Senior traffic commissioner Beverley Bell is one of the star speakers at the Microlise Transport Conference on 17 May next year. 

Bell, who was appointed as traffic commissioner for the North West in 2000 and senior traffic commissioner in 2012, plans to update delegates on the Office of the Traffic Commissioner's strategic objectives to reduce the burden on compliant operators and target the serially and seriously non-compliant operators and drivers. 

This could be Bell’s final speech as senior traffic commissioner, as earlier this year she confirmed she will not be seeking reappointment when her tenure comes to an end next summer.

Bob Harbey, Microlise executive director, said: “We are very pleased that Beverley will be speaking. Our industry continues to face many challenges and much has changed since the last time Beverley addressed the Conference in 2013. I think it will be very interesting to hear from her as she prepares to hand the baton on to the next senior traffic commissioner.”

Bell will be joining an array of speakers at the free-to-attend conference, which will be held at the Ricoh Arena in Coventry and chaired by TV presenter and campaigner Quentin Willson.

The event, which is the largest transport conference in Europe, includes workshops, exhibitions and the Microlise Driver of the Year Awards. Other awards will include HGV Hero, Lifetime Achievement, Extra Mile, Most Improved and Young Driver of the Year.

Registration for the free-to-attend event has now opened through the conference website.