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Young Professionals Conference : The Future of Transport

The inaugural CIHT YP Conference is here. By Young Professionals for Young Professionals. Keep scrolling down the page for lots more information. 
Date: Thursday 15th November 2018
Time: 09.30am onwards
Venue: 'thestudioleeds', Riverside West, Leeds LS1 4AW
Join colleagues from across the UK Transport Industry and beyond for the first Young Professionals Network Conference.


This year's conference will be held at 'thestudioleeds' in Leeds City Centre.
The event is endorsed for CPD and will feature a range of influential speakers exploring the people, projects and technologies which will lead us into the future of Transportation. Informal opportunities will also be on offer to consider the next steps in your career, through mentoring or professional qualification.
Whether you are a student, apprentice, graduate or mid-career professional - as part of the future of the industry - there will be something on offer for you.
This event is not to be missed, so please do register your interest below and be amongst the first to hear about the latest additions to our speaker line up and on-sale dates for tickets. Please note that preferential rates will be available for CIHT Members. We look forward to seeing you there!
Thank you to our Hub Sponsors
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Lightning Sponsors
And thanks to our Young Professional Supporters who have committed their support to initiatives for the next generation of transportation professionals
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The Conference Programme is made up of a number of streams which will enable you to select the content and speakers which are most of interest. There will be lots going on and we'll be sharing the full pogramme here very soon so please do watch this space...

  • Prof Glenn Lyons, University of West England – CIHT FUTURES
  • Iain Forbes, Head of Connected Autonomous Vehicles, Department for Transport – Connected Autonomous Vehicles
  • Ed Parsons, Geospatial Technologist, Google – Mobility Intelligence: Information as a transport infrastructure
  • Tom Younger, Operations Coordinator, Uber The Future of our Mobility
  • Dr Helen Bailey, Derby University Climate Change & Innovation
  • Nicola Blaney, Jacobs CIHT Young Professional of the Year 2018
  • Tina Gunnarsson & Bryony Coombs, Balfour Beatty Bridges to Prosperity: Overcoming Rural Isolation

... and more speakers to be confirmed over the Summer!

Young Professionals can win the opportunity to join our expert speakers in presenting their vision for the future of transport. We will be inviting three YPs to lead a session at the conference by entering the My Transport Vision competition.

To find out more about getting involved, please click here or contact

The Lightning Sessions provide an opportunity for organisations to present a new or innovative product, process or concept in a ten-minute elevator pitch presentation. The format of this stream of the conference has been designed to support the sharing of innovative solutions in a fast paced fashion!

Space will be provided for Young Professionals and Lightning Presenters to discuss the concepts informally throughout the day.

If you are interested in taking part in the Lightning Sessions or you would like to hear more about what’s on offer, please contact

Our CIHT Young Professional Supporters have actively chosen to champion YP initiative and support the next generation of transportation professionals, doing so in the spirt of cross industry collaboration.

If your employer would like to join the organisations above who have already made this commitment, please contact

  1. Register your interest for the CIHT Young Professionals Conference 2018
  2. Are you a CIHT member? *

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