9
Dec

Act TravelWise Autumn Conference and AGM 2014 - The Economics of Sustainable Travel

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Tuesday 9 December 2014 – Birmingham

Announcement and Programme

Whether you’re in the public, private or third sector, a strong economic rationale is increasingly needed to justify a shift from private car use to sustainable, accessible transport options. It is no longer enough to demonstrate positive health outcomes, positive modal shift or improved quality of life. In today’s political context – like it or not – the economy takes centre stage.

 

The conference addresses four questions:

  • How can we best develop and present a solid business case for smarter travel?
  • Which types of smarter travel initiatives are likely to provide the greatest economic benefit?
  • How does sustainable travel stack up economically compared to traditional private motorised transport?
  • How can we set economic objectives and monitor performance against them?

 

Keynote speakers:

  • Baroness Susan Kramer, Minister of State for Transport
  • Stephen Joseph OBE, Executive Director, Campaign for Better Transport
  • Peter Davies, Sustainable Futures Commissioner for Wales and Chairman of the Climate Change Commission for Wales

 

Why attend?

Funding for your projects and initiatives will depend on how well you make the business case for sustainable travel. This one-day conference provides the necessary context and clarity to help you develop projects and initiatives that will have the best chance of success in economic terms. If you represent a private sector company, you will learn how to benefit economically from implementing sustainable travel initiatives.

 

Who should attend?

  • Project managers and sponsors
  • Fundraisers
  • Local authorities and combined authorities
  • Private sector companies
  • School and workplace travel planners
  • Department for Transport
  • NHS hospitals, trusts and CCGs
  • Not-for-project organisations/NGOs
  • Academics
  • Transport and travel consultants
  • Train operating companies
  • Act TravelWise members

 

Programme

Join us for a lively mix of first-rate speakers, interactive sessions and engaging discussions covering various angles and perspectives on the theme. The conference runs from 9:30 am to 5:30 pm. Lunch and refreshments are provided, as well as a drinks reception at the end of the day.

08:30: Tea/coffee on arrival

09:30: Welcome and Theme Intro – Alex Veitch (Chair, Act TravelWise)

09:45: Keynote speaker: Baroness Kramer, Minister of State for Transport, with Q&A

10:15: Parallel sessions

  1. Panel - How can we best develop and present a solid business case for smarter travel? (Chair: TBA)
  2. Conference papers via PechaKucha 20 x 20
    • Introducing the Student Travel Plan Company - Centro
    • WorkWise: The Ticket to Employment - Centro
    • Engaging with Business Parks and Industrial Estates – Centro
    • and more...

11:15: Tea/coffee break

11:35: Parallel sessions

  1. Panel - Which types of smarter travel initiatives are likely to provide the greatest economic benefit? (Chair: Pauline Reeves, Deputy Director Sustainable Accessible Travel, Department for Transport)
  2. Conference papers via PechaKucha 20 x 20
    • Shop Direct: A Travel Plan Case Study – Rhian Lewis, JMP
    • Making Visitor Bus Services Pay – Nat Taplin, New Forest National Park Authority
    • and more...

12:30: Lunch buffet opens

13:15: Keynote speaker: Stephen Joseph OBE, Executive Director, Campaign for Better Transport, with Q&A

13:45: Parallel sessions

  1. Panel - How does sustainable travel stack up economically compared to traditional private motorised transport? (Chair: Conrad Haigh, Head of Integrated Transport, ATOC)
  2. Workshop on Government funding
    • Applying for DfT and LEP Funding: How to Make the Economic Case for Action More Effectively (Philipp Thiessen, Economic Advisor Appraisal - Local Economics, Department for Transport)
    • New Funding Opportunity: Introducing the OLEV City Scheme (Ben Davison, Head of Energy Issues, Office for Low Emission Vehicles)

14:45: Keynote speaker: Peter Davies, Sustainable Futures Commissioner for Wales and Chairman of the Climate Change Commission for Wales, with Q&A

15:15: Tea/coffee break

15:45: Parallel sessions

  1. Panel - How can we set economic objectives and monitor performance against them? (Chair: Pedro Abrantes, PTEG)
  2. Presentations
    • To be announced

16:45: Conclusions and closing words – Alex Veitch (Chair, Act TravelWise)

17:00: Drinks reception and Act TravelWise AGM

 

Cost

Conference attendance is open to all. Registration is now open. Up-to-date paid member organisations of Act TravelWise will receive one free registration. The cost for all other delegates is £195.

 

Venue

Macdonald Burlington Hotel, 126 New St, Birmingham B2 4JQ – located just across from New Street Station

 

Register Now!

Please go to our Eventbrite page: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/the-economics-of-sustainable-travel-act-travelwise-autumn-conference-2014-tickets-12797496657