TRANSPORT Smart Class, Wales & West of England 2024

Sponsored by
Vortex IoT


TRANSPORT Smart Classes show key buyer side stakeholders how they can deploy the latest digital technology-enabled solutions, data-driven strategies, policies and best practices to tackle their transport sector challenges (e.g. around congestion, traffic flows, air pollution and emissions, noise, first and last mile mobility, customer experience, cost effectiveness, connecting transport networks, managing and maintaining assets & infrastructure) and deliver a transport system that will allow passengers and citizens to travel efficiently, safely and with minimal impact on the environment.

Qualifying delegates include commissioning, procurement, trialling, partnering and policy leads, senior influencers, strategic decision makers, programme managers and planners from local authorities (e.g. city, borough, metropolitan, district and county councils); public transport operators; regional transport partnerships, sub-regional transport bodies, combined authorities, integrated transport authorities and passenger transport executives; highways authorities and road operators; government and supporting national transport agencies; non-governmental organisations; fleet operators, parking operators, prime contractors etc.

Core themes range from on-demand transport and MaaS applications, EVs and e-mobility, micro mobility, predictive traffic management, journey time monitoring, smart parking and enforcing CAZs and LEZs, to active travel and behavioural change, analysing people movements, new ways of visualising data, connected and autonomous vehicles, intelligent street lighting, real-time transport modelling, smart ticketing and fare collection, and ITS in a Covid and post-Covid world.

On Thursday 5th December we will be casting a spotlight over Wales and the West Country, hosting our speakers discussions on how the latest digital innovations can help overcome the transport and mobility challenges faced by burgeoning city-regions including South East Wales and the Cardiff Capital Region, Swansea Bay, North East Wales and Deeside, Bristol and Bath, Cheltenham, Exeter, Gloucester, Plymouth and Torbay, Bournemouth/Poole, Salisbury, Swindon, and beyond. Delegates will hear from industry movers, shapers and disruptors during initial rapid-fire thought leadership presentations, before moving on to in-depth consultations with experts and peers during the roundtable discussions. In addition, this Smart Class will feature multiple keynote presentations from ITAs, PTEs, major transport operators, agencies, local/combined authorities, academia or NGOs, giving real world insight into programmes, collaborative initiatives, digital journeys and adoptions of emerging, transformative technologies.

TRANSPORT Smart Class, Wales & West of England 2024 takes place at the historic Cardiff Masonic Hall in Cardiff City Centre and follows on from widely acclaimed Wales 2022 (voco St David’s, Cardiff Bay), South West England 2022 (M Shed, Bristol), Wales 2020 (Park Inn by Radisson Cardiff), South West England 2019 (Radisson Blu, Bristol) and South West England & Wales 2018 (Radisson Blu, Bristol) editions. This half day in-person event is free to attend for bona fide delegates satisfying our registration criteria.

Previous Transport Smart Classes have attracted senior delegates from:

