12th Annual Transport Practitioners’ Meeting
2-3 July 2014
London Metropolitan University
‘The essential annual meeting place for all transport planners, engineers and urban transport designers’
The 11th Transport Practitioners’ Meeting (TPM) held in Birmingham in July 2013 attracted transport planners, engineers and urban transport designers from the UK and beyond. The feedback from delegates was excellent; with over 95% stating the event equalled or exceeded their expectations. The content of the conference included numerous presentations ranging from large projects such as High Speed Rail 2 to detailed presentations on economic growth and development; transport policy; streets and places; and changing travel behaviour. The 12th TPM, which moves to London, has again encouraged – through the call for papers – an extremely varied programme of presentations of keen interest to all transport practitioners.
The conference is aimed at transport planners, engineers, urban transport designers and managers. As well as anyone involved in strategy development and delivery of transport services from the public and private sectors, it is designed to provide a platform for sharing best practice in order to develop the profession. TPM also encourages the involvement of younger members of the profession as a way of enhancing their career development.
TPM 2014 will pursue a clear agenda with a focus on attracting outstanding keynote speakers on issues of national policy importance and multi-streamed sessions; demonstrating how key policy instruments are turned into practical projects. The timetable is structured to offer delegates a maximum opportunity to network with additional activities such as technical visits, drinks reception and a conference dinner.
|TPM One-Day Attendance Rate includes one-day attendance at TPM on either day||TPM Two-Day Attendance Rate includes two-day attendance at TPM, an Awards Dinner ticket and access to TPM drinks reception|
|Standard Rate||225 + VAT||395 + VAT|
|Local Authority Rate||199 + VAT||295* + VAT|
|Speaker Rate||199 + VAT||295 + VAT|
|Awards Dinner Ticket||£59 + VAT|
*The ‘two for one’ deal applies to Local Authority delegates booking en bloc for two-day rate only.
There are opportunities to sponsor all or parts of the event, for example a plenary or themed session, the awards dinner, the conference bag etc. In addition, spaces will be available for exhibition displays. A detailed schedule of sponsorship and exhibition opportunities is available. Please contact Bini Kaur: [email protected] for further information
The conference programme has been constructed to maximise the opportunities for networking throughout the event. The awards dinner, drinks reception, discussion time during sessions, workshops, refreshment breaks and pre-conference events are all designed to facilitate valuable networking.
The Awards Ceremony and Dinner
The prestigious annual awards ceremony and dinner will take place on the evening of Wednesday, 2nd July at the Emirates Stadium, one of the world’s most breath-taking arenas. The evening will begin with a welcome drinks reception sponsored by the Transport Planning Society, followed by the awards presentations and a gala three course dinner and drinks.
Awards dinner tickets are included in the delegate pack for people attending the conference. Additional tickets can be purchased for £59+VAT.
Dress code: Smart evening wear (suit and tie/smart evening dresses, no jeans or trainers)
Five Awards will be presented at the conference.
• Transport Planner of the Year
This prize, sponsored by the Transport Planning Society, will be awarded to a member of the profession for their involvement in delivering a policy or initiative, which has required courage and vision to win hearts and minds.
In 2013 the prize was awarded to Emma Osborne, Transport for London, in recognition of her efforts and achievements surrounding London 2012.
• Best Paper at the Conference by a Young Professional
This prize, also sponsored by the Transport Planning Society, will be awarded to the best paper at the conference by a young professional aged 28 years and under.
In 2013 the prize was awarded to Stephanie Norris, Integrated Transport Planning Ltd and Steff Jones, Suffolk County Council for their paper ‘Sun, sea and sustainable travel – How the seaside town of Lowestoft transformed its travel plan network with an effective business engagement campaign’
• The PTRC Lifetime Achievement Award
The prize sponsored by PTRC, will be awarded to an individual or organisation for their long-term commitment and contribution to the profession and/or the development of the transport agenda in the UK.
In 2013 PTRC was pleased to honour Richard Armitage founder of the Richard Armitage Transport Consultancy
• Best Paper Demonstrating Sustainable Transport Solutions
In 2013 this prize, sponsored by PTRC, was awarded to Tim Middleton and Keuturah Watts, Kent County Council, for their paper ‘Saving lives through healthier homes: Putting location, links and layout for new residential developments at the heart of the health agenda’
• Urban Transport Design Award
In 2013 this prize, sponsored by Urban Movement, was awarded to Coventry City Council for the scheme entitled ‘Junction of Gosford Street and Jordans Wells’
How to book
Please direct all enquiries and correspondence to:
Bini Kaur, Events Manager, PTRC, 1 Vernon Mews, Vernon Street, London, W14 0RL