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About the conference


THEME FOR 2024:Building Prosperity for all

A disconnected North is failing the UK economy. Decades of under-investment, delays and disappointment has left the North at a deep disadvantage. The Northern Transport Summit will focus on the need to invest in a better connected North to unlock the UK’s growth potential.

Too many businesses and passengers are being failed by lack of connectivity, investment and reliability. All modes of transport need to connect, be affordable, faster and greener. The North knows what needs to be done. It simply needs the power to unlock investment and infrastructure so that the North’s passengers, goods, services and freight can connect North to South and East to West.

The North has a clear vision of what needs to be done. It just needs the power to make it happen. The North cannot afford to wait any longer for the Government to deliver on its promises of HS2, IRP, NPR and Network North. The North needs a transport plan that works for all its communities and businesses and connects all points North.


now in its 3rd year!

NTS24 will be our 3rd Northern Transport Conference, having previously been held in Liverpool in 2023 and online during the pandemic.

Backed by key partners

We are delighted to have the support of key organisations across transport and the North, such as the Northern Powerhouse Partnership. Find out more on our Partners page.

A key location

Manchester Airport not only highlights the need for connectivity between all modes but is on the proposed route of Northern Powerhouse Rail.

350+ attendees

We are expecting more than 350 to attend on the day, bringing together industry experts and key decision makers

Media impact

Both of the previous NTS conferences have generated national media coverage and helped build the profile for transport in the North!


NTS is a devo@inflect production

Devo@Inflect is the specialist devolution team from strategic communications agency Inflect, offering market-leading public affairs from our bases in Manchester and London.

Since 2016, originally under the brand DevoConnect, our team has led the debate around devolution and today we run a number of conferences, campaigns and events that champion English devolution.