One month to go until Northern Transport Summit

There’s still time to book tickets to attend the first Northern Transport Summit, organised by Place North West and Transport for the North, taking place on 26 June in Manchester.

More than 150 people have registered so far for the full-day conference at the Midland hotel, including delegates from GVA, Iceni, Pinsent Masons, Turner & Townsend, Marketing Cheshire, Capita, Himor, Morgan Sindall, Regeneris and many more organisations.

Transport for the North chair, John Cridland, will set out his vision for transport and infrastructure improvements that will unlock the business potential of the Northern Powerhouse.

Cridland will speak alongside senior figures from Department for Transport, Network Rail, Manchester Airports Group, Peel Ports, Virgin Trains, Manchester City Council, Liverpool City Council, Homes & Communities Agency and many more.

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.

The full line-up of speakers confirmed so far are:

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

Jeremy Bloom, director of major projects, North, Highways England

David Brown, chief executive, Transport for the North

Henry Brooks, managing director, TEM Planning

John Cridland, chair, Transport for the North

Emma Degg, chief executive, NWBLT

Geoff Driver, leader, Lancashire County Council; chair, Transport for Lancashire; director, Lancashire Enterprise Partnership Board

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

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

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

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

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

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

Michael Odling, head of North rail, Mace

James Rayner, board director, Broadway Malyan

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

Christian Spence, head of research and policy, 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.


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