Newly elected Mayor of Greater Manchester, Andy Burnham, will discuss his plans for transport and infrastructure in the city region at the Northern Transport Summit later this month.
Burnham will join key figures from the Department for Transport, Network Rail, Highways England, Peel Ports, Manchester Airports Group, Virgin Trains, Sheffield City Region, Liverpool City Council, Transport for Greater Manchester and many more organisations, at this full-day conference hosted by Place North West and Transport for the North.
Sponsored by Remarkable Group, Lancashire Enterprise Partnership, TEM Planning and Broadway Malyan, Northern Transport Summit: Rail, Road, Air + Ports is set to take place on Monday 26 June at The Midland Hotel.
The summit will feature keynote speeches and presentations, and in-depth panel discussions exploring rail, local government, multimodal transport, the private sector outlook and more.
Tickets are on sale now and can be booked here.
The agenda for the day will 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, leader, Lancashire County Council
- 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, chaired by Paul Unger, editor, Place North West:
- 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, chaired by Paul Unger, editor, Place North West:
- 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
More than 200 people have registered so far for the full-day conference on Monday 26 June at The Midland Hotel, including guests from Regeneris, Skanska, AECOM, GVA, Iceni Projects, Pinsent Masons, Turner & Townsend, Harworth Group, Marketing Cheshire, Capita, Taylor Wimpey, Himor, Morgan Sindall, Cundall, Environment Agency, Arup and many more organisations.