Why attend?

The Future Transport Forum is the new annual meeting place for anyone working in cutting edge future mobility projects in the UK and beyond. 

 

The event will focus on the rapidly developing Future Transport Zones (FTZ) areas, as well as related projects that are making journeys easier, smarter and greener with new technology. 

 

The event will bring together those working in national and local government, research institutes, charities and community groups and think-tanks, and connect them with the innovative private sector organisations who are shaping the future of transport in towns, cities and rural areas. 

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The Future of Transport Forum will showcase the technologies and solutions that are being piloted and refined on the ground in the UK's Future Transport Zones and beyond. It will:

  • Show how £90 million is supporting the trials of new transport innovation in four Future Transport Zones including Solent, TfWM, WECA and Derby / Notts

  • Highlight the benefits of real world testing of new technologies and approaches

  • Show how innovative places are making smarter and wider use of new technologies

  • Demonstrate innovative new ways to transport people and goods around urban and rural areas

  • Bring together stakeholders including councils, hospitals, transport operators, communities, airports and universities

The background to Future Transport Zones: read more here

The way we travel is changing. Technology and innovation are blurring the distinctions between different types of vehicles and services and increasing automation is providing new opportunities and challenges.

 

Some of these changes, such as apps to help plan journeys, electric vehicles, drones and technology to assist drivers are already here. In the next ten years we are likely to see more and greater change. Since the Future of Transport Regulatory Review was launched, there have been increased impacts from these changes, and also significant shifts in how people travel.

Future Transport Zones are underpinned by agreed principles:
  • New modes of transport and new mobility services must be safe and secure by design.

  • The benefits of innovation in mobility must be available to all parts of the UK and all segments of society.

  • Walking, cycling and active travel must remain the best options for short urban journeys.

  • Mass transit must remain fundamental to an efficient transport system.

  • New mobility services must lead the transition to zero emissions.

  • Mobility innovation must help to reduce congestion through more efficient use of limited road space, for example through sharing rides, increasing occupancy or consolidating freight.

  • The marketplace for mobility must be open to stimulate innovation and give the best deal to consumers.

  • New mobility services must be designed to operate as part of an integrated transport system combining public, private and multiple modes for transport users.

  • Data from new mobility services must be shared where appropriate to improve choice and the operation of the transport system.

 
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Who you will meet

  • Transport technologists

  • New mobility pioneers

  • Transport and urban planners

  • Public transport professionals

  • Highways and transport engineers

  • Active travel professionals

  • Data and modelling experts

  • Marketing and behaviour change professionals

  • Directors of strategy and services

  • Academics and researchers

  • Community groups

 

Conference programme

14 September 2022

The first day will comprise a series of expert-led panels / workshops discussing key themes, plus a choice of site visits by e-scooter, bike and e-bike, hovercraft and a walking MaaS app demo

09:30

Exhibition Area

Registration: Tea & Coffee served in the exhibition area

11:00

Exhibition Area

Morning Break: Tea & Coffee served in the exhibition area

10:00

Main Theatre

Session 1: Future Transport Zones and their role in setting future strategy

Welcome and introduction from Chair

Phillip Darnton OBE, Executive Chairman, Bicycle Association of Great Britain and Solent Future Transport Zone board member 
 

Solent’s future transport ambitions

Councillor Lynne Stagg, Cabinet Member for Traffic & Transportation, Portsmouth City Council, and Chair of the Solent Transport Joint Committee
 

Accelerating transport innovation

Anthony Ferguson, Deputy Director, Traffic and Technology, Department for Transport

 

Real-world testing in Solent - Future Transport Zone programme overview

Conrad Haigh, Solent Transport Manager, Solent Transport

11:30

Main Theatre

Session 2: Mobility-as-a-Service (MaaS)

Facilitating a single and open market for MaaS services by engaging transport operators, service providers, public authorities and users chaired by:

Prof Maria Kamargianni, UCL MaaS Lab (Invited)

 

The Solent approach – governance and operational challenges for the UK’s first multi-city MaaS platform

Tim Forrester, Solent Future Transport Zone Programme Manager

 

Delivering MaaS - the technical approach

Steve Longman, MaaS Lead, Solent Future Transport Zone

 

Building connected mobility solutions

Damian Bown, Commercial Director, Trafi

Planning for the Nottingham - Derby MaaS scheme

David Alderson, Associate Director, SYSTRA

Creating the Solent MaaS delivery mechanism 

Tom Williams, Associate Director, Deal Advisory – Infrastructure, Real Estate & Transport, KPMG

 

Panel discussion and Q and A

13:00

Exhibition Area

Networking Break: Lunch served in the exhibition area.

