The European Traffic Police Network (TISPOL) conference, takes place at the Radisson Blu Hotel, Manchester Airport, on Tuesday, 30 September and Wednesday, 1 October this year.
The theme for the conference is ‘Road Safety in Europe - Achieving 2020 Target' and the speaker line-up includes top-level representatives of the European Commission, Euro Contrôle Route, the Association of Chief Police Officers (ACPO) and academic researchers from the UK, Norway, Ireland, Finland and Germany. Additionally, TISPOL President Koen Ricour and other representatives will also be sharing their expertise.
The conference will be chaired by Rob Gifford, Director of the Gifford Partnership and formerly of the UK's Parliamentary Advisory Council for Transport Safety (PACTS).
The first guest presentation will be given by Siobhan O'Brien from Ireland. A collision left Siobhan with a head injury and two broken leg bones, as well as a punctured lung. Siobhan will talk about what it has meant to live with a serious injury following her crash.
Other conference sessions will include:
Post crash response - serious injuries
TISPOL is committed to promoting the importance of working together to cut the number of deaths and serious injuries on Europe's roads. TISPOL Director Pasi Kemppainen commented: "Police services must continue to find ways of making reduced budgets stretch further in all areas of their operations, including policing the roads. Additionally, road safety professionals across Europe also want good, evidence-based examples of cost-effective solutions as they continue the journey towards that tough target of halving the number of people killed on Europe's roads by 2020.
"At TISPOL, we are playing our part to offer continued excellent value for delegates. We are therefore very pleased once again to have avoided any increase in the cost of participating in or exhibiting at the Conference. This means that there has been no rise in delegate or exhibitor costs for seven years.
"As ever, we intend this year's programme to be as practical and useful as possible, by showcasing examples of good practice and how they have successfully been adapted to work elsewhere. Our line-up of speakers and the TISPOL representatives from across Europe are committed to sharing their success stories and ensuring the Conference outputs are both practical and useful."
To register as a delegate, or to find out more information, please visit the TISPOL website (www.tispol.org).