The inaugural 2011 “ACT” Expo drew an unprecedented crowd to the Long Beach Convention Center as the nation’s largest gathering of alternative fuel and clean vehicle stakeholders. The event convened the most comprehensive group of equipment manufacturers, technology providers, and fuel suppliers in the nation, and hundreds of fleet operators stood ready to meet them on the show floor. The conference agenda provided multiple event highlights, and the speaker roster was a virtual “who’s who” of those actively working to ensure a clean, efficient, and technologically advanced U.S. transportation system.

More than 1,400 attendees assembled over the course of the three-day Expo, an event designed to showcase successful, real-world applications of advanced electric, hybrid, hydrogen, natural gas, propane and renewable fuel technologies. Attendees accessed 16 different breakout sessions where industry leaders shared best practices for successful clean vehicle deployments of various applications. A 100,000 sq. ft. Expo Hall and well-attended Ride & Drive event offered 70 advanced, clean vehicles, including transit buses, class-8 tractors, utility and refuse trucks, and light-duty passenger vehicles on display. Additionally, a sold-out schedule of offsite technical tours provided the opportunity to enjoy an up-close and first-hand look at some of the most technologically advanced alternative infrastructure and vehicle projects in the nation. All of these elements combined with networking receptions and other catered events to provide a conference experience that was well-received by both sponsors and attendees alike.

Keynote speakers included:

  • Dr. Kathryn Clay, Executive Director, Clean American Transportation Alliance (CATA)
  • Martin Daum, President and CEO, Daimler Trucks North America, LLC