Transport-Led Development in Wales 2016

Inaugural national conference on using transport development to deliver strong infrastructure networks and facilitate economic growth

Tue 28th June 2016 Park Plaza Hotel, Cardiff
  • Infrastructure investment and development is key to securing stronger and more sustainable economic growth in Wales. This new and important one-day event will showcase the importance of transport-led development in delivering Welsh infrastructure priorities and regeneration.

    With specific focus on projects in Wales including the Metro and the M4 road development, this is the only forum that focuses both on the regeneration opportunities on the horizon, provides an update on current projects and highlights best practice in delivering transport projects. Get the latest advice on how to use transport-led infrastructure to unlock economic growth and win the hearts and minds of local stakeholders.

    Meet stakeholders from across the value chain including developers, local authorities and transport planners to get practical and forward-facing information on the current state of play of large scale transport projects in Wales. This is a must-attend one-day event for anyone looking to feed into how transport will be a catalyst for transforming the economic and social prospects of Wales and understand the financing structures behind transport schemes.

    Take a look at the Transport-Led Development in Wales brochure here.

    Watch speaker Mark Barry discuss the South Wales Metro project

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    To register for updates on this conference, please email us. To find out about sponsoring or exhibiting at this event, please get in touch by email or call 0207 067 1597.

    Keep up to date with the latest conference announcements and industry news by following us @WFplanning. Join the conversation by using the hashtag #TransDevWales. Or join the UK Planning Network LinkedIn group.


    Benefits of attending:

    • Discover how current policy is being used to achieve optimal planning outcomes and to aid delivery
    • Hear about transport-led infrastructure strategies that facilitate integrated land use and transport planning
    • Understand how Wales can capture the wider benefits of transport-led development
    • Identify areas for future transport development and regeneration
    • Get proven strategies on how to move beyond individual and organisational interests to deliver greater, common benefits amongst key delivery partners and their stakeholders
    • Expand your professional network by meeting other stakeholders in Wales

    Take a look at the Transport-Led Development in Wales brochure here.


    Types of companies that should attend:

    • Welsh Government
    • Local authorities in Wales
    • Transport, planning and property consultants
    • Property owners
    • Environmental groups and environmental consultancies
    • Project management companies
    • Bankers and financiers
    • Transport, planning, property, commercial and public sector lawyers
    • Political consultancies
    • Rail freight operators and users
    • Academics

     


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    08:45Registration & networking
    09:30Chairman’s opening remarks

    Professor Stuart Cole CBE Emeritus Professor of Transport University of South Wales

    09:45Creating an integrated transport and infrastructure strategy to facilitate regeneration, attract investment and connect the region
    • Adopting a strategic approach including integrating retail, housing and business development
    • Lessons from recent projects and current statistics
    • Visioning effective and accessible developments including strategic need mapping and future development potential

    Martin Sullivan Managing Director The Urbanists

    10:20Overview and update of current transport-led projects including the M4 and City Deals
    • Value and progress of current projects
    • Update on the M4 project
      • Contextual review
      • Current challenges and project progression
      • Alternative views on development
    • Understanding the City Deal project
      • Cardiff
      • Swansea Bay City Region deal update

    Professor Stuart Cole CBE Emeritus Professor of Transport University of South Wales

    11:05Morning refreshments
    11:25Case study Delving deeper into the Metro project – everything you need to know now
    • Outlining the overall vision for Metro
    • Costs and financial sources
    • Setting the associated agenda for positive community impact and regeneration
    • Ensuring effective land use
    • Insight into key timelines, development updates and lessons learned to date

    Mark Barry Professor of Practice in Connectivity Cardiff University 

    12:10Discussion Creating effective development partnerships: what does successful collaborative infrastructure development look like?
    • When should partnership models be adopted?
    • Looking at opportunities for joint ventures to facilitate wider than just transport infrastructure projects
    • Impact on affordability and viability
    • Legal pitfalls

    Bill Hughes Associate Arcadis

    Nicole Robins Senior Consultant Oxera

    Further speakers to be confirmed

    12:55Networking Lunch
    13:55Review of financing options including State Aid and models for further developments
    • Best practice guidelines for demonstrating project viability and attracting investment
    • Role of European Structural Funds, the UK Government, Welsh Government and Private Sector
    • The interactions between state aid rules and funding transport development
    • Unlocking existing sources of finance and developing innovative options to fund transport-led development
    • How are ongoing constraints on the public purse making themselves felt?

    Nicole Robins Senior Consultant Oxera

    14:40The role of rail in an integrated transport sector.
    • Railways proven record of delivering growth
    • Current trends in rail industry
    • Social and Economic benefits
    • Digital Railway opportunity

    Martin Arter Programme Development Director, Digital Railway Network Rail

    15:20Afternoon refreshments
    15:40Beyond roads, railways and trams: the role of Welsh ports and airports
    • Role of Welsh ports in the movement of UK’s freight traffic
    • Opportunities for further development as transport hubs including energy, steel, fishing and leisure
    • Identifying support needed to support ports and airports when developing freight routes
    • Investment opportunities

    Andrew Hemmings Secretary CILT Rail Freight Forum; Chair Advisory Body Newport Harbour Commissioners

    Tim Bownes Engineering Director Port of Milford Haven

    16:15Chair’s closing remarks 
    16:20Close of conference
    *All sessions include time for Q & A*
    Drinks reception - orange
    For up-to-date programme news and speaker announcements, follow us @WFplanning. Join the conversation by using the hashtag #TransDevWales.
    If you are interested in getting involved with the programme, please email us.
  • Biographies

    Newport Harbour Commissioners

    Andrew Hemmings

    Chair Advisory Body

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    Arcadis

    Bill Hughes

    Associate Director

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    Cardiff University

    Mark Barry

    Professor of Practice in Connectivity

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    Network Rail

    Martin Arter

    Programme Development Director, Digital Railway

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    The Urbanists

    Martin Sullivan

    Managing Director

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    Oxera

    Nicole Robins

    Senior Consultant

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    University of South Wales

    Professor Stuart Cole CBE

    Emeritus Professor of Transport Economics and Policy

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    Port of Milford Haven

    Tim Bownes

    Engineering Director

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some of this year’s speakers:

Andrew Hemmings

Chair Advisory Body
Newport Harbour Commissioners

Bill Hughes

Associate Director
Arcadis

Mark Barry

Professor of Practice in Connectivity
Cardiff University

Martin Arter

Programme Development Director, Digital Railway
Network Rail

Martin Sullivan

Managing Director
The Urbanists

Nicole Robins

Senior Consultant
Oxera

Professor Stuart Cole CBE

Emeritus Professor of Transport Economics and Policy
University of South Wales

Tim Bownes

Engineering Director
Port of Milford Haven

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