Sponsored by:

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14:00

Session 3: Choose outdoor tour...


Tours need to be confirmed at time of registration in order to complete booking. Places on each tour are limited and allocated on a first-come, first-served basis
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E-scooter tour
(Driving licence required)

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Shared bikes/e-bikes tour

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Hovercraft tour

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Walking tour / MaaS App live demo

...or workshop

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Personal mobility for all: safety, accessibility and inclusion

Workshop led by: Clare Linton, Policy and Research Advisor, Urban Transport Group
 

With panellists from ITS UK, Portsmouth City Council, Voi and Beryl

15:15

Exhibition Area

Networking Break: Tea & Coffee served in the exhibition area

15:45

Main Theatre

Session 4: The challenge of marketing innovation

Chair: Jon Foley, Director, In the Round 

 

Marketing is a Breeze!

Charles Nichols, Marketing Communications Manager, Solent Transport 

 

Panel discussion

  • Peter Edwards, Associate, SYSTRA

  • Sarah Wills, Marketing Officer, Love to Ride

  • Toby Park, Solent Future Transport Zone / MaaS Behavioural Insights Team (BIT)

  • Sarah Fay, Senior Best Practice and Events Specialist, Modeshift 

  • Charles Nichols, Marketing Communications Manager, Solent Transport

16:45

Exhibition Area

Networking Break: Refreshments served in the exhibition area

17:15

Main Theatre

Session 5: ‘Future transport zones’ aim to trial new transport innovation: How is each of the 4 FTZs progressing?

Chair: Giulia Scarani, Head of E-scooter Trials and Future Transport Zones, DfT

 

Presentation on highlights of the FTZ progress across the UK

Giulia Scarani, Head of E-scooter Trials and Future Transport Zones, DfT

 

Panel debate and facilitated Q & A

 

  • Mark Collins, Integration Innovation Lead, Transport for West Midlands

  • Tom Arnold, Notts - Derby Future Transport Zone Doctoral Researcher, Loughborough University

  • Oliver Coltman, FTZ Programme Manager, West of England Combined Authority

  • Conrad Haigh, Solent Transport Manager

18:30

HMS Warrior

Networking reception

Held aboard the HMS Warrior.

 

Sponsored by: 

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20:00

Day 1 close

15 September 2022

The second day will comprise a series of expert-led panels / workshops discussing key themes, plus a choice of site visits by e-scooter, bike and e-bike and a walking MaaS app demo

 

09:00

Exhibition Area

Registration: Tea & Coffee served in the exhibition area

09.45

Main Theatre

Session 6: A vision for the future

Welcome from: Phillip Darnton OBE, Executive Chairman, Bicycle Association of Great Britain and Solent Future Transport Zone board member 

 

Chair: Professor John Preston, University of Southampton, and academic lead, passenger mobility, Solent Future Transport Zone

  

Local Transport Plan 4: the city approach – links between Transforming Cities Fund and Solent Future Transport Zone

Felicity Tidbury, Acting Assistant Director, Portsmouth City Council

 

The long view: the future for Future Transport Zones

Neil Taylor, Director, ITP

Insights from The Highlands and Islands Transport Partnership (HITRANS): shared and app-based travel across Scotland’s highlands and islands, part of the Smart Shared Green Mobility Hubs (Interreg NWE) project

Shirleen Ariwi, Public Transport Information, HITRANS & Ross Basnett, Strategic Account Director, FOD Mobility Group

Followed by panel discussion

11:00

Exhibition Area

Networking break: Tea & Coffee served in the exhibition area

11:30

Main Theatre

Session 7: Shared mobility: bikes, e-scooters and e-bikes

Chair’s overview: Lessons learned to date

Matthew Clark, Associate Director, Steer

 

Creating a safe, sustainable e-scooter service

Jim Hubbard, Senior Public Policy Manager, Voi Technology 

A perspective from a small island - can e-scooter and bike share work together

Stewart Chandler, Highways Client Manager, Isle of Wight Council

Combining active travel and public transport as an alternative to car use

Ben Lee, Partnerships and Campaigns Lead, Beryl 

You can’t park it there!!! Rationalising e-scooter parking

Thomas Fleming, Associate, ITP

 

Followed by panel discussion

12:45

Exhibition Area

Networking break: Lunch served in the exhibition area

13:30

Session 8: Choose an outdoor tour...


