Confirmed: DfT Attending the LSCT Conference
The next LSCT Conference will be from the 18th – 19th March 2020.
Bookings are now open.
This annual event is specifically for Community Transport operators and their suppliers. Offering CTs the platform to discuss the key issues that we all face within our sector.
Those who attend will have the chance to meet with their peers and contemporaries, as well as suppliers. It is an excellent opportunity for self-development, learning and networking and those who come along also enjoy the social side of the event.
Westway CT is coordinating and organising the conference on behalf of members of the London Strategic CT Forum.
Last year saw an increased attendance of delegates from over 100 CT operators and, as always, the invitation to attend is extended to new and emerging Community Transport operators.
Catherine Perez and her team at The Department for Transport have now confirmed that they will be attending the conference. They will update us with their current thinking on the new Section 19 Permit Guidance and the progress that has been made since the Judicial Review.
This is a great opportunity for you to come along and find out the latest news on this issue, to ask questions directly to the Department and have your say. We will also be exploring what this will mean for the CT sector in general and this will also be an opportunity for you to explore the implications for your CT scheme.
A Message from the Chair of the Conference
You are warmly invited to join us in Bognor. We have an exciting two days of debate and learning shaping up. If you would like to know more, please contact Andrew Kelly. Or you can review details and book online on this page.
A short film about the conference is available above. A variety of options are available to suit your budget if you cannot commit to the full two-day conference. However, I do recommend that you try and come for as long as possible. Those of you who have been before will agree that it is a worthwhile experience, rejuvenating as well as inspiring. And fun! Previous delegates have come from across the UK.
We hope to see you in Bognor
Anna Whitty MBE
If you would like to attend the conference, we offer:
- A Full Package
- Day Entrance + overnight stay (Wednesday or Thursday)
- Day Entrance only (for either or both days)
- Exhibition Space (all exhibitors attending will be expected to book a stand for their company)
The conference begins at 10 am on both days. If you are travelling by train and need to book tickets, it would be best to aim to be at Butlins by 10 am so you won’t miss the beginning of the event.
It may be helpful for you to know that the conference begins on Wednesday however, the main conference day is usually on Thursday.
For those of you who have attended in previous years, you will know that Butlin’s Bognor Regis has excellent accommodation and conference facilities.
The agenda will be fixed nearer the date but will be relevant and linked to current issues.
The conference always offers the chance to have stimulating debates and robust discussions, and we invite guest speakers that can influence policy and strategy.
In 2018, The Department for Transport launched a consultation on the use of section 19 permits at this event.
Additional topics in previous years have included:
• Social Value
• Electric Vehicles
• The Olympic Collaboration
• Zero Hours Contracts
• Economic Cost of Loneliness
• Risk Registers
• Partnership Working
• Succession Planning
• How to make politics work for you
Most of our discussions are general and relate to all CTs in the UK. Still, it should be noted that although some conversations will be London focused, the issues discussed will be strategic and will have relevance to CTs in general.
Suppliers relevant to the CT Sector are invited to exhibit. The conference is designed to maximise discussions and interactions between CT operators and exhibitors.
Delegates will have the chance to talk with Minibus Converters, Insurance Brokers, Solicitors, Booking Software Developers and many more.