Act TravelWise

02/11/2017


Upcoming Events

 

Happy November!

Hello and welcome to our November e-bulletin.

Registration is now open for our Annual Conference & AGM taking place 25 January 2018 in Birmingham, on the theme 'Forward Thinking, Future Planning'. The conference web page includes the draft programme, registration link and there are still opportunities for sponsors and exhibitors.

We also three exciting events coming up next month, with registration now open: our Business Forum Launch Event at Heathrow (1 December), a workshop with OLEV and Portsmouth City Council on On-Street EV Charge Points (5 December) and a training led by AECOM on Travel Planning for Development Sites (11 December) previously held in Bristol in April.

The above events are free for members sending one delegate, with fees applicable for non-members. We're increasingly seeking to hold trainings before/after regional meetings on the same day in the same venue. In addition, there are PTRC courses (see announcement below) where members receive a 15% discount.

Additional regional meetings, beyond the South East meeting on 5 December held just after the EV charge points workshop, will be announced shortly.

Our Member Login Area on Acttravelwise.org is now populated with scores of guidance documents, conference presentations and other resources made available exclusively to members. If you're not already an Act TravelWise member, it's easy to join and you can do this by completing our Membership Form found on the website. Among other benefits, membership gives you a free place at all of our events throughout the year. You also get discounts on registration at our partners' events.

We encourage you to send in your news, job postings and event listings for future issues of the monthly e-bulletin. Just email them by the end of the month. This is a free service for members (£100 per item for non-members), reaching nearly 5,000 transport professionals. Also anyone may submit email addresses for adding to our e-bulletin distribution list here.

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 12:45 pm, followed by an optional EV bus tour. The programme includes several speakers with experience relevant to business travel planning. Registration is now open. The event is free and open to all. Registration is now open.

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News

News  

New Micro-Business Membership Rate Announced

Act TravelWise now has a new reduced membership rate of £250 + VAT for micro-businesses. To qualify, a business must not have more than four employees. The updated membership form includes the option to join at the new rate.

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Development Opportunity - Join One of Our Regional Teams

In an effort to increase its activity at the regional level, Act TravelWise is seeking to expand its volunteer-based regional teams.

Do you have any members of staff that would benefit from any of the following experience?

  • Supporting the coordination of a regional network
  • Organising regional events (meetings – which will often include training)
  • Raising their profile both regionally and nationally
  • Networking with a variety of sustainable travel colleagues (across the public and private sector)

No experience required (and can be at any level – good opportunity for both junior and senior staff), they just need to be keen and willing to take on the role. This will be on a voluntary basis, so the employer will need to allow some work time to carry out the duties (i.e. attending around 2-3 meetings/events per year).

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TPM 2018 Call for Papers - Deadline 25 January 2017

The 16th Annual Transport Practitioners' Meeting (TPM) will be held 5-6 July 2018 in Oxford. Information regarding the call for papers has been published, with a deadline for submissions of 25 January 2018.

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Member Discount on PTRC Courses

A 15% discount has been arranged for Act TravelWise members wishing to attend courses organised by PTRC. Click below for details of upcoming courses.

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Events

Featured Event  

Road Safety Week - 20-26 November 2017

Road Safety Week aims to inspire thousands of schools, organisations and communities to take action on road safety and promote life-saving messages during the Week and beyond. It also provides a focal point for professionals working in road safety to boost awareness and engagement in their work.

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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  

South East Regional Meeting - 5 December 2017

The next South East regional meeting will be held on Tuesday 5 December 2017 in Portsmouth. The regional meeting will take place from 3:45 to 5:15 pm, immediately after the 1:30 to 3:30 pm On-Street EV Charging Workshop taking place in the same venue with trainers from OLEV and Portsmouth City Council. Separate Eventbrite registrations are required for the two back-to-back events. A pub social will follow at 5:30 pm.

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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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