LB Barnet • LB Bromley • LB Brent • LB Camden • City of London Corporation • LB Croydon • LB Ealing • Ebbsfleet Development Corp • Greater London Authority • Royal Borough of Greenwich • LB Hackney • LB Hammersmith & Fulham • LB Haringey • LB Hounslow • Islington Council • Royal Borough of Kingston • LB Lambeth • LB Lewisham • LB Newham • LB Redbridge • LB Richmond-upon-Thames • Slough Borough Council • LB Sutton • LB Tower Hamlets • London Councils • Thames Estuary Partnership • LB Wandsworth • Westminster City Council • Aberdeen City Council • Aberdeenshire Council • Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough Council • Ards and North Down Borough Council • Armagh City Banbridge & Craigavon Borough Council • Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council • Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council • Bath and North East Somerset Council • BCP Council • Bedford Borough Council • Belfast City Council • Birmingham City Council • Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council • Blackpool Council • Blaenau Gwent County Borough Council • Bolton Metropolitan Borough Council • City of Bradford Metropolitan District Council • Bracknell Forest Council • Brighton & Hove City Council • Bristol City Council • Bristol is Open • Bristol City Operations Centre • Buckinghamshire Council • Caerphilly County Borough Council • Calderdale Metropolitan Borough Council • Cambridge City Council • Cambridgeshire County Council • Greater Cambridge Partnership • Cambridgeshire & Peterborough Combined Authority • Canterbury City Council • Cardiff Capital Region/CCR City Deal • Cardiff Council • Carlisle City Council • Cavan County Council • Central Bedfordshire Council • Cheltenham Borough Council • Cheshire West and Chester Borough Council • Copeland Borough Council • Cotswold District Council • Coventry City Council • Cumberland Council • Cyngor Gwynedd Council • Denbighshire County Council • Derby City Council • Derbyshire County Council • Devon County Council • Doncaster Metropolitan Borough Council • Dorset Council • Dumfries & Galloway Council • Dundee City Council • East Dunbartonshire Council • East Riding of Yorkshire Council • East Sussex County Council • The City of Edinburgh Council • Epping Forest District Council • Essex County Council • Exeter City Council • Exeter City Futures • Falkirk Council • Fife Council • Forest of Dean District Council • Glasgow City Council • Gloucestershire County Council • Greater Manchester Combined Authority • Halton Borough Council • Hampshire County Council • Harrogate Borough Council • Herefordshire Council • Hertfordshire County Council • The Highland Council • Hull City Council • Isle of Wight Council • Kent County Council • Kirklees Council • Knowsley Metropolitan Borough Council • Lancashire County Council • Royal Leamington Spa Town Council • Leeds City Council • Leicester City Council • Leicestershire County Council • Lincolnshire County Council • Liverpool City Region Combined Authority • Luton Borough Council • Manchester City Council • Merthyr Tydfil County Borough Council • Mid and East Antrim Borough Council • Midlothian Council • Milton Keynes Council • Monmouthshire County Council • Moray Council • Neath Port Talbot County Borough Council • Newport City Council • Norfolk County Council • Northamptonshire County Council • North Ayrshire Council • North East Combined Authority • North Lanarkshire Council • North Norfolk District Council • North Somerset Council • Northumberland County Council • North Yorkshire County Council • Nottingham City Council • Nottinghamshire County Council • Oldham Council • Oxford City Council • Oxfordshire County Council • Perth & Kinross Council • Peterborough City Council • Plymouth City Council • Portsmouth City Council • Powys County Council • Reading Borough Council • Renfrewshire Council • Rhondda Cynon Taf County Borough Council • Salford City Council • Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council • Scottish Borders Council • Sheffield City Council • Sheffield City Region • Shetland Islands Council • Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council • Somerset County Council • South Gloucestershire Council • South Hams District Council • South Somerset District Council • South Yorkshire Mayoral Combined Authority • Staffordshire County Council • Stirling Council • Stockport Metropolitan Borough Council • Surrey County Council • City and County of Swansea Council • Swindon Borough Council • Tees Valley Combined Authority • Telford and Wrekin Council • Thurrock Council • Torfaen County Borough Council • Trafford Metropolitan District Council • Vale of Glamorgan Council • Wakefield Metropolitan District Council • Walsall Metropolitan Borough Council • Warrington Borough Council • Warwick District Council • Warwickshire County Council • Watford Borough Council • West Berkshire County Council • West Devon Borough Council • West Midlands Combined Authority • West of England Combined Authority • West Oxfordshire District Council • West Sussex County Council • West Yorkshire Combined Authority • Wigan Metropolitan Borough Council • Wiltshire Council • Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council • Wokingham Borough Council • City of Wolverhampton Council • Worcestershire County Council • Wrexham County Borough Council • City of York Council • Abellio ScotRail • Aircoach • Airporter • Arriva Group • Arriva Rail London • Arriva Rail North • Arriva Southern Counties • Arriva UK Bus • Arriva UK Trains • Arriva Buses Rhyl • Big Green Coach • Black Country Transport • Brighton & Hove Buses • Bristol Airport • CalMac Ferries • c2c Rail • CDM Community