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18 July 2013
For the fourth consecutive year, the Freight Transport Association (FTA) will be hosting its Transport Hub events at Conservative, Labour and Liberal Democrat party conferences.
The FTA believes that the Hub events are help to"put transport in the political spotlight".
Launching the new Transport Hub website today, the FTA said that "the diverse and interesting programme of events.. will once again bring together over 1200 party members, transport professionals, journalists and politicians at the three main party annual conferences".
In all, the Transport Hub will host more than 30 events at the Lib Dem, Labour and Conservative conferences. These will range from interviews with the top figures in each party on the transport plans they’ll put to the country in 2015, to discussions on improving the UK's urban spaces, taxation of flying, and the importance of trams to the economy.
FTA will once again be hosting its own event on the Monday evening of each conference under the Transport Hub banner. Entitled “Getting Britain’s Cities Moving”, this will be a discussion of how to improve the efficiency of transport in our urban spaces with a panel of politicians, business and sustainable transport figures taking your questions alongside representatives of FTA and the Local Government Association.
Speaking ahead of the launch of the new Transport Hub website; FTA Head of Public Affairs Michael Webb said “The Transport Hub has become the premier brand for transport opinion at the party conferences; and FTA is proud of the lead role we have played in putting it together. This year looks set to follow the last three in seeing the most senior political figures in the world of transport join conference delegates, transport industry figures and others in discussing the key issues affecting how people and goods move under the party conference spotlight.”
The Transport Hub will take place:
15 – 17 September Glasgow Liberal Democrat Conference
22-24 September Brighton Labour Conference
29 Sep – 1 October Manchester Conservative Conference