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Burnham joins Northern Transport Summit line-up

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.

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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:

12.40pm  Lunch and networking

1.40pm  Keynote speakerJohn 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:

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.

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