Transport • Derbyshire Community Transport • Easilink Community Transport • Enterprise Car Club • Fermanagh Community Transport • FirstGroup • First UK Bus • Gatwick Airport • Go-Ahead Group • Govia Thameslink Railway • Great Western Railway • HCT Group • Heathrow Airport • HS2 • KenEx Tramway Project • Lothian Buses • McGill’s Buses • Merseytravel • Metrobus • National Express Group • Network Rail • Northern • Nottingham City Transport • Rail Delivery Group • ScotRail Alliance • SLC Rail • South Ayrshire Community Transport • South East Dorset Community Accessible Transport • Southeastern Railway • South Western Railway • Spirit of Sussex Coaches • Stagecoach Bus • Stagecoach Digital • Stagecoach Group • Stagecoach South Wales • TfL London Buses • TfL Trams • TfL Crossrail 2 • Thames Gateway Tramlink • Transdev • Translink • TransPennine Express • Trenitalia UK • Virgin Trains • West Midlands Trains • Active Gloucestershire • Awel Aman Tawe • Belfast Maritime Consortium • CoMoUK • Connected Places Catapult • Cycling Scotland • Data Mill North • Department for Transport • Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities • England’s Economic Heartland • Environment Agency • Highways England • HITRANS • Inclusive Mobility & Transport Advisory Committee • Innovate UK • Kent and Medway Economic Partnership • Keep Northern Ireland Beautiful • KTN • Leeds City Region Enterprise Partnership • Living Streets • Lower Thames Crossing • MaaS Scotland • Midlands Connect • Midlands Engine • Midland Metro Alliance • Midlothian Disability Access Panel • Ministry of Defence • Museum of London • National Highways • National Transport Authority • North Bristol SusCom • North Wales EAB • Office of the Scottish Road Works Commissioner • One Trafford Partnership • Oxford to Cambridge Arc Leadership Group • Peterborough Environment City Trust • Public Health England • Roads Collaboration Programme • The Rail Innovation Group • Satellite Applications Catapult • Scottish Accessible Transport Alliance • Scottish Cities Alliance • Scottish Government • Scottish Parliament • SEPA • SEStran • Smart Cities Scotland • Solent Transport • South Eastern Economic Partnership • South Yorkshire Passenger Transport Executive • Strathclyde Partnership for Transport • Strategic Investment Board at NI Executive • Sustainable Northern Ireland • Sustainability West Midlands • Sustrans • Sustrans Cymru • Sustrans Northern Ireland • Sustrans Scotland • SWestrans • Tactran • Transport East • Transport Focus • Transport for Edinburgh • Transport for Greater Manchester • Transport for London • Transport North East • Transport Scotland • Transport for the North • Transport for the South East • Transport for Wales • Transport for West Midlands • Transport Systems Catapult • Traveline Cymru • Tyne and Wear Passenger Transport Executive/Nexus • Ulster Transport Museum • Welsh Government • West Midlands Open Data Forum • Western Gateway • West Yorkshire Safer Roads Executive Group • Yorcard • ZetTrans • 31ten Consulting • AECOM • Amey Consulting • APCOA Parking • Arcadis • Arup • Atkins • AtkinsRealis • Audi • Balfour Beatty Vinci • BEAR Scotland • Britannia Parking • Buro Happold • • BWB Consulting • CampbellReith • Capita • Chorley Group EV • Connect Plus Services • Costain • DBFL Consulting • Engie • Fern Consulting • GeoPlace • Go Travel • Griffiths • Highgate Transportation • Integrated Transport Planning • Jacobs • Jaguar Land Rover • Kier Highways • K McShane • Mace • Meinhardt UK • Minicabit • MM Transport Planning • MobiHub • Mode Transport Planning • Momentum Transport • Mott MacDonald • NCP • NHS • Norman Rourke Pryme • Parsons • Paul Basham Associates • Pell Frischmann • PJA • Project Centre • RAC • Ramboll • Rappor Consultants • Ridge • Ringway • Rodgers Leask • Royal Haskoning DHV • Royal Sun Alliance • RPS Group • RSMA • S82 Consulting • Skanska • Smart Transport Hub • Stantec • Steer • SWECO • SYSTRA • Transporting Cities • Transport Planning Associates • Turner & Townsend • VA Rail • Vectos • Waterman Aspen • Waterman Group • Witteveen+Bos • Wood • Wrightbus • WSP • Unipart Rail • Urban Foresight • ATCO • Birmingham City University • University of Birmingham • British Parking Association • British Standards Institute • Bus & Coach NI • Bus Rapid Transit UK • Cardiff University • Centre for Connected Autonomous Vehicles/BEIS • Centre for E-Mobility and Clean Growth • Coventry University • Cenex • CENSIS • Centre for London • Changeworks UK • CIHT • CILT • Cities Forum • City-REDI, University of Birmingham • Community Transport Association • Confederation of Passenger Transport • Edinburgh Napier Transport Research Institute • Energy Saving Trust • The Green Party • IET • ITSO • ITS UK Data Forum • Local Government Association • Logistics UK • Northern Ireland Environment Link • Nottingham Trent University • Open Data Institute • Queens University Belfast • Road Haulage Association • RTPI • Scottish Enterprise • Scotland’s Towns Partnership • Scottish Motor Trade Association • Scottish Power • Sheffield Hallam University • South of Scotland Enterprise • SSE Energy • Technology Scotland • The Scotsman • Transform Scotland • Transport Institute, University College London • Transport Planning Society • Transport Strategy Centre, Imperial College London • UKTram • Ulster University • Unitary Councils’ Network • University of Bath • Urban Big Data Centre, University of Glasgow • University of Leeds • University of Salford • University of Sheffield • University of Stirling • University of Surrey • University of Wolverhampton • WMG, University of Warwick • University of the West England • University of Wolverhampton • University of York

