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The first day of the Virtual Smart Transport Conference starts soon, with 30-plus speakers across the two days, discussing decarbonisation, Covid-19 and more.

Kwasi Kwarteng, secretary of state at the Department for Business Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS), is the first keynote speaker.

He will discuss the 2030 ban on diesel and petrol cars and vans, and will then answer a series of questions put to him by Smart Transport chair Stephen Joseph.

More than 1,000 people have signed up to the online event, 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 here.

Other speakers in this morning’s plenary session are:

All three speakers will be taking part in a live panel discussion, chaired by Joseph, at 10am-10.30am, giving delegates the chance to send questions their way.

From 11am to 1.15pm, four breakout sessions on key topics take place:

More than 30 speakers will take part in the conference over the two half days, with plenary sessions on day two (June 9) from:

A further four conference breakout sessions on day two will address:

The full conference programme is available here.

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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.

Keynote speakers included: 

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

Keith Williams, co-author of the Williams-Shapps Plan for Rail, who spoke on rail’s role in integrated transport, decarbonisation and innovation.

Rachel Maclean, parliamentary under-secretary of state at the Department for Transport, who discussed the future of transport and its pivotal role in a ‘green recovery’ from the pandemic.


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