TRANSPORT Smart Class, London & South East England 2021 Retrospectives Round-Up


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Back on October 7th, we hosted TRANSPORT Smart Class, London & South East England 2021 at The Embassy, Belgravia. If you missed any of the subsequent presentation “Retrospectives”, here’s another opportunity to gain valuable insights from our Innovation Sponsors and Keynotes (Transport for London, Padam Mobility, Transport East, Instant System,  Brighton & Hove Buses and Metrobus, and XeroE)…

If you satisfy our regular delegate qualification criteria* for a Transport Smart Class but were unable to join us on the day for this live in-person event, CLICK HERE and complete the short “Download form” at the bottom of the post to receive a unique link giving free of charge access to all of the presentation videos, recordings and slides. Alternatively, click on your preferred presentation title from below to re-visit an individual retrospective:

  1. “Right, that’s over…Back to it!”
  2. “Integrating DRT into a Peri-Urban or Rural Transport Policy”
  3. “A Transport Strategy for the East”
  4. “Digitalisation of Public Transportation – From Passenger Information to Mobility as a Service”
  5. “Buses – A Powerful Enabling Force for Wider Decarbonisation and Economic Regeneration”
  6. “Using Data to Drive Businesses to Adopt Emission Free Deliveries”

*Those qualifying to receive the presentation videos and rich media content from this event include commissioning, procurement, trialling and partnering leads, senior influencers, strategic decision makers and planners from: local authorities (e.g. city, borough, metropolitan, district and county councils); public and private 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; fleet operators, vehicle manufacturers, parking operators, prime contractors etc.


Here’s what some of our delegates and stakeholders had to say about TRANSPORT Smart Class, London & South East England 2021:

“Thanks for a great event. So good to do this sort of thing again. Good breadth of expertise and speakers”Senior Advisor, City Planning, Transport for London • “Thanks for organising such an insightful and informative session”Principal Sponsor, Transport for London • “Many thanks…a good event with some great delegates there!” – Head of Technology and Data for Surface Transport, Transport for London “Yesterday our Strategic Director got back to face-to- face events – speaking at Transport Smart Class, London & SE England 2021. He highlighted the unique transport challenges of the East and why some of the usual approaches to sustainable transport don’t quite work for the region. The following discussion on solutions for rural areas was really timely to inform our work. Thanks to Smart Classes for the invite to a great event” – OBO Strategic Director, Transport East “There were lots of really interesting presentations. If you haven’t been to a Smart Class before, I highly recommend checking the calendar of forward events and getting along” – Head of Innovation Strategy at Brighton & Hove Buses|Metrobus|Spirit of Sussex Coaches and Lead Officer – Bus Decarbonisation (on secondment) at Liverpool City Region Combined Authority “Well organised and a great mix of transport stakeholders and businesses” – Strategy Manager, Zero Emission Vehicles, Arriva Group • “Feedback on the session was very positive” – Group Tender Director and Interim Chief Commercial Officer, Arriva Group • “My first Smart Class and it went well, thanks! Interesting to hear about the challenges and the development of solutions. Loved the Brighton Bus story!” – Transport Strategy Manager for Freight, Buckinghamshire Council “Very informative” – Active Travel Programme & Sustainable Transport Manager, Essex County Council

“My first time at a Smart Class, very good, I will be back!” – Director of Public Realm, LB Tower Hamlets “All of the roundtables were valuable in different ways”Councillor at LB Barnet & Representative on London Council’s Transport and Environment Committee • “Really enjoying the classes, hoping to come to the Scotland, Wales and Midlands ones too!”Head of Smart Mobility, Stantec •“Thanks for organising. I would recommend this event to anyone working in the transport industry”Principal Consultant, New Mobility, Steer • “Great attending TRANSPORT Smart Class, London & South East England 2021 today; thank you for organising and hosting such a great event with fantastic speakers!”Managing Director, Smart Transport Hub • “The session was well organised and it was good to understand the implications of Covid to London’s Transport operations. Great day, great speakers and the knowledge and experience on the roundtables was most valuable for me” Director of Transformation, 31ten Consulting • “Great to be at a face-to-face conference with Smart Classes!” – Client Director, Amey Consulting •.“Very well organised – Thanks for having us at the event” – CEO & Co-founder, XeroE (Innovation Sponsor) • “Last week I had the pleasure of presenting a step by step approach to Passenger Information and Mobility as a Service at the Transport Smart Class in London. It was brilliant to have the opportunity to discuss with knowledgeable Transport experts and speak alongside Simon Reed, Jack Holland, Andrew Summers, Patrick Warner and Steve Evans. Thank you for organising such a great event!”Area Manager, Instant System (Innovation Sponsor)


Here’s our schedule of Smart Classes for the year ahead:


Like to learn more about our Smart Class events and how you can potentially participate? Click here to discover the market context of Smart Classes and for a general overview of our Transport, Emissions & Air Quality, Waste Management, Public Realm & Urban Spaces, Energy, Water Management and Health & Assisted Living editions.

Buyer side stakeholders (e.g. councils/local authorities, transport authorities, transport operators, waste collection authorities, utilities, public service providers, critical infrastructure operators, government agencies, prime contractors etc) meeting the qualification criteria described on the individual event page (click selected Smart Class from the schedule above) can apply for a free delegate place by completing the “Registration form” located at the bottom of that page.

Up to 5 innovators/solution vendors can be accommodated at each Smart Class in an “Innovation Sponsor” capacity: Peruse the Event Sponsorship page for full details on “Smart Class Innovation Sponsorship Packages”. Check out our Testimonials page (or the individual Smart Class event pages) for feedback from previous delegates, sponsors and supporters.

Stay Safe, Feel Safe: The number of delegates at a Smart Class is strictly capped at 50 and venues selected to host a Smart Class are required to operate an event compliant ‘Covid-Secure Standards Charter’. We ask all delegates to ensure that they are at least double vaccinated or have had a negative covid test within 48 hours of the event. Bottles of hand sanitiser are included on all tables and, if you prefer to wear a face covering, we’re continuing to provide full face-visor shields which you may find more comfortable than a face mask, especially during the roundtable discussions.

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TRANSPORT Smart Class, London & South East England 2021

On October 7th we will be casting a spotlight over London and South East England, hosting our speakers discussions on how the latest digital innovations can help overcome the transport and mobility challenges faced by the capital, it's hinterland, burgeoning smart city-regions of the South East and East Anglia, and beyond.


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