The National Motor Museum Trust looks to the future with virtual conference

Future of Mobility-
Posted  15.11.2021
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The National Motor Museum Trust is inviting key stage 3 and 4 students to join its first ever Young Person’s Conference to explore the future of mobility.

With the world of motoring experiencing changes that are the most fundamental since the late 19th century, the virtual conference on 23rd November will bring together a selection of speakers to explore the current thinking on what the future of mobility might involve.

Aiming to spark conversation and debate amongst its participants, the speakers will draw upon their own professional experiences to inform and inspire, with time at the end for the students to ask questions. Introduced by Lord Montagu, the conference will look at the concern around society’s impact upon the environment, as well as introducing the participants to potential careers within the motor industry.

The speakers will include Toby McCartney, CEO of plastic road pioneers MacRebur, who will share his views on sustainability and his mission to rid the world of waste plastics. Jane Langton, Nissan Motor Manufacturing (UK), winner of the North East Automotive Alliance Graduate Award, will share her experiences of working as a press shop engineer for Nissan.

Andy Marchant, Head of Visualisation at TomTom will explain how studying location data is changing the world and its effect on the future of mobility, while Kevin Atkins of Quantum Rehab will talk about his organisation’s work as a world-leading designer and manufacturer of wheelchairs.

To register to join the National Motor Museum Trust’s Young Person’s Conference and for more information, visit or contact Learning Officer Shelley Kimber by emailing

A century ago, the future of mobility looked very different. How do you think we will be getting around in years to come?