Previous Transport Smart Class presentations have addressed:

“Transforming buses in the West Midlands” • “Harnessing mobile network data to understand every journey in your region” • “Moving away from fossil fuels for travel – Nottingham’s multi-faceted programme of transport innovation” • “Creating places, enabling active travel – Sustrans’ innovative approach to developing and activating greenways” • “EV charging infrastructure and smart ticketing in the Midlands” • “Implementing borough-wide moving traffic enforcement schemes to improve road safety and improve air quality” • “MaaS code of practice” • “Enabling a single integrated transport system for the future” • “The evolution of real time passenger information” • “Air quality and highways operations – How to track, analyse, recommend and predict the impact” • “Using technologies to enable practical multi-operator smart ticketing and attract new passengers. Today.” • “Modernising rail retailing in a post covid world” • “How hyperlocal air quality data collection is accelerating clean air and climate resilience projects and policies” • “Digital innovations continue to help deliver Scotland’s vision for transport” • “Future mobility – Go big or go home!” •  “Edinburgh’s ‘Circulation Plan’ – A framework for allocating street-space” • “Utilising data and digitalisation for environmental resilience” •  “Improving road works and the transition to net zero” • “Laying the foundation for smart mobility” • “Building the Bee Network” • “The road to MaaS – Promises, challenges, and future of mobility as a service” • “Developing a new transport strategy for West Yorkshire” • “How digital data and technology can enhance the traditional design process” • “A place-based digital twin for transport decarbonisation and a climate resilient network” • “Delivering place-based and user-centric collaboration to support more connected mobility across the North” • “Increasing the adoption of MaaS in the UK market” • “The role of smart data in building a unified framework for greenways development in Northern Ireland” • “Sustainability – The next evolution in asset life-cycle planning” • “How to set up a tailor-made DRT service: Success factors for DRT planning and operations” • “Unlocking high-speed, zero emission, maritime public transport” • “Pushing the boundaries of transport invention – NI’s pioneers of science and engineering” • “Driving down car use in Scotland by 20% – A strategic approach to behaviour change for net-zero” • “The Glasgow city centre transport plan” • “How to increase channel shift away from personal cars and into public transport – Are mobility hubs the answer?” • “A strategic assessment of the City of Edinburgh roads – What are the effects of the national ban on footway parking?” • “Addressing the big transport challenges of our time through SEStran’s regional transport strategy” • “Driving innovation through sustainability” • “Harnessing data and new technologies to create a more sustainable transport system” • “The role of sub-regional partnerships in delivering future mobility – Life without certainty and a road map” • “Innovating in London – How TfL is working with market innovators to deliver the outcomes of Sadiq Khan’s transport strategy” • “Delivering MaaS globally and for the UK” • “Visions for transport – Delivering a high impact active travel scheme that meets placed-based objectives for Northolt” • “Collaborating to deliver more connected mobility across the North” • “MaaS – It’s a people thing!” • “Bus franchising and enhanced partnerships – Strategies for success” • “Putting buses at the heart of the Liverpool city region’s transport revolution” • “Lessons from the active travel trail” • “Learning from connected and autonomous vehicle trials – Scaling up to deliver the National Highways connected service roadmap and digital roads vision” • “Smarter assets, sustainable communities” • “MaaSive opportunities for modal shift in Wales” • “Considering a shared transport energy system” • “Sustainable, emission-free deliveries” • “Data for good – Working with communities for inclusive smart transport futures” • “Cardiff Capital Region’s sustainable transport and mobility ambitions in a post-Covid, post-Brexit and climate-focused era” • “Autonomous connected electric shared fleets and MaaS” • “Ambition needs innovation – The West of England FTZ programme” • “Utilising data science to introduce new DDRT services” •  “Community logistics for low cost zero-carbon delivery services and as a catalyst for cultural shift” • “Applying intelligent mobility to transform road journeys and drive integration with the wider transport network” • “Harnessing public transport for smarter asset management” • “Pandemic’s impact on passenger behaviour and travel patterns – Embracing new mobility models and technology strategies to give London the ‘above ground’ transport services that it needs” • “Buses – A powerful enabling force for wider decarbonisation and economic regeneration” • “Bettering Oyster outside the London area – How we finally do it” • “Integrating DRT into BSIPs” • “Transforming mobility in Coventry with urban airport and Coventry very light rail” • “7 myths of why MaaS why will fly” • “TMA part 6 – Tools and opportunities for enforcing moving traffic” • “Making it easier for people to walk and cycle: Innovations in approach” • “Delivering at speed and at scale, without leaving anyone behind” • “Embracing innovation to enable Greater Manchester to build back better” • “National Highways’ digital roads vision” • “Future travel scenarios in the North and the developing transport landscape” • “Strategic use of data in delivering Edinburgh’s city centre transformation, city mobility plan, active travel action plan and low emission zone” • “The future’s smart for Scottish transport” • “Integrating demand responsive transport into the wider transport networks – Practical tips for the implementation and launch of DDRT” • “HAFAS-based intermodal journey planning – Key to a successful and sustainable MaaS platform” • “Digitalisation of public transportation: From passenger information to MaaS” • “Perspectives on EV charging and infrastructure” • “Clean air – a