Alternative energy focus for Off-Highway Conference

By Chris Sleight |  3 May 2023

Following a successful inaugural event in Chicago in September 2022, the 2023 Off-Highway Conference will be held in Brussels, Belgium on 25th October 2023. Organised by specialist market research and forecasting company, Off-Highway Research, the event will not only offer detailed insights into the global and regional construction equipment markets, but also current demand and future market for alternatively-fuelled machines.

Off-Highway Research managing director, Chris Sleight said, “Alternative energy is the hot topic in the global construction equipment industry. Although sales of this type of equipment are low at present, there is no doubt that energy sources such as batteries and hydrogen will play an increasing role in the future as the industry seeks to decarbonise.

“As a leading supplier of economic forecasts to the industry, we want to use the Off-Highway Conference to explore the market potential for machines using alternative energy sources. Delegates can expect to come away from the event with a clearer picture of future demand for alternatively fuelled equipment, as well as the barriers which need to be overcome to reach that market potential.”

In line with this theme, the Keynote Address will be given by Thomas Bitter, Head of Technology at Volvo Construction Equipment, one of the manufacturers at the forefront of the move towards alternative energy in the industry. Other speakers on alternative energy will include leading technology producers and thought leaders in the area.

In addition to the deep dive into alternative energy, the conference will also provide detailed insights into the national, regional and global trends in the traditional diesel-powered equipment segment. These will include Off-Highway Research’s own forecasts, as well as inputs form leading economists in the construction and construction equipment segment.

Full details of the programme, speakers and sponsors can be found at Delegates can now book their place at the 2023 Off-Highway Conference at the special Early Bird rate of €395.

The Off-Highway Conference takes place at the Autoworld, in Brussels, Belgium on Wednesday 25th October. The event will be followed on Thursday 26th October at the same venue with the biennial Committee for European Construction Equipment (CECE) Summit. The two events have been organised concurrently for the convenience of delegates and sponsors who may wish to participate in both, and they will share a drinks reception and buffet dinner on the evening of Wednesday 25th October. For more details about the CECE Summit, please visit

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