Tours need to be confirmed at time of registration in order to complete booking. Places on each tour are limited and allocated on a first-come, first-served basis

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E-scooter tour
(Driving licence required)

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Shared bikes/e-bikes tour

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Walking tour / MaaS app live demo

...or workshop

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Future Transport innovation showcase


15:00

Exhibition Area

Session 9: Speed learning

6 speakers present simultaneously in 15 min blocks, then a horn sounds and delegates move to the next table (allowing 5 mins change over each time). Tea & Coffee served throughout.

Digital Demand Responsive Transport (D-DRT)

Indira Joseph, FTZ  D-DRT Project Manager, Southampton City Council

Transforming Cities Fund and Bus priority

Martina Olley, TCF Programme Manager, Southampton City Council / Graham Wright at Hampshire County Council

Mobility credits

Gareth James, Future Transport Zone Project Manager, Solent Transport

Ticketing

Alex Sbardella, Head of Product, Unicard

Mobility hubs

Emma Baker, Senior Transport Planner, Policy, Southampton City Council

Active travel

Cheryl Ford, STARS Programme Manager, Modeshift and Sarah Fay – Senior Events and Best Practice Specialist, Modeshift

16:00

Main Theatre

Session 10: Closing remarks


Phillip Darnton OBE, Executive Chairman, Bicycle Association of Great Britain and Solent Future Transport Zone board

16:30

Event close

Please note that the programme is under development and subject to change. 

 

Speaker biographies

Please note that the agenda is currently being programmed. Updates to follow.

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Phillip Darnton OBE

Executive Chairman, Bicycle Association of Great Britain & Solent Future Transport Zone board member 

Phillip is the chairman of the Bicycle Association, the trade body which represents the U.K. Cycle Industry. He also chairs the Cycle Rail Working Group for the Department for Transport.

 

As well as serving as chair of the stakeholders of Solent Future Transport Zone, Phillip sits on the DfT’s Stakeholder Advisory Group.

He is the non-executive chair of Brompton Solutions, and is the Patron of the Bikeability Trust.

 

Phillip was awarded an OBE in 2011 for services to cycling

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Anthony Ferguson

Deputy Director, Traffic and Technology, Department for Transport

Anthony is a Deputy Director in the Department for Transport in charge of Traffic & Technology. This role encompasses traditional traffic management policy, involving things like the way roadworks are planned and carried out, parking regulations and the rules for traffic signs, as well as exploring the potential for data and emerging technology to improve the safety, efficiency and environmental performance of our road networks.  Anthony’s team is also developing the UK’s policy position on micromobility through national trials of e-scooters and preparing for legislation.

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Prof Maria Kamargianni

Biography to follow

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Tim Forrester

Future Transport Zone Programme Manager, Solent Region

Solent Transport is a partnership between Southampton, Portsmouth, Hampshire and the Isle of Wight, focusing on strategic transport issues and partnership working. Tim is programme manager for the Department for Transport funded Solent Future Transport Zone which looks at developing innovative transport solutions and bringing them to fruition.

Tim has over 20 years of professional transport programme and project management experience. Having worked in the public sector for a large part of his career his background covers sustainable transport, behavioural change and transport infrastructure delivery programmes; together with a strength for effective stakeholder engagement.

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Damian Bown

Commercial Director, Trafi

Damian Bown is Commercial Director at Trafi. He draws on his experience of innovation (working with some of the most successful transport apps) and operation (he launched and ran a bus company) to assist cities as they procure and implement MaaS schemes.
Before joining Trafi, Damian was Business Development Director at Citymapper, a popular city navigation app. Prior to that he was UK Sales Director at Trapeze, a leading supplier of scheduling and tracking software for large transport operators and cities.
In 2000, Damian was a founder of Kizoom, which went on to build the world's first transport journey planner on a phone. He sold Kizoom to Trapeze in 2010.
Damian has a degree in Mechanical Engineering from City University in London, and an MBA from Insead, France.

