The Young Professional Network

The Young Professionals Network (YPN) is the collective voice of CIHT’s young professionals, made up of representatives from all of our Regions and Nations.
The network is developing a vibrant and diverse community of learning, which reflects the talent and skills of transportation professionals who are shaping and influencing the future of the sector.

CIHT Young Professionals Conference 2019

14 November 2019, 09:00-17:00 - Science and Industry Museum, Liverpool Road, Manchester, Lancashire, M3 4FP

Are you looking for inspiration? Do you want to discover and shape the future of highways and transportation together? Then the Young Professionals Conference is the place to be.

You can learn from experts in the areas that matter most to you and your company, build connections and take away insights that will support your development and drive the growth of your company.

What the Young Professionals Conference will deliver

Inspiration – Find inspiration from groundbreaking companies changing the landscape of highways and transportation

Strategy – Discover future strategies to deal more effectively and efficiently with future challenges and opportunities

Solutions – Get real-world case studies and answers to challenges faced by leading companies

Insight – Learn what’s on the horizon, not only will it be put into context but the talks will also demonstrate what can be done

Recognition – Highlight your commitment to the training and development of young professionals

Motivation – Reward your staff, empower them with new knowledge, skills and understanding to contribute even more to the future direction of the company

Connections – provide the young professional with connections which they will value and will grow your companies networ

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What have we achieved so far?

Please email if you would like to be involved or find out more.


On the 15th of November 2018, we held our first ever Young professionals Conference, The Future of Transport in Leeds. 

The conference was a huge success, welcoming 200 Young Professionals from all over the sector through the doors for a day packed full of inspiring and innovative talks from high profile influencers within the industry. 


Big Questions

You answered, we listened!

In July 2019, we asked our Young Professionals what they would like to see more of on the Young Professionals Network dedicated web page.

The feedback was, that it would be useful to have a wide selection of industry leaders and influential professionals share their insight on some of the key questions you have.

Every month, new and inspiring blogs will be listed below. We'd love to hear your ideas and feedback, please send them to


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Young Professional's Network
(YPN) Event Listing

Young Professionals are running events across the country, from introductory talks to social and networking opportunities. Take a look and see what’s on near you.

What we do?


Who we are

Ed Downer

National Young Professional Network Chair - Yorkshire & The Humber

Daniel McCool

Regional Young Professional Network Chair – CIHT Cymru Wales

Sarah McDonagh

Regional Young Professional Network Chair – CIHT Republic of Ireland

Rahul Modhvadia 

Regional Young Professional Network Chair – CIHT Cymru Wales


Anna Craciun

Regional Young Professional Network Chair – CIHT North West

Nicola Laird

Regional Young Professional Network Chair – CIHT Scotland

Erin Ruddy

Regional Young Professional Network Chair – CIHT North East & Cumbria

What should I expect from joining The Young Professional Network?

The Young Professional Network provides a platform for the next generation of influential leaders and decision makers to come together under one umbrella, to share new and exciting ideas, learn from one another, develop professionalism and make new friends!

Opportunities to participate will take place thorughout the year either through your specific region or at a national event. 

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