Commitment to Connect

15th October 2009, Edinburgh.

Scotland is a peripheral nation in Europe. Although we have a well developed transport system, recent studies show that other countries are catching up. How can Scotland once again be a leader?:

  • Power to Connect – Ben Thomson one of Scotland’s leading business personalities, Chair of the think tank Reform Scotland and Chair of Noble Group Investment Bank, will outline proposals for a transport super-hub as part of a vision to give the country one of the best transport networks in the world.
  • •Business Needs and High Speed Rail – Graham Bell of Edinburgh Chamber of Commerce will explain why Scotland’s capital city needs faster rail connections
  • •Do we really need a High Speed Railway to Scotland? – David Spaven of Deltix Transport Consulting will present evidence from his recent analysis of the Impact of High Speed Rail on the Environment.
  • •Digital Connections, Infrastructure and Transport – Recent research will be described showing how the digital economy is changing transport markets with high speed connections (speaker to be confirmed).

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