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Integrated Transport Investment and Development Conference

Thursday, 8th July 2021 0900hrs – 1445hrs

In the coming years the UK government have pledged close to £100bn into integrated transport schemes including £36bn on delivering 4000 miles of new road, £35bn into rail on top of the HS2 and Northern Powerhouse Rail projects and £2bn on green transport solutions such as cycle paths and improving active health.

This unique event brings together the masterminds behind a range of upcoming major development projects to share exclusive intel, thought leadership and details of collaboration opportunities.

Topics to be discussed include:

  • Stagecoach’s cross sector collaboration for the future
  • £3bn Arden Cross Scheme
  • £80M Plymouth Railway Station transformation
  • £24 million National Innovation Centre
  • £5bn 10-year delivery plan
  • £600m investment in modernising routes
  • £100m Metro Flow project
  • £15.8m Halifax Bus Station redevelopment
  • Highways England’s five year investment plan
  • Urban Growth Company’s integrated transport hub
  • £19.2M M5 Junction 25 Improvement Scheme
  • Very Light Rail transport solutions
  • Midland Metro Birmingham City Centre extension
  • £362m Metro Fleet project
  • £1bn West Yorkshire Plus Transport Fund
  • £39.5m Leeds Railway Station revamp

Speakers for this conference include:

Agenda and Programme:

09:00-09:20 Doors Open & Networking

Enjoy some networking time with those also attending the conference and visit the exhibitors. You’ll have the ability to video chat in our networking lounge with attendees, or visit the exhibition booths.

09:20-10:30 Session One: How Can the UK Develop an Economically Inclusive Integrated Transport Strategy?

Policy influencers and infrastructure experts come together to outline important integrate transport related economic growth initiatives and talk about the transport sector’s role in building back better.

Session Sponsor: (Available – click for details)

Highways England; Nick Harris, Acting Chief Executive

Stagecoach UK; Nick Small, Head of Strategic Development and the Built Environment

Northern Trains; Tricia Williams, Chief Operating Officer

10:30-11:00 Networking & Exhibition

Enjoy some networking time with those also attending the conference and visit the exhibitors. You’ll have the ability to video chat in our networking lounge with attendees, or visit the exhibition booths.

11:00-12:00 Session Two: Transport Lead Economic Growth and Placemaking Plans

With the advent of the 15 minute city and all trends pointing towards hyperlocal lifestyles in a post-Covid world, leadership from subnational transport bodies, policy influencers and developers share their ideas for using new and traditional forms of transport to unlock economic growth and create opportunities across the UK

Session Sponsor: (Available – click for details)

Devon County Council; Councillor Andrea Davis, Cabinet Member for Climate Change, Environment and Transport

Transport for South East; Sarah Valentine, Transport Strategy Manager

Nexus; Helen Mathews, Head of Corporate Planning

West Yorkshire Combined Authority; James Nutter, Head of Rail

12:00-12:15 Networking & Exhibition

Enjoy some networking time with those also attending the conference and visit the exhibitors. You’ll have the ability to video chat in our networking lounge with attendees, or visit the exhibition booths.

12:15-12:45 Session Three: How Can Very Light Rail innovate the UK Rail Sector?

In this session we are joined by Richard Jones, Business and Partnerships Manager of the Black Country Innovative Manufacturing Organisation.

 The BCIMO are a holding company that will oversee the build, launch and operation of a new £24 million national innovation centre that aims to accelerate the UK supply chain and market development for Very Light Rail (VLR) and last mile home public transport solutions. The organisation is looking to positively transform the UK rail industry with cutting-edge, affordable VLR transport solutions.

Black Country Innovative Manufacturing Organisation; Richard Jones, Business and Partnerships Manager

12:45-13:00 Networking & Exhibition

Enjoy some networking time with those also attending the conference and visit the exhibitors. You’ll have the ability to video chat in our networking lounge with attendees, or visit the exhibition booths.

13:00-14:15 Session Four: Connecting Communities and Businesses Across the Midlands Engine; Sponsored by Costain

Key figures responsible for driving inclusive economic growth across the Midlands share intelligence on the major transport projects which are set to progress across the region in the coming years via a series of high level presentations and interactive Q&A.

