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 virtualsmarttransportconference.com.
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