Northern Transport Summit 2018: Rail, Road, Air + Ports

Place North West Date: - 16:30
Organiser: Place North West
Location: The Hilton Manchester Deansgate

Secretary of State for Transport, Chris Grayling, is among the speakers confirmed for the Place North West annual conference exploring transport and infrastructure projects, opportunities and challenges in the North.

Tickets are now on sale for the Northern Transport Summit, which is to be held at the Hilton Manchester Deansgate on Monday 25 June. The full-day event is held in partnership with Transport for the North and is sponsored by Broadway Malyan, WSP and Tatton Group.

Grayling will be joined by key public and private sector figures and decision-makers, including Metro Mayer of the Liverpool City Region, Steve Rotheram; director of The Northern Powerhouse Partnership, Henri Murison; and director of strategic projects at Peel Holdings Land & Property, Anthony Hatton, alongside senior figures from Transport for the North.

The full line-up of speakers will be announced in due course. Some of the names confirmed so far include:

    • Chris Grayling MP, Secretary of State for Transport
    • Andy Burnham, Mayor of Greater Manchester
    • Steve Rotheram, Metro Mayor of the Liverpool City Region
    • Barry White, chief executive, Transport for the North
    • Tim Wood, Northern Powerhouse Rail director, Transport for the North
    • Alastair Richards, programme director, integrated and smart travel, Transport for the North
    • Jon Lamonte, chief executive, Transport for Greater Manchester
    • Elliot Shaw, executive director, strategy and planning, Highways England
    • Melanie Leech CBE, chief executive, British Property Federation
    • Paul Bell, partner, Ryder Architecture
    • Warren Marshall, planning director, Peel Ports Group
    • Katherine Fairclough, chief executive, Cumbria County Council
    • James Heather, development director, U+I
    • Mike Garratt, chairman, MDS Transmodal and CILT Freight and Logistics Policy Group member
    • Rosslyn Colderley, director, North of England, Sustrans
    • Danny Crump, director of urbanism, Broadway Malyan
    • Nick Gerrard, growth and prosperity programme director, Blackpool Council
    • Bridget Rosewell OBE, commissioner, National Infrastructure Commission
    • Anthony Hatton, director of strategic projects, Peel Land & Property and board member, Atlantic Gateway
    • Asiya Jelani, business development director, demand responsive transport, Arriva Bus UK
    • Cllr Susan Hinchcliffe, leader, Bradford Council and chair, West Yorkshire Combined Authority
    • Henry Brooks, managing director, Tatton Group
    • Hayley Kirkham, head of HS2 growth, Cheshire East Council
    • Adrian Kemp, director, WSP
    • Henri Murison, director, Northern Powerhouse Partnership
    • Lynda Shillaw, chief executive, property, Manchester Airports Group
    • Angie Ridgwell, interim chief executive and director of resources, Lancashire County Council
    • Cllr Liam Robinson, chair, Merseytravel Transport Committee and Liverpool City Region Combined Authority Transport Portfolio holder
    • Karen Tierney, programme director, The Constellation Partnership

Watch the highlights from the Northern Transport Summit 2017 below:

Tickets are priced at £99+VAT, and include breakfast, lunch and refreshments throughout the day.

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