Delivering transport infrastructure and securing investment to unlock economic growth and regeneration opportunities in the North
With the Prime Minister and the Chancellor reasserting their commitment to the Northern Powerhouse during the Conservative Party Conference this is a must attend event to learn the numerous development opportunities available in the North of England created by the delivery of transport infrastructure and to identify the areas with potential for large scale development.
This one day event will provide a vital update on the delivery of transport infrastructure in the North of England, review case studies and lessons learnt from recent developments and explore plans to improve connectivity – including HS2 and HS3. Project updates include:
Delegates will have the opportunity to hear from Transport for the North on how they are working with the Government to create the first ever comprehensive transport strategy for the region, as well as to meet leading developers, investors, transport and planning experts.
Make sure you attend to receive an essential insight on the latest road, rail services, airport, port and smart ticketing projects and improvements for both passenger and freight services, learn about the finance options available for transport schemes, and discuss the future of devolution deals for the region and how these impact on transport projects.
Take a look at the Transport-Led Development in the North of England 2017 brochure.
Benefits of attending:
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Organisations who are already confirmed to attend:
Associated British Ports
Bouygues Travaux Publics
British Property Federation
Canal & River Trust
HS2 Growth Partnership
J Murphy & Sons
Manchester City Council
Mouchel Infrastructure Services
North East England Chamber of Commerce
Staffordshire County Council
Transport for Greater Manchester
Transport for the North
Unite the Union
Urban Transport Group
WSP Parsons Brinckerhoff
|09:30||Chair’s welcome and introduction|
Jonathan Bray Director Urban Transport Group
|Part 1: Transforming transport connectivity in the North: vision and future plans|
|09:40||Delivering a transport strategy for the North: plans to build a Northern Powerhouse and to connect northern cities from east to west|
Nigel Foster Director of Strategy Transport for the North
|10:05||Panel discussion Navigating devolution deals across the Northern Powerhouse: is devolution still a reality?|
Ross Smith Director of Policy North East England Chamber of Commerce
Mark Winnington Cabinet Member for Economic Growth Staffordshire County Council; Chair West Midlands Rail
Marc Davies Chair ACE Northern Region Group; Head of Environment WYG
|10:55||A long term strategy for Greater Manchester: upcoming projects and plans|
Simon Warburton Interim Transport Strategy Director Transport for Greater Manchester
|11:40||Powers and delivery of transport projects|
Liam Cowell Partner DLA Piper
Robert Smith Partner DLA Piper
|12:05||Case study Improving international connectivity and business trade: Manchester Airport’s future plans|
Adam Jupp Head of External Affairs Manchester Airport
|Part 2: Identifying future transport schemes and available development opportunities to connect the North and transform its economy|
|12:30||Project update HS2 station-led development: future opportunities for regeneration|
John McNulty Programme Director, Regeneration Infrastructure HS2 Growth Partnership
|12:55||Case study Manchester to Sheffield Trans-Pennine Road Tunnel: a major scheme to connect and transform the North NEW|
Darren Oldham Business Unit Director,Transport Planning Mouchel Infrastructure Services
|14:15||Case study Manchester Piccadilly and Leeds stations: improving rail capacity and performance NEW|
Graham Botham Strategy & Planning Director for the North Network Rail
|14:40||Port infrastructure: opportunities and challenges for freight and logistics and the importance of investment in improved road and rail links NEW|
Dafydd Williams Head of Communications – Humber Associated British Ports
|Part 3: Delivering major schemes: stimulating investment and innovation to unlock development opportunities|
|15:30||Panel discussion Strategic partnership: how to boost investment in infrastructure and capture the benefits of growth NEW|
Steven Carmody Chairman Yorkshire and Humber Infrastructure Alliance; Director SCP
Jonathan Turton Director KPMG
Derek Halden Director DHC
Andrew Batterton Planning Partner DLA Piper
|16:15||Developing a smart ticketing system across the North of England NEW|
Nathan Marsh Director, Intelligent Mobility Atkins
|16:40||Chair’s closing remarks|
|16:50||Close of conference and networking drinks|
|*All sessions include time for Q & A*|
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The board is comprised of leading experts who offer impartial advice and work with the Waterfront team to help create a timely and relevant agenda which explores critical issues, challenges and opportunities for the sector.
Bringing together leading representatives from the sector, the Advisory Board helps shape the agenda to ensure it supports the industry’s needs and helps move the industry forward by providing a forum for debate.
Head of External Affairs
Head of Communications - Humber
Business Unit Director,Transport Planning
Strategy & Planning Director (North)
Programme Director, Regeneration Infrastructure
Chair; Divisional Director - Planning and Advisory Services
Cabinet Member for Economic Growth; Chair
Director, Intelligent Mobility
Director of Strategy
Director of Policy
Interim Transport Strategy Director
|Standard conference fee||£529 + VAT|
|Public sector conference fee||£319 + VAT|
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15% group booking discount
We offer a 15% discount on bookings of more than one attendee. For bookings of 4 or more delegates call 0207 067 1597 to discuss further discounts.
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DLA Piper’s office is a short taxi ride from both Manchester Victoria and Manchester Piccadilly railway stations.
An efficient Metrolink network links the centre of Manchester. The closest stop to DLA Piper’s office is St Peter’s Square.
There are numerous long and short stay car parks in close proximity to DLA Piper. Please visit the two following websites for further information, NCP car parks click here and Manchester City Council run car parks click here.
Manchester Airport is approximately 30 minutes by car. The airport is linked to the city centre direct by rail with trains running to Manchester Piccadilly station every 15 minutes during the day.