Agenda

 
09:00 - 09.45 Registration
09:45 - 09:50 Chairs Opening Remarks:
Prof David Begg, Publisher, Transport Times
09:50 - 10:10 Keynote Address:
Justine Greening, Secretary of State for Transport
10:10 - 10:30 Q & A
10:30 - 10:50 Labour's HS2 Policy
Maria Eagle MP, Shadow Secretary of State for Transport
10:50 - 11:10 The importance of HS2 to the North of England
Bridget Rosewell, Chair, Volterra Consulting
11:10 - 11:30 Making HS operations work for passengers
Sir Mike Hodgkinson, Chairman, Keolis UK
11:30 - 11:45 Q & A
11:45 - 12:10 Refreshment Break
12:10 - 12:30 How we can make the most of HS2 through Smart Planning 
Julie Mills, Director, Greengauge 21
12:30 - 12:50 HSR - How applicable are International Lessons?
Colin Stewart, Director Global Rail Leader, Arup
12:50 - 13:00 Q & A
13:00 - 14:00 Lunch
14:00 - 14:20 Why there's a compelling case to take HSR to Scotland
Alex Neil MSP, Scottish Cabinet Secretary for Infrastructure and Capital Investment
14:20 - 14:40 What lessons can be learnt from France?
Fabrice Morel, International Development Director, SNCF Voyages
14:40 - 15:00 Capacity, capacity, capacity
Anthony Smith, Chief Executive, Passenger Focus 
15:00 - 15:20 Q & A
15:20 - 15:30 Chair's Closing Remarks
15:30 - 16:15 Refreshments & Networking