Minutes IVOTY meeting Amsterdam April 12th
Not present: Spain, Austria, – Excused: Portugal, Sweden
Minutes from last meeting in December are taken through by Chairman. Last payments for IVOTY25 are taken care of now. Minutes are approved.
President met with manufacturers in Geneva.
PSA – embargo situation. Discussed but no solution yet
Fiat – members steering committee get together – June
VW 14/15 May event launch IAA – maybe gas engine or Caddy.
Mercedes event, driving eSprinter & eVito. eSprinter will be a contender for next year’s award.
Keep 1&2 July free in diary for this event in Germany.
3.0 V6 X-Class driving event coming up as well for IPUA members.
Nissan eNV200 – driving event. Date not known.
Ford PHEV hybrid and Transit Courier & Connect driving in Cologne in August?
Tesla – new contact made re EV truck and Pick-up
PSA/Opel – joint event in Paris, end of June.
Voting Day 28 August.
IVOTY Co. Ltd, now firmly established with bank account.
Annual membership fee – €300 inclusive replica trophy. €500 in total if member of IPUA jury as well.
New website to be worked on as money is there. To include IVOTY & IPUA details plus encoded members section with diary dates for LCV brands to gain access to.
This events calendar will allow manufacturers to login themselves and plan efficiently.
Poland commented that the IVOTY25 supplement took too long for payment to members. Chairman agreed and apologized that the payment from brands took much longer than anticipated but pointed out all the money is now in the bank.
Licence fee for the winning manufacturer to use logo is now set up.
Total income €90,708 from Van brands and VAT rebate
€37.000 to IVOTY25 supplements – 1st round
€12.389 for trophies.
€1,404 Accounts fees and set up charges
€142 Logo design and bank charges
Payments to IVOTY25 supplements – 2nd round
Closing Balance €3,917
Payment due €10,000 (Mercedes-Benz)
Chairman suggests to invest money in group test for IVOTY and IPUA plus new website.
Conclusion: financially IVOTY is strong.
Chairman and Steering Committee memners, re-elected for another term.
Germany thanked Chairman for his actions and the progress made in bringing the jury forward. Members applauds. Chairman says he wants to continue on for another few years and has some other ideas up his sleeve. Plans for associate membership are being set up in main markets around the world.
Ford – Transit Connect
Ford – Transit Courier
Renault Master Z.E.
Ford Custom PHEV?
Voting day 28 August.
Presentation Award IAA
IAA wants to skip awards presentation in the CC at Hannover Messe. Presentation now planned at the stand of the winning brand. Should be planned during the press conference schedule of the brand at the same time for maximum exposure ie 10 minutes towards the end of their press conference. Discussed earlier in Truck of the Year jury like this.
What if winning brand is not at the IAA? VDA had not thought about that as mentioned by Chairman to them.
Chairman already discussed it with Opel and Daimler and they agree with our view.
Several jury members disappointed that the surprise effect will be gone. Plan to send out alert by manufacturer to announce special reason to attend their press conference.
Possibility of own event at hotel nearby with Eurovision style voting countdown system liked as well. Maybe idea for the future.
Ford are planning to invite jury for IAA.
12 July for VDA IAA CV Show Preview event in Frankfurt.
Henri presents himself as successor of Heikki. He wants to continue the Arctic Van test in the future. Maybe 2019. Chairman interviews him briefly about market situation. Applicant leaves the room. Norway had asked around and says industry sees candidate as most appropriate. Jury agrees Henry joins jury.
Switzerland: to discuss White paper to be discussed at next meeting
Proposal to invite temporary voting guest jury members for major markets/countries not part of the IPUA jury
Reply to China Van Award situation to be issued by Chairman
Germany has produced a special supplement for Iveco on winning IVOTY last year
Mention of establishing new award for innovation and technology outside of van award – to be discussed at next meeting
Vote of sympathy on hearing of the death of Marcus Huber, long standing Swiss jury member.