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Summit early bird deadline extended

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The early bird deadline for the ITS (UK) Summit in Coventry on the 17th October has been extended until the beginning of September to allow for those away on holiday to take advantage of the offer.

Prices for booking are around 15% lower than the regular cost for the event at the Ricoh Arena which will involve a welcome from ITS (UK) President Steve Norris and keynote speaker Mike Waters, who is Director of Policy, Strategy and Innovation at Transport for West Midlands who will  be concentrating on the multiple ITS solutions implemented in the West Midlands, such as the A45 Glosa trial and the UK Autodrive autonomous vehicle project, and how they made them happen.

The second annual Summit will also hear from Lee Rowbotham, Senior Stakeholder Manager at Transport Focus, about how to put the travelling public at the centre of all policy decisions and after last year’s success there will be another Oxford-Style debate this year on the subject of future Mobility, with the motion: “This house believes that we are in the last years of private vehicle ownership and shared mobility is the only sustainable future for transport” and will be supported by Dr Alastair McInroy, Senior Programme Manager, Technology Scotland and James Taylor, Managing Director, ShareNow while Andy Graham, Owner of White Willow Consulting and Chair of the ITS (UK) Connected Vehicles Forum will oppose the motion with Catherine Bowen, Senior Policy Advisor  at BVRLA.

There will also be presentations about a variety of ITS subjects such as safety, environment, inclusive mobility, public outreach, transport planning and ITS, collaboration and international co-operation and delegates can take part in an interactive session about budget priorities and hear presentations from the ITS (UK) Young Professional essay competition winners.

The event takes place on 17 October with the President’s Dinner and ITS (UK) awards – a relaxed celebration of the industry in the UK – the night before.  To find out all about it and book your places go to www.itssummit.co.uk.

Cubic Transportation Systems and Gaist are sponsoring the event and other sponsorship packages are available.  Email Chris Day at c.day@hgluk.com for more details.

To book go to www.itssummit.co.uk.

 
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