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Tom Williams

Associate Director, Deal Advisory - Infrastructure, Real Estate & Transport, KPMG

Biography to follow

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Jon Foley

Director, In the Round

Biography to follow

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Peter Edwards

Associate, SYSTRA

Peter Edwards is an Associate at SYSTRA with a background in behaviour change, travel planning and active travel.  Previous to joining SYSTRA in early 2022 he worked for Birmingham City Council and helped deliver their Clean Air Zone as well as managing their schools and workplace travel planning teams. 

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Toby Park

Solent FTZ / MaaS Behavioural Insights Team (BIT)

Biography to follow

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Mark Collins

Integration Innovation Lead, Transport for West Midlands

Biography to follow

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Oliver Coltman
 

FTZ Programme Manager, West of England Combined Authority

Biography to follow

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Felicity Tidbury
 

Acting Assistant Director, Portsmouth City Council

Biography to follow

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Shirleen Ariwi

Public Transport Information, HITRANS

Biography to follow

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Matthew Clark

Associate Director, Steer

Matthew leads Steer’s work in New Mobility. His work focuses on analysis of the market for new and enhanced transport services both in the UK and worldwide including Zero Emission Vehicles, Shared Mobility and Emerging Services (including Mobility Hubs and MaaS).  Matthew works for both the public sector and private sector building an evidence base to maximise the positive impacts of new transport technologies in our cities and towns.  Based in London, Matthew draws on international experience for a range of projects planning, implementing, monitoring and evaluating projects involving car sharing, bike sharing, escooters, on-demand taxis, on-demand minibuses, Mobility as a Service, Mobility Hubs and Autonomous Vehicles.  Matthew is also the chair of the UK body representing the shared mobility sector CoMoUK.

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Stewart Chandler

Highways Client Manager, Isle of Wight Council

Biography to follow

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Indira Joseph

FTZ  D-DRT Project Manager, Southampton City Council

Biography to follow

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Emma Baker

Senior Transport Planner, Policy, Southampton City Council

Biography to follow

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Cheryl Ford

STARS Programme Manager, Modeshift

Biography to follow

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Councillor Lynne Stagg

Cabinet Member for Traffic & Transportation, Portsmouth City Council

 

Biography to follow

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Conrad Haigh

Solent Transport Manager, Solent Transport

Solent Transport is a partnership between Southampton, Portsmouth, Hampshire and the Isle of Wight, focusing on strategic transport issues and partnership working. Solent Transport is the recipient of a Department for Transport Future Transport Zone grant which looks at developing innovative transport solutions and bringing them to fruition.

Conrad as more than 30 years experience in transport ranging from campaigning, commercial experience, and experience at every level of government. He as significant experience in sustainable transport and behavioural change. His past employers include Transport for London, the Rail delivery Group and the Department for Transport.

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Grace Packard

Senior Public Policy Manager, Voi Technology

Grace Packard is a Senior Public Policy Manager at Voi Technology who specialises in the UK transport sector. With a background in transport planning, Grace works to ensure sustainable transport options are widely available to help improve the way we move around our cities, creating better cities to live in. Previously working as a transport consultant, Grace worked closely with micromobility operators to improve parking and deployment strategies. Since launching in Northampton in September 2020, Voi has gone on to become the UK’s largest micromobility operator, offering both e-scooters and e-bikes in 17 locations across the country.

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Steve Longman

MaaS Lead, Future Transport Zone Team, Solent Transport

Biography to follow

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David Alderson

Associate Director, SYSTRA

 

Biography to follow

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Clare Linton

Policy and Research Advisor, Urban Transport Group

Clare Linton joined the Urban Transport Group in May 2016, to conduct research across a range of policy areas including transport and housing, public health, social inclusion, freight, people and skills, sustainability and smart transport futures.

Clare is the lead author on a number of UTG reports including 'Taxi! Issues and options for city region taxi and private hire vehicle policy' and 'The place to be: How transit oriented development can support good growth in the city regions'.

