The first podcast, ‘Lunch with Leon’, hosted by Leon Daniels OBE, is debuting on the news channel (ITTHub.net) which supports the new, industry-led event, showcasing the best in transport innovation and technology for fleet operators, planners and policy makers.
The revamped news channel hosts the latest stories, videos, developments, insight and thought leadership from across the road transport industry.
The new series of regular 20-30 minute podcasts will also include the ‘CV Focus’ podcast hosted by well-known commercial vehicle industry editor Matt Eisenegger, where the spotlight falls on vans, truck, logistics, manufacturers and companies across the sector.
A selection of well-known industry players have already accepted the invitation to be part of the podcast.
Announcing the launch, Mark Griffin, CEO ITT Hub, said: “In the last four months, we have continued to receive exciting news from many companies who are working hard to deliver solutions for the journey to net-zero.
“There are some fantastic people in our industry with plenty of interesting developments and insights. We want to capture this news in a different way for our industry.
“Podcasts are a great way to hear from business leaders in a unique way, whether we are travelling, eating our lunch or simply carrying on with our daily lives.”
Mark continued: “Our first series of podcasts, Lunch with Leon, combines insight, opinion, thoughts and a flavour of humour from across the industry.
“Leon’s personal contacts book has been dusted off and we can promise you some really enjoyable listening, with transport industry guests from around the world.”
The very first Lunch with Leon podcast features an interview with Paul Sainthouse, President Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport.
Commenting on the news of the launch, Leon Daniels OBE said: “I have spent most of my career on the other side of a microphone, so this is a hugely exciting opportunity to talk to industry colleagues.
“I’ll be finding out what makes them tick, what drives them, their view on the world and of course what they have for lunch.”
In the first podcast, Paul Sainthouse gives his views on making some forms of transport behaviour “socially unacceptable”, in order to protect the environment.
Podcasts are free and available by subscribing to ITTHub.net
The ITT Hub event will take place from 12-13 May 2021 in Farnborough, featuring an indoor exhibition, outdoor display, Ride & Drive and a free-to-attend conference from the Freight Transport Association (FTA).
“When you join the ITT Hub family, either as an exhibitor, sponsor, partner or visitor, you automatically join something that is more than just a two-day show: you get a continuous diet of news, information, insight and activities,” said Mark Griffin.
“We’ve spent the last few months listening and talking to our industry friends. With over 100 exhibitors confirmed for 2021, we are building the event and news channel to include even more transport industry exhibitors, working hand in hand with our partners, the FTA.
“Our podcasts will be another way for us to support our customers and engage with the market, with a fresh approach. We are really excited and the appetite from those participating has been fantastic, as we bring news in a different way.”