Half of England’s transport authorities have signed up to attend the annual Transport Technology Forum conference in Leeds later this month, as the guest list is almost completed.
Local authorities are being offered fully-funded places, including food and hotel accommodation for the event which starts with a networking evening on 25th April and runs for two full days of speeches, discussion and presentations on the 26th and 27th. These include contributions from the Department for Transport, local authorities, the devolved national governments, ERTICO – ITS Europe and the supply chain, as well as the TTF’s six working groups which cover signal phase and timing, Mobility as a Service, electric vehicle charging infrastructure, open data, Urban Traffic Management and Control (UTMC) and smart parking.
More than 60 local and regional highways bodies are now registered, making it a record for this event. They are joined by representatives from four national governments. For the private sector, which has the chance to meet local and national government, there is one exhibition place left, and a handful of table sponsorships. These sponsorship benefits include giving organisations promotion ahead of the event, a chance to host a branded table at the conference dinner and access to all the networking events.
Highways and transport solutions provider Clearview Intelligence has signed up as the main sponsor for the Conference. Yunex Traffic will be Evening Network Event Sponsor.
“In a short time the TTF Conference has become a must-attend event in the calendar,” commented LCRIG’s Director, Government and Strategy Paula Claytonsmith, who is putting the event together for the Department for Transport and Innovate UK. “This importance is underlined by the enthusiasm for local councils to take time out of the office to find out the latest policies and innovative technical solutions, alongside meeting counterparts from other councils, central governments and suppliers. If you are still thinking about attending, don’t delay signing up because we are about to hit capacity.”
The Conference is organised for the TTF by LCRIG, the Local Council Roads Innovation Group. It takes place at the Hilton Hotel in Central Leeds. The latest agenda is here. To sign up for a place at the event click here. To get a flavour of what to expect, watch last year’s event in Liverpool on the TTF YouTube channel here.
(Picture courtesy of Hilton City Centre, Leeds)