28TH APRIL 2009


09:00-09:50 Registration
10:00-10:10 David Begg, Publisher of Transport Times.
  Chair's Opening Remarks
10:10-10:30 Rt Hon Geoff Hoon MP, Secretary of State for Transport. Keynote Address
10:30-10:40 Question and Answer Session
10:40-10:55 Refreshments. Integrated Transport Authorities
10:55-11:15 Speaker, Title TBC. Lessons from London on city governance
11:15-11:35 Helen Holland, Leader, Bristol City Council. A new integrated transport authority
11:35-11:55 Kieran Preston OBE, Director General, Metro. What way forward for West Yorkshire?
11:55-12:15 Adam Marshall, Head of Policy, Centre for Cities. On the move
12:15-12:35 Keith Halstead, Chief Executive, Community Transport Association UK
12:35-12:45 Question and Answer Session
12:45-13:30 Lunch
13:30-13:35 Chair Opens Afternoon Session. Transport and the Economy
13:35-13:55 Prof Peter Mackie, Institute for Transport Studies, University of Leeds. Transport's role in stimulating economic growth
13:55-14:15 Tom Riordan, Chief Executive, Yorkshire Forward. What an RDA can do on the transport front to stimulate economic growth
14:15-14:25 Question and Answer Session
14:25-14:40 Refreshments. Transport and the Environment
14:40-15:00 Mark Evers, Climate Change Strategy, TfL. Lessons from TfL on reducing carbon emissions
15:00-15:20 Dr Jillian Anable, UK Energy Research Centre. How the UK can best meet its climate change goals
15:20-15:40 Tony Ciaburro, Corporate Director for Environment, Growth and Commissioning, Northamptonshire County Council. What can local authorities do to reduce their carbon footprint?
15:40-16:00 Jim Stevens, Head of Transportation, Buckinghamshire County Council. Transport local authority of the year: pulling it all together
16:00-16:15 Question and Answer Session
16:15 Chair's Closing Remarks

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Tim O'Toole CBE

Former CEO, FirstGroup