09:00 - 09.45 Registration
09:45 - 09:50 Chair's Opening Remarks
Giles Fearnley, Chairman, CPT
09:50 - 10:10 Keynote Address
Norman Baker MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Transport
10:10 - 10:20 Q & A
10:20 - 10:35

The future of the UK bus industry: First Group's perspective
Sir Moir Lockhead OBE, Chief Executive, FirstGroup

10:35 - 10:50 The future of the UK bus industry: Stagecoach's perspective
Brian Souter, Chief Executive, Stagecoach Group
10:50 - 11:05 The future of the UK bus industry: WYPTE's perspective
John Henkel, Director of Passenger Services, WYPTE
11:05 - 11:25 Refreshment Break
11:25 - 11:50

What now for regulation, BSOG, competition law, concessions and fares?

Panel Debate facilitated by Giles Fearnley

Participants: Sir Moir Lockhead, Brian Souter & John Henkel

11:50 - 12:10 Is regulation still a feasible option now that significant public money is no longer available?
Chris Cheek, Director, The TAS Partnership
12:10 - 12:30 Funding London's regulated Bus Market
David Brown, Managing Director - Surface Transport, TfL
12:30 - 12:45 Q & A
12:45 - 13:45 Lunch
13:45 - 13:50 Chair Opens Afternoon Session
13:50 - 14:10 Is there a way for Local Government to protect its supported bus services from the spending cuts? 
Tony Walmsley, Principal Consultant, Steer Davies Gleeve
14:10 - 14:30 The UK’s first multi-operator integrated smartcard ticketing system: facilitating policy change and economic efficiencies
Steve Howell, Head of Transport, Oxfordshire County Council
14:30 - 14:45 Q & A
14:45 - 15:00 Refreshment Break
15:00 - 15:20 The austerity passenger: tough times ahead?
David Sidebottom, Bus Passenger Director, Passenger Focus
15:20 - 15:40 Preventing the goal of CO2 reduction from becoming expendable in the new cost cutting era
Claire Haigh, Campaign Director, Greener Journeys
15:40 - 16:00 Is there a palatable political policy to be had on Concessionary Fares?
Andrew Meaney, Managing Consultant, Oxera
16:00 - 16:15 Q & A
16:15 - 16:20 Chair's Closing Remarks
16:20 Close

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