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North of England Transport Awards & Summit 2017 |30 November | Royal Armouries, Leeds

30th November 2017 @ 8:45 am - 4:45 pm

The Northern Powerhouse will usher in a new era for the North of England, with infrastructure investment a crucial element in boosting productivity and economic output.

Following the success of last year’s inaugural event in Manchester the North of England Transport Summit is moving ton Leeds.A new confidence is growing in the north of England, with transport set to play a leading role in revitalising the economy.

The 2nd Annual North of England Transport Awards and Summit are about bringing the industry together to celebrate its achievements in providing efficient, high quality transport services
across the region.

Transport Times Events | North of England Transport Summit | Agenda


08:45-09:30 Registration
09:30-09:35 Welcome and Chairman’s opening remarks
09:35-10:30 Session 1: Keynote Addresses

  • Cllr Judith Blake, Leader, Leeds City Council
    Followed by Q&A
  • TBC, Chief Executive, Transport for the North
    Followed by Q&A
10:30-11:00  Refreshment Break 
11:00-12:45 Session 2: Rail Investment Priorities

  • Mark Thurston, Chief Executive, High Speed 2
  • Lord Adonis, Chair, National Infrastructure Commission
  • Louise Ebbs, Strategy Director, TransPennine Express
  • Graham Botham, Strategy & Planning Director (North), Network Rail
  • Thales Speaker TBC
12:45-13:45 Lunch
13:45-15:00 Session 3: Making travel smarter in the North of England 

  • Alastair Richards, ISTP Director, Transport for the North
  • Cubic Speaker TBC
  • Robert Drewery, Commercial Director, Optare
15:00-15:30 Refreshment Break
Session 4: Making a difference in transport at city region level

  • Steve Rotheram, Mayor of Liverpool City Region
  • Andy Burnham, Mayor of Greater Manchester (invited)
  • Ed Cox, Director, IPPR North
16:45 Conference Close

For more information on the Summit agenda please click here or call 0207 828 3804



30th November 2017
8:45 am - 4:45 pm


Transport Times

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