Mercure Hotel, Cardiff
Date & Time
8am, November 28 , 2019
5+ Professionals
400 Seats

About Welsh Transport Conference 2019


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 the STrIDe framework, the new Wales and Borders franchise, investing in good design, 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.

To find out more email enquiry@peloton-events.co.uk, or phone 0161 519 8950.



Our Speakers

Kate Myers

Kate Myers

Head of Skills, Employment & Education (SEE) HS2 Ltd
Kevin Collins

Kevin Collins

Route Delivery Director (Network Rail)
Laraine Pearson

Laraine Pearson

Scheme Project Manager (Network Rail IP Wales)
Lee Robinson

Lee Robinson

Development Director N.Wales (Transport for Wales)
Simon Jones

Simon Jones

Director of Transport (Welsh Government)
Tim Wood

Tim Wood

Rail Director (Northern Powerhouse)

Event Schedule


08.00 – 09.00 Breakfast, tea, coffee and networking

09.00 – 09.10 Chair welcome – Brian Meechan
09.10 – 09.30 Keynote Address – Simon Jones confirmed
09.30 – 09.45 Kevin Collins (Network Rail) – confirmed
09.45 – 10.00 Headline Sponsor Address
10.00 – 10.15 TfW invited
10.15 – 10.30 Headline Sponsor
10.30 – 11.10 Refreshments, tea, coffee and networking
11.15 – 11.35 Keynote Address – Arup - confirmed
11.35 – 12.00 Panel Debate
• The Well Being of Future Generations Act (2015) is a key tenant of Welsh Government Policy and is driving the Transport Industry, public and private sector alike, to focus their efforts on leaving a legacy for future generations
• The huge investment in the South Wales Metro and transport in general offers a fantastic opportunity to generate well paid skilled jobs, if we are willing to prepare now for the work that is coming over the next ten years
• We must take a lead from the likes of HS2 and Heathrow and look seriously at a regional skills and employment strategy that will make it possible for Welsh infrastructure to be delivered by Welsh people.


Kate Myers HS2 Head of Skills and Employment – confirmed
Lisa Childs Heathrow Head of External Affairs - confirmed
12.05 – 12.35 Technical Seminars 1
12.35 – 13.30 Lunch
13.30 – 14.00 Technical Seminars 2
14.10 – 14.15 Chair Welcome
14.15 – 14.35 TfW invited
14.35 – 14.50 Private Sector address
14.50 – 15.20 Panel Debate – Regional Connectivity
• Tim Wood – Northern Powerhouse Rail confirmed
• Lee Robinson – TfW confirmed
15.20 – 15.40 Refreshments
15.45 – 16.10 TBC
16.10 – 16.25 Matthew Tucker – Assistant Principal Coleg y Cyomedd - confirmed
16.25 – 16.40 Laraine Pearson – Network Rail – Gender equality Challenges in Rail confirmed
16.40 – 16.45 Chair Closing Remarks
16.45 – 17.30 Post Event Drinks Reception

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