UK BUS SUMMIT

11TH FEBRUARY 2016

QEII CENTRE LONDON
BROAD SANCTUARY
LONDON SW1P 3EE

OVERVIEW

The second annual UK Bus Summit will be held in London at the QEII Conference Centre, Westminster on 11th February 2016 and once again is supported by the Department for Transport.

As before, it aims to bring together operators, local authorities and the bus supply industry to encourage the industry to work together to stimulate patronage growth, and to raise awareness of the role the bus can play in stimulating the economy, getting people to work, reducing emissions, providing access for the elderly and tackling inequality.

But this year the focus will also be on the devolution agenda, and proposals in the Buses Bill which would give combined authorities with an elected mayor powers to franchise bus services.

So we’re delighted that Andrew Jones, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Transport, whose responsibilities include transport aspects of the Northern Powerhouse, will give the keynote address.

Transport for Greater Manchester Chief Executive Dr Jon Lamonte representing the two regions expected to be in the vanguard of franchising, will be speaking in a session on The Future of the Bus Market, alongside David Brown and Martin Griffiths, the chief executives of Go-Ahead and Stagecoach.

Joining Transport Minister Andrew Jones MP will be Scotland’s Minister for Transport and Islands Derek Mackay MSP and Danny Kennedy, Northern Ireland’s Minister for Regional Development who will share the lessons to be learned on bus provision from around the UK.

Other sessions will cover The Passenger Perspective and The Bus of the Future, with speakers including Anthony Smith of Transport Focus, First Group UK Bus Managing Director Giles Fearnley, Kevin O’Connor Managing Director for UK Bus at Arriva, LowCVP Managing Director Andy Eastlake, and Claire Haigh, Chief Executive of Greener Journeys.

The Summit will be a must-attend event for anyone who wants to be up to speed with all the latest developments in the bus industry.

SPEAKERS


  • KEYNOTE SPEAKER

  • Andrew Jones MP

    Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Transport

  • SPEAKERS

  • The Rt Hon Norman Baker

    Chair
    Bus Users UK
  • Professor David Begg

    Chief Executive
    Transport Times
  • Neill Birch

    Director, Public Transport Operations
    Systra
  • David Brown

    Chief Executive
    Go-Ahead
  • Ciarán de Búrca

    Director Transport Projects Division
    Department for Regional Development, Northern Ireland
  • Jeff Counsell

    Managing Director
    trentbarton
  • Hilary Chipping

    Acting Chief Executive
    SEMLEP
  • Leon Daniels

    Managing Director, Surface Transport
    Transport for London
  • Andy Eastlake

    Managing Director
    LowCVP
  • Giles Fearnley

    Managing Director, UK Bus
    FirstGroup
  • George Ferguson

    Mayor
    Bristol
  • Martin Griffiths

    Chief Executive
    Stagecoach Group
  • Claire Haigh

    Chief Executive
    Greener Journeys
  • Tobyn Hughes

    Managing Director, Transport Operations
    North East Combined Authority
  • Dr Jon Lamonte

    Chief Executive
    Transport for Greater Manchester
  • Alastair Munro

    Engineering Director
    Optare
  • Kevin O'Connor

    Managing Director - UK Bus
    Arriva
  • Frank Rogers

    Interim Chief Executive & Director General
    Merseytravel
  • Ken Scott

    Group Engineering Director
    Alexander Dennis Limited (ADL)
  • Anthony Smith

    Chief Executive
    Transport Focus
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