design, build, monitor and enforce model” • “Bringing positive travel changes for pupils and parents across Scotland with WOW” • “Moving traffic enforcement for cleaner air and road safety compliance – Are we ready?” • “Continuous and real-time vehicle to infrastructure scanning and fixed infrastructure scanning – Moving from reactive to predictive maintenance” • “Dynamic demand responsive transport – Best practices in shared mobility for lower density areas” • “Using data to drive businesses to adopt emission free deliveries” • “A transport strategy for the East” • “Connecting people, transforming journeys” • “Improving the use of data in transport” • “Revolutionising data collection and traffic optimisation using AI” • “How to effectively manage and improve clean air scenarios through enforcement” • “Mind over mode shift – The future of public transport in Kent” • “Towards an inclusive zero carbon transport system – Developing the future West Midlands transport strategy” • “Using intelligent infrastructure initiatives to deliver transport objectives” • “The importance of passenger data in MaaS” • “Hubbing our mobility” • “Smart connectivity and mobility for inclusive and sustainable cities” •  “Future mobility strategies: Better data, behaviour change and better insights” • “Taking MaaS to the next level” • “Developing an electric vehicle charging infrastructure network” • “Improving the public transport customer proposition with smarter data” • “The role of smart mobility in delivering a transport strategy for the South East” • “Transport innovation in Milton Keynes – The future’s here!” • “Using smart roads to keep Leeds moving” • “Applying big data to transport analysis across Wales” • “AI for accessibility” • “How journey time monitoring is evolving with crowdsourced data” • “How to effectively manage and enforce clean air zones and low emission zones with virtual permits and digital ANPR” • “Whole city transformation” • “Improving traffic insights with artificial intelligence” • “The role of DRT in supporting the public transport network and initiating behavioural change” • “Using data and developing partnerships to tackle congestion” • “The end-to-end journey – Planning for autonomous vehicles on the strategic road network” • “How digital tools can advance knowledge of active travel” • “How to deliver business benefit, solve public sector challenges and create social value through transport data sharing” • “Open passenger data and smart city mobility” • “The intelligent commuter transport network” • “The evolution of digital interventions for travel behaviour change” • “The future of incentivised mobility – How to incentivise smart city initiatives through tokenised reward structures” • “Delivering autonomous vehicle solutions at high-traffic destinations” • “Transport innovation in London” • “DRT for London and dynamic demand led bus service planning: Maximizing the opportunities provided by technology” • “Flexible models for demand responsive transport in Wales! • “Strategic approaches to smart mobility: Walking towards a smarter city” • “Improving mobility operations and services through data sharing, data catalogues and data visualisations” • “National Rail’s transition to digital ticketing – Historical challenges and future opportunities” • “Dundee – Electrifying a city!” • “The impact of MaaS and CAV on the future of mobility” • “Using crowdsourced mobility data to understand active travel” • “Managing traffic with predictive modelling” • “Smart and integrated ticketing in Scotland – Journey towards implementing the ministerial vision” • “The E-bike revolution – How we can approach innovation that works for people, communities and business” • “‘Tracking the changes’ with WOW – How digital technology has helped deliver one of the biggest ‘smarter travel’ behaviour change programmes in Scotland” • “How open data and collaboration can help to deliver growth in the bus industry” • “Developing MaaS for Greater Manchester” • “Ticketing, payment and information solutions in West Yorkshire – case studies and lessons learnt” • “Cross industry collaboration to enable smarter travel in the North” • “The importance of user engagement in the MaaS industry” • “Harnessing data and technology to enhance asset management” • “How recent advances in machine learning can revolutionise transport network data collection and UTMC” • “RTPI – so much more than a 3 line display” • “Avoiding data lock-in” • “MaaS and TfWM’s commercial mobility as a service initiative” • “CAV testbeds” • “Creating a commuter shared transport network via incentivised car pooling” • “Demand responsive transport: Bus pooling and flexible shuttle services for municipalities” • “Future of taxi/ride sharing” • “Smarter travel: What does it mean to the user?” • “Improving trust in public transport operators with smart ticketing and contactless travel” • “Automatic delay repay: solutions to provide customers with automatic compensation during times of disruption” • “How crowdsourced travel behaviour data can help local authorities and transport professionals” • “Solving last mile transport problems with non-docking bike sharing services” • “Innovation through digital partnerships and TfL open data” • “Mobility on demand – Smart transport solutions for the city” • “Smart journey planning through citizen-sourced data” • “Using beacon and smartphone technology to help the visually impaired navigate the tube” • “Driving forward innovation and transparency with public sector data” • “Enabling hyper-local air quality monitoring with emerging technologies” • “Transport challenges and solutions in North Wales – taking advantage of technology and natural resources across the region” • “Smart Cardiff – smart corridors, smart city roadmap, smart transport vision & initiatives” • “Revolutionising accessible living through AI and data with personalised products and services” • “Town centres and the suburban renaissance – Possibilities, pitfalls and potential innovation” • “Technology shift and what the near future will look like for parking” • “More than a passing destination – Building a community and triggering behavioural change with clean energy producing pavements” etc.

