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Speakers announced for Northern Transport Summit

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, Andrew Jones MP; 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 and Lancashire Enterprise Partnership, 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 full line-up of speakers confirmed so far is as follows:

Graham Botham, strategy and planning director for the North, Network Rail

David Brown, chief executive, Transport for the North

Henry Brooks, managing director, TEM Property Group

Andrew Carter, chief executive, Centre for Cities

Geoff Driver, leader, Lancashire County Council

Ged Fitzgerald, chief executive, Liverpool City Council

Danielle Gillespie, North West general manager, Homes & Communities Agency

Tim Hedley Jones, director for major projects and innovation, Virgin Trains

Frank Jordan, executive director of place and acting deputy chief executive, Cheshire East Council

Robert Hough, director, Peel Group and chairman, Peel Airports

Andrew Jones MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at Department for Transport

Sir Richard Leese, leader, Manchester City Council

Mark Lynam, director of strategy & corporate affairs, Sheffield City Region Executive Team

Warren Marshall, planning director, Peel Ports Group

John McNulty, programme director, regeneration infrastructure, HS2 Growth Partnership

James Rayner, board director, Broadway Malyan

Lynda Shillaw, divisional chief executive officer for property, Manchester Airports Group

Christian Spence, head of policy and research, Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce

Paul Staples, fleet director, First Transpennine Express

Paul Swinney, principal economist, Centre for Cities

Kevin Whitmore, North region director, Remarkable Group

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.

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