UK BUS SUMMIT

8TH FEBRUARY 2018

QEII CENTRE LONDON
BROAD SANCTUARY WESTMINSTER
LONDON SW1P 3EE

AGENDA

08:30 Registration & Exhibition Opens
09:30- 09:35                    

Opening Remarks
Prof. David Begg, Chief Executive, Transport Times

09:35-10:00

Keynote Address - Road to zero: reducing emissions from road transport
Session chaired by Prof. David Begg, Chief Executive, Transport Times

  • Jesse Norman MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State  
10:00-11:15

Session 1: The role of the bus in reducing emissions
Session chaired by Prof. David Begg, Chief Executive, Transport Times

  • Humza Yousaf MSP, Minister for Transport and Islands, Scottish Government
  • James Thorton, CEO, Client Earth (invited)
  • Claire Haigh, Chief Executive, Greener Journeys
  • David Brown, Chief Executive, Go-Ahead
11:15-11:45       

Refreshment Break

11:45-13:00

Session 2: The road map to zero emissions
Session chaired by Anthony Smith, Chief Executive, Transport Focus

  • Val Shawcross, Deputy Mayor of London for Transport
  • Andy Eastlake, Managing Director, LowCVP 
  • Giles Fearnley, Managing Director, UK Bus, First Group 
  • Robert Drewery, Commerical Director, Optare
  • Gary Bartlett, chief Officer, Highways and Transportation, Leeds City Council (invited)
13:00-14:00

Lunch

14:00-15:15

Session 3: Why buses are central to city economics 
Session chaired by Anthony Smith, Chief Executive, Transport Focus

  • Andy Burnham, Mayor, Greater Manchester (invited)
  • Tim Bowles, Mayor, West of England (invited)
  • James Palmer, Mayor, Cambridgeshire and Peterborough (invited)
  • Cllr Susan Aitken, Leader, Glasgow City Council 
  • Kevin O'Connor, Managing Director, UK Bus, Arriva
15:15-15:45

Refreshment Break

15:45-17:00

Session 4: What impact will disruptive technology have on the bus sector? 
Session Chair: 

  • Lilli Matson, Director of Transport Strategy, Transport for London 
  • Dr Jillian Anable, Professor of Transport and Energy, University of Leeds 
  • Paul Buchanan, Partner, Volterra 
  • Tom Elvidge, General Manager – London, Uber (invited)
17:00

Conference Close

    SPEAKERS


    • KEYNOTE SPEAKER

    • Jesse Norman MP

      Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Roads, Local Transport and Devolution

    • SPEAKERS

    • Professor David Begg (Chair)

      Chief Executive
      Transport Times
    • Susan Aitken

      Glasgow City Council Leader
      Glasgow City Council
    • David Brown

      Chief Executive
      Go-Ahead Group Plc
    • Paul Buchanan

      Partner
      Volterra
    • Robert Drewery

      Commercial Director
      Optare
    • Andy Eastlake

      Managing Director
      LowCVP
    • Giles Fearnley

      Managing Director – UK Bus
      FirstGroup Plc
    • Claire Haigh

      Chief Executive
      Greener Journeys
    • Lilli Matson

      Director of Transport Strategy
      Transport for London
    • Kevin O'Connor

      Managing Director
      Arriva UK Bus
    • Valerie Shawcross CBE

      Deputy Mayor of London for Transport
    • Anthony Smith (Chair)

      Chief Executive
      Transport Focus
    • Humza Yousaf MSP

      Minister for Transport and the Islands
      Scottish Government
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