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Exeter: Future Transport and the 4th Industrial Revolution…Are We Ready?

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Royal Albert Memorial Museum & Art Gallery

Queen Street

Exeter

EX4 3RX

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Join IEMA and PBA (now part of Stantec) at the beautiful venue of the Royal Albert Memorial Museum & Art Gallery in Exeter, for an afternoon of discussion and debate looking at the transportation challenges we face as we realise we’ve already careered into the 4th industrial revolution.

The future of our transport system is more than simply autonomous vehicles.  An entirely new mindset is needed to respond to the interconnected global megatrends of rapid urbanisation, climate change and technological breakthroughs.  We’ll explore the constraints and opportunities presented to us and discuss how together we can travel in the right direction to achieve a sustainable outcome for all sectors. 

This event will be relevant to anyone with an interest in the technical, environmental or social future of our transport system.  Delegates will leave with a flavour of the future of how the UK’s transport system and climate change interact, including the challenges faced in its implementation and the benefits that can be achieved.

You will enjoy a complementary lunch, with light refreshments available throughout the day.

The event catering will be provided by a company dedicated to using local, sustainable and ethically sourced produce. Find out more here.


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Emma Magee – IEMA.

Speakers

JonnyRiggall Director Energy and Natural Resources, PBA

Introduction to the 4th Industrial Revolution – Establishing the blueprint for Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure

Dr Henry Odbert – The Met Office

‘Meteorology for Mobility’ The weather can impact all aspects of transport. As the way we move people and goods becomes more connected and more automated, the role of weather and climate information will change. This talk will explore how weather and climate information might be used to guide decision making in future mobility systems and discuss some of the opportunities that come with more connected, smarter transport systems.

Rob McDonald Director of SmartInfrastructure, PBA

‘Climate crisis and the role of future transport’ As a result of the latest IPCC report, climate is now at the top of the agenda (well almost) and local authorities are now declaring climatecrises. This talk will set the climate context and the role of transport,which is now the biggest sector in terms of climate impact. It will explore the potential disruptors to the transport sector that will drive changes intraveland it will consider future timelines and the potential for these to have a real and timely impact on carbon.

Will Pratt  Greater Exeter Strategic Plan (GESP), Devon County Council

‘The future isn’t what it used to be’ The way we access services is changing our travel habits. What does this mean for the transport sector? What are the opportunities, constraints and challenges ahead?

Stuart Cleak & Suzanne Walford, Foot Anstey

An insight into some of the legal challenges the transition to EVs presents, in particular to deliver within the requisite timeframes given the air quality crisis and climate emergencies declared. This talk will consider how we deploy EV infrastructure through energy generation and the planning system as well as suggesting some innovative solutions.

Amelia Woodley, South West Trains

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Speakers will be followed by a Panel Discussion.

IEMA members and non-members welcome.

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Exeter

EX4 3RX

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