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Transport and Regeneration in the Midlands
Maximising regeneration and economic growth through investment in transport across the Midlands
Wednesday 13 January 2021
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Wednesday 13th January 2021
Chair’s welcome and opening remarks
Part 1 – Priorities for transport in the Midlands – what development is required to fuel economic growth and respond to COVID-19 and Brexit impacts?
Midlands Connect: Updates on key transport projects aiming to fuel economic growth in the Midlands
Where are we now? Impact of COVID-19 and Governmental support on transport plans
Update on delivery of planned infrastructure projects: Midlands Rail Hub; A46; HS2; East Midlands Hub
How will these transport projects accelerate the region’s economic growth?
Strategic Partnerships Lead
Panel discussion: The future of transport in the Midlands: responding to changing travel patterns and delivering the infrastructure the region needs
The impacts of COVID-19 on different modes of transport: rail, road and air
What transport infrastructure is needed in the Midlands to support changes in travel patterns and aid regeneration in the region? Anticipating long term needs and impacts
Applying learnings from COVID-19 to drive future transport schemes in the Midlands
East Midlands Airport
Route Director for East Midlands
Project update: HS2: Delivering new major rail infrastructure – latest update
Latest timeline and developments – update on Phase 1
Impact of COVID-19 and recession on project
Green credentials – how is HS2 supporting a transition to a net-zero carbon UK?
Connecting HS2 with pre-existing infrastructure – the bus & metro networks
Panel discussion: How can we ensure infrastructure projects are built in the current economic climate?
Evaluating Brexit’s impact on supply chains and workforces
Updates on tariffs, laws, taxes, and levies – what are the potential impacts of Brexit
The potential impact on investment and financing projects
Part 2 – Putting innovation and sustainability at the core of transport and regeneration projects
Future of mobility – new technology and greener travel solutions
Midlands Future Mobility – update on project progress
Preparing for 5G, Connected and Automated Mobility (CAM) technology, autonomous vehicles
How will these new technologies work alongside more traditional transport projects and methods?
Project update: Delivering transport and building infrastructure for the Birmingham Commonwealth Games 2022
Latest developments – updates on building, managing the challenge of COVID-19
Legacy of the new infrastructure: intentions for the spaces after the Games
How will the Commonwealth Games lead to regeneration in Birmingham and the broader Midlands area?
Assistant Director for Transportation and Connectivity
Birmingham City Council
Break for lunch and networking
Panel discussion: Culture-led regeneration to achieve sustainable economic growth in the Midlands
The validity of culturally focused approaches to regeneration in the Midlands
Innovative ways to fund cultural centres and activities in the Midlands
Ensuring the vibrancy of city centres in the Midlands post COVID-19 by investing in, and elevating cultural offerings
Strategic Communications and Public Affairs Manager
Core Cities UK
Case study: Coventry UK City of Culture 2021
Plans for the yearlong celebration and COVID-19’s impact on activities
What transport development has been required to cope with the predicted increase in passenger numbers?
Ways in which the award has, and will, aid regeneration in Coventry
Director of Operations & Legacy
Coventry City of Culture Trust
Break and networking
Part 3 – Updates on ongoing projects and insight on funding new infrastructure projects in the Midlands
Case Study: West Midlands e-scooter trial
Ensuring cost efficiency
Will this be a permanent implementation?
Councillor Ian Ward
Leader of the Council
Birmingham City Council
Plans for road investment in the Midlands and project update: M42 junction 6
Project progress – latest timeline
Links with existing road network and improving access for cyclists and walkers
How the project is supporting economic growth in the area
Panel discussion: What does ‘Build Build Build’ mean for regeneration in the Midlands?
Impact of COVID-19 on the financing of new transport and housing projects – how do we build resilience into the system?
The business case for transport-led development projects
Meeting net zero requirements when proposing and delivering new transport and housing developments – what are the key environmental considerations?
Managing Director, UK Infrastructure
Turner & Townsend
Chair's closing remarks
16:20 - Close of conference and post networking
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