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Virtual Smart Transport Conference videos available to view now

Andy Burnham

After three packed days of content the first Virtual Smart Transport Conference has come to a close, but delegates can now gain free access to rewatch all the presentations during the show.


How to watch the presentations

Videos can be accessed by heading to the Agenda & Live Stream section of the Virtual Smart Transport Conference event website and choosing sessions to watch from across the three days.

The event featured thought leadership presentations from over 45 key stakeholders from the public and private sector, with opening statements from transport minister Rachel Maclean and Mayor for Greater Manchester Combined Authority Andy Burnham (pictured).

Maclean told delegates that UK transport is on the cusp of ‘radical change' in order to address climate change and Burnham said Covid-19 would not hold back Greater Manchester’s transport ambitions.

The conference was held in partnership with Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM) and was originally scheduled to take place at etc. venues Manchester Piccadilly, but subsequently went virtual due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

However, Smart Transport pivoted quickly to use its stunning events platform that was able to stream video content from all the speakers and host live Q&As with multiple experts following presentations.

There was also lively debate coming in from all the digital delegates as they were able to discuss presentations and then submit their questions for each panel to tackle.

Delegates were also able to network and collaborate with other senior smart transport experts on the practical steps needed for private sector solutions to turn the Government’s vision into reality.

In between each of the eight sessions, delegates could interact with virtual stands through ‘Smart Transport Fireside Chats’ with all the event partners, to get their opinions on how they can help facilitate the future of mobility.

The full agenda covered many topics including public and private sector collaboration, decarbonisation of the freight industry, active travel, autonomous vehicles, shared mobility, 'levelling up' towns and the lasting impact of Covid-19 on the industry.

For all of those that registered for Virtual Smart Transport Conference, you can now access all of the video presentations and live Q&A sessions for the next 60 days after logging in at

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, LeasePlan, Liberty Global, Macquarie, PJA, Raleigh, Renault and Worldline.

The full line-up of Virtual Smart Transport Conference speakers included:

Andy Burnham - Mayor, Greater Manchester Combined Authority

Anthony Smith - Chief Executive, Transport Focus

Beate Kubitz - Director of Policy and Communications, Future Mobility Research

Ben Lawson - VP Strategy Europe, Enterprise Holdings

Bob Moran - Deputy Director Head of Environmental Strategy, DfT

Bridget Rosewell CBE - Chair, M6 toll & DVSA

Carl Bayliss - VP Mobility & Home Energy, Centrica

Chris Morris - Co-Founder & Managing Partner, Sustainable Ventures

Chris Sibthorpe - Regional Director Manchester, PJA

Claire Haigh - CEO, Greener Journeys

Conor Chaplin - Innovation, Research & Insight Officer, TfGM

Daniel Ruiz - CEO, Zenzic

David Elvy - Head of Future Freight Strategy, DfT

David Savage - Regional Manager, Geotab

David Waterhouse - Head of Infrastructure, Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government

Dominic Smith - Senior Transport Strategy Officer, Cycling & Walking, TfGM

Dr Lucy Mahoney - Network Manager, Walking and Cycling, C40

Ed Clarke - Managing Director UK & Nordics Road Network, FedEx Express

Ed Pegram - Business Manager Cycle To Work, Raleigh

George Lunt - Technical Director, AECOM

Gordon Young - Head of Vehicle Finance, Macquarie Bank

Prof Greg Marsden - Professor of Transport Governance, University of Leeds

Ian Forbes - Head of CCAV, DfT

Jason Simpson - Founder & Board Director, Liberty Charge

Karla Jakeman – Innovation Lead – Connected Transport, Innovate UK

Kim Sawyer - CEO, Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority

Laurence Drake - Managing Director, DAF

Lindsay Humblet - Partner, Planit-IE LLP

Liz Hunter - Head of Transport Policy, West Yorkshire Combined Authority

Mark Dickens - Director, Groupe Renault

Martin Howell - Director, Transport Markets, UK & Ireland, Worldline

Martin Tugwell - Programme Director, England’s Economic Heartland

Matthew Walters - Head of Consultancy and Customer Data Services, LeasePlan

Dr Mike Short CBE - Chief Scientific Advisor, Department for International Trade

Prof Nick Reed - Founder, Reed Mobility

Nicola Kane - Head of Strategic Planning, Insight & Innovation, TfGM

Oliver Johnson - UK Head of Sales, ABB

Polly Billington - Director, UK100

Rachel Maclean - Parliamentary Under Secretary of State, DfT

Rafael Cuesta - Transport Consultant, RCC Ltd

Richard Dilks - Chief Executive, COMO UK

Sam Li - Senior Innovation Officer, TfGM

Sarah Kumeta - Senior Innovation Officer, TfGM

Shane Fitzpatrick - Director of Integrated Transport (Interim), Liverpool City Region Combined Authority

Simon Warburton - Transport Strategy Director, TfGM

Stephen Bellamy - Interim Head of Commercial, Tyne & Wear

Stephen Briers - Editor-in-Chief, Bauer Media

Tracy Vickers – Head of Sustainable Transport, Essex County Council

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