Testimonials and feedback:

“Thank you Smart Classes for inviting me to speak on the CCR City deal sustainable transport & mobility ambitions in a post-Covid, post-Brexit & climate-focused era. A really informative and interesting morning sharing best practice and new innovation”
Transport & Energy Manager – Office of the CCR City Deal, Cardiff Capital Region

“Oliver Coltman brilliantly presented the ambitions of the Future Transport Zone (FTZ) for the West of England”
Digital Project Manager and Transport Data Hub Lead, West of England Combined Authority (WECA)

“An interesting and informative morning at Smart Classes Cardiff event at the St David’s Hotel, sharing best practice and exciting innovation. A big thank you to Smart Classes for giving Clare the opportunity to share the work we are doing at the Cardiff Capital Region and our sustainable transport and mobility ambitions”
Transport Planner, Cardiff Capital Region

“Thank you, I found it all really valuable”
Partnerships and Public Affairs Manager – West of England, Sustrans 

“The presentations were all relevant to CCRCD future proposals and the roundtables were all very useful”
Project Development Officer, Cardiff Capital Region City Deal

“Excellent event and organisation. Good to get an update on current projects”
Team Manager Regeneration Opportunities, Blaenau Gwent County Borough Council/Chair of ATCM Wales

“Presentations were informative and the programme was targeted at the right level”
Senior Physical Regeneration Officer, Blaenau Gwent County Borough Council

“Thank you for the opportunity, it was great to meet so many people that could usefully help with delivering our plans. Great format!”
Operational Manager – Transport and Network Management, Cardiff Council

“Excellent event, well run and highly relevant”
Enterprise Architect, Super Connected Cardiff Project Team, Cardiff Council

“A great event!”
Smart City Strategy lead, Cardiff Council

“Thank you for putting the Smart Class together. I am going to put my team in touch with some of the innovator speakers as I can see some potential there. Hopefully see you at future editions!”
Network Operations Manager, Dorset Council 

“Great day today attending the TRANSPORT Smart Class Wales conference. Great content, really informative keynote speakers. All of this was only enhanced by the beautiful backdrop overlooking Cardiff Bay”
Traffic & Road Safety Engineer, Gloucestershire County Council & Area Manager, Waterman Aspen

“Good event. All of the expert presentations and roundtables had their own merits”
Business Manager, Passenger Transport & Transport Strategy, Monmouthshire County Council & Newport City Council

“The roundtable discussions were engaging and there were excellent opportunities to network”
Road Safety and Business Performance Manager, Neath Port Talbot County Borough Council

“The content was helpful and relevant”
Travel Officer, Neath Port Talbot County Borough Council

“Thursday was a really good event and we all appreciated the chance to attend”
Senior Transport Policy Officer – Highways Development Management, North Somerset Council

“Very interesting, thanks for a great day! Sustainable transport options, connectivity, highway maintenance and safety of particular interest”
Transport Policy Officer, North Somerset Council

“All of the roundtables were relevant and interesting, including how we move forwards to improve opportunities, uptake and behaviour change”
Transport Policy Officer, North Somerset Council

