Spring Conference 4th and 5th June 2013
Bristol Marriott City Centre

Tuesday 4th June

From 6.00 pm – Arrival and Registration.

7.00 pm Dinner in the Conservatory.
Young Bus Managers Quiz with question master Chris Cheek.

Wednesday 5th June

7.00 am Technical Visit Bus tour of the Greater Bristol Bus Network infrastructure.

8.15 am Breakfast in hotel restaurant

9.00 am Conference begins in Conservatory on first floor

9.15 am Welcome from our Patron – Roger French, MD, Brighton & Hove

9.30 am David Fricker, North Somerset Coaches, Running My Own Business
Running an independent bus company – the ups and downs, lessons learned and the rewards of being an independent owner operator.

10.30 am Morning Tea and Coffee at rear of meeting room

10.45 am Keynote speaker: Jeroen Weimar, Chief Operating Office, First UK Bus
An insight into Jeroen’s impressive career path culminating in his leadership of the ongoing operational transformation of one of Britain’s biggest bus operators

11.45 am Paul Jenkins, Managing Director, Thamesdown Transport
What it takes to be UK Bus Operator of the Year, following Thamesdown’s victory in 2011

12.30 pm Barbecue Lunch on the terrace at the rear of the Conservatory

1.30 pm John Bickerton, Technical Standards Manager, First UK Bus
The role of engineering management and of emerging technology in developing a customer-focused industry

2.30 pm Interactive Workshop led by Cynthia Ogbonna, Managing Director at Cardiff Bus
An opportunity to apply what we see and learn from the speakers earlier in the day and see how we can put them to use in our respective businesses.