Location
Mercure Hotel, Cardiff
Date & Time
8am, November 29, 2018
Speakers
8 Professionals
Delegates
400 Seats

About Welsh Transport Conference 2018

This one day conference will bring the leaders...

Secretary for state for Wales Alan Cairns:

 

“Services operated under the Wales and Borders franchise are a vital component of Wales’ transport infrastructure serving thousands of commuters and passengers each day. It is essential that Wales has cutting edge transport links to move people to jobs, encourage investment and help grow our economy. Moreover, it is important that future investment provides visible and practical improvements to the rail travel experience on a franchise with the potential to grow transport links between England and Wales”

 

“It is essential that Wales has cutting edge transport links to move people to jobs, encourage investment and help grow our economy. Moreover, it is important that future investment provides visible and practical improvements to the rail travel experience on a franchise with the potential to grow transport links between England and Wales. With the franchising powers we are devolving to the Welsh Government, the UK Government has delivered on a key recommendation made by Sir Paul Silk’s Commission on Devolution in Wales. We now look to the Welsh Government to deliver on our joint ambitions to improve connectivity, cut journey times and create a transport infrastructure that is fit for the future.”

 

This one day conference will bring the leaders from the region together to discuss devolution, new technology and innovation, funding and investment, the skills shortage and how we are going to align apprenticeship programmes to fit the needs of the sector, electrification, smart ticketing and much more.

Welsh Transport Conference 2018 Cartoon

Our Speakers

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Alexia Course

Alexia Course

Director of Rail Operations (Transport for Wales)
Anthony Taylor

Anthony Taylor

Deputy Leader (Neath Port Talbot CBC)
Colin Lea

Colin Lea

Commercial and Customer Experience Director (Transport for Wales)
Kevin Collins

Kevin Collins

Route Delivery Director (Network Rail)
Mark Barry

Mark Barry

Professor of Practice in Connectivity (Cardiff University)
Mary Bonar

Mary Bonar

Partner (First Class Partnership)
Ruth Bagley

Ruth Bagley

Consultant
Simon Jones

Simon Jones

Director of Transport (Welsh Government)

Speaker Presentations

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SNC LAVALIN
WTC 18
ABB Presentation
WTC 18
ADComms
WTC 18
Balfour Beatty
WTC 18
Barry Viaduct
WTC 18
Cllr Taylor
WTC 18
furrer + frey
WTC 18
Mary Bonar
WTC 18
NetworkRail
WTC 18
Ruth Bagley
WTC 18
Siemens
WTC 18
TfW Presentation
WTC 18

Event Schedule

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08.00 – 09.00
Breakfast/Registration/Coffee/Networking
Brian Meechan  
09.00 – 09.10
Chair welcome
BBC Business Correspondent (Wales Today)
Simon Jones  
09.10 – 09.30
Keynote Address
Director of Transport (Welsh Government)
09.30 – 09.45
Headline Sponsor Address

NEIL GLADSTONE - Business Development Director (Siemens)

Kevin Collins  
09.45 – 10.00
Network Rail Address – CP6 and the Procurement Strategy
Route Delivery Director (Network Rail)
10.00 – 10.20
Headline Sponsor Address - Balfour Beatty
10.20 – 11.00
Morning Refreshments/Networking
11.00 – 11.30
Seminar Session 1

Technical Seminars from Furrer+Frey, ABB Ltd and AD Comms

Colin Lea  Alexia Course  
11.45 – 12.15
TfW Address and Q&A
Commercial and Customer Experience Director (Transport for Wales)
Director of Rail Operations (Transport for Wales)
Ruth Bagley  
12.15 – 12.30
Connectivity from Heathrow to Cardiff
Consultant
12.30 – 13.45
Lunch/Networking/Exhibition
13.45 – 14.15
Seminar Session 2

Technical Seminars from SPL Powerlines, Centregreat and Atkins.

Brian Meechan  
14.25 – 14.30
Chair Afternoon Welcome
BBC Business Correspondent (Wales Today)
14.30 – 15.00
Panel Debate – Making Wales a better place

 

Kevin Collins - Network Rail


Ruth Bagley – Connecting Wales with Heathrow
Paul Hinchy – WiFi Spark
Phillip Price – Keltbray

15.00 – 15.30
Afternoon Refreshments/Networking/Exhibition
15.45 - 16.15
The case for investment in Welsh Rail

 

Professor Mark Barry


Councillor Anthony Taylor – Deputy Leader of Neath Port Talbot CBC
Mary Bonar First Class Partnership

Brian Meechan  
16.15 – 16.20
Chair closing remarks
BBC Business Correspondent (Wales Today)
16.20 – 17.30
Post Event Drinks Reception

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