CIHT’s three-day conference will provide delegates the opportunity to hear from leading thinkers, clients and politicians who are involved in shaping the future of transport in the UK and internationally.
The conference will provide attendees with a unique learning and networking opportunity where they can contribute to setting our thriving sector’s visions for the future. Join us on 13th to 15th April on our all-new virtual event platform from the comfort of your own home or office and discover what is just beyond the horizon for our industry.
|Ticket Prices (Inc. VAT)|
|Member Ticket||£ 48.00|
|Non Member Ticket||£ 78.00|
|Partner employee ticket||£ 66.00|
The global shutdown resulting from the unprecedented COVID pandemic presents the transportation sector with an opportunity to reconfigure future policy and practice for the benefit of the environment and individual citizens alike.
How will the sector advance in the aftermath of Covid, and how can technology and new ways of thinking deliver change for individuals and communities?
The three day online conference provides an opportunity to tackle the new agenda, gain access to top-level strategic content, position you and your organisation at the heart of the debate and get your questions answered.
In addition to the main conference programme taking place on the main stage, our all-new virtual event platform will provide you with the opportunity to network, make connections and visit exhibition stands where you can engage with and learn from Project Managers and Technical Experts.
The conference will focus on three key themes – one for each day:
Day 1 will focus on the decarbonisation of the transport sector and the steps that the industry needs to take to deliver on the commitment for net zero.
A diverse and multidisciplinary panel of speakers will give attendees a comprehensive picture of what the key thematic issues are, how CIHT can influence the space and how CIHT members and their organisations can better understand, move and act within the context of climate change and transport.
As the UK hosts COP26 in Glasgow in November 2021, the country is at the centre of the global agenda and attendees will have the opportunity to hear from key figures on why we need to change the way our transport systems work.
The Baroness Brown of Cambridge DBE FREng FRS Julia King is an engineer, with a career in both academia and industry before becoming a Crossbench member of the House of Lords, where she is a member of the European Union Select Committee and its Environment Sub-Committee.
Her major interests are climate change and the low carbon economy. She is Vice Chair of the Climate Change Committee and Chair of its Adaptation Committee; Chair of the Carbon Trust; and a non-executive director of the Offshore Renewable Energy Catapult. She led the King Review for HMT on decarbonising transport (2008), and is the Sector Champion for the Offshore Wind Sector Deal - part of the Government’s Industrial Strategy
As the Vice Chair of the Climate Change Committee and Chair of its Adaptation Committee, The Baroness will be discussing the decarbonisation of transport within the context of Net Zero and COVID-19.
Mike Childs has worked for 30 years for the organisation on issues including factory pollution, waste management, chemical safety, and climate change. He led the organisation’s Big Ask Campaign between 2004 to 2008 which led to the passing of the Climate Change Act. Over the last two years he has worked with the consultancy Transport for Quality of Life to identify what national and local changes are needed to reduce transport’s carbon emissions to level’s consistent with the UK’s international climate obligations.
Day 2 will look at active travel, public transport and the impacts of increased homeworking. There will also be a focus on the development of new guidance for professionals, including the Manual for Streets and the New National Model Design Code.
Delegates will gain a detailed understanding of the latest perspectives and positions with regards to planning and designing better communities. CIHT has been at the forefront of developing new approaches. Speakers will provide key information on the latest guidance in this area which will be of direct importance to organisations and members working in communities.
Jeff Paniati is the Executive Director and CEO of the Institute of Transportation Engineers, an international membership association of more than 16,000 transportation professionals who work to improve safety and mobility for all transportation system users and help build smart and livable communities.
Prior to joining ITE, Mr. Paniati had a 32-year career with the Federal Highway Administration where he held leadership positions in the areas of system management and operations, intelligent transportation systems and highway safety. He served as FHWA Executive Director from 2008–2015.
Mr. Paniati has received numerous honor awards, including the prestigious Presidential Rank Award of Distinguished Executive. He has been inducted into the University of Connecticut Academy of Distinguished Engineers, the ITS America Hall of Fame, and the ITS World Congress Hall of Fame.
Mr. Paniati has a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from the University of Connecticut and a master’s degree in civil engineering from the University of Maryland. He is a Fellow of ITE and a registered professional engineer.
Day 3 will explore both the digital changes, innovative thinking and future technologies that will enable and drive Innovation within the transport sector of the future. It will also discuss the skills that the industry will need to deliver on such Innovation.
A forum of notable innovators will give attendees crucial insights into industry change and innovation, enabling delegates to better recognise, drive and respond to industry innovation.
Delegates will benefit from a wide range of informed views on how the sector needs to innovate to deliver its services in more effective ways.
Furthermore, a speaker from the automotive sector will outline how vehicle manufacturers are innovating and pushing ahead and how the highways and transportation sector needs to react. Meanwhile, an international viewpoint will consider what other countries are doing within the innovation space. Finally, Jonathan Spear, Transport Policy and Strategy Advisor at the World Road Association and Chair of the CIHT Dubai Group will be discussing the role of transport agencies in shaping new transport technologies and service models.
Sir Peter Hendy has been the Chair of Network Rail since July 2015, and Chair of the London Legacy Development Corporation since July 2017. Previously Commissioner of Transport for London for nearly 10 years, Sir Peter started his transport career in 1975 as a London Transport graduate trainee. He is a trustee of London’s Transport Museum and of the Science Museum Group and was knighted in the 2013 New Year's Honours List, having been made CBE in 2006.
Jonathan Spear is a Transport Policy and Strategy Advisor with 26 years’ experience in public policy, strategy, governance and regulatory studies, capacity and skills analysis and building. Much of this has specialized in national, regional and local transport policy frameworks, institutional structures and processes. With a post-graduate Masters’ qualification in Transport Planning and Engineering, he has worked extensively in the international arena, including the UK and Europe, Middle East, Africa and Asia-Pacific, and been based in London, Dubai, Beijing, Hong Kong and Singapore.
Much of Jonathan’s work has included benchmarking international good practice in transport planning and delivery, and making lessons more widely transferable. In this context, he is increasingly interested in the policy and regulatory implications of new transport technologies and service models, how this enables future market adoption and how new approaches may be applied to countries at different stages of development.
Jonathan is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Highways and Transportation and a Chartered Transport Planning Professional (CTPP). He has chaired four Working Groups on organisational and governance research for the World Road Association, PIARC.
In the context of COVID-19, Jonathan has written two White Papers on COVID-19 and Transport, considering the impacts and response of the transport sector during the pandemic and how key issues and policy choices will emerge beyond it.
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