Bookings have opened for the 2024 ALBUM conference on 22-24 April. It will be hosted by Warrington’s Own Buses and held at the Carden Park Hotel in Cheshire.
The gathering will bring together bus industry leaders to discuss trends, innovations and challenges in the sector. ALBUM notes that the 2024 conference will include sessions exploring electric vehicles, funding, motivation, recruitment challenges, and safety.
Speakers confirmed so far include:
- Lothian Buses Managing Director Sarah Boyd
- Iain Smith and Shireen Ali-Khan from Women in Transport
- Confederation of Passenger Transport Director of Policy and External Relations Alison Edwards
- Go-Ahead Group Managing Director UK Regional Bus Martin Dean
- Warrington’s Own Buses EV Director Jeff Counsell.
Other speakers are still to be confirmed. Volvo Buses and its service partner Thomas Hardie Commercials are headline sponsors of the conference. Sponsors also include Alexander Dennis, Asset Alliance Group, EO Charging, Pelican Bus and Coach, and many more. Over 40 exhibitors will showcase products, services and technologies during the event.
Warrington’s Own Buses is embarking upon the electrification of its fleet with Volvo Buses and other suppliers. Managing Director Ben Wakerley has thanked both the vehicle supplier and Thomas Hardie for their conference support. “This collaboration reinforces our shared dedication to advancing the future of buses in our communities,” he notes.
Concurrent with conference matters will be three evenings of entertainment, details of which can be found on the ALBUM website.
Speaking about the final touches to this year’s gathering, ALBUM Chair and Managing Director of Stephensons of Essex Bill Hiron says: “It does not seem like a year since we were talking about the 2023 conference – without doubt one of the highlights of the bus industry calendar.
“But here we are with details for Warrington 2024 now available, and bookings open. Thanks are due once again to all our sponsors and for the hard work of Ben Wakerley and the supporting team from ALBUM and Warrington’s Own Buses.
“Once again, we expect this to be a great event, with opportunities to meet suppliers, hear interesting and thought-provoking speakers, and learn about ALBUM’s policy asks of an incoming government. And of course, there will be plenty of time for relaxation and networking with friends old and new.”
Rates and registration options here.