Spring Conference Wednesday 6th and Thursday 7th April 2022
Holiday Inn Cardiff City Centre

Wednesday 6th April

From 1300 Early check in if bedrooms available. Overnight bags can be stored at Reception if bedrooms are not ready.

1300-1430 Conference Registration in the hotel foyer. Sandwiches and soft drinks available in hotel bar.

1430 Buses leave from layby stops 130m up the road to the right for optional Site Visit to Cardiff Bus depot. Return around 1715.

1900-1930 Conference Registration continues in the hotel foyer

1900 Pre-Dinner Drinks (cash bar) in hotel bar

1930 Dinner in Brecon Suite on first floor
After-dinner speaker: James Price, CEO, Transport for Wales

Thursday 7th April

From 0630 Breakfast in hotel restaurant, ground floor
Please check out after breakfast and bring bags and cases to store in conference room

0845 Conference Starts in Brecon Suite on first floor
     Welcome from YBMN Patrons: James Freeman & Roger French

0900 Keynote Speaker: Carla Stockton-Jones, UK Managing Director, Stagecoach Group

0945 YBMN Speaker: Matt Harrison, Marketing & Communications Manager, Go North West

1005 YBMN Speaker: Rachel Perkins, Assistant Operations Manager at Bluestar and Manager of Unilink

1025 Tea and Coffee

1045 Christian Reed, Head of Commercial, Stagecoach South Wales

1115 ‘Dragons’ Den’ preparation starts

1230 Lunch in hotel restaurant, ground floor

1315 ‘Dragon’s Den’ feedback in front of four ‘Dragons’:
   Margaret Everson MBE FCLIT, CILT
   Bev Fowles, MD, South Wales Transport
   Martijn Gilbert, MD, Go North East
   Andrew Sherrington, Head of Bus Network & Service Development, TfW

1420 Ray Stenning, Founder, Best Impressions

1455 Wrap Up

1515 Conference Ends
‘Grab and Go’ Tea and Coffee