Chair: Built Environment Networking; Phil Laycock, Director

Costain; Andrea Green, Business Development Director for Transportation

Arden Cross; Ben Gray, Project Director

Urban Growth Company; Sue Barrett, Chief Operating Officer

Transport for West Midlands; Sandeep Shingadia, Director of Development & Delivery

Midlands Connect; Sarah Spink, Strategic Partnership Lead

14:15-14:45 Networking, Exhibition & Close

We’re set to have an exceptional line-up of speakers who’ll be sharing intel into their future development projects, plans and vision for across the infrastructure sector. Here’s an overview of the confirmed speakers:

Highways England – Nick Harris, Acting Chief Executive

In one of his first public engagements since taking over at the helm of Highways England, Nick joins us to set out their five-year investment and economic growth strategy while talking about cross-sector collaboration with other transport related organisations and developers.

Northern Trains – Tricia Williams, Chief Operating Officer

Northern plays a crucial role in connecting thousands of people by rail. Whether it’s travelling to work, leisure, education, or anything in between, the railway services are vital to keeping the Northern economy ticking. After recently becoming a state-owned enterprise, the priorities at Northern have shifted from profits, to delivering a quality service for its customers. Over recent years over 260 trains have been refurbished, meaning wherever customers travel along the Northern network they will do so on a new train or one that looks as good as new. Over recent months, working in partnership with Network Rail and the TransPennine Express, Northern has completed £60 million worth of platform extension work, extending more than 120 platforms across the Northern network.

Stagecoach UK – Nick Small, Head of Strategic Development and the Built Environment

Stagecoach Group is one of the largest bus operators in the UK, that plays a fundamental role in providing access to work, education, health, shopping and leisure for people in both rural and urban areas. In January, the transport operator announced a £4m national roll-out of new bridge alert to prevent bridge strikes and provide safer travel for passengers. As well as providing a leading UK transport service, Stagecoach Group are also leading in sustainable growth. Stagecoach is one of only two public transport groups to have received a LSE Green Economy Mark, which is reserved for companies that generate over 50% of their products and services that contribute to the global green economy.

Urban Growth Company – Sue Barrett, Chief Operating Officer

As the masterplanners behind readying Solihull for the arrival of HS2 and it’s integration into the wider Midlands transport network, Sue joins us to highlight all the latest news and plans as Urban Growth Company look to bring forward new development and supply chain opportunities.

 

Arden Cross – Ben Gray, Project Director

As one of the country’s most connected locations and home to the HS2 Interchange Station, Arden Cross has launched an ambitious blueprint for a new sustainable business, leisure and residential destination and a leading economic hub. It has been reported that the development has the potential to boost West Midlands economy by over £1bn a year, while supporting 27,000 jobs and creating 3,000 new homes with six million sq ft of employment space. Ben will discuss the project and how it will innovate not just the region, but the nation as a whole.

Devon County Council – Councillor Andrea Davis, Cabinet Member for Climate Change, Environment and Transport

More information to follow.

Transport for West Midlands – Sandeep Shingadia, Director of Development & Delivery

Transport for West Midlands is part of the West Midlands Combined Authority that is responsible for creating a happier, healthier, and better-connected region. The organisation has committed £5bn up to 2026 to almost 200 schemes, set out in their 10-year delivery plan that aims to meet the needs of a growing population whilst enabling inclusive economic growth for the region. Key projects include the £227m Midland Metro Birmingham City Centre Extension and a further £600m investment in modernising routes between Birmingham New Street to Bromsgrove, Wolverhampton, Coventry and Tamworth. Transport for West Midlands are also leading in clean transport, securing £50m from the DfT to transform Coventry into the UK’s first All Electric Bus City.

Midlands Connect – Sarah Spink, Strategic Partnerships LeadStrategic Partnership Lead

With a £3.5bn Midlands Engine Rail plan in the offing, three major road development and improvement projects taking shape and the increasing adaptation of innovation and technology to improve passenger experience, the next 18 months promise to be a busy one for the Midlands Connect team. With some much work going on behind the scenes during the Covid-19 pandemic, our conference provides Midlands Connect with the perfect opportunity to re-engage with the market and bring it up to speed as to what will be next.

