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

- 16:30
Place North West Date: - 16:30
Organiser: Place North West
Location: The Hilton Manchester Deansgate
Phone: 07811 987023

Secretary of State for Transport, Chris Grayling, is among the first 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 and WSP.

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:


  • Andy Burnham, Mayor of Greater Manchester
  • Paul Bell, partner, Ryder Architecture
  • Alan Braithwaite, senior advisor, Bearing Point & CILT Public Policy Committee member
  • Rosslyn Colderley, England North director, Sustrans
  • Danny Crump, director of urbanism, Broadway Malyan
  • Katherine Fairclough, chief executive, Cumbria County Council
  • Nick Gerrard, growth and prosperity programme director, Blackpool Council
  • Chris Grayling, Secretary of State for Transport
  • Anthony Hatton, director of strategic projects, Peel Holdings, Atlantic Gateway board member
  • Asiya Jelani, business development director, demand responsive transport, Arriva Bus (UK)
  • Sharon Keith, regional director, Arriva Rail North
  • Adrian Kemp, Director, WSP
  • Hayley Kirkham, Head of Crewe High Growth City, Cheshire East Council
  • Jon Lamonte, chief executive, Transport for Greater Manchester
  • Melanie Leech, chief executive, British Property Federation
  • Warren Marshall, planning director, Peel Ports Group
  • Henri Murison, director, The Northern Powerhouse Partnership
  • Angie Ridgwell, interim chief executive and director of resources, Lancashire County Council
  • Cllr Liam Robinson, chair, Merseytravel Transport Committee & Liverpool City Region Combined Authority Transport Portfolio holder
  • Steve Rotheram, Metro Mayor of the Liverpool City Region
  • Barry White, chief executive, Transport for the North
  • Bridget Rosewell, commissioner, National Infrastructure Commission
  • Elliot Shaw, executive director, strategy and planning, Highways England
  • Karen Tierney, programme director, The Constellation Partnership
  • Tim Wood, Northern Powerhouse rail director, Transport for the North

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.

Click here to book online

Sponsorship opportunities are available; contact Dino Moutsopoulos, commercial director, on 07803 988 112 or

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