The Transport Technology Forum’s annual conference in Leeds will feature attendees from a record number of local authorities across England, more than 50 authorities already taking advantage of fully-funded places at the event.
The conference takes place at the City Centre Hilton Hotel on 26th and 27th April with a networking event on the evening of the 25th. It brings together national governments, local authorities, suppliers and academia to explain government policy and showcase best practice and innovation in the use of technology in road transport. This allows local authorities to better understand technological solutions to deliver improved local highway services.
Places for local authority delegates are fully funded, including accommodation, catering and conference attendance, thanks to sponsorship from the private sector. Clearview Intelligence is the main conference sponsor, while Yunex Traffic are networking sponsor and several other suppliers are exhibiting.
With more than a month to go, 55 local authorities, and more than 160 people in total, have already committed to sending attendees. These range from regional transport bodies such as Liverpool City Region and Transport for Greater Manchester to counties from Norfolk to Somerset, and unitary authorities such as Bracknell Forest and Bolton. The conference will be welcoming attendees from a number of London boroughs and Scottish local government together with representatives of the four UK national governments.
As well as attending, local authorities have prominent speaking roles in the event with presenters from Transport for Greater Manchester, Coventry, West England Combined Authority, Oxfordshire County Council and Portsmouth City Council. Meanwhile, the Department for Transport’s Head of Traffic Management Digital Services, Paul Chandler, will update the audience on the vital issue of digitising Traffic Management Orders and Deputy Director, Traffic & Technology, Anthony Ferguson (pictured) will talk about the policy and funding landscape ahead. Funding will be a key topic of conversation with Innovate UK updating the conference on several key funding programmes.
Specific areas of interest are covered on the first day of the event, with the six TTF Working Groups all presenting updates. These cover connected vehicles, Mobility as a Service, electric vehicle charging infrastructure, open data, Urban Traffic Management and Control (UTMC) and smart parking.
Each local authority has been contacted with details of the event and how to register an interest for one of the fully funded places available. For the supply chain, sponsorship and exhibitor packages are still available which include a chance to present thought leadership or a case study. For more information, please contact TTF at email@example.com
The Transport Technology Forum is supported by the Department for Transport and Innovate UK, and delivered by the Local Council Roads Innovation Group (LCRIG).
Local authorities who have already signed up to send a representative to Leeds are:
Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council
Birmingham City Council
Blackburn with Darwen Council
Bracknell Forest Borough Council
Brighton and Hove City Council
Buckinghamshire County Council
Cambridgeshire County Council
City of York Council
Coventry City Council
Cumberland County Council / Westmorland County Council
Derbyshire County Council
East Sussex County Council
Gateshead Metropolitan Borough Council
Halton Borough Council
Hampshire County Council
Hull City Council
Kent County Council
Lancashire County Council
Leicestershire County Council
Newcastle City Council
Norfolk County Council
Nottingham City Council
Oxfordshire County Council
Peterborough City Council
Portsmouth City Council
Southampton City Council
Staffordshire County Council
Surrey County Council
Telford & Wrekin Council
Warwickshire County Council
West Northamptonshire Council
West Sussex County Council
Wolverhampton City Council
Worcestershire County Council
Liverpool City Region Combined Authority
Tees Valley Combined Authority
Transport for Greater Manchester
West Yorkshire Combined Authority
London Borough of Hounslow
London Borough of Newham
Perth and Kinross Council
Other government bodies represented are:
UK Export Finance
Department for Transport
Transport Infrastructure Ireland
Department for Infrastructure Northern Ireland
(Picture – Anthony Ferguson at the TTF Conference 2022 in Liverpool)