Moderator

Nigel Harris

Managing & Events Director , RAIL and Rail Reveiw



Speaker

Chris Grayling

Secretary of State for Transport



Speaker

Richard Harrington

Parliamentary Under Secretary of State, Minister for Business and Industry , Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy



Speaker

Philip Hoare

Chief Executive, Atkins & Industry Lead for the Rail Sector Deal



Speaker

Paul Plummer



Moderator

Neil Robertson

Chief Executive , NSAR



Moderator

Nusrat Ghani (invited)

Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Transport



Speaker

Mark Carne

Chief Executive , Network Rail



Speaker

Mike Brown (invited)

Commissioner , Transport for London



Speaker

Mark Thurston (invited)

Chief Executive Officer , HS2



Moderator

Stephen Joseph

Chief Executive , Campaign for Better Transport



Speaker

Tobyn Hughes

Chairman , Urban Transport Group



Speaker

Laura Shoaf

Managing Director , Transport for West Midlands

Laura Shoaf is Managing Director of Transport for West Midlands (TfWM) – part of the West Midlands Combined Authority. She has more than 20 years’ international experience in delivering integrated economic and spatial regeneration.

After leaving her native USA, Laura became Head of Strategic Planning and Implementation at the Black Country Consortium and was instrumental in the creation of the Black Country Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP).

As Black Country Director of Transport, Laura championed and led the area’s transport agenda, directly advising Chief Executives, Leaders and the LEP.
In 2015, Laura became Strategic Director for Transport at the West Midlands Integrated Transport Authority and then in June 2016 took up her current position where she is responsible for key initiatives across the metropolitan area such as Midlands Connect, the HS2 Connectivity Package and the region’s Strategic Transport Plan, liaising with Government departments and regional agencies for the benefit of the West Midlands. She is also responsible for delivering a £4billion transport package over the next 10 years underpinning economic regeneration in the region.

Laura is a Chartered Member of the Royal Town Planning Institute and a committee member of both UITP and EMTA, highly-respected international and European organisations dedicated to promoting public transport and the dissemination of best practice.

 



Moderator

Jo Johnson (invited)

Minister of State for Transport



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