TRANSPORT Smart Class, North of England 2021 Retrospectives Round-Up


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Six weeks ago today we hosted TRANSPORT Smart Class, North of England 2021 in Manchester. If you’ve missed any of the presentation “Retrospectives”, here’s another chance to gain valuable insights from our Keynote Supporters (Transport for Greater Manchester, National Highways and Transport for the North) and Innovation Sponsors (Padam Mobility, Vortex IoT, Instant System, Videalert and Project Centre)…

If you satisfy our regular delegate qualification criteria* for a Transport Smart Class but were unable to join us on September 10th, 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. “Embracing Innovation to Enable Greater Manchester to Build Back Better”
  2. “Demand Responsive Transport – Best Practices in Shared Mobility for Lower Density Areas”
  3. “Moving Traffic Enforcement for Cleaner Air and Road Safety Compliance – Are We Ready?”
  4. “National Highways’ Digital Roads Vision”
  5. “Connect the Unconnected – Continuous & Real-time Vehicle to Infrastructure Scanning and Fixed Infrastructure Scanning”
  6. “Digitalisation of Public Transportation – From Passenger Information to MaaS”
  7. “Future Travel Scenarios in the North and the Developing Transport Landscape”

*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, North of England 2021:

“Thanks again for a great event in Manchester, really well organised and great speakers!” – Head of Environment, Planning & Infrastructure, Manchester City Council • “Thank you very much for organising the Smart Class last Friday. It was a very useful and well organised event. I hope that me and my colleagues can be part of the event again in the future” – Transport Planner, Wigan Metropolitan Borough Council • “Thanks to everyone at Smart Classes for hosting their recent North of England 2021 Transport Smart Class and for the invitation to present on TfN’s Future Travel Scenarios and their application towards decarbonisation, EV charging infrastructure, transport planning, future mobility, future travel and spatial planning. It was strange but fun being back at a face-to-face event, seeing some familiar faces, and the innovator roundtable sessions were really engaging” – Senior Major Roads Planning and Strategy Officer, Transport for the North Back to conference and commute. Great to meet real people, hear insightful presentations and have rich conversations at Transport Smart Class, North” – Work Winning Director, AECOM “Thanks so much for the invite and organising the session on Friday. It was a great event and very nice to see some of the transport community in person after so long” – Research and Behaviours Lead – Intelligent Mobility & Smart Technologies, Atkins Global “A very valuable event. I learned a lot about current transport innovations” – Managing Consultant – Transport Planning, MM Transport Planning

“Thanks for having me, I really enjoyed the event. Great amount of time – half a day – with great number of interesting presentations and a delicious lunch” – Senior Future Mobility Consultant, WSP “A great event with a lot of interesting discussions” – Head of Business Development & International Partnerships, Padam Mobility (Innovation Sponsor) • “Thanks for organising. It was a great event and brilliant to speak and meet with people in person” – Head of UK Business Development, Padam Mobility (Innovation Sponsor) •“I would like to thank you for your help with the organisation of the Smart Classes sessions. It was a great event!” – Strategic Marketing Manager, Padam Mobility (Innovation Sponsor) • “For our first meeting outside France I had the pleasure to present at the Transport Smart Class in Manchester…insightful and inspirational presentations from TfGM, National Highways, TfN, Padam Mobility, Videalert, Project Centre and Vortex IoT”International Sales Director, Instant System (Innovation Sponsor) • “Thank you for organising such a great event and having us on board…really enjoyed!” Area Manager, Instant System (Innovation Sponsor) • “Thanks for having us Smart Classes. We loved presenting on new vehicle to infrastructure technologies and chatting about use cases for continuous urban scanning”CEO and CTO, Vortex IoT (Innovation Sponsor)


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TRANSPORT Smart Class, North of England 2021

On September 10th we will be casting a spotlight over the North of England, hosting our speakers discussions on how the latest digital innovations can help overcome the transport and mobility challenges faced by city-regions of the Northern Powerhouse and beyond.


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Padam Mobility
Project Centre
Vortex IoT

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