Spring Conference Tuesday 2nd and Wednesday 3rd April 2019
Renaissance Manchester City Centre Hotel

Tuesday 2nd April

All afternoon – optional visit to the offices of Omnibus Passenger Transport Solutions. You need to make your own way there and back.

From 1400 Limited check in available at Renaissance Hotel
Not all bedrooms will be ready, but bags can be stored in reception if bedroom is not ready

1430 Bus(es) leave for optional visit to Stagecoach Manchester’s Hyde Road Depot

1700-1900 Conference Registration in hotel reception

From 1800 Pre-Dinner drinks (cash bar) in private bar in the Da Vinci Lounge

1900 Dinner in the adjoining Galileo Suite
After-dinner speaker – Dave Guest, journalist and chief reporter for
BBC North West Tonight

Wednesday 3rd April

From 0700 Breakfast (for delegates staying at hotel) in the Cast Iron Bar & Grill

Check out and bring bags and cases to the Galileo Suite

0900 Conference begins in the Conservatory
Welcome from YBMN Patrons Roger French and James Freeman

0905 Gary Nolan, Chief Executive, OneBus
Manchester Mayorhem

0930 Kieran Proctor, Business Development Manager, Omnibus Passenger Transport Solutions
What Does Omnibus Do?

1000 Morning coffee and tea

1015 Joe Wood, Commercial and Integration Director, CitySwifter
Using Big Data to build better bus networks

1045 Alex Chutter, General Manager Swindon’s Bus Company, Salisbury Reds and Tourist Coaches

1115 Workshop and lunch (buffet lunch from 1200)

1330 Dan Bassett, Head of Operations, Reading Buses

1400 Meera Rambissoon, The TAS Partnership

1430 Chris Cheek, Passenger Transport Monitor

1500 Wrap up

1515 Conference ends

‘Grab and Go’ departure refreshments – grab a takeaway drink and snack bag and take them with you