4th Annual (2019)

Transport-Led Development in the North of England

Tuesday 05 March 2019


Registration and refreshments
Chair’s welcome and opening remarks
Kevin Riley
KEYNOTE ADDRESS: Delivering a new Strategic Transport Plan to drive major improvements throughout the North of England
  • Creating plans to provide rapid, reliable and resilient rail links between our major towns and cities
  • Investing in lines, stations, services and franchises which will deliver greater connectivity, capacity and cost effectiveness
  • Next steps and priorities for delivering the Transport Plan
  • Reinforcing the major road networks across the North of England
  • Integrating smart travel technology into existing and new transport developments
Jonathan Spruce
Interim Director of Strategy
Transport for the North
Latest transport improvement plans that will unlock connectivity and growth in the region
  • Unlocking investment for sustainable growth and housing
  • Plans for further transport development
  • The importance of transport in supporting new housing delivery
  • Latest overview of the plans for transport infrastructure delivery
Nicola Kane
Head of Strategic Planning and Research
Transport for Greater Manchester
Anna-jane Hunter
Director, North of England Rail
Network Rail
Morning refreshments
LEEDS BRADFORD AIRPORT UPDATE: Revealing the new terminal extension and the wider growth opportunities this creates
  • What to expect from the terminal expansion?
  • Improving sustainability at the airport
  • Remodelling the existing terminal
  • Update on plans for the extension
Phil Forster
Corporate and External Affairs Manager
Leeds Bradford Airport
Northern Powerhouse Rail: How the project will transport the northern economy and meet the needs of people and businesses
  • Ensuring a faster and more frequent rail connectivity between the North’s main centres and Manchester Airport
  • Next steps for Northern Powerhouse Rail
  • Understanding the role of Northern Powerhouse Rail in regenerating the region
  • Delivering new jobs, new homes and new opportunities to the North of England
  • Linking international, national, regional and local services though an integrated transport hub
Henri Murison
The Northern Powerhouse Partnership
HS2 UPDATE: Planning for phase 2 and the growth benefits the project creates
  • Latest updated timelines for delivery
  • Finalising the route – the extensions to Manchester and Leeds
  • Boosting jobs, housing and economic growth
  • Driving growth to the region with HS2
Lorna Pimlott
Director of Sponsorship & Policy, Phase 2
Networking Lunch
Overcoming the major challenges and barriers when planning and delivering transport infrastructure improvements
Kathryn Jump
PANEL DISCUSSION: Promoting infrastructure delivery in the North as one of the key solutions to increasing the region’s economic growth – the challenges and opportunities ahead
  • Unlocking the economic potential of the North through improved transport and connectivity
  • How to focus on the growth areas that can profit the North as a whole
  • Taking steps to prepare for Brexit in the transport industry
  • Does the lack of skilled young workers affect the delivery of new planned projects?
  • What more needs to be done to enable regional growth?
  • Discovering new areas due to benefit from investment
Richard Crabtree
Development Manager
West Yorkshire Combined Authority
Rosslyn Colderley
England North Director
Kathryn Jump
Chair's closing remarks
Close of conference and networking drinks

*All sessions include a short Q and A.*