Guest of Honour: Mike Brown, Commissioner, Transport for London
Delegates at this conference will consider priorities for developing London's transport network.
The seminar is being scheduled to facilitate engagement on transport strategy in the new Mayoral term, and will provide a timely opportunity to consider significant policy developments from national government - including recent proposals included in Budget 2016 to prioritise the delivery of Crossrail 2.
The discussion will also be informed by the National Infrastructure Commission’s recent Transport for a World City report - which, alongside recommendations on Crossrail 2, set out long-term challenges for London in the areas of rail and Underground capacity, orbital links and ensuring access to future areas of housing growth.
Sessions will focus on the planning, funding and delivery of key infrastructure and modernisation projects across the Capital’s transport network, including latest developments in rail, road, the Underground and cycling and walking. Discussion will also examine priorities for transport service-users across the Capital, particularly in terms of accessibility, affordability, safety and sustainability.
The conference is expected to bring together a senior and informed group including Members of both Houses of Parliament, senior officials from the GLA and relevant central Government Departments, together with transport operators, construction companies, business associations, local councils, technology providers, consultants, and passenger groups, as well as members of the national and trade press.
We are delighted that Mike Brown, Commissioner, Transport for London and John Parkinson, Director, Motoring, Freight and London, Department for Transport have agreed to deliver keynote addresses at this seminar.
Julie Alexander, Director, Urban Development, Siemens; Councillor Julian Bell, Chair, Transport and Environment Committee, London Councils and Leader, Ealing Council; Richard Bull, Legal Director and Parliamentary Agent, Pinsent Masons; Janet Cooke, Chief Executive, London TravelWatch; Chief Superintendent Martin Fry, B Division, British Transport Police; Andrea Lee, Healthy Air Campaigner, ClientEarth and Colin Stanbridge, Chief Executive, London Chamber of Commerce and Industry have also kindly agreed to speak.
James Berry MP has kindly agreed to chair at this seminar.
Additional senior speakers are currently being approached.