TRANSPORT Smart Class, South West England 2022 Retrospectives Round-Up


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Back on April 28th, we hosted TRANSPORT Smart Class, South West England 2022 at M-Shed, Bristol. If you missed any of the subsequent presentation “Retrospectives”, here’s another opportunity to gain valuable insights from our Innovation Sponsors (Padam Mobility with Siemens Intermodal Solutions UK, The Green Transportation and Logistics Company and Vortex IoT, part of Marston Holdings) and Keynotes (The West of England Combined Authority and National Highways)…

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. “The West of England Future Transport Zone Programme”
  2. “Utilising Data Science to Introduce New DDRT and MaaS Services”
  3. “Community Logistics for Low Cost Zero-Carbon Delivery Services and as a Catalyst for Cultural Change”
  4. “Harnessing Public Transport for Smarter Asset Management”
  5. “Applying Intelligent Mobility to Transform Road Journeys and Drive Integration with the Wider Transport Network”

*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, South West England 2022:

“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 “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) “Thank you, I found it all really valuable” – Partnerships and Public Affairs Manager – West of England, Sustrans “Excellent organisation, event experience, facilities and venue” – Rethinking Transport Programme Manager, Surrey County Council “Fantastic and insightful as always. Thank you to Smart Classes and the team for such a great day” – Managing Director, Smart Transport Hub • “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 “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 “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 

“Really wonderful to do this in person, great knowledge sharing and networking” Associate Director, WSP • “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 Good format – glad I attended!”Director – Transport Planning, Norman Rourke Pryme • “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 • “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 • “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)


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TRANSPORT Smart Class, South West England 2022

On 28th April 2022 we will be casting a spotlight over South West England, hosting our speakers discussions on how the latest digital innovations can help overcome the transport and mobility challenges faced by burgeoning city-regions such as Bath, Bristol, Cheltenham, Exeter, Gloucester, Plymouth and Torbay, Bournemouth/Poole, Salisbury, Swindon, and beyond.


   Bristol, UK

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Padam Mobility
The Green Transportation & Logistics Company
Vortex IoT

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