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Calling all UK companies that have transport, parking and commuting issues to address!

Come join us at our free Business Forum Launch Event on 1 December hosted by Heathrow: /events/business-forum-launch-event-1-december-2017/

This is a free-to-attend morning event to learn from best practice in managing transport, commuting and parking in the private sector. There will be an introduction to the Business Forum (further info attached) and speakers from WSP, Heathrow, North Bristol Suscom, First Group, Volvo and Microsoft/Berkshire LEP. At the end of the event, there will be an opportunity to take a tour on an EV bus that is being trialed on site. The full programme is below.

For those companies that join the Business Forum, there will be ongoing opportunities for training and collaboration, as described in the attached brochure.

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For further information, see below.

Business Forum Launch Event - 1 December at Heathrow

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)


Three other events are open for registration - all with one free place for each Act TravelWise member:

Featured Event

Featured Event  

Business Forum Launch Event - 1 December 2017

The Act TravelWise Business Forum is holding a soft launch event hosted by Heathrow on Friday 1 December at 9:30 for 10:00 until 1:00 pm, followed by an optional EV bus tour. The programme includes several speakers with experience relevant to business travel planning. The event is free and open to all. Registration is now open.

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Featured Event  

On-Street EV Charging Workshop - 5 December 2017

This workshop regarding the provision of on-street EV charge points was developed due to demand from our local authority members in West Sussex and Surrey. As other authorities are grappling with the same issues, we have brought together two trainers: Ross Jones from the Infrastructure Team at OLEV and Hayley Chivers, Strategic Transport Planner at Portsmouth City Council. The workshop will be held on Tuesday 5 December 2017 from 1:30 - 3:30 pm in Portsmouth, followed by the South East regional meeting (3:45 pm) and pub social (5:30 pm). Registration is now open.

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Featured Event  

Travel Planning for Development Sites - 11 December 2017

A one-day seminar covering the why, when and how of delivering travel plans in the development planning process in London and England, considering the experience of both the local planning or highway authority and the developer/occupier. Led by Richard Adams, Associate Director, AECOM on Monday 11 December 2017 hosted by AECOM in London.

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Featured Event  

Act TravelWise Annual Conference & AGM - 25 January 2018

The UK and much of the world are experiencing profound social, economic and technological changes - addressed at last year's Annual Conference on 'Sustainable Travel in a Changing World'. On 25 January 2018, with the theme of 'Forward Thinking, Future Planning', we will take this to the  next level, exploring the long-term planning that is required in response to these changes.

A future focus need not be 'futuristic' in the science fiction sense; it can equally be about developing positive community-led visions to help shape the future or 'building in' resilience to change. Voices from Central Government, Local Enterprise Partnerships (LEPs) and other key influencers will serve to ground the theme within the current planning context.

Click below to read more, where you will find the draft programme, registration link and opportunities for sponsors and exhibitors.

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