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Transport Ireland 2019

Infrastructure • Mobility • Technology

National Transport Authority, Ireland
Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport, Ireland
eolas Magazine

Major annual transport conference

Major annual transport conference

Transport Ireland®, now in its twelfth year, has firmly established itself as the annual conference event for the transport sector in Ireland. The 2019 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.

Infrastructure ● Mobility ● Technology

Good quality national infrastructure, and in particular transport infrastructure, is a key requirement for economic and regional growth. The National Development Plan 2018-2027, part of the broader Project Ireland 2040, details how billions will be spent over the next ten years. With €5.7 billion for national roads schemes, €3 billion for MetroLink and €2.4 billion for the BusConnects programme, the plan seeks to address previous capital underinvestment in Ireland.

The decarbonisation of transport, which accounts for 20 per cent of Ireland’s overall emissions, is a key theme of Project Ireland 2040. As we shift towards a low carbon future, sustainable mobility will have to become increasingly important. There is also the opportunity for smarter mobility through technology – but we must ensure that this is accessible for all.

Transport Ireland Conference, Dublin, Ireland

High on the agenda at this year’s event will be the National Development Plan’s priorities for transport and looking at progress to date. Alongside investment, the conference will be addressed by speakers looking at key issues including the potential impact of Brexit on cross border trade; improving connectivity; the future of public transport and a modal shift to reduce carbon in transport.

Key issues to be examined by an expert panel of speakers includes:

  • Transport policies and priorities
  • Progress on the National Development Plan
  • Transport planning for compact cities
  • The impact of climate policy on the transport sector
  • A modal shift to reduce carbon in transport
  • The role of technology in transport: A digital transformation
  • Transforming connectivity between Belfast and Dublin
  • Distributing goods in a low carbon world
  • Alternative fuels and electric vehicles
  • The impact of Brexit on cross-border trade
  • The future of public transport



Time Topic Presentation
0830 Registration and morning coffee
0900 Chairman’s welcome and introduction
Graham Doyle, Secretary General, Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport
INVESTMENT Transport Planning for Compact Cities
Anne Graham, Chief Executive
National Transport Authority
TRANSPORT RESILIENCE Transport system resilience and the role of technological innovation
Shane Dunny, Regional Director, AECOM
Kieran Power, Technical Practice Leader, Sustainability and Resilience, AECOM
LOGISTICS Decarbonising logistics: Distributing goods in a low carbon world
Professor Alan McKinnon
Kühne Logistics University
Public transport policy review
Presented by
Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport
Questions & answers / Panel discussion
1045 Morning coffee / networking break
SUSTAINABILITY Technology trends in tolling & mobility
Steven Dunski, Commercial Architect
LOW CARBON Delivering low carbon public transport
Don Cunningham, Director Infrastructure Manager
Irish Rail
BREXIT The impact of Brexit on trade
Seamus Leheny, Policy Manager
Freight Transport Association
CONNECTIVITY Transforming connectivity between Belfast and Dublin: Accelerating economic growth through investment in rail
David Gavaghan, Chief Executive
Aurora Prime Real Estate
Questions & answers / Panel discussion
1300 Networking lunch
1400 Chair: Aoife O’Grady, Principal Officer, Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport
MODAL SHIFT Achieving a modal shift: Easing congestion, air quality and low carbon
Dr Brian Caulfield, Associate Professor
Trinity College Dublin
AUTONOMOUS VEHICLES Connected and autonomous vehicles: Are we there yet?
Dr Edward Jones, NUI Galway and Co-Director
Connaught Automotive Research Group (CAR)
AIRPORTS Developing regional airports as a gateway to the local economy
Kevin Cullinane, Head of Communications
Cork Airport
CO-MOBILITY Co-mobility: Moving towards integrated mobility solutions
Chris Slade, Scotland Director
Questions & answers / Panel discussion
1600 Chair’s summary and conference close

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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CILT member discounted delegate fee
€195 + VAT @ 23% = €239.85
The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport
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