Autumn Conference Wednesday 25th and Thursday 26th October 2017
Oxford Spires Hotel

Wednesday 25th October

From 1500 – Check in at Oxford Spires Hotel for delegates staying there

1700-1900 – Conference Registration in hotel reception

From 1800 – Pre-Dinner drinks (cash bar) in Deacons Bar and Lounge

1900 – Dinner in Cardinal Room
After-dinner speaker – Kevin O’Connor, Arriva UK Bus Managing Director

Thursday 26th October

From 0700 – Breakfast in Deacons Restaurant (for delegates staying at hotel)

Check out and bring bags and cases to Becket/Cramner

0815 – Arrival refreshments in Martyrs Bar and Lounge

0845 – Conference begins in Beckett/Cramner
Welcome from YBMN Patrons Roger French and James Freeman

0900 – Mike Watson, Regional Director England and Wales, Stagecoach UK Bus

1000 – Phil Southall, Managing Director, Oxford Bus Company
Includes depot visit. Bags can be left in the conference rooms.

1215 – Lunch in Deacons Restaurant

1300 – Martijn Gilbert, Chief Executive Officer, Reading Buses
Presentation slides  here (75MB – may take a few minutes to download)

1345 – Chris Cheek, Passenger Transport Intelligence Services
UK bus industry stats update and current trends. 
See slides by following  this link.

1415 – James Freeman and Roger French, YBMN Patrons
Workshop exercise and Roger’s Wrap

By 1515 – End of Conference
Departure refreshments in Martyrs Bar