Transport Ireland 2024

Transforming Irish transport

Thursday 20 June ● Radisson Blu Royal, Dublin



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Now in its seventeenth year, Transport Ireland® has firmly established itself as a major annual conference event in the Irish transport sector’s calendar. Taking place in the Radisson Blu Royal Hotel on Thursday 20 June, the 2024 conference will bring together key stakeholders from across Ireland – north and south.

As identified by Climate Action Plan 2024, the fundamental challenge for Irish transport is decoupling the positive correlation between transport emissions and socioeconomic activity. In this context, the avoid-shift-improve framework for transport sustainability continues to define all actions in the sector.

Furthermore, as a highly globalised island nation, it is necessary for Ireland to remain connected to the rest of the world. Ports and airports are key to this connectivity.

In maritime, the updated National Ports Policy is set to reevaluate the policy framework for decarbonisation, taking account of the draft All-Island Strategic Rail Review to enhance rail connectivity to Ireland’s ports, encouraging greater integration of rail passengers and freight. While in aviation, the European Commission’s European Green Deal aims to achieve net zero emissions by 2050.

In this context, the Transport Ireland 2024 conference will host a variety of expert domestic and international speakers who will comprehensively explore the latest ambitions, challenges, and tangible opportunities for decision-makers to transform Ireland’s transport sector.

Where

Radisson Blu Royal Hotel, Dublin

When

Thursday 20th
June

Our line up of expert speakers, both domestic and visiting, will examine:

  • Emerging policy priorities for transport in Ireland
  • Transport and CAP24
  • Applying the avoid, shift, improve framework
  • Catalysing modal shift
  • EV charging infrastructure delivery 
  • Demand management
  • Designing and implementing active travel infrastructure
  • The role of local authorities in encouraging modal shift
  • Emerging trends in shared and micro mobility
  • All-Island Strategic Rail Review
  • ReFuelEU Aviation 
  • National Ports Policy

Event Speakers

Speakers confirmed so far include:

Speaker 1

Jack Chambers TD

Minister of State

Speaker 1

Aoife O’Grady

Department of Transport

Speaker 1

Anne Graham

National Transport Authority

Speaker 1

David Porter

Department for Infrastructure

Speaker 1

Beata Smyl

AECOM

Speaker 1

Olev Parts

Tallinn Transport Department

Speaker 1

Frederik Wewetzer

HZwo e.V.

Speaker 1

Imogen Cotter

Road safety advocate and former professional cyclist

Speaker 1

Allen Parker

Bus Éireann

Speaker 1

Shane Timmons

Economic & Social Research Institute (ESRI)

Speaker 1

Denise Keoghan

Department of Transport

Speaker 1

Chris Conway

Translink

Speaker 1

Derval Cummins

AECOM

Speaker 1

Liam Lacey

Irish Maritime Development Office

Speaker 1

Aisling Dunne

Bolt

Speaker 1

Niamh O’Brien

Department of Transport

Speaker 1

Des Phelan

Coillte

Speaker 1

Sinéad Murphy

The Shannon Airport Group plc

Speaker 1

Brendan Murphy

CSO

Programme

Transforming Irish transport

Registration & morning coffee

Chairperson’s welcome and introduction

Derval Cummins, Director, Transportation
AECOM

Ministerial address: Strategic policy priorities for transport

Jack Chambers TD
Minister of State, Department of Transport

Strategic transport priorities for the NI Executive

David Porter,Director of Engineering
Department for Infrastructure, Northern Ireland

Senior representative
Transport Infrastructure Ireland (TII)

Planning for Ireland’s evolving travel behaviours

Beata Smyl, Associate Director – Transportation
AECOM

Walking, wheeling, and cycling in Ireland

Anne Graham, Chief Executive
National Transport Authority (NTA)

Questions & answers / Panel discussion

Morning coffee / networking break

TRANSFORMING IRISH TRANSPORT DISCUSSION PANEL

Chair: Derval Cummins, Director, Transportation
AECOM

What Census 2022 tells us about commuting in Ireland

Brendan Murphy,Senior Statistician, Census Outputs
CSO

TRANSPORT LEADERS’ DISCUSSION PANEL

Chris Conway, Group Chief Executive, Translink

Imogen Cotter, road safety advocate and former professional cyclist

Aoife O’Grady, Principal Officer, Zero Emission Vehicles Ireland, Department of Transport

Allen Parker, Chief Customer Officer, Bus Éireann

Networking Lunch

PRESENTION PANEL: CATALYSING MODAL SHIFT

Chair: Derval Cummins, Director, Transportation
AECOM

Demand management: Improving the efficiency of Ireland’s transport system

Denise Keoghan, Principal Officer, Sustainable Mobility Management and Implementation Division
Department of Transport

24/7 public transport: Tallinn’s journey from a pilot project to permanent fixture

Olev Parts, Senior Specialist of Public Transport
Tallinn Transport Department

How to design and implement active travel infrastructure

Shane Timmons, Senior Research Officer, Behavioural Research Unit
ESRI

Emerging trends in shared and micro mobility

Aisling Dunne, Head of Public Policy Ireland
Bolt

Questions & answers / Panel discussion

Comfort break

DISCUSSION PANEL: DEFINING THE FUTURE OF INTERNATIONAL CONNECTIVITY

Chair: Derval Cummins, Director, Transportation
AECOM

Saxony’s hydrogen mobility ambitions: Opportunities for collaboration

Frederik Wewetzer, Technical Advisor, Saxon Hydrogen Competence Center KH2
HZwo e.V.

DISCUSSION PANEL: DEFINING THE FUTURE OF INTERNATIONAL CONNECTIVITY

Liam Lacey, Director, Irish Maritime Development Office

Sinéad Murphy, Head of Sustainability, The Shannon Airport Group plc

Niamh O’Brien, Principal Officer, Aviation Services Division, Department of Transport

Des Phelan, Sustainable Transport Programme Manager, Coillte

Chairman’s summary and conference close

Sponsorship & Exhibition opportunities

There are a limited number of opportunities for interested organisations to partner with the conference as a sponsor or exhibitor. This is an excellent way for organisations to raise their profile with a key audience of senior decision-makers from across Ireland's transport sector. For more information on packages available and speaking opportunities at the event contact Ciarán Galway on 01 661 3755 or email Ciaran.Galway@eolasmagazine.ie.

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Delegate rate
€325

+ VAT @ 23% = €399.75

Event Venue

Event venue location info and gallery

Radisson Blu Royal Hotel

Golden Lane
Dublin
D08 VRR7
Ireland


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