Speaker Sessions line-up
Live on stage at The NEC, Birmingham
With sessions happening across both days - head to the Speaker Sessions stage to hear from the experts. You can find the full line-up below.
- James HorneDealer Partner Relationship Manager, Motability Operations
Back by popular demand – this is a session not to be missed – James Horne, who has worked with our network of 4,500 dealer partners for the last 11 years, will talk to you about everything cars and dealers. Discussing the current trends in vehicle supply, what’s new on the Motability Scheme as well as how EVS and new car technology is transforming our driving experiences. James will also share what to consider when visiting a dealership.
- Sam WickendenManufacturer Relations Account Manager, Motability Operations
- Russ MorganDirector of Customer Experience, Ohme
There are many things to consider before moving to an electric vehicle. Join Sam as he shares his knowledge on electric vehicles, dispels a few myths and helps you to decide if electric vehicle is right for you.
Our home charging partner Ohme will then showcase the features and benefits of their charging unit (included at no extra cost, or customers leasing their first pure battery electric vehicle) – covering everything from installation to customer support.
- Mark OrmrodMBE & former Royal Marine, Invictus Games athlete, author and motivational speaker,
Helen Dolphin will be interviewing Mark to learn more about his inspirational journey from being the UK’s first triple amputee from the Afghanistan conflict to becoming Britain’s most successful ever Invictus Games athlete. She’ll ask about how it felt to win BBC South-West’s Sports Personality of the Year, being awarded an MBE and winning Pride of Britain’s Fundraiser of the Year in 2021. In this session we’ll discover more about Mark’s achievements and what inspires him, as well as what he does when he does decide to relax.
- Graham LloydWAV and Adaptations Account Manager, Motability Operations
In this session Graham will introduce WAVs, including electric WAVs and an overview of the different solutions available for travelling in your wheelchair. If you’re considering a WAV for the first time, this talk will help you make the right choice for your needs. There’ll be advice on where to get started, things to consider, the importance of research and how to get the most out of your home demonstrations.
Graham Lloyd has worked at Motability Operations for 4 years having previously spent 19 years working in the industry with both WAV and adaptation suppliers, as well as Motability Scheme customers. He has built up extensive knowledge of adaptation and WAV solutions, ensuring our specialised mobility products best meet customer needs.
- Lisa JonesDirector of Charitable Operations, Motability, the Charity
Lisa will give an overview of Motability, the Charity’s grant making with a focus on the Scheme-Related Grants programme. This includes grants for car and vehicle adaptations, for WAVs, for Complex Driving Solutions and for Bespoke Passenger Solutions. Applications for financial help towards a Scheme vehicle have reached record numbers recently with more grants being awarded than ever before. Lisa will address the challenging context in which the charity is operating and will share strategies that have enabled the charity to continue supporting as many disabled people as possible despite this. She will walk through the charity’s application process and will showcase some of the inspiring cases that have been grant funded.