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Technology News: Issue Issue 23 23 Aug 2011

Souter to kick off two days of cutting edge discussion at Travel 2020 show

Some exceptional expertise is now included in the second Travel 2020 exhibition and conference to be held in November. And Britain’s top transport leader will be giving the keynote address. Peter Stonham updates the programme.

Peter Stonham

Stagecoach chief executive Brian Souter has agreed to make the opening address at this year’s major Travel 2020 exhibition and conference which will take place on the 2nd & 3rd November 2011 at Kia Oval, London. He will join transport minister Norman Baker in setting the scene for two days of wide ranging discussion about the future of passenger transport service and systems development. Event sponsor New Transit and partners RTIG INFORM are pleased to announce that three quarters of the exhibition space is now allocated with some significant new participants including IBM, Cubic, Hogia, Mobius, INIT and Masabi.

There will also be top expert speakers in all the major seminar themes (see panel opposite) made up of  sessions on topics addressing technological, customer service, product and management issues affecting the way in which passenger transport services are planned and delivered, and opportunities explored for new offers and enhanced relationships with users.

Visitors will be invited to choose the combination of topics that they wish to attend, with the ability to select from some 60 top expert speakers. Alongside the themed seminars there will be two major plenary sessions with high level scene setting addresses and discussion at the beginning of each day, the second to feature a leading French transport industry figure.

Alongside the event, there will be meetings of specialist groups outside the main conference during the two days, including the 10% Club, and specialists in travel information and combined mobility. Well over 200 delegates are expected for the conference, and more than 800 individual visitors to the exhibition.

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