Greener Journeys Party Conferences Fringe Events

Date:

Tuesday 23 September 2014

Greener Journeys will be hosting three fringe events at this years party conferences – titled Living Longer: How will we keep Britain?

New research commissioned by Greener Journeys from KPMG LLP quantifies the wider economic and social value of providing support for older people to get about by bus. The panel will discuss the benefits that free travel brings to older people and to the UK economy. The fact that people are living longer means that in the medium to longer term, demand for concessionary travel is likely to increase. In light of these trends, panellists will discuss how the UK can continue to realise the substantial benefits of concessionary travel for older people.

Labour (Invite only)
Tue 23 Sep, 08:00-09:00 The Disraeli Room, Radisson Blu Edwardian, Free Trade Hall, Peter Street, Manchester, M2 5GP (breakfast provided)
Speakers: Mary Creagh MP, Shadow Secretary of State for Transport; Prof David Begg (Chair), Chief Executive, Transport Times; Claire Haigh, Chief Executive, Greener Journeys; Jon Lamonte, Chief Executive, Transport for Greater Manchester; Mike Smith, Public Affairs Manager, Age UK

Conservative (Invite only)
Tue 30 Sept, 08.00-09.00
Room 110, Jurys Inn, 245 Broad Street, Birmingham, B1 2HQ (breakfast provided)
Speakers: Robert Goodwill MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Transport; Prof David Begg, Chief Executive, Transport Times (Chair); Claire Haigh, Chief Executive, Greener Journeys; David Brown, Chief Executive, Go-Ahead Group Plc; Jane Vass, Head of Public Policy, Age UK

Liberal Democrat (Invite only)
Tues 7 Oct, 08:00-09:00 Picasso 2, Campanile Hotel, 10 Tunnel Street, Glasgow, G3 8HL (breakfast provided)
Speakers: Baroness Kramer, Minister of State for Transport; Prof David Begg, Chief Executive, Transport Times (Chair); Claire Haigh, Chief Executive, Greener Journeys; Giles Fearnley, Managing Director UK Bus, FirstGroup Plc; Mike Smith, Public Affairs Manager, Age UK