Registration and exhibition opens, coffee and refreshments
09.30 - 10.25
Panel session 1: Disrupting the disrupters
Uber has been a game-changer, especially in London. But how should established operators respond. Is there a way to disrupt the disrupter – introducing new and imaginative ways to combat market entrants?
Are the current regulations and regulators up to the task of managing the industry? The deregulation act of 2015 has opened the door to cross-border hiring, and that has led to conflict – and potential problems for operators.
10:35 - 11:30
Panel session 2: Disruptive technology
Technological advances have allowed the disrupters to make massive inroads to the industry. But that technology is now available to all.
How do we harness the power of apps and booking systems? And how do we make the technology work for us? After all, there have been high-profile attempts to match Uber, such as Hailo and Karhoo, which have failed.
11.30 - 11:50
11:50 - 12:40
Panel session 3: Employees, workers and the gig economy
The high court has ruled that drivers working for Uber are “workers” rather than self-employed people. This has major ramifications for the whole industry.
Are you geared up to cope with this? In this session we examine the different business models that can help you comply with employment law.
David Harmer LL.B (Hons)
Tax Consultancy Manager
12:50 - 13:40
Panel session 4: Autonomous vehicles
Manufacturers, technology companies and operators are all desperate to grab a piece of the autonomous vehicle action. Indeed, many autonomous vehicles are already on test around the world.
And the taxi sector is earmarked as a crucial one for self-driving cars, as eliminating the driver would be a major cost saving. But is that going to provide a better service? But what are the obstacles and risks involved?