“Very interesting, engaging and overall useful event today, thanks once again”
Senior Transport Policy Officer, Development & Environment, North Somerset Council

“Thanks for a great morning, very informative”
Transport Policy Officer, North Somerset Council

“Outstanding! Great speakers and presentations from the businesses and I look forward to applying the concepts from the ideas shared at the event in my future endeavours as well as sharing with Portsmouth CC”
ITS Planner, Portsmouth City Council

“Thank you. I enjoyed TRANSPORT Smart Class, Wales 2022 and found it very interesting. I would definitely be interested in attending again”
Area Traffic Engineer, Powys County Council

“Very useful and informative. Thank you”
Principal Transport Planning Officer, South Gloucestershire Council

“Really interesting presentations and also very much enjoyed the tour of the control centre. Certainly interested in future Smart Classes”
Principal Telematics Engineer, Swansea Council

“Very useful workshop”
Transport and Development Manager, Wiltshire Council

“Informative and relevant for local authorities and related consultants”
Parking Manager, Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council

“Excellent organisation, event experience, facilities and venue”
Rethinking Transport Programme Manager, Surrey County Council

“A thoroughly worthwhile morning”
Policy Manager, Department for Transport

“It was a great morning, very interesting”
Traveline Cymru

“This was my second smart class – again, very well organised with great content”
Acting Head of Insight, Transport Focus

“It was a pleasure to speak, the other presentations were really informative, so I learned a lot. The attendees were really engaged and there were some great discussions in the roundtables”
Insights lead, Transport Focus

“Thankyou for the invite and well done, a really useful session”
Regional Director, Transportation/SW England & Wales Teams Lead, AECOM

“It was a good session. Thanks for your hard work in coordinating. Hope to see you again soon”
Associate Director, AECOM

“Delighted to be at the West of England Smart Class and enjoyed the experience. It felt comfortable and collaborative, and all of the roundtables got useful debate going. Keep up the good work!”
Market Director – Transport Infrastructure, Amey Consulting

“Really enjoyable, informative event and would be interested in attending future editions. Thank you!”
Senior Transport Planner, Arcadis

“A very good event, thanks for inviting me”
Senior Transport Planner, Arup

“An excellent event, well organised and a great cross section of presenters”
Senior Associate Director, Jacobs

“Really enjoyed the event in Bristol, was great to meet people in person again. My first in-person event since pandemic!”
Principal Transport Planner, Mott MacDonald 

“Another informative and educational experience. All of the presentations were helpful and all good roundtable discussions. Found systems and services that could benefit all our business groups”
Principal Transport Planner, Norman Rourke Pryme

Good format – glad I attended!”
Director – Transport Planning, Norman Rourke Pryme

Informative Transport Smart Class in Bristol today…all of the presentations were valuable!”
Principal Transport Planner, Norman Rourke Pryme

“I found the Smart Class extremely helpful and definitely broadened my knowledge of the exciting developments taking place in the transport sector”
Associate Transport Planner, Paul Basham Associates

“Fantastic and insightful as always. Thank you to Smart Classes and the team for such a great day”
Managing Director, Smart Transport Hub

“Excellent opportunity to meet peers interested and experienced in similar subject areas. Good format with roundtables”
Director Transport Planning, SYSTRA

“This was my first Smart Class and I really enjoyed. It was very insightful into the tech that is advancing transport”
Transport Planner, Vectos

“Thank you. The presentations were really interesting and insightful. I’ll look forward to another event in Wales”
Traffic Management Engineer, Waterman Aspen

“We thoroughly enjoyed the event and learnt a lot. There were very interesting and engaging folk who had something useful to contribute. Thanks again”
Intelligent Mobility Expert & Director, Waysphere/Transport Lead, ODI Birmingham

“Really wonderful to do this in person, great knowledge sharing and networking”
Associate Director, WSP

“Thank you for a really informative and enjoyable session! Sustainable travel and zero carbon communities (cycling, low traffic neighbourhoods etc) especially close to my heart”
Doctoral Researcher in Future Sustainable Mobility and Associate Research Director, University of Bath and City Global Futures

“I have attended TRANSPORT Smart Class Wales 2022 organised by Smart Classes. I really thank you for this kind invitation and well organised workshop on innovation and the latest technologies in Intelligent Transportation Systems. It was a great opportunity to collaborate. We thank all speakers for their presentations and experience sharing. I look forward to attending future classes”
Associate Professor, Intelligent Transportation Systems, Cardiff University

