2018 Annual Polis Conference

Thank you to 550 delegates for joining the 2018 Polis Conference in Manchester United Old Trafford Stadium!

On 22 November, Polis kicked off its 2018 Conference ‘Innovation in Transport for Sustainable Cities and Regions’ with a record number of 550 participants. The conference was opened by a welcome address from the Mayor of Manchester, Andy Burnham. He emphasised that transport policies should not only benefit individuals, but that they should also serve the public interest.

During the Opening Plenary, Polis Secretary General, Karen Vancluysen, signed a manifesto in support of Intelligent Speed Assistance (ISA), which was then handed over to Deputy Director-General Matthew Baldwin.


Road safety and urban freight workshops

Workshops were organised which brought forward the dialogue between cities, regions, research and industry. On 20 and 21 November, a joint workshop in London and Manchester of Polis and the International Transport Forum (ITF) discussed how city streets can become safer. The Polis Working Group meeting on urban freight launched a public-private stakeholder dialogue to pave the way and speed up the transition to CO2-free city logistics by 2030.

The conference on twitter

Read what participants said about the conference on twitter using #polis18!



The presentations are available here.


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Conference photos

The photos from the 2018 Polis Conference are available on Flickr.