Volvo CE head of technology to give conference keynote address

By Chris Sleight |  18 May 2023

Volvo Construction Equipment’s Senior Vice President for Technology, Thomas Bitter, will give the keynote address at the Off-Highway Conference in Brussels on 25th October. The conference will focus on the market size and potential for alternatively-powered construction equipment and Volvo CE is one of the leading construction equipment manufacturers in this field.

Thomas Bitter leads Volvo CE’s global research and development organisation, which has made major recent breakthrough advances in innovation – ranging from the first fully electric compact machines, autonomous transport solutions, and fuel cell testing, to the development of connected worksite solutions. He is a member of Volvo CE’s Executive Management Team.

He has a central role in delivering on the Volvo Group’s overall ambition to build sustainable societies with infrastructure solutions that are 100% safe, 100% fossil-free and 100% more productive.

A Volvo Group veteran since 1995, Thomas Bitter has held a variety of senior positions around the world, including SVP of Marketing and Product Portfolio, VP Global Marketing, based in Brussels and several leadership roles, based in Asia. Before joining Volvo CE, he was responsible for Product Strategy at Mack Trucks, based in the US, and Product Manager at Renault Trucks, based in France.

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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