Policy priorities for transport in Scotland - infrastructure, connectivity, and supporting economic growth
WEDNESDAY, 15TH MARCH 2017
THIS EVENT IS CPD CERTIFIED
Guest of Honour: Humza Yousaf MSP, Minister for Transport and the Islands, The Scottish Government
As the National Transport Strategy is expected to undergo a full review, delegates will discuss the progress of the Scottish Government in meeting its stated objectives of improved connectivity both within Scotland and with global markets, reducing emissions from transportation and delivering a range of affordable, accessible transport options to the people of Scotland.
It also takes place in the context of the UK’s vote to leave the European Union with questions on the possible impact on the direction of the review, particularly with regard to issues surrounding the future funding of transport infrastructure.
It will bring together stakeholders from public transport providers, freight operators, construction firms, local authorities, export driven businesses, as well as consumer and environmental groups and other stakeholders.
We are delighted that Humza Yousaf MSP, Minister for Transport and the Islands, The Scottish Government has agreed to deliver a keynote address.
Scott Allan, Head of Amenity Services, Renfrewshire Council; Robbie Drummond, Group Finance and Transition Director, David MacBrayne; Emilia Hanna, Air Pollution Campaigner, Friends of the Earth Scotland; George Hazel, Director, George Hazel Consultancy; Julie Hesketh-Laird, Deputy Chief Executive, Scotch Whisky Association; Susan Jeynes, Car Club Programme Manager, Scotland, Carplus Bikeplus; George Lowder, Chief Executive, Transport for Edinburgh; Martin Reid, Business Unit Director, North, Road Haulage Association; Fraser Sutherland, Policy Officer, Citizens Advice Scotland and Phil Verster, Managing Director, ScotRail Alliance have also agreed to speak.
Drew Hendry MP, Shadow SNP Westminster Group Leader (Transport) has kindly agreed to chair a session at this seminar.