More than 20 experts in transport have been confirmed as speakers and chairs for the next Smart Transport Conference on November 30 in London.
The one-day conference, which takes place at etc.venues County Hall, will bring together senior public policy makers and influential private sector leaders from across the UK’s transport sector in one of the first in-person events post-COP26.
High profile plenary speakers include:
- Lord Deben, chairman, Climate Change Committee on whether the UK is taking action quickly enough to meet its climate commitments.
- Polly Billington, director, UK100 on what COP26 will do for transport in UK cities.
- Nik Johnson, mayor, Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority on how the combined authority’s new transport plan will prioritise ‘left behind’ communities, tackle inequalities and accelerate carbon reduction.
- Louise Mothersole, Horizon Europe UK national contact point for mobility and global innovation lead for transport, Innovate UK on what transport might look like in 2050.
There will also be eight breakout session on key industry topics with representatives from the Department for Transport, combined authorities and senior leaders from the private sector discussing challenges and solutions.
The topics are:
- Decarbonising freight and logistics: solutions for today and tomorrow
- Funding requirements for a viable local transport plan
- E-scooters: a micromobility solution?
- Building a fit for purpose charging infrastructure
- Travel planning for changing commuting, business and leisure habits
- Technology and innovation
- Winning public hearts and minds for low carbon urban travel choices
- The evolution of vehicles and roads as a zero-emission solution
Smart Transport would like to thank its headline strategic partners for their support with this event including ABB, CNG Fuels, Daf Trucks, Enterprise, FedEx Express, Geotab, Ginger, LeasePlan, Liberty Global, Macquarie, Padam Mobility, Renault and Worldline.