The world’s transport sector is changing at the fastest pace since the early decades of last century, thanks to innovation in mass and individual transit. How long before driverless cars and trucks are commonplace, hyperloop trains take us from the west to the east coast of the USA in 13 minutes and, can the UK and other nations realise their ambition of being at the heart of a vibrant, growing space industry?
The 2018 International Business Festival’s Future Transport day considered the impact of new technology on the industry. We heard the latest from the Government’s centres for autonomous vehicles and we highlighted the compelling case for more spaceports. The event also illuminated near-future developments in transport and make a surprisingly strong business argument for more traditional ways of getting from A to B.
The event examined how to secure stability and opportunity in a changing world and showcased international market opportunities. Delegates met with future partners, buyers and investors and worked to develop profitable, meaningful relationships.