Northern Transport Summit 2019

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

With better transport the linchpin to growth across the Northern Powerhouse, we bring you the third annual summit on this topic, giving an in-depth view of the opportunities and challenges presented by investment in transport.

Policy shapers, operators, and developers will all debate the impact of this influential sector.

Tickets are priced at £99+VAT.


08:30 – Registration & networking

09:30 –
Welcome from conference chair – Jessica Middleton-Pugh, editor, Place North West

Keynote speaker – Barry White, chief executive, Transport for the North

Public sector panel:

Senior representative, Leeds City Council
Alex Dillistone, partner, Winckworth Sherwood
Frank Jordan, executive director of place, Cheshire East Council
Angie Ridgwell, chief executive and director of resources, Lancashire County Council
Pat Ritchie, chief executive, Newcastle City Council

10:40 – Coffee & networking

11:10 –
Operator panel:
Peter Broadley, executive director, customer experience & operations, Virgin Trains
Sandie Forte-Gill, regional delivery director, Highways England
Anna-Jane Hunter, director North of England rail, Network Rail
Frank Rogers, chief executive, Liverpool City Region Combined Authority & director general, Merseytravel
Senior representative, Northern

Presentation – Lorna Pimlott, director of phase two sponsorship, HS2

In conversation with the region’s airports:
Andrew Cowan, CEO, Manchester Airport
Robert Hough, chairman, Peel Airports

12:35 – Lunch & networking

13:25 –
Welcome back from conference chair – Jessica Middleton-Pugh, editor, Place North West

Keynote speaker – Chris Boardman, former Olympic cycling champion & Greater Manchester cycling and walking commissioner

Presentation – Stephen Joseph, transport policy consultant

Presentation – David Jones, sustainable transport strategy manager, Cadent Gas

Presentation – Danny Crump, director of urbanism, Broadway Malyan, Nicola Kane, head of strategic planning & research, Transport for Greater Manchester

14:40 – Coffee & networking

15:00 –
Keynote speaker – Rt Hon Chris Grayling MP, Secretary of State for Transport

Property sector response panel:
Jessica Bowles, director of strategy, Bruntwood
Mike Horner, regional director, Muse Development
Neil Lees, deputy chairman, Peel Group
Julian Lipscombe, director, Bennetts Associates
Adam Wisher, head of Manchester, LCR

In conversation with the region’s Metro Mayors:
Andy Burnham, Mayor of Greater Manchester
Steve Rotheram, Metro Mayor of the Liverpool City Region

Closing comments – Jessica Middleton-Pugh, editor, Place North West

 Conference close – please join us for drinks in Podium Bar

Chaired by Jessica Middleton-Pugh, editor of Place North West

This full-day event will take place at the Hilton Manchester Deansgate and will consist of a mix of panel discussions and presentations.

This event is held in partnership with Transport for the North, and sponsored by Waterman, Lexington Communications, Broadway Malyan and Winckworth Sherwood.

One more sponsorship opportunity is available; contact Dino Moutsopoulos, commercial director, on 07803 988 112 or

Click here to view the Northern Transport Summit sponsorship opportunities



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