In this digital age with much focus on sustainability, what does the future hold for transport? Will the privately-owned car soon be a thing of the past? Are there newer and greener ways of moving people individually or en masse? How are regional planners and transport operators grappling with a more automated future? And what does this mean for our region both in terms of connectivity and driving economic growth?
We bring together experts from the world of transport; planners, strategists, operators and those directly involved in developing new technology and modes of transport who will share their thoughts on the future of human mobility.
This event is ideal for anyone who works in transport planning or operations, those responsible for staff travel planning and people with an interest in new technology.
10.00am: Arrive and refreshments with networking
10.30am: Welcome – Kevin Harris, LLEP Chair
10.35am: Future transport demand in the Midlands to 2068. (Simon Statham – Head of Technical Programmes – Midlands Connect)
10.55am: AirVolution – The New Age – flying taxis! (VRCO, Derby)
11.15am: Automated logistics (Shammi Raichura, Regional Cities Lead, Central UK – UBER)
11.35am: Electric vehicles & cyber security – MIRA
11.55am: Realising the potential of regional airports – East Midlands Airport
12.15pm: Thanks and close
12.20pm: Lunch and Networking – a tour of MIRA Technology Institute
1pm – 1.30pm: Depart