Westminster Energy, Environment & Transport Forum

Developing a transport strategy for the Midlands: devolution, infrastructure and local growth

Morning, Thursday, 14th December 2017

Central Birmingham

THIS EVENT IS CPD CERTIFIED



This conference will assess the future development of transport policy in the Midlands.


Key policymakers and stakeholders will discuss next steps for developing regional transport governance and infrastructure following the publication of the Midland’s Connect Transport Strategy, the East Midlands HS2 Growth Strategy and the 2026 Delivery Plan for Transport that will see £3.4 billion put towards transport network upgrades and improvements.


Sessions will examine the impact of key national infrastructure projects such as HS2, prospects for economic growth and regional development as part of the Midlands Engine plan, as well as cooperation between national and regional transport bodies.


The agenda also looks at developing integrated and intermodal city-wide transport networks, the integration and use of smart ticketing schemes and new technologies to establish seamless travel across the region, as well as opportunities presented for strategy development as a result of the directly-elected mayors.



Guests of Honour

Carolyn Dolan

Deputy Director, Regional Strategies: North and Midlands, Department for Transport

Maria Machancoses

Programme Director, Midlands Connect

Guests of Honour

Carolyn Dolan

Deputy Director, Regional Strategies: North and Midlands, Department for Transport

Maria Machancoses

Programme Director, Midlands Connect

Keynote Speakers

Nigel Eggleton

Managing Director, First Midlands, FirstGroup

Andy Cliffe

Managing Director, East Midlands Airport & Bournemouth Airport

Chair

Richard Burden MP

Member of Parliament for Birmingham, Northfield and former Shadow Transport Minister

Speakers

Councillor Roger Lawrence

Leader, City of Wolverhampton Council and Transport Lead, West Midlands Combined Authority

David Sidebottom

Transport User Director, Transport Focus

Huw Rhys Lewis

Managing Director, Urban Growth Company

Emily Walsh

Associate Director, Movement and Place, Systra