Polis Annual Conference, Manchester, 22-23 November 2018

TravelSpirit will be at the annual Polis Conference in Manchester, UK on November 22nd and 23rd.
It’s great to see that TravelSpirit founding member, Transport for Greater Manchester, has been given the honour of heading this international organisation for the next two years and that the annual conference has come to the UK.
As we did last year, we will be speaking again at the conference this year.
Giles Bailey, our CEO, will be presenting our joint paper  with Mohamed Hegazy from the consultancy and community group Transport for Cairo in Egypt.
Our talk this year will focus on creating an open eco-system of data on the critical informal transport sector in Cairo and how this has allowed greater transparency in understanding the transport needs of this growing metropolis in an emerging economy.

While these lessons are very useful for transport development throughout Africa, South America, South Asia and other emerging economies, they also provide lessons in how a relatively small group of entrepreneurs can unlock new transport thinking through creating data streams that provide transparency. Also, how established operators can be challenged to rethink how they operate. The lessons, we feel, as just as important for developed markets in Europe and North America. Please join us or get in contact to find out more.
Mohamed has been an early and constant supporter of TravelSpirit and we have shared experiences at numerous events and over the last few years.