Black Country Innovative Manufacturing Organisation – Richard Jones, Business and Partnerships Manager

The BCIMO are a holding company that will oversee the build, launch and operation of a new £24 million national innovation centre that aims to accelerate the UK supply chain and market development for Very Light Rail (VLR) and last mile home public transport solutions. The organisation is looking to positively transform the UK rail industry with cutting-edge, affordable VLR transport solutions.

Transport for South East – Sarah Valentine, Transport Strategy Manager

With a plethora of major investments and area studies taking place across the region, Transport for the South East are integral to driving £200bn of economic growth for UK PLC. As part of this session Sarah will outline the headline projects and talk about the wider role transport is playing in pioneering local placemaking ambitions.

West Yorkshire Combined Authority – James Nutter, Head of Rail

The West Yorkshire Combined Authority oversee a multitude of projects ranging from major infrastructure works to environmental resilience. The CA is responsible for the £1 billion West Yorkshire Plus Transport Fund that will help deliver a variety of major projects, including the £15.8 million Halifax Bus Station redevelopment and the £39.5 million Leeds Railway Station revamp.

Nexus – Helen Mathews, Head of Corporate Planning

Nexus administers funds on behalf of the Tyne and Wear Integrated Transport Authority, with the aim of creating better transport networks for the North East. The transport body have multiple major projects underway, including a new £362m train fleet that will be welcomed by the new £70m depot at Gosforth. The Metro Flow project is another vital scheme that will see a £100m investment to boost the frequency and reliability of the Metro.

Costain – Andrea Green, Business Development Director for Transportation

Andrea has more than 20 years of experience in the transportation sector, working for both regional and national transport organisations. Following an early career as an engineer and delivery project manager, she has a deep understanding of the challenges facing the industry and transport customers. She now focusses on end-to-end journeys, ensuring excellence in customer experience and has a passion for delivering improvements to safety, air quality, journey-time and economic outcomes.

Associate your brand with the Integrated Transport Investment and Development Conference and position your brand at the forefront of one of the UK’s biggest discussions and debates around infrastructure development.

Package Exhibition Stand Chair/ Speaking Opportunity Tickets VIP Backstage Access Cost (+VAT)
Conference Partner Yes Yes 15 Yes £2,500 View Details
Session Partner Yes Yes 10 Yes £1,500 View Details
Session Four Partner: Connecting Communities and Businesses Across the Midlands Engine Yes Yes 10 Yes £1,500 Sold Out
Best Practice Presentation Package Yes Yes 10 Yes £1,000 View Details
Exhibitor Packages Yes 5 Yes £500 View Details

We have various partnership packages available, including packages with speaking opportunities, exhibition space and those that will drive brand awareness, allowing you to address your whole target audience for maximum brand awareness and impact. Our partnership packages will put you at the forefront of the industry discussion allowing you to be there, be active and be an expert within the construction and property sector and the whole built environment industry.

Conference Partner

£2,500+VAT

Become the headline partner of this conference and get mass awareness and brand visibility. This package is the ultimate – with a prime location during the event, a speaking opportunity, logo positioning on the top of the logo and your name in the event title – “Integrated Transport Investment and Development Conference; Sponsored by YOUR COMPANY NAME”

  • The conference will be called the xxx Conference in association with your company name
  • Ability to help shape the conference agenda and content to bring your strategic thinking to the event
  • Option to recommend speakers
  • Inclusion with pre-conference speaker communications
  • Access to the speakers and panellists; an excellent opportunity to establish rapport and build commercially rewarding relationships
  • Prime branding for the whole conference
  • Option to do a keynote speech
  • One speaking position on one panel during the conference
  • Online exhibition space allowing you to video chat with delegates and share downloadable content such as literature
  • 15 online delegate passes for your team or guests
  • Digital media branding: your logo will appear prominently on the website, marketing emails, social media etc
  • Master of Ceremonies “thank you” in the opening and closing speeches
  • Social media – pre, during and post-conference activity
  • Inclusion with all PR and outreach to regional, national and industry press
  • Access to video of the conference after the event