“It was a great event and glad to see some familiar and new faces in the room”
Business Development Lead – Transport Innovation, Connected Places Catapult

“The keynote presentations were interesting in gaining knowledge of the current situation in Wales”
Regional Manager, Energy Saving Trust

“Great event, loved presenting to such an engaging audience”
Commercial Director, Vortex IoT, part of Marston Holdings (Innovation Sponsor)

“Great event, thank you for hosting. We made some great connections and look forward to the next one!”
CEO & Founder, Conigital Group (Innovation Sponsor)

“A pleasure to participate and share some knowledge among the participants on e-mobility and net zero strategies for local authorities and business in Wales”
Director/Head of Sales & E-Mobility UK, Enel X Way (Innovation Sponsor)

“It was a pleasure – thanks for having us!”
Sales & Business Development Manager – E-Bus, Enel X UK (Innovation Sponsor)

“Thanks very much, a very well organised event”
Project Manager South West & Wales, Living Streets (Innovation Sponsor)

“It was a pleasure to take part”
Director of Programmes, BetterPoints (Innovation Sponsor)

“Great job hosting the smart class yesterday, it was very insightful and I really enjoyed the other speakers there”
Community Manager, Faxi (Innovation Sponsor)

“Great event!”
Managing Director, Imperial (Innovation Sponsor)

“TSC Wales 2020 was a good opportunity for us to present to industry movers, shapers and disruptors. Interesting discussions around how the latest digital technology enabled solutions can tackle challenges within the transport sector
Managing Director, Vortex IoT (Innovation Sponsor)

“Great to speak at the Transport Smart Class today in Bristol on how we use data science and continual analysis to test and expand our DRT services. What made the presentation more special was the fact that Bristol is a very important city in the story of Padam Mobility. It was the location for our first SaaS operation, ‘Slide Bristol’, the first DDRT operation in the UK which proved a great testing ground for our platform”
UK Business Development Lead, Padam Mobility (Innovation Sponsor)

“Thank you for another impeccably run event with topics so hot the fire alarm went off!”
General Manager, Siemens IMS (UK) at Siemens Mobility (Innovation Sponsor)

“Great event, thoroughly engaged audience, looking forward to the next one in Cardiff”
Commercial Director, Vortex IoT, part of Marston Holdings (Innovation Sponsor)

“Great event and superb networking opportunity”
Strategy and Business Development, Transformation and Bid Management, Imperial Civil Enforcement Solutions (Innovation Sponsor)

“It was a pleasure to take part”
Director of Programmes, BetterPoints (Innovation Sponsor)

“Great job hosting the smart class yesterday, it was very insightful and I really enjoyed the other speakers there”
Community Manager, Faxi (Innovation Sponsor)

“Great morning, thoroughly enjoyed the debate on how existing technologies are supporting the challenge of delivering clean air zones. Thanks for a good session”
Strategy and Business Development, Transformation & Bid Management, Imperial (Innovation Sponsor)

“Thanks very much, a very well organised event”
Project Manager, South West & Wales, Living Streets (Innovation Sponsor)

“It was a pleasure to speak at the Transport Smart Class in Bristol today about the importance of passenger data in MaaS”/”We look forward to being involved again in the future”
Founder & CEO/Head of Marketing, UrbanThings (Innovation Sponsor)

Full collection of testimonials and feedback


Transport for Wales (TfW) keynote presentation to be delivered by Natalie Rees, Head of Sustainability & Climate Change: Presentation title & summary description + speaker bio to follow.


Keynote from Pete Dyson, Co-Author of ‘Transport for Humans’, Doctoral Researcher at AAPS CDT University of Bath, Bicycle Mayor of Bath and formerly the Principal Behavioural Scientist at the Department for Transport (DfT): Presentation title & summary description + speaker bio to follow.


Keynote from Professor Peter Merriman and Professor Charles Musselwhite on behalf of the Centre for Transport and Mobility (CeTraM) at Aberystwyth University: Presentation title & summary description + speaker bios to follow.


Keynote from Gemma Lelliott, Director for Wales at the Community Transport Association: Presentation title & summary description + speaker bio to follow.


Innovator thought leadership presentation on behalf of Vortex, part of Marston Holdings: Presentation title & summary description + speaker details to follow.


Further presentations and speakers TBC!  

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Aberystwyth University
The Transport and Health Integrated research Network (THINK)
AAPS CDT, Centre for Doctoral Training in Advanced Automotive Propulsion Systems at the University of Bath
University of Bath
Transport for Humans
Community Transport Association
Transport for Wales (TfW)
Welsh Government

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