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News - 22 November 2017

Calling all UK companies that have transport, parking and commuting issues to address

The first public event of the Act TravelWise Business Forum will bring together up to 80 people from throughout the UK who are exploring more sustainable travel and transport options for the private sector.

Come join us at our free on 1 December hosted by Heathrow.

This is a
free-to-attend morning event
to learn from best practice in
managing transport, commuting and parking in the private sector
. If you're in the public sector or third sector, we'd be very grateful if you could invite your business contacts to this event. There will be an introduction to the Business Forum and speakers from WSP, Heathrow, North Bristol Suscom, First Group, Volvo and Microsoft/Berkshire LEP. At the end of the event, there will be an opportunity to take a tour on an EV bus that is being trialed on site. The full programme is below.

For those companies that join the Business Forum, there will be
ongoing opportunities for training and collaboration
, as described in the attached brochure.

For further information, see below.

Business Forum Launch Event - 1 December at Heathrow

 The programme includes several speakers with experience relevant to business travel planning. Registration is now open. The event is free and open to all.

Programme:
  • 9:30 am - Arrivals, tea/coffee
  • 10:00 am - Welcome and overview of Business Forum (Andy Winmill, WSP and Act TravelWise)
  • 10:15 am - North Bristol employers: working together to reduce congestion and develop a fully integrated, sustainable transport network (Ann O'Driscoll, Director, North Bristol Sus Com)
  • 10:35 am - Heathrow's emerging approach to making the case to switch to sustainable travel through the language of money and business cases (Theo Panayi, Heathrow)
  • 11:00 am - Q&A as panel of previous speakers
  • 11:15 am - break
  • 11:30 am - Innovation and future planning in bus and rail (Jim Harbidge, Group Head of Environment, First Group)
  • 11:50 am - The EV bus trial at Heathrow (Phil Fletcher, Area Commercial Sales Manager, Volvo Bus)
  • 12:10 am - The role of LEPs in sustainable transport (Charles Eales, Microsoft and Berkshire LEP)
  • 12:30 am - Q&A as panel of previous speakers
  • 12:45 am - close, optional tour

Optional tour: Take a ride on full electric bus on trial at Heathrow (to and from Terminal 4)






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