Site visits are a popular part of the conferences
After dinner speaker: Transport Commissioner for London Mike Brown MVO FRCS FCILT
Delegates are encouraged to ask questions after presentations
Touring Arriva London's Croydon garage
Group picture outside the Oxford Bus Company
Inside the Oxford Bus Company depot
Delegates split into small groups for the workshop session...
...And then the groups report back briefly to the rest of the delegates
This is the web site for the Young Bus Managers' Network, originally founded in June 2008, and it contains news and information about the events organised by the Network.
The Young Bus Managers' Network (YBMN) is an informal not-for-profit organisation helping the industry develop and encourage the next generation of great managers to take our businesses forward. Supported by the Chris Moyes Scholarship Trust, its Patrons are Roger French and James Freeman. The Network was originally started in June 2008 and then began regular conferences twice a year from June 2011.
The main activities of the YBMN are two conferences in the spring and autumn each year, alongside occasional seminars and a series of Lunchtime Sessions on Zoom that began in 2021. The conferences start with a popular optional depot visit and high level after dinner speaker (we've had the heads of all the bus company PLCs) on the first day. The second day begins with a high level keynote speaker followed by other presentations and a popular interactive workshop in which delegates work in groups and each group gives feedback to the rest on the given topic.
All young managers in the bus industry can register to attend the conferences, whether working for one of the big groups or an independent operator. The term 'young' is used loosely and there is no set limit as such, though most delegates will be in their 20s and some in their 30s.