FTA’s highly-anticipated transport manager conference returns to Belfast

Tuesday 06 March 2018

Belfast will, once again, host the Freight Transport Association’s annual Transport Manager Northern Ireland Conference, sponsored by Iveco.  The event, which takes place on Thursday 24 May at the Culloden Estate and Spa, gives fleet operators access to all the very latest information, guidance and best practice advice on legislation and enforcement changes.  

Keynote speaker at this year’s conference will be John McGrath, Deputy Secretary - Transport and Resources at the Department for Infrastructure, whose responsibilities include road safety and vehicle regulation, the development of transportation policy, and the delivery of strategic transport planning, policy and legislation.  

Seamus Leheny, FTA’s Policy Manager for Northern Ireland, said: “We are delighted that John McGrath is able to join us at our Transport Manager Conference in May.  He will provide a valuable insight into some of the key transport issues for the Northern Ireland administration in the upcoming year.   I always look forward to the Transport Manager conference, it’s a great opportunity to keep up-to-date with the most pressing industry issues and, of course, there’s plenty of chance to network, speak to the experts and meet a few old friends.”

Other subjects to be covered at the event include:

Enforcement priorities and roadside stops

Vehicle technology and in-cab cameras

City centre truck restrictions and the manufacturers’ perspective

Using vehicles as a weapon – preventing vehicle use in terrorism activity

Apprenticeships and skills

The cost for attending the Transport Manager Northern Ireland Conference, which is also sponsored by Brigade Electronics, is £265 plus VAT for the first delegate and £225 plus VAT for subsequent delegates for FTA members; for non-FTA members it is £300 plus VAT for the first delegate and £290 plus VAT for subsequent delegates.  

For further information or to book a place go to Events - Transport Manager NI or call FTA Member Services on 03717 11 22 22.

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01892 552255