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Hear from Uber, Arup, WSP and UrbanChain on the technologies revolutionising infrastructure in our cities, including 5G, energy storage, and transport innovations, at this special event in Manchester on 28 March.

Cities are changing and upgrading faster than ever. This special half-day conference in Manchester will highlight the main trends coming forward in the worlds of digital and transport connectivity, energy and smart mobility, and how property professionals can take advantage of the opportunities.

Speakers so far include:

James Kelly, head of cities for the North, Uber, discussing plans for the future of urban mobility, including eBikes, electric fleets, and Uber Air

Bev Taylor, head of energy, Bruntwood, utilising a Tesla Powerpack to implement a smart grid concept at Manchester’s Bright Building

Giles Perkins, head of smart mobility, WSP, looking at energy demands of high-use occupiers and space impact of autonomous vehicles

Ben Haddock, transport associate, Arup, shortlisted in the National Infrastructure Commission’s recent Roads for the Future contest for its FlexKerbs model

Kristy Duane, head of infrastructure, CMS, leading the law firm’s examination of how technology is disrupting the infrastructure sector

Dr Somayeh Taheri, chief executive, UrbanChain, using blockchain and AI to match consumers with energy providers and deliver savings

Tony Smith, commercial strategy manager, Peel Gas & Oil, examining the revolutionary impact of hydrogen

Simon Warburton, transport strategy director, Transport for Greater Manchester, overseeing the roll-out of electric charging points

Simon Navin, head of innovation programmes, Ordnance Survey, releasing geospatial data through its MasterMap to support driverless vehicles, 5G and connected cities

With more speakers to be announced in the coming weeks

The event is sponsored by law firm CMS, and will provide an in-depth look at the recently published report ‘Connected Future’, answering questions many property professionals have about the real impact of these technologies, such as:

  • what the cities of tomorrow will really look like
  • how to retrofit vehicle charging points in an already busy city
  • how autonomous vehicles will impact the availability of land
  • where established business parks can find space for large energy storage facilities
  • how to futureproof ageing property portfolios so they don’t devalue

Discussion will showcase examples of international best practice, alongside where smart infrastructure is being installed in the North West.

The conference will take place on Thursday 28 March at the Science & Industry Museum in Manchester, running from 8am until midday with further networking over lunch.

Tickets are £60+VAT and include all refreshments.

Book your place now

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