TRANSPORT Smart Class, Midlands 2022 Retrospectives Round-Up


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Back on February 24th, we hosted TRANSPORT Smart Class, Midlands 2022 at Nottingham Council House. If you missed any of the subsequent presentation “Retrospectives”, here’s another opportunity to gain valuable insights from our Innovation Sponsors (Siemens IMS/Hacon, Padam Mobility, Marston Holdings and Sustrans) and Keynotes (Transport for West Midlands, Coventry City Council and Midlands Connect)…

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. “Bettering Oyster Outside the London Area – How We Finally Do It”
  2. “7 Myths of Why MaaS Will Not Fly”
  3. “Integrating DDRT into Bus Service Improvement Plans – 6 Practical Tips”
  4. “Transforming Mobility in Coventry with Urban Airport and Coventry Very Light Rail”
  5. “TMA, Part 6 – Tools and Opportunities for Enforcing Moving Traffic”
  6. “Making it Easier for People to Walk and Cycle – Innovations in Approach”
  7. “Delivering at Speed and at Scale, Without Leaving Anyone Behind”

*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, Midlands 2022:

“Excellent service by Mark and Harriet. Clearly passionate about giving the attendees a well planned, joined up event. The presentations were all highly valuable. Thorough enjoyed it, very well coordinated and the material covered was exactly right” – Head of Strategy, Midlands Connect • “Thank you for the invitation. It was a pleasure to present” – Transport Innovation Manager, Coventry City Council “Thanks for having me. Myself and my colleagues found it very interesting” – Transport Development Officer, Leicester City Council “Myself and others from the authority certainly found it very enjoyable and informative. Many thanks for the invitation. Please bear me in mind for future events as I am sure colleagues would very much like to attend” – Transport Planner, Leicestershire County Council “Thanks for running a brilliant event. It has certainly helped open our eyes at NCC to the world of possibilities related to MaaS. I look forward to joining again in the future” – Growth, Infrastructure & Development Team, Nottinghamshire County Council “Colleagues fed back the event was very valuable. Many thanks” – Place Strategy Manager, Nottinghamshire County Council • “Great event last week and I will be sure to look out for future sessions, especially in the Midlands. Your classes are a fantastic way for me to build my network and keep up with industry innovations” – Senior Project Manager Infrastructure, AECOM • “Really enjoyed. It was expertly run and I particularly liked the roundtables. I hadn’t experienced quite that format before but it worked really well” – Associate, Policy & Strategy Division, Integrated Transport Planning “Really interesting event, good networking opportunities and great debate on roundtable discussions” – Divisional Director, Pell Frischmann “All excellent!”Sustainable Transport Coordinator, Nottingham Trent University

“Really enjoyed speaking at this event. Smart Classes are must attend events for local authority officers looking to see the latest innovations in the transport market” Head of UK Business Development, Padam Mobility (Innovation Sponsor) • “A very interesting event” – Marketing Manager DACH, UK & Nordics, Padam Mobility (Innovation Sponsor)  • “With my colleagues from Padam Mobility, I attended the Smart Classes event in Nottingham last week. I really enjoyed the discussion with all the experts and gained many useful insights during the roundtable discussions. Thanks for organising this kind of event!” – Business Development Manager, Siemens IMS (Innovation Sponsor) • “Really enjoyable day and thought provoking sessions from fellow presenters” – Principal Engineer, Project Centre, Part of Marston Holdings (Innovation Sponsor) • “A very useful and collaborative event” – Marketing Team, Marston Holdings (Innovation Sponsor) • “I enjoyed presenting at this Midlands conference yesterday and hosting the roundtable discussions. It was good to share how Sustrans has moved from having a GIS team to becoming an organisation that uses GIS daily and how that has transformed our work. It was also good to discuss how important it is to engage with people…For us, digital engagement is a tool rather than an approach. Early and meaningful engagement is going to be vital as cities introduce transformative change through Mini Hollands and liveable neighbourhoods. Thank you for the rich roundtable discussions: lots of interest in the National Cycle Network and our GIS data. Fascinating presentations and lots for me to reflect on! Thanks for the opportunity. It was a really interesting morning” – Director: England Midlands and East, Sustrans (Innovation Sponsor) • “An excellent use of time that repaid my travel and overnight expenses several times over” – Director, Association of Transport Coordinating Officers


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TRANSPORT Smart Class, Midlands 2022

On 24th February 2022 we will be casting a spotlight over Central England, hosting our speakers discussions on how the latest digital innovations can help overcome the transport and mobility challenges faced by the burgeoning city-regions of the West and East Midlands, and beyond.


   Nottingham, UK

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Marston Holdings
Padam Mobility

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