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Minister to address Northern Transport Summit on Monday

Transport minister Jesse Norman is due to address the Northern Transport Summit, organised by Place North West and Transport for the North, where he is expected to reaffirm the government’s support for infrastructure investment across the North.

Tickets are still available for the Northern Transport Summit, featuring Greater Manchester Mayor Andy Burnham among the senior keynote speakers, as well as John Cridland and David Brown from TfN, and Emma Degg from North West Business Leadership Team among the private sector responders. Speeches will be complemented by panel debates on local government, rail, multimodal and the private sector perception of transport plans.

More than 225 people have registered so far to attend Monday’s full-day conference at Manchester’s Midland Hotel, including guests from Skanska, AECOM, GVA, Iceni Projects, Pinsent Masons, Arup, Turner & Townsend, Harworth Group, Marketing Cheshire, Capita, Taylor Wimpey, Himor, Morgan Sindall, Cundall, Environment Agency, Regeneris and many more organisations.

Hosted by Place North West and Transport for the North, Northern Transport Summit: Rail, Road, Air + Ports is sponsored by Remarkable Group, Lancashire Enterprise Partnership, TEM Planning and Broadway Malyan.

Tickets are on sale now and can be booked here.

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: 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:

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:

4.20pm  Keynote speaker: To be announced

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

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