Clare completed a PhD in Low Carbon Technologies at the University of Leeds in 2016. Her PhD research explored the potential to reduce emissions from urban transport through more effective use of capacity. Clare has also worked in the Climate Change, Energy and Transport team at the Institute for Public Policy Research, working on delivering effective public transport solutions. Clare holds a BA in Geography and an MSc in Climate Change and Policy, both from the University of Sussex.

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Charles  Nichols

Marketing Communications Manager, Solent Transport

Biography to follow

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Sarah Wills
 

Marketing Officer,        Love to Ride

Biography to follow

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Giulia Scarani

Head of E-scooter Trials and Future Transport Zones, DfT

Giulia is the Head of E-scooter trials and Future Transport Zones in the Department for Transport’s Traffic and Technology division. Giulia leads the team overseeing e-scooter trials in 30 areas around England and contributing to policy development to define the future of micromobility and e-scooters in the UK. Giulia also leads on policy and engagement for Future Transport Zones, a £92m investment into trials of new transport innovations in Solent Transport, Transport for West Midlands, Derby and Nottingham and West of England Combined Authority.

 

Prior to joining the DfT, Giulia worked in consultancy, supporting government bodies to shape and guide policy and strategy research in the fields of transport and infrastructure delivery.

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Tom Arnold

Notts - Derby Future Transport Zone Doctoral Researcher, Loughborough University

Biography to follow

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Professor John Preston

Transportation Group

University of Southampton

John Preston is a Professor in the Transportation Group at the University of Southampton, with almost 40 years of experience in transport research and education. He has held almost 160 research grants and contracts, published almost 400 articles, book chapters, conference and working papers and successfully supervised over 30 doctoral students. He is a Fellow of the Chartered Institution of Highways and Transportation and is currently leading the research at the University of Southampton for Theme 1 (Personal Mobility) of the Solent Future Transport Zone, including the programme level monitoring and evaluation.

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Thomas Fleming
 

Associate, ITP

Biography to follow

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Ross Basnett

Strategic Account Director, FOD Mobility Group

Ross is Strategic Account Director for Mobilleo, a pioneering Mobility as a Service platform based in the UK with ambitions to become a global provider. 
With over 15 years’ experience in senior and consulting roles within the Fleet industry, Ross is passionate about driving behaviour change in travel through public / private sector collaboration. Through Mobilleo Ross’s ambition is to remove barriers to shared, public and active transport. Recently Mobilleo has engaged with HITRANS in Scotland to pilot MaaS in rural settings, as part of the Transport Scotland MaaS investment Fund initiative, and Ross is deeply involved in the implementation of this exciting project. 

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Jim Hubbard

Senior Public Policy Manager, Voi Technology

Jim Hubbard is Senior Public Policy Manager at Voi, the leading shared micromobility provider, operating in 100+ cities. He leads on city and stakeholder engagement ensuring Voi meets the needs of its city partners and society at large. This includes working closely with communities to advance sustainable forms of transport including e-bikes and e-scooters and serving as an Advisory Board member of Social Value UK. Having started his career in politics in the U.S., he moved to London to earn an MSc in Sustainable Urbanism from University College London. He’s now worked in UK public policy for 10+ years on topics ranging from city planning and regional investment where before joining Voi he led the Regional Policy team at the Confederation of British Industry. Outside of work he serves as a Governor at a local state primary school.

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Ben Lee

Partnerships and Campaigns Lead, Beryl 

Ben Lee is the Partnerships and Campaigns Lead at Beryl helping partners develop sustainable active travel practice with their fleet of bikes and scooters. Working with both commercial and public sector organisations, his role can help shape how people move around towns and cities.

 

Beryl is the UK's leading micromobility company, championing sustainable travel options to help reduce road congestion and improve air quality and public health.

 

A B-Corp certified operator, we deliver schemes in partnership with cities and communities, placing people, social responsibility and environmental sustainability at the same level as financial sustainability.

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Gareth James

Future Transport Zone Project Manager, Solent Transport

Biography to follow

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Martina Olley

TCF Programme Manager, Southampton City Council 

Biography to follow

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Sarah Fay 

Senior Events and Best Practice Specialist, Modeshift

Biography to follow

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14-15 September 2022

Action Stations, Boathouse 6 Portsmouth Historic Dockyard

Organised by:

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Headline sponsors:

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Hosted by:

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Future Transport Zones in England are funded by the Department for Transport

Innovation in action