9 February 2022 | Innovation
The Transport Technology Forum has announced its Annual Conference will take place in Liverpool on Wednesday 18 and Thursday 19 May, bringing national government, local authorities, suppliers and consultants together for two days of debates, presentations and technical meetings.
The Conference will be held at the Marriott hotel – a stone’s throw from Liverpool Lime Street Station. It will feature meetings of the six TTF working groups, keynote speakers from government and academia and a range of updates on TTF activities and wider transport technology innovations.
There will also be an exhibition from a variety of TTF partner organisations, a chance for technical visits in the local area, and plenty of networking, including a gala dinner on the Wednesday evening and an informal gathering ahead of the event for those arriving on the Tuesday.
Full details of the event, including keynote speakers, will be published shortly.
The six TTF Working Groups cover signal phase and timing, Mobility as a Service, electric vehicle charging infrastructure, open data, Urban Traffic Management and Control (UTMC) and smart parking. These will meet on the Wednesday ahead of the main conference start. Simultaneously, TTF partner ITS (UK) will host its Annual General Meeting at the Marriott, allowing the ITS community to attend two important events in one.
“Following the strong attendance of our first post-covid in-person event – the Congestion Challenge -in York last October we’re expecting a big turn-out for our 2022 Annual conference,” said TTF independent chair Steve Gooding, “the first in person Annual Conference since Bristol in 2020, and set to offer even more in terms of sharing ideas and experience, inspiring fresh thinking, making new connections, and catching-up with contacts across the sector.”
“The TTF is an important way for local authorities to interact with Government and suppliers,” added TTF co-funder Karla Jakeman of Innovate UK. “I’m looking forward to discussing how we can all deliver the future of mobility, and ensure that everyone has an awareness of the innovative ways technology helps get people and goods around more effectively and efficiently.”
Those interested in attending are asked to save the dates and look out for details about how to sign up.