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Virtual Smart Transport Conference to address future of transport post-Covid-19

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The long-term impact of Covid-19 on the transport sector will be a key theme at the Virtual Smart Transport Conference, which takes place on June 8 and 9.

The conference, which will be held virtually over two half days, will bring together senior public policy makers and influential private sector leaders from across the UK’s transport sector to address the challenges and opportunities they face in the wake of the pandemic.

Travel trends post-Covid, preventing a car-based recovery and building on the uptake of walking and cycling will all be explored at the conference.

Smart Transport editor-in-chief Stephen Briers said: "While the pandemic has been hugely disruptive for the transport sector it has brought the opportunity for positive change too.

“The Virtual Smart Transport Conference is the ideal forum to understand how the public and private sector can work together to realise that opportunity.”

Like last autumn’s successful Virtual Smart Transport Conference, June’s conference is free to attend and the digital event platform will put delegates right in the room, replicating the familiar surroundings of the conventional conference with headline speakers, breakout sessions and live Q&As.

The event will play host to 30 speakers with eight breakout sessions on a range of topics: addressing urban air quality; place-based solutions to decarbonise transport; switching to electric; achieving modal shift; decarbonising freight; transport outside cities; data and new mobility trends; and universal and inclusive transport.

Register now for FREE entry: conference.smarttransport.org.uk

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

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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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