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Richard Brown CBE FCILT, Chairman of Eurostar, to speak at 10th CILT Cymru-Wales National Transport Awards

Richard Brown CBE FCILT, Chairman of Eurostar, a former President of The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport in the UK (CILT), and Ambassador for CILT’s Rail Professional Sector, will be the guest speaker at the CILT Cymru-Wales National Transport Awards 2012.

Richard Brown will be speaking on the challenges and opportunities facing the transport profession currently – and also how rewarding a career in transport can be.

This year transport comes to the fore as Britain gears up for the Olympic Games – with the first football event taking place in Cardiff; and plans for a new High Speed rail line take shape. Richard will argue that the profile and challenge of a career in transport make it uniquely rewarding today.

Celebrating their 10th anniversary, the 2012 Awards, which will take place in Cardiff on Friday 22 June, will see many of the best and brightest of Wales’ transport professionals in line for one of the key awards.

Steve Agg, Chief Executive of CILT said: ‘Richard Brown is the Institute’s Ambassador for the Rail Professional Sector and highly-respected throughout the logistics and transport profession. These awards celebrate best practice and highlight organisations that are making a real difference to people in Wales. The judges are looking for a demonstration of sustainable development and new ideas.’

The categories of the awards this year are:

•R T Wynn Medallion for the Best Student Paper

•Training/Development of People

•Travel Demand Management

•Partnership

•Excellence in Passenger Transport

•Transport Policy, Planning and Implementation

•Innovative Solutions

•Wales Transport Professional(s) of the Year

Entries in 2011 covered a wide range of transport including: car clubs; new bus stations; Park & Ride; sustainable travel centres; city centre mobility projects; transport to and from the course during the Ryder Cup; smartcards; bus lanes; M4 variable speed management; SMS taxi information; rail terminals; green buses; summer bus services; cycling projects; community transport projects; and the new Pont y Werin bridge.

Over the past decade, the event has become an annual fixture in the transport calendar and the event will, for the second year, be held at Cardiff City Hall.

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