Launch Event Programme from the Day

Session One: Overview

Chair: Steve Dibnah, Leicester City Council

  • Conference Welcome and Introduction
    Steve Dibnah, THE ISSUE Project Coordinator, Leicester City Council
  • Welcome on behalf of The City of Leicester,
    Councillor Rory Palmer, Deputy City Mayor of Leicester.
  • THE ISSUE Project Overview
    Professor Alan Wells, THE ISSUE Scientific Adviser, University of Leicester
  • Regions of Knowledge Overview
    Pia Laurila, Project Officer, European Commission

Session Two: Research Projects and Regional Users in THE ISSUE Consortium Partnership

Chair: Dr. Eric Goodyer, De Montfort University

  • East Midlands Region, UK:
    • University of Leicester (Paul Monks)
    • De Montfort University( Eric Goodyer)
    • University of Nottingham (Mike Jackson)
    • Astrium Geo-Information Services (Andrew Groom)
  • Midi Pyrenees/Aquitaine Regions, France
  • Molise Region, Italy
  • Mazovia Region, Poland

Session 3: Future Directions

Chair: Professor Alan Wells, University of Leicester

  • The Needs of Regional Transport Plans
    Ian Drummond, Assistant Director Transportation, Leicestershire County Council
  • Future Opportunities for Collaboration, Funding and Partnerships
    Dr Eric Goodyer, De Montfort University
  • UK Perspective on Transport and Intelligent Mobility
    Dr Neil Ridley, Director KTN Transport
  • Plenary - Close
    Professor Alan Wells, University of Leicester

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