at EXPO 2024.

Thought-provoking sessions and engaging discussions will be the order of the two-day Future Opportunities Conference programme, which takes place on 10 and 11 April 2024 at UKIFDA EXPO 2024, Exhibition Centre Liverpool.

Event organiser UKIFDA promises an array of leading experts that reflect the overall EXPO ‘Working Together in Changing Times’ theme, delivering useful commercial insight for attendees to takeaway.

UKIFDA Chief Executive Ken Cronin introduces the impressive programme: “Taking to the stage will be leading experts, offering inspiring innovation, industry action plan updates and roundtable discussions, covering all the topics influencing and driving the industry forward amid significant political, environmental, social and technological change.

“The exhibition space is already 85% sold out, and the much-anticipated Awards Dinner numbers are equally healthy, so we’re all set for a well-attended event; I urge you to register for your EXPO delegate tickets to secure entry. Here’s an overview of the 2024 Conference highlights to whet your appetite. We’ve released the overall agenda and will be releasing a more detailed conference programme soon.”

Inside parliament with George Eustice MP

One of the main conference highlights is political HVO pioneer George Eustice MP, who will share insights into the governmental landscape that is shaping the industry’s HVO journey.

Against the backdrop of the Renewable Liquid Heating Fuel Legislation, the oil boiler ban delay, and the Net Zero reset, Mr Eustice will offer an exclusive perspective on the challenges and opportunities faced while steering the course in these transformative times.

JCB explores hydrogen’s role in engine technology

JCB, a trailblazer in hydrogen research, takes centre stage to explore the future role of hydrogen. Could it revolutionise the liquid fuel distribution sector? Hear about the ground-breaking work that JCB has done in engine technology and its potentially pivotal role in achieving a sustainable and renewable fuel mix.

Decarbonising Ireland roundtable: progress made and the future trajectory for a greener Ireland

Returning speaker Kevin McPartlan, known for his impactful discussion at EXPO 2022, leads a roundtable on Ireland’s decarbonisation efforts. With climate change and the cost of living the focus in the potential upcoming election, Kevin will be joined by key pioneers from Tria Oil, Firebird and Grant Engineering, who will assess the progress made in decarbonising oil-heated homes and outline the future trajectory for a greener Ireland.

Data geeks panel session: harness the power of data for industry transformation

Join a panel of data experts in an illuminating discussion on how data and systems integration are revolutionising the liquid fuel distribution sector. Explore how working together could achieve that goal.

In addition to the above, expect informative updates from both the UKIFDA CEO and President, valuable insight and perspective from headline sponsor Phillips 66, as well as an unmissable market analytics update from Portland Analytics, where the latest trends and market insights crucial for staying ahead will be uncovered.

There will also be a Future Ready Fuel roundtable.

This will dive into recent technical, political and distribution successes. Plus, with the governments across the UK recognising tentatively that a ‘one size fits all’ technology is unlikely to work, what’s next?

The UK and Ireland Fuel Distributors Association EXPO 2024 Future Opportunities Conference programme guarantees a memorable experience for all attendees, fostering collaboration, innovation, and knowledge exchange. Navigate the ever-changing landscape of liquid fuel distribution, working together towards a sustainable and resilient future.

To discover more about the UKIFDA EXPO and Conference 2024, please click here. Registration to attend is now open, and delegate tickets can be purchased here.

Please contact Dawn Shakespeare, UKIFDA’s Membership and Events Manager at for further inquiries.