Future of Mobility – Young Person’s Conference

The National Motor Museum is pleased to announce its inaugural Young Person’s Conference for key stage 3 and 4 students on the Future of Mobility.

Introduced by Lord Montagu and featuring a broad range of speakers, this exciting new conference will explore the current thinking for the future of mobility and what this might mean for you.

The Benz Motorwagen was once the future of motoring but transport has changed enormously in the 140 years since Bertha Benz first made her motorised journey across Germany, so where do we go from here?

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About the conference

The Future of Mobility Conference aims to spark conversation and debate among participants. The speakers will draw upon their own professional experiences to inform and inspire the students by introducing them to new and different careers within the motoring industry.

Concern around society’s impact upon the environment and how any future plan must have sustainability at its heart is something that young people are particularly aware of. This conference will explore the different aspects of these themes and invite participants to add their thoughts to the conversation.

There will be time at the end for students to question the speakers directly.


The conference includes a fantastic line-up of speakers who will explore the Future of Mobility from a range of perspectives. Please note all times are given in GMT (UTC+0)

10:00 – Lord Montagu – Welcome & introduction to the conference.

10:15 – Simon Arrowsmith – An introduction to the days programme by the conference host.

10:30 –Toby McCartney – CEO of MacReburBuilding Roads That Save the Planet

Toby will share his journey as an entrepreneur, his views on sustainability and the impact of plastic on the planet and lessons he has learnt in setting up a global organisation.

10:50 – Laura Kennedy – Founder of Spanners with Manners

The founder of London’s first all-female garage, Laura will share her experiences of what it takes to build a team, overcome setbacks and what the future holds in the future for mechanics and why it’s a great career.

11:10 –Andy Marchant – Head of Visualisation at TOM TOMThe Power of DATA Mapping

Andy will explain how studying data is changing the world on the future of mobility and how it benefits organisations to improve how they work.


11:25 –Kevin Atkins – Quantum RehabFrom Concept to Delivery (and whose involved!)

Kevin will explore how Quantum Rehab nurture and develop their ideas to become a world leading power wheelchair designer and manufacture. Kevin will explain the many roles within the organisation from design concept to delivery.

11:45 –  Speaker  TBC

12:05 – Questions

12:20 -12.30 – Close 

View speaker biographies.

This virtual conference will take place on 23 November 2021, 10.00am–12:30pm.

Register for the conference or for more information please contact the National Motor Museum’s Learning Officer, Shelley Kimber: shelley.kimber@beaulieu.co.uk

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