Wednesday 5th July 2017 Gibson Hotel, Dublin

Transport Ireland 2017

Towards a better transport future

National Transport Authority, Ireland
Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport, Ireland
sponsor 1
CH2MBarry
ESB - Electricity Supply Board
Gas Networks Ireland

Major annual transport conference



Transport Ireland

Transport Ireland®, now in its tenth year, has firmly established itself as the annual conference event for the transport sector in Ireland. The 2017 conference will bring together all the key players from across Ireland, north and south, to focus on the important issues facing transport policy-makers and senior managers in the transport sector.

Transport Conference, Dublin, Ireland
Conference format

This year’s conference will feature a number of high level panel discussion sessions:

  1. Public Transport and Mobility
  2. Sustainable Transport
  3. Investing in Transport Infrastructure

In addition, the conference will be addressed by some expert visiting speakers looking at areas including smart cities, intelligent transport systems and meeting mobility needs.

Speakers



Programme



9:00
Chairman’s welcome & introduction

Graham Doyle, Secretary General, Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport

Shane Ross, TD, Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport (invited)

Public Transport and Mobility

Congestion is one of the biggest issues facing our transport networks today. This session will look at public transport as one of the solutions. It will also examine how we can be more innovative and move towards the next generation of ticketing. Issues such as transport in rural areas and other modes of transport including cycling and walking will be discussed.


Is the bus the solution to congestion?


How important is ticketing in improving mobility? How quickly will Ireland move towards Mobility as a Service?


How do we serve rural Ireland with public transport?


How important will rail be in linking Irish cities?


What should be done to enhance accessibility in public transport?


What role will cycling and walking play in Ireland’s transport future? What needs to be done to encourage cycling in Irish cities?


Participants

Tim Gaston, panel discussion participant at the Transport Ireland Conference in Dublin.

Tim Gaston Director of Public Transport Services
National Transport Authority

Gerry Culligan, panel discussion participant at the Transport Ireland Conference in Dublin.

Gerry Culligan Commercial Director
Irish Rail

Kieran Harte, panel discussion participant at the Transport Ireland Conference in Dublin.

Kieran Harte General Manager, Ireland and Northern Ireland
Uber (invited)

Ray Coyne, panel discussion participant at the Transport Ireland Conference in Dublin.

Ray Coyne Chief Executive
Dublin Bus

Fiona O’Shea, panel discussion participant at the Transport Ireland Conference in Dublin.

Fiona O’Shea Manager
SITT Rural Transport (invited)

Dominic Weiss, Authorised Officer, Smart City Wien Agency, Vienna

Investing in Transport Infrastructure

Infrastructure investment is a key building block for sustainable economic growth. Investing in transport is essential to improving our connectivity, transforming our economic future and enhancing quality of life. This session will look at where our priorities for investment should lie and update delegates on key projects.


Does transport get its fair share of infrastructure budgets?


How do we further develop and maintain Ireland’s road asset?


What needs to be done to improve North/South transport links?


How do we ensure value for money in transport infrastructure spend?


How important are gateways, ports and airports, for a growing economy?


How important is the planning process in delivering transport infrastructure? How should transport feature in the National Planning Framework?


Participants

Michael Nolan, panel discussion participant at the Transport Ireland Conference in Dublin.

Michael Nolan Chief Executive
Transport Infrastructure Ireland

Mike Laws, panel discussion participant at the Transport Ireland Conference in Dublin.

Mike Laws Programme Manager
CH2M Barry

John McGrath, panel discussion participant at the Transport Ireland Conference in Dublin.

John McGrath Deputy Secretary
Department for Infrastructure (Northern Ireland)

Eamonn Brennan, panel discussion participant at the Transport Ireland Conference in Dublin.

Eamonn Brennan Chief Executive
Irish Aviation Authority (invited)

Eamonn O’Reilly, panel discussion participant at the Transport Ireland Conference in Dublin.

Eamonn O’Reilly Chief Executive
Dublin Port Company

Anne Graham, Chief Executive Officer, National Transport Authority

Jennie Martin, Secretary General, ITS United Kingdom

Investing in Transport Infrastructure

In light of the COP 21 climate agreement, the issue of climate change and our obligations to respond to environmental concerns continues to dominate the public agenda. Ireland, along with Denmark and Luxembourg has the most challenging target for greenhouse gas emissions in the EU. While significant progress has been made in decarbonising electricity, the same cannot be said in relation to transport, where the target of 10 per cent of renewable energy use in the transport sector remains a significant challenge.


How do we reduce greenhouse gas emissions from the transport sector?


What role will alternative fuels including CNG play in decarbonising Ireland’s transport?


How do we make transport more energy efficient? How do we change driver behaviour?


How do we move away from car ownership?


How big a role will Electric Vehicles play in the future?


Participants

Daniel Fitzpatrick, panel discussion participant at the Transport Ireland Conference in Dublin.

Daniel Fitzpatrick Commercialisation Manager
Gas Networks Ireland

Gareth Davis, panel discussion participant at the Transport Ireland Conference in Dublin.

Gareth Davis Head of eCars
ESB Group

Faye Carroll, panel discussion participant at the Transport Ireland Conference in Dublin.

Faye Carroll Climate Change Unit
Department of Transport Tourism and Sport

Paddy Phelan, panel discussion participant at the Transport Ireland Conference in Dublin.

Paddy Phelan Manager
Carlow Kilkenny Energy Agency

Declan Meally, panel discussion participant at the Transport Ireland Conference in Dublin.

Declan Meally Head of Emerging Sectors
Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (invited)

Pricing & Registration



Conference delegate fee
€225 + VAT @ 23% = €276.75

Fee includes documentation, lunch and other refreshments served during the conference and is payable in advance. Fee does not include accommodation or travel.

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€195 + VAT @ 23% = €276.75
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