After taking the difficult decision to cancel this year’s MaaS Scotland Annual Conference and Dinner, we are pleased to share that we are moving this year’s event online.

The MaaS Scotland Annual Conference: Online Sessions will consist of four online sessions each exploring key themes from this year’s conference. Taking place across September and October, each session we will be joined by a variety of experts from across the MaaS sector who will share insights, experience and provide updates on important MaaS projects.

Session 1 – Scotland’s Project Landscape – MaaS Investment Fund and Project Pipeline

Date:                    Thursday 16th September

Time:                    1000 – 1130

Background:

The opening session of MaaS Scotland’s online Annual Conference will focus on Scotland’s project landscape, providing an overview of current and future MaaS activities across Scotland.

As well as providing updates from the individual projects supported through Scotland’s MaaS Investment Fund, attendees will also hear about the strategic aims of the fund and how MaaS can support Scotland’s wider transport objectives. It will also be your opportunity to ask questions of those who are leading MaaS development in Scotland.

In addition, the session will also highlight the growing project pipeline emerging in Scotland via a project ‘showcase’. This will be an opportunity for those developing projects in Scotland to provide a short presentation to attendees and highlight opportunities for others in the community to get involved. If you have a project in development that you would like to share as part of this showcase then please get in touch with [email protected].

Agenda and speakers (subject to change):

1000      Welcome

1005      Graeme Dey, MSP, Minister for Transport

1015      Introducing Scotland’s MaaS Investment Fund

  • Juliet Bell, Smart Programme Manager, Smart and Integrated Ticketing, Transport Scotland
  • Laura McCaig, MaaS Delivery Manager, Transport Scotland

1025      Panel Session and Q&A

  • Ranald Robertson, Partnership Director, HITRANS
  • Steve Cassidy, Founder, Fuse Mobility
  • Gary McRae, Head of Electric Mobility, Urban Foresight
  • Alistair McLeod, Project Manager, Transition St. Andrews

1105      Pipeline Project Showcase

1130      Close

Session 2 – The role of MaaS in supporting positive behavioural change

Date:                    Wednesday 22nd September

Time:                    1000 – 1130

Background:

Behavioural change is arguably the key variable in our ambitions to reduce transport emissions and meet Scotland’s national goal of net zero by 2045. It is clear that there must be a fundamental shift in the way we consume transport if we are to significantly reduce the sector’s contribution to Scotland’s carbon footprint. A mixture of measures will be required, from policy and taxation to improved planning and design and technology implementation.

This session will explore the role of MaaS as part of a menu of measures required to compel the significant behavioural changes necessary to change the way we consume transport and drive down emissions. Together with our panel of experts we will discuss topics including user & stakeholder engagement, inclusive design, incentivisation, messaging and policy levers.

Agenda and speakers (subject to change):

1000      Welcome

1005      Panel session and Q&A

  • Alex Sbardella, Head of Product, Unicard
  • Beate Kubitz, Transport Consultant, Beate Kubitz Associates
  • Melinda Matyas, Senior Researcher in Mobility, TRL
  • Kate Barnard, Founder and Director, Enjoy the Air Ltd

1125      Wrap up

1130      Close

Session 3 – Delivering MaaS: Governance Frameworks & Policy

Date:                    Tuesday 5th October

Time:                    1000 – 1130

Background:

The way we deliver future transport services will be crucial in our efforts to achieve net zero by 2045. At a regional and national level, we must ensure that the correct policy instruments, governance frameworks and funding mechanisms are in place that will support more accessible, integrated, affordable and environmentally friendly services. These must also be adopted in such a way as to continue to encourage private sector collaboration and investment.

This session will explore governance and policy levers to support the upscale of more sustainable transport services and compel behavioural change. Together with our panel of experts we will discuss topics including governance models, data and interoperability, future transport funding, procurement and messaging.

Agenda and speakers (subject to change):

1000      Welcome

1005      Panel session and Q&A

  • Olga Anapryenka, Principal Consultant, Steer
  • Hayden Sutherland, Founder and Chair, Open Transport Initiative
  • Helen McGuire, Policy Advisor, Future of Transport, Department for Transport
  • John Birtwistle, Head of Policy, First Bus

1125      Wrap up

1130      Close

Session 4 – The Road to COP26: How MaaS can support a sustainable transport future

Date:                    Thursday 7th October

Time:                    1000 – 1130

Background:

In November this year, the UK will host the 26th UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26). Scotland, and in particular the host city of Glasgow, will become the focal point of efforts to combat the global climate emergency.

This once in a generation event provides a unique opportunity for Scotland to position itself as a global lead in tackling the climate emergency and those operating in the transport sector must use this platform as a catalyst for change.

This session will discuss the role of MaaS, and future transport more generally, in our attempts to tackle climate change and develop a more sustainable future. This will be a broad session covering panellist’s views on the direction of future transport and what is required over the next decade to meet our ambitious net zero targets.

Agenda and speakers (subject to change):

1000      Welcome

1005      Andy Kerr, UK and Ireland Lead, EIT Climate-KIC

1020      Panel session and Q&A

  • Councillor Anna Richardson, City Convenor for Sustainability and Carbon Reduction, Glasgow City Council
  • Anna Allwright, Cubic Transportation Systems
  • Maria Karamgianni, Professor of Transport Systems, Innovation and Sustainability, UCL
  • Graeme Scott, Director, IBI Group
  • Laura Holloway, Head of Government and Public Affairs, UK and Ireland

1125      Wrap up

1130      Close

Graeme Dey
MSP, Minister for Transport
Scottish Government

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Dr Andy Kerr, FEI, FRSA, FRGS
UK & Ireland Lead
EIT Climate-KIC

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Kate Barnard
Founder & Director
Enjoy the Air

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Councillor Anna Richardson
Glasgow City Council

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Steve Cassidy
Co-Founder
Fuse Mobility

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Ranald Robertson
Partnership Director
HITRANS

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Alex Sbardella
Head of Product
Unicard

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Beate Kubitz
Transport Consultant

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Hayden Sutherland
Founder & Chair
Open Transport Data Initiative

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Helen McGuire
Policy Advisor
Department for Transport

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Melinda Matyas
Environment Discipline Lead
TRL

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John Birtwistle
Head of Policy
FirstGroup PLC UK Bus Division

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Olga Anapyrenka
Principal Consultant
Steer

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Maria Kamargianni
Professor of Transport Systems Innovation and Sustainability
Energy Institute of University College London

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Gary McRae
Bio Head of Electric Mobility
Urban Foresight

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Anna Allwright
Strategy Specialist
Cubic Transportation Systems

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Graeme Scott
Deputy Regional Director (UK & Ireland)
IBI Group

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Alistair MacLeod
Manager
Transition – University of St Andrews

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