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Day two of Virtual Smart Transport Conference gets underway

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Transport minister Rachel Maclean is the keynote speaker for day two of a free virtual conference, held by Fleet News’ sister brand Smart Transport.

Maclean will discuss the future of transport and the industry’s pivotal role in a ‘green recovery’ from the Covid-19 pandemic.

More than 1,000 people have signed up to the Virtual Smart Transport Conference, which brings together senior public sector policymakers at national and local level, and influential private sector leaders from across the UK’s transport sector.

If you haven’t signed up for the conference yet, there’s still time to register for free entry.

By signing up to the event you will get access to all of the presentations from the first day of the conference (June 8), which included presentations from Kwasi Kwarteng, secretary of state at the Department for Business Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS), and Huw Merriman, chair of the Transport Select Committee.

This morning’s plenary session also includes a live panel debate featuring: Kerry McCarthy, Labour’s shadow minister for green and future transport; Richard Bruce, director of energy, technology and innovation at the Department for Transport; Lucy Mahoney, senior manager, walking and cycling at C40; and Norman Baker, advisor to the CEO at Campaign for Better Transport.

There is a chance to hear about Transport for London’s e-scooter trial, which launched this week, during the data and new mobility trends breakout session.

Neil Peachey, TfL's senior business architect, will be discussing how the organisation is using data to help inform the trial.

He will join a live Q&A panel with the other speakers from the session: David Savage, associate vice president UK and Ireland at Geotab and Martin Tugwell, programme director, England's Economic Heartland.

There are three other breakout sessions on key topics:

The full conference programme.

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