Organiser: Place North West
Location: The Midland Hotel, 16 Peter Street, Manchester
Phone: 07811 987023
Senior figures from Network Rail, Department for Transport, Peel Ports, Manchester Airports Group, Virgin Trains, Manchester City Council, Liverpool City Council and Cheshire East Council are among those confirmed to speak at a day-long conference hosted by Transport for the North and Place North West.
The speaker line-up includes Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at Department for Transport, Jesse Norman MP; John Cridland, chair of Transport for the North; Greater Manchester Mayor, Andy Burnham; leader of Manchester City Council, Sir Richard Leese; and chief executive of Transport for the North, David Brown.
Northern Transport Summit: Rail, Road, Air + Ports, sponsored by Remarkable Group, Lancashire Enterprise Partnership, TEM Planning and Broadway Malyan, will take place on Monday 26 June at The Midland in Manchester city centre.
The summit will feature presentations and in-depth discussions exploring major transport and infrastructure projects at the heart of the Northern Powerhouse agenda.
The agenda is set to be as follows:
8.30am Registration and networking
9.30am Welcome from conference chair, Paul Unger, editor, Place North West
9.40am Keynote speaker: David Brown, chief executive, Transport for the North
10am Keynote speaker: Jesse Norman, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Transport
10.20am Local government panel, chaired by Jessica Middleton-Pugh, deputy editor, Place North West:
- Joe Anderson, Mayor of Liverpool
- Geoff Driver, chair, Transport for Lancashire
- Angela Jones, asssistant director, economy and environment, Cumbria County Council
- Frank Jordan, executive director, place, and acting deputy chief executive, Cheshire East Council
- Sir Richard Leese, leader, Manchester City Council
- Mark Lynam, director for strategy and public affairs, Sheffield City Region
11am Coffee and networking
11.20am Keynote speaker: Paul Swinney, principal economist, Centre for Cities
11.40am Presentation: James Rayner, board director, Broadway Malyan
12pm Rail panel:
- Graham Botham, strategy and planning director, North, Network Rail
- Tim Hedley Jones, major projects director, Virgin Trains
- Paul Staples, fleet director, TransPennine Express
- Amanda White, head of rail, Transport for Greater Manchester
12.40pm Lunch and networking
1.40pm Keynote speaker: John Cridland, chair, Transport for the North
2pm Presentation: Jonathan Spruce, head of policy and strategy, Transport for the North
2.20pm Multimodal panel:
- Jeremy Bloom, network planning director, Highways England
- Robert Hough, director, Peel Holdings, and chairman, Peel Airports
- Warren Marshall, group planning director, Peel Ports
- Lynda Shillaw, divisional chief executive officer for property, Manchester Airports Group
- Jonathan Spruce, head of policy and strategy, Transport for the North
3pm Coffee and networking
3.20pm Presentation: Emma Degg, chief executive, North West Business Leadership Team
3.40pm Private sector response panel, chaired by Jessica Middleton-Pugh, deputy editor, Place North West:
- Henry Brooks, managing director, TEM Planning
- Deborah McLaughlin, head of housing delivery and strategy and head of Manchester office, GL Hearn
- Michael Odling, head of rail North, Mace
- Christian Spence, head of research and policy, Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce
- Kevin Whitmore, North region director, Remarkable Group
4.20pm Keynote speaker: Andy Burnham, Mayor of Greater Manchester
4.40pm Closing comments: David Brown, chief executive, Transport for the North; Paul Unger, editor, Place North West
4.45pm Conference close
This programme and speaker line-up is subject to change in circumstances beyond our control
Tickets are priced at £99+VAT and include breakfast, lunch and refreshments throughout the day.
There will be extensive opportunities to network with senior figures from across transport, infrastructure and development.
Representatives from Costain Group, Morgan Sindall, Pinsent Masons, Together, SK Transport Planning, Gillespies, Iceni Projects and Turner & Townsend have already booked their places.