Session Partner

£1,500+VAT

The role of the session partner provides an opportunity for you to participate in one of the sessions to build brand awareness, loyalty and trust amongst hundreds of civic and business leaders from across the industry. You’ll be seen to be a thought leader within your area of expertise and showcase your company in front of key decision-makers from across the industry. Benefits include:

  • Ability to help shape the session agenda and content to bring your strategic thinking to the event
  • Option to recommend speakers for the session
  • Inclusion with pre-conference speaker communications
  • Access to the speakers and panellists; an excellent opportunity to establish rapport and build commercially rewarding relationships
  • Branding for the whole conference and your session
  • One speaking position on your panel
  • Option to do a five minute introduction to your panel or thought leaders presentation
  • Online exhibition space allowing you to video chat with delegates and share downloadable content such as literature
  • 10 online delegate passes for your team or guests
  • Digital media branding: your logo will appear prominently on the website, marketing emails, social media etc
  • Master of Ceremonies “thank you” in the opening and closing speeches
  • Social media – pre, during and post-conference activity
  • Inclusion with all PR and outreach to regional, national and industry press
  • Access to video of the conference after the event

Session Four Partner: Connecting Communities and Businesses Across the Midlands Engine

Best Practice Presentation Package

£1,000+VAT

During the breaks delegates are able to speed network and visit the exhibitors – but with this package you can also give them the option of coming to see your company deliver a 15-minute thought leadership presentation, enabling you to play a key role in the conference. Build brand awareness, loyalty, trust and new business leads amongst numerous civic and business leaders from across the industry. Benefits include:

  • Ability to deliver a 15-minute presentation during one of the break periods
  • Access to the VIP Room – a green room for speakers, VIP guests and sponsors
  • Branding across the rest of the conference
  • Online exhibition space allowing you to video chat with delegates and share content
  • 10 online delegate passes for your team and/or guests
  • Digital media branding: your logo will appear prominently on the website, marketing emails, social media, etc
  • Master of Ceremonies ‘thank you’ in the opening and closing speeches
  • Social media – pre, during and post-conference activity
  • Inclusion in any PR and outreach to regional, national and industry press
  • Access to video of the conference after the event

Exhibitor Package

£500+VAT

If you’re looking for access to the event and a space to meet online delegates and chat with them – then our exhibitor package is perfect. Some people can be reluctant to approach exhibition stands – but online it’s different and you’ll be inundated with enquiries and questions about your brand. Benefits include:

  • Online exhibition space allowing you to video chat with delegates and share downloadable content such as literature
  • 5 online delegate passes for your team or guests
  • Digital media branding: your logo will appear prominently on the website, marketing emails, social media etc
  • Master of Ceremonies “thank you” in the opening and closing speeches
  • Social media – pre, during and post-conference activity
  • Inclusion with all PR and outreach to regional, national and industry press
  • Access to video of the conference after the event

If you’re interested in any of the packages above or if you’re interested in finding out additional information then contact us on:

0113 390 4700

keith.griffiths@built-environment-networking.com

Our online conferences will merge our face-to-face conferences with a virtual platform – providing networking opportunities, exceptional panel discussions and debates, speaker presentations and an exhibition hall.

Here’s a little video highlighting what to expect

And here’s a bit more information of key areas of our online events…

You’ll receive unique log-in details and URL a week or so before the event to gain access.

Main Stage

On here you’ll be able to navigate what is in our ‘Programme’ where our speakers, panels and discussions will take place. You’ll be able to get involved in the discussion, ask questions and more.

Networking Lounges

You can connect with the attendees in our networking lounges – video chatting with others at the event.

Exhibition Area

View our partners and sponsors, have a chat with them and learn more about their business.

Tickets

Tickets are not currently available for this event.

Details

Date:
Thursday, 8th July 2021

Time:
0900hrs – 1445hrs

Venue

Online – All in the Loop


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