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Mobility hubs under the spotlight at Smart Transport conference

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How local authorities can plan visible, safe, and accessible spaces where public, shared and active travel modes are co-located will be the topic of a session at this year’s Smart Transport conference.

Experts will explore scalability, adaptability and what factors determine their success at the conference which takes place on 21 and 22 November at The Eastside Rooms in Birmingham.

Session speakers are:

Richard Dilks, chief executive, CoMoUK

Renee van Barr, principal transport planner (rural mobility lead) Midlands Connect

Oz Choudri, head of mobility solutions, UK & Ireland, Enterprise Holdings

Under the theme, 'transforming the UK’s transport network together', the event's packed two-day agenda of plenary sessions and breakout streams focus on roads, active travel and public transport with themes including: unpacking the Government’s decarbonisation strategy, identifying what future UK transport systems will look like, how to get public buy-in when launching clean air initiatives, freight solutions (including modal shift and last-mile delivery) and key insights into the national evaluation of e-scooters.

It will also throw the spotlight on integrated ticketing and Mobility as a Service (MaaS) as well as exploring the future electric vehicle charging infrastructure and how it will be developed to support the envisaged roll out of EVs.

Sessions will also look at what the levelling-up agenda means for investment in transport infrastructure, how hydrogen applications could fast-track UK transport’s pursuit of net zero, how we meet the challenge of positioning roads in a net zero world, the future of parking and kerbside management and developing an effective transport network to service rural areas.

Various best practice active travel case studies from around the world are also planned throughout the two days. 

The conference will also launch an exclusive new networking event on the first night called 'Smart Transport After Hours'.

Previous conference speakers have included senior Government officials and public sector policymakers along with influential private sector transport leaders.

Other speakers confirmed for 2023 include:

  • Matthew Greener, zero emission institute director, Arriva Group   
  • Tony Duckenfield, managing director, Beyond Logic Consulting   
  • Tim Bellamy, interim head of transport, Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority   
  • Graham Vidler, CEO, CPT   
  • Laurence Drake, managing director, DAF Trucks UK  
  • Kirsty Austin, deputy director, Future of Transport, Systems and Environment, DfT  
  • Naomi Green, managing director, England’s Economic Heartland  
  • Lauren Pamma, transport programme director, Green Finance Institute   
  • Simon Phillips, head of transport strategy and programmes, Lambeth Council   
  • Nick Reed, founder, Reed Mobility 
  • Benjamin Bell, senior director of public policy & communications, TIER Mobility  
  • Prof. Glenn Lyons, Mott MacDonald professor of future mobility, University of the West of England    
  • Dr Daniela Paddeu, senior researcher, Centre for Transport & Society, University of the West of England   
  • Oliver Coltman, programme manager - future transport zone, West of England Combined Authority  
  • Connor Donnithorne, Cornwall Council cabinet member for transport 
  • Tracy Millmore, senior SEV infrastructure development officer, transport north east, North East Combined Authority
  • Martin Howell, Worldline 
  • Xavier Brice, CEO Sustrans 
  • Dr Bob Moran, head of decarbonisation strategy, DfT 
  • Richard Moody, programme director (freight reform), Great British Railways Transition Team 
  • Matt Finch, UK policy director, Transport and Environment 
  • Tim Anderson, group head of transport, Energy Saving Trust 
  • George Hazel, director, ERail Ltd 
  • Trevor Brennan, transport implementation lead, England’s Economic Heartland 
  • Chris Todd, founder and director, Transport Action Network 
  • Silviya Barratt, director of policy and research, Campaign for Better Transport 
  • Jack Holland, head of northern Europe – business development, Padam Mobility 
  • Jason Torrance, interim chief executive, UK100 
  • Sarah Sharples, chief scientific officer, DfT
  • Maggie Simpson, Rail Freight Group 
  • Jon Regnart, senior policy advisor, Hydrogen UK 
  • Chris Lane, head of transport innovation, Transport for West Midlands 
  • Charlie Hicks, councillor for Cowley division, Oxfordshire County Council 
  • Stephen Joseph, chir of Smart Transport
  • Rebecca Kent, strategic development manager, transport government relationships, Ordnance Survey 
  • Isobel Howie, health improvement principal (public health), Sheffield City Council 
  • Olivier Rousseau, CEO Pedal Me 

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Smart Transport National Conference 2023

The UK’s largest two-day conference for senior private and public sector transport leaders and policymakers to work together to transform the UK’s transport network and achieve net zero will take place on 21 & 22 November 2023, The Eastside Rooms, Birmingham.

The high-level conference will bring together senior transport leaders who help shape transport policy and deliver its infrastructure.

It aims to promote best in class initiatives from the private and public sector and bring people together through networking, knowledge transfer and discussion and is seen as UK's largest, trusted and most credible transport conference to facilitate public and private sector collaboration.

The agenda will deliver a speaker faculty of 80+ expert speakers, including senior transport politicians, from the UK and beyond. And we expect an audience of 300+ delegates to attend. 

Speakers come from authorities and organisations such as: The Department for Transport, England’s Economic Heartland, Birmingham City Council, Transport for West Midlands, Midlands Connect, TIER Mobility, CoMoUK, Lambeth Council, Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority, Enterprise Holdings, FedEx, Worldline and Cornwall Council.

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