London Highlights

"The Smart Transport Conference London, with it’s focus on understanding the pressures on national and local governments, backed up by collaboration and partnership between private and public sector organisations showcased the debate on what innovation and technology can do to make transport better for all."

Stephen Joseph, Smart Transport Chair

Key Speakers

Jesse Norman MP

Jesse Norman

Minister of State

Department of Transport

Heidi Alexander | Smart Transport Conference

Heidi Alexander

Deputy Mayor

London for Transport

Darren Shirley


Campaign for Better Transport

Key Takeaways from The Conference

The biggest transport challenge is to have a policy that caters for everyone; that gives all people the same ability to get about.

Business models have to be reimagines to "create new transport solutions and a better world" according to Jesse Norman, future of mobility minister.

TfGM is planning to expand the city's car clubs as shared mobility is a "key part of the toolbox" for first and last mile delivery, according to Rafael Cuesta, Head of Innovation. Equally, autonomous vehicles have an imporant part to play in first/last mile.

London Mayor Sadiq Khan's transport strategy centres on healthy streets and healthy people, good public transport experience, and accommodating new homes and jobs.

By 2041, he aims to increase the proportion of trips carried out by walking, cycling and public transport from 63% today to 86%, which would remove an estimated three million car trips every day. Over that time, the number of daily trips is expected to rise from 26 million.

Heidi Alexander, Deputy Mayor of London for Transport - "Technology has a huge role to play," "We have to enable people to have the information at their fingertips to be able to plan their journeys and know their options."

Alexander had clear advice for other local authorities following in TfL's footsteps: "Be bold in your ambition to tackle air quality. It's a national problem and it needs to be tackled with the same degree of vigour. But you have to build support with the local population to do that."

Attendee Breakdown


"I thought is was an excellent conference, well done. It was really though-provoking and brought together an interesting group of people."

Siobhan Campbell, Head of Central Research Team, Deputy Chief Scientific Adviser, DfT - delegate

"The speakers were very enlightening and I took a lot  away to think about. The venue was very special and I congratulate you on the success of the event."

Georgina Smith, Fleet Manager, Healthcare at Home Ltd – delegate

"I found the event very informative and well  positioned. Although you mentioned this is a  new event, it did not feel like so at all."

Michael Szczepanski, Senior Business Development Manager, Met Office – delegate