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03 September 2014

East Midlands Rail Summit, 10 October, speakers confirmed

The East Midlands Rail Summit, organised by East Midlands Councils will explore the future of rail in the East Midlands.  The event is to be chaired by Pete Waterman, rail enthusiast and member of the HS2 Growth Task Force. 

Confirmed contributors include;

  • Anna Walker, Rail Regulator
  • Rt Hon Nicky Morgan MP
  • Lilian Greenwood MP, Shadow Rail Minister
  • Phil Verster, Network Rail
  • David Horne, East Midlands Trains
  • Cllr John Collins, Chair of East Midlands HS2 Programme Board, Leader of Nottingham City Council
  • Bridget Rosewell, Voltera Ltd
  • George Cowcher, Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire Chamber of Commerce
  • Michelle Craven-Faulkner, Derby and Derbyshire Rail Forum

The event will be an opportunity for key decision makers from the region to discuss the importance of rail to the regional and local economy and to raise the profile at a national level.  The event will look to make the case for greater rail investment into the East Midlands.

The conference will include presentations and discussions around;

  • Rail Investment in the East Midlands: 2019 beyond
  • HS2 in the East Midlands: How good could it be?
  • Rail as an Engine of Economic Growth

The event will take place on 10 October 2014 at Loughborough University.

To book your place at this event visit here

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