Event Details

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Transport investment under uncertainty

The Transport Knowledge Hub invites you to attend our event to consider transport investment in the Midlands in a time of fast-paced technological change. This high-level event will bring together Local Enterprise Partnerships, local authorities and other local decision-makers to discuss and share ideas on how to approach transport investment at a time when disruptive technology will have a profound effect on travel patterns.

We will share insights into how new technologies are beginning to influence how people move within the region, including the new West Midlands Mobility as a Service (MaaS), and more importantly the need to think about what transport technology offers passengers in the future to make sure the region invests in the right projects.

With an extraordinary pace of change, we will discuss the importance of finding timely and cost-effective solutions to the challenges faced with achieving sustainable and inclusive growth and how the Transport Knowledge Hub can help LEPs and local authorities in the Midlands make transformational local transport plans fit for the future that make a difference cheaply and quickly.

Chaired by:


Gerard Whelan
Director, Corporate Finance, Government and Infrastructure, KPMG UK



Confirmed speakers:


Tom Stables
Managing Director UK, National Express





Claire Haigh
Executive Director, Transport Knowledge Hub




Sandeep Shingadia
Director of Development and Delivery, Transport for West Midlands




Simon Statham
Head of Technical Programmes, Midlands Connect




Chris Perry
Intelligent Mobility and Smart Ticketing and Payments consultant , MaaS Global




Graham Botham
Strategy & Planning Director (North), Network Rail




Simon Craven
Special Advisor, Go-Ahead





Paul Buchanan
Transport Economist, Volterra




Lisa Maric
Operations, Highways England Midlands

Contact Details

For further information please email Fiona Gardner at transportknowledgehub@connectpa.co.uk.


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Date & Time

Date: Wednesday 7 March 2018

Time: 10.00 - 14.00

Please note

This event is now full, to be added to the waiting list please email transportknowledgehub@connectpa.co.uk 


One Snowhill
Snow Hill Queensway
Birmingham B4 6GH