|Ticket Prices (Inc. VAT)|
|Non-CIHT Member Ticket||£ 120.00|
|Member Ticket||£ 90.00|
|Local Authority Ticket||£ 100.00|
Reinvigorating and rejuvenating the South West economy will have a lasting positive impact on both people within the region and the UK as a whole. With Transportation being at the heart of the economy, this conference will look at how Transport can influence regional prosperity.
Speakers from across the industry will be giving insights into how they are influencing the economy and what else could be done to drive further prosperity.
Nik Bowyer, Chair, CIHT South West
Nik is the Chair of the CIHT South West region and a chartered transport planner (CTPP) with over 13 years’ experience in the transportation sector. Nik graduated from the University of Exeter in 2006 with a BSc in Geography, having specialised in palaeoclimates, climate change and sustainability.
Nik joined AECOM in 2006 and spent six-and-a-half years’ working in the London area before relocating to the South West in 2013, where he now works as an Associate Director managing projects across the South West. Nik works with public and private sector clients and has an interest in the modelling, appraisal and delivery of major infrastructure schemes.
Nik is currently the transport expert for the Net-Zero Task Force established by the Devon Climate Emergency Response Group (DCERG) tasked with the delivery of an evidence-led Carbon Plan for Devon, considering the earliest credible date that the county should set for net-zero emissions.
Martin Tugwell, CIHT President
Martin Tugwell is the Programme Director at England’s Economic Heartland (EEH), which brings political and business leaders together in a strategic collaborative partnership committed to realising the economic potential of the Heartland, including the Oxford – Milton Keynes – Cambridge Arc.
Stretching from Swindon to Cambridgshire and Northamptonshire to Hertfordshire, EEH provides leadership on strategic infrastructure issues, in particular those relating to transport, digital connectivity and utilities. As the region’s Sub-national Transport Body, EEH is producing an over-arching Transport Strategy - a 30 year strategic vision for the transport system that puts the needs of businesses and individuals at the forefront of investment decisions.
Martin is a Chartered Engineer, a Fellow of the Chartered Institution of Highways and Transport (CIHT) and a Member of the Institution of Civil Engineers. He is President of the CIHT for 2019/20, having previously chaired the Institution’s Learned Society and Technical Board. He is a past Chairman of the Transport Planning Society and a Council member for the National Infrastructure Planning Association.
Mark Clements, Highways England
Ian Harrison, Heart of the South West LEP
Julie Gregory, Network Rail
Dr Steve Melia, University of the West of England
Dr Steve Melia lectures in transport and planning at the University of the West of England. In April 2019, he joined Extinction Rebellion protesters in London. He has been a parliamentary candidate, environmental campaigner and freelance journalist, writing and speaking on transport in cities. His research has mainly focussed on how to make transport in urban areas more sustainable. He has advised government departments, local authorities and political parties on this. He is currently writing a book on transport, protest and politics over the past 30 years.
Matthew Roach, Exeter Airport
Ben Lucas, Metro-Dynamics