Day one of the three day, free to attend, Virtual Smart Transport Conference kicked off today at 9:15am (October 20) with Andy Burnham, Mayor of Manchester and transport minister, Rachel Maclean.
The conference, which is being held in association with Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM) on October 20, 21 and 22, features over 45 public and private sector speakers across eight sessions covering pressing topics facing the fast moving UK transport sector.
The full agenda can be accessed online at conference.smarttransport.org.uk/agenda and topics that will be covered include public and private sector collaboration, decarbonisation of the freight industry, active travel, autonomous vehicles, shared mobility, 'levelling up' towns and the lasting impact of Covid-19 on the industry.
To gain access to all of the presentations across the Virtual Smart Transport Conference and more you can register for FREE entry at conference.smarttransport.org.uk.
Delegates that sign-up now and miss any content will be able to watch recordings of any sessions they have missed and reach out to speakers and headline strategic partners through email, chat and one-to-one meetings.
Smart Transport said it would like to thank its Headline Strategic Partners for their support with this virtual event including ABB, AECOM, Centrica, DAF Trucks, Enterprise, FedEx, Geotab, LeasePlan, Liberty Global, Macquarie, PJA, Raleigh, Renault and Worldline.
Here's a reminder of what attendees can look forward to, kicking off at 9.15am tomorrow (October 20).
See the full speaker line-up:
Andy Burnham - Mayor, Greater Manchester Combined Authority
Anthony Smith - Chief Executive, Transport Focus
Beate Kubitz - Director of Policy and Communications, Future Mobility Research
Ben Lawson - VP Strategy Europe, Enterprise Holdings
Bob Moran - Deputy Director Head of Environmental Strategy, DfT
Bridget Rosewell CBE - Chair, M6 toll & DVSA
Carl Bayliss - VP Mobility & Home Energy, Centrica
Chris Morris - Co-Founder & Managing Partner, Sustainable Ventures
Chris Sibthorpe - Regional Director Manchester, PJA
Claire Haigh - CEO, Greener Journeys
Conor Chaplin - Innovation, Research & Insight Officer, TfGM
Daniel Ruiz - CEO, Zenzic
David Elvy - Head of Future Freight Strategy, DfT
David Savage - Regional Manager, Geotab
David Waterhouse - Head of Infrastructure, Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government
Dominic Smith - Senior Transport Strategy Officer, Cycling & Walking, TfGM
Dr Lucy Mahoney - Network Manager, Walking and Cycling, C40
Ed Clarke - Managing Director UK & Nordics Road Network, FedEx Express
Ed Pegram - Business Manager Cycle To Work, Raleigh
George Lunt - Technical Director, AECOM
Gordon Young - Head of Vehicle Finance, Macquarie Bank
Prof Greg Marsden - Professor of Transport Governance, University of Leeds
Ian Forbes - Head of CCAV, DfT
Jason Simpson - Founder & Board Director, Liberty Charge
Karla Jakeman – Innovation Lead – Connected Transport, Innovate UK
Kim Sawyer - CEO, Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority
Laurence Drake - Managing Director, DAF
Lindsay Humblet - Partner, Planit-IE LLP
Liz Hunter - Head of Transport Policy, West Yorkshire Combined Authority
Mark Dickens - Director, Groupe Renault
Martin Howell - Director, Transport Markets, UK & Ireland, Worldline
Martin Tugwell - Programme Director, England’s Economic Heartland
Matthew Walters - Head of Consultancy and Customer Data Services, LeasePlan
Dr Mike Short CBE - Chief Scientific Advisor, Department for International Trade
Prof Nick Reed - Founder, Reed Mobility
Nicola Kane - Head of Strategic Planning, Insight & Innovation, TfGM
Oliver Johnson - UK Head of Sales, ABB
Polly Billington - Director, UK100
Rachel Maclean - Parliamentary Under Secretary of State, DfT
Rafael Cuesta - Transport Consultant, RCC Ltd
Richard Dilks - Chief Executive, COMO UK
Sam Li - Senior Innovation Officer, TfGM
Sarah Kumeta - Senior Innovation Officer, TfGM
Shane Fitzpatrick - Director of Integrated Transport (Interim), Liverpool City Region Combined Authority
Simon Warburton - Transport Strategy Director, TfGM
Stephen Bellamy - Interim Head of Commercial, Tyne & Wear
Stephen Briers - Editor-in-Chief, Bauer Media
Tracy Vickers – Head of Sustainable Transport, Essex County Council