Annual General Meeting 2023

UKCOA AGM and Conference Agenda

Our Association Dinner, Annual General Meeting and Conference is being held on Sunday 12 and Monday 13 March 2023.

This is a fantastic opportunity to meet with friends old and new from the coach industry.

We have some fantastic speakers, including the representatives from the DfT who are leading the current review of PSVAR. We also have a speaker from ZEMO who are leading the route to net zero for coaches, DVSA will be speaking about Earned Recognition plus a regularity update from the local Traffic Commissioner and Backhouse Jones. This is your opportunity to directly influence these people and to network with your colleagues. This really is an event not to miss. Guests and prospective members are welcome.

 We are grateful to our sponsors; Volvo and DH Team Ltd (Del Haggerty).

The details are as follows:

Sunday 12 March 2023 – CHESFORD GRANGE HOTEL Kenilworth, Nr Warwick, Warwickshire, CV8 2LD

Arrive from 16:00

18:30 for 19:00 – UK Coach Operators Association Three Course Dinner (wine kindly sponsored by DH Team Ltd)

Overnight Stay

Monday 13 March 2022

Breakfast from 07:00 at the Chesford Grange Hotel

08:45 for 09:15 – registration for AGM and coffee  served at Volvo Group UK Limited, Wedgnock Lane, Warick, CV34 5YA  (Venue and coffee kindly supplied By Volvo)

09:15 – UKCOA Annual General Meeting

09:45 – Break

10:00 – UKCOA Conference – The Coach – Meeting the Challenegs of the next Five Years. 

Stephen Telling – President UKCOA

10:10 Keynote speech – To be Confirmed

10:40 Regulatory Developments – Miles Dorrington, Acting Traffic Commissioner for the West Midlands

11:05 A Lawyers Perspective – Ian Jones, Backhouse Jones

11:25 Earned Recognition – Phil Breen, Earned Recognition National Account Manager DVSA

11:50 The next stages for PSVAR – Yann Holzapfel and Jack Fantham Department for Transport

12:15 Zero Emission Coaches

  • Where we are / What can be done now – Introduction and presentation by Volvo
  • Zero Emission and Alternative Fuels – Timothy Griffen, ZEMO

12:45 Question and Answer Session – Chaired by UKCOA Chair

13:15 Roundup of Conference – Stephen Telling – President UKCOA

13:30 Network Lunch and Networking Opportunity (lunch kindly supplied by Volvo)

14:30 Close and Depart

13:00 – Lunch and Networking Opportunity

The cost for the Dinner, Bed and Breakfast is £137.00 per person. Partners and Guests are welcome. Partners sharing a double room can be accommodated for an extra £52 only. Members and guests attending the Dinner only the charge is just £40.

Formal bookings have now closed. We are able to accept late entries, but cannot guarantee a room in the hotel in which we are holding the Dinner. Please contact [email protected]  if you would like to attend.