Your programme for the CTA Westminster Conference 
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Community Transport Association's Westminster Conference

Your event programme 

On 25 November we'll be hosting our Westminster Conference. The one-day event will take place at the Institution of Civil Engineers' fantastic venue at One Great George Street, Westminster and will feature fantastic speakers from government and across the transport and voluntary sectors.

The Lineup:

We're thrilled to be able to announce the day's discussions and our fantastic speakers:
The Future of CT Regulation

Re-imagining Local Transport

Transport Innovation
Andrew Jones MP
Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Transport
Andrew Jones MP was appointed Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Transport in May 2015 and has been the MP for Harrogate and Knaresbough since 2010. He'll be giving an opening message to the conference. 
Dr. Jon Lamonte
Chief Executive, Transport for Greater Manchester
Dr. Jon Lamonte is the Chief Executive of TfGM having held the role since 2013. His portfolio covers rail, bus, train, highways, cycling and other forms of active transport. He is also the Chair of the Passenger Transport Executive Group (PTEG). 
David McNeill
Director of External Affairs, Transport for London
As TfL's Director of External Affairs, David is responsible for the overall management of TfL's relationships with UK and London political representatives, organisations and businesses. David has previously worked as Director of Press and Public Affairs for the Arts Council England and Head of Press for the Law Society of England and Wales. 
Debra Charles
CEO Novacroft
After beginning her career in robotics and computing, where she saw the potential of technology, Debra Charles founded Novacroft in 1998 with a vision to bring talented individuals together to embrace technology and innovation to change the way things are done for the better. Today, Novacroft is an award-winning smartcard programme and software development company helping clients get more for less and making life easier for all. Find our more here.
Councillor Peter Box CBE
Chair of the LGA's Economy, Environment, Housing and Transport Board
As well as being Chair of the Local Government Association's Economy, Environment, Housing and Transport Board, Peter is the Leader of Wakefield Council, a position he has held since 1998. He was awarded a CBE for Services to Local Government in 2010.
Rachel Milne
General Manager, DAB Plus Driver Training/Dial-a-Community Bus
Rachel is the General Manager for DAB Plus Driver Training and Dial-a-Community Bus. DAB is a social enterprise whose profits are fed directly in to the Dial-a-Community Bus charity which focuses on reducing isolation in Aberdeenshire through high quality community transport services.
Luke Raikes
Research Fellow,
IPPR North
Luke joined IPPR North in March 2013 having previously worked as an economic analyst for New Economy, part of the Greater Manchester Combined Authority and as a Councillor for Manchester City Council. Luke's expertise include: city and regional economies; skills, employment and welfare reform; transport policy; and devolution policy. 
Dr. Charles Musselwhite
Associate Professor, Swansea University
Dr. Charles Musselwhite is an Associate Professor in Gerontology (the study of ageing) at the Centre of Innovative Ageing at Swansea University. Charles' work includes a specific focus on ageing in relation to travel and transport and has published a paper entitled 'The role of transport and mobility in the health of older people.

The Venue: 

This year's venue, One Great George Street, is in the heart of Westminster and is a perfect place to discuss the future of community transport.

This year we're hosting a live tweetall throughout the day. Using a dedicated hashtag, you can get involved with the discussion, let other attendees know your thoughts as well as keeping track of what's happening and when. 

Book your place now

The cost to attend the conference is £125 for CTA members and £165 for non-members which includes lunch and refreshments throughout the day. 

Book Now

Thank you to our sponsors Novacroft and the Institution of Civil Engineers for their support.

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