Agenda June 21:

10:30
The opportunity devolved Transport Authorities represent curated by Stephen Joseph, Chief Executive of Campaign for Better Transport

Directly elected mayors and devolved local transport authorities represent a fundamental change in transport policy and funding. What priorities are key to these devolved Transport Authorities, what strategies do they have in place and how should rail businesses engage with them?

Welcome to the West Midlands – Cllr Roger Lawrence, Lead Member for Transport for the WMCA and Leader of City of Wolverhampton Council

10:35
10.35 Introduction: what has changed and what does it mean for rail and transport policy and funding? - Stephen Joseph, Chief Executive of Campaign for Better Transport
10:45
What objectives and strategies do local authorities have? - Tobyn Hughes, Chairman, Urban Transport Group
11:00
A specific example/case study of a local authority – Laura Shoaf, Managing Director, Transport for West Midlands
11:15
Practical steps that rail businesses can take to engage in this opportunity - Jan Chaudhry-van der Velde, Managing Director, West Midlands Trains
11:30
Q&A
11:45
Close
12:30
How to be a success on the railway Curated by Young Rail Professionals

This will be an opportunity to hear from successful railway professionals about the path they took to the top. What does it take to have a successful career in the rail industry? How can you ensure you reach your potential? What are the pitfalls that you can learn to avoid?

Welcome and introduce the session – Michael Charteris, National Chairman, YRP

12:40
Sir Peter Hendy, Chairman, Network Rail
12:55
Speaker tbc
13:10
Q&A
13:25
Close
14:00
Making Innovation pay curated by UKRRIN Steering Group

This session will outline the innovation needs of the rail sector, identify the programmes and finance in place to support innovation initiatives and explain how businesses can access this support.

Welcome and introduce the session – Graham Hopkins

14:10
Why research and innovation matter to the industry – Jo Binstead, Chairman, UKRRIN Steering Group
14:25
UKRRIN’s perspective on research, development and innovation – Clive Roberts
14:35
The programmes and finance in place to support innovation – Luisa Moisio
14:45
How businesses can access this support – Gordon Wakeford
15:00
Q&A (Ian Prosser, Chief Inspector of Railways, ORR to join the panel)
15:15
Close

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