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Andy Burnham to set out transport agenda at Virtual Smart Transport Conference

Andy Burnham

Mayor for Greater Manchester Andy Burnham will set out the transport priorities for the region at this year’s Virtual Smart Transport Conference.

Smart Transport’s free autumn conference is being held in association with Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM) and will be held virtually across October 20, 21 and 22 to help showcase solutions to government policy in the fast moving UK transport sector.

There will be eight sessions across the three days with over 45 speakers already confirmed.

TfGM will have a big presence at the show, with sessions across the three days.

Burnham will give an overview on some of the most successful transport innovations currently underway across the Manchester area and will also set out where future investment is being directed.

Experts from TfGM will give presentations across the three days with Sarah Kumeta, senior innovation officer, Dominic Smith, senior transport strategy officer cycling and walking ‘Streets for All’, Chris Boardman, walking and cycling commissioner, Conor Chaplin, innovation officer and Nicola Kane, head of strategic planning, insight and innovation all taking part in the show.

Kumeta will explain how the use of eHUBS will result in cleaner and more liveable cities as they offer a variety of sustainable shared electric transport.

The eHUBS are on-street locations that bring together e-bikes, e-cargo bikes, e-scooters and electric vehicles (EV), offering users a wide range of options to experiment and use in various situations.

Smith will go into detail all about how TfGM is delivering some of the most significant and innovative active travel schemes in the UK.

Boardman will give further detail about Greater Manchester’s plans to transform active travel across the city region with its Made to Move 15-step plan.

Chaplin’s session will be all about how TfGM is engaging with citizens about how to move forward with connected and autonomous vehicle solutions in the region.

Kane will also give an overview on how Greater Manchester is preparing for a period of rapid change in the transport and mobility industry.

To gain access to all of these presentations and more you can register for FREE entry

Delegates that sign-up 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 via email, chat and one-to-one meetings.

Smart Transport would like to thank its Headline Strategic Partners for their support with this virtual event including ABB, AECOM, Centrica, DAF Trucks, Enterprise, FedEx, Geotab, Liberty Global, Macquarie, PJA, Raleigh, Renault and Worldline.

Key topics to be discussed across the three day event include:

  • Impact of Covid-19 and decarbonisation of the freight industry
  • Strategic placemaking - integrating place and mobility, ‘levelling up’ towns
  • Connected and Autonomous Vehicles in the real world: The projects and trials that prove the use case
  • Decarbonising mobility - What have we learnt from Covid-19?
  • Liveable streets, cities and towns after the lockdown
  • Bringing together public and private sector to enable innovation
  • Tackling transportation challenges with big data
  • Public transport and shared mobility

Watch now: Connecting Policy To Solutions Virtual Conference 2021

Smart Transport Conference returned on June 8th & 9th, to facilitate pivotal discussions on the future of transport. 

The UK’s most senior public and private sector transport leaders discussed the impact of Covid-19, achieving the Government’s decarbonisation ambitions, the need for more efficient living and better health, and much more.

Kwasi Kwarteng, secretary of state at the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS), who spoke on BEIS's approach to decarbonising transport, particularly the electrification of the vehicle industry. Watch his presentation below:


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