Act Travelwise Training Event

Business Forum Launch Event - 1 December 2017

The first public event of the Act TravelWise Business Forum will bring together up to 80 people from throughout the UK who are exploring more sustainable travel and transport options for the private sector. The programme includes several speakers with experience relevant to business travel planning. Registration is now open. The event is free and open to all.

Register now via Eventbrite!


  • 9:30 am - Arrivals, tea/coffee
  • 10:00 am - Welcome and overview of Business Forum (Andy Winmill, WSP and Act TravelWise)
  • 10:15 am - North Bristol employers: working together to reduce congestion and develop a fully integrated, sustainable transport network (Ann O'Driscoll, Director, North Bristol Sus Com)   
  • 10:35 am - Heathrow's emerging approach to making the case to switch to sustainable travel through the language of money and business cases (Theo Panayi, Heathrow)
  • 11:00 am - Q&A as panel of previous speakers
  • 11:15 am - break
  • 11:30 am - Innovation and future planning in bus and rail (Jim Harbidge, Group Head of Environment, First Group)
  • 11:50 am - The EV bus trial at Heathrow (Phil Fletcher, Area Commercial Sales Manager, Volvo Bus)
  • 12:10 am - The role of LEPs in sustainable transport (Charles Eales, Microsoft and Berkshire LEP)
  • 12:30 am - Q&A as panel of previous speakers
  • 12:45 am - close, optional tour

Optional tour:
Take a ride on full electric bus on trial at Heathrow (to and from Terminal 4)