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TRICS® Consortium Limited has managed and hosted events for its user organisations (collectively known as the TRICS® Community) since 1996. There are usually two events per year, these being the annual TRICS® User Meeting in June, usually at a venue in London, and the TRICS® Training and Development Forum, which takes place at a different regional location. TRICS® member organisations can send an attendee to each event free of charge (one free place available per licensed office location), with places available on a first come first served basis. Places at these events can be booked directly via this website as and when bookings are ready to commence.

TRICS Training & Development Forum 2023

Tuesday 20th June 2023

The fifth annual TRICS Training & Development Forum is to be held on Tuesday 20th June 2023. We are very pleased to announce that this year’s event will be taking place at The National Justice Museum in Nottingham, and that once again this event is free to member organisations (one attendee per member office) on a first come first served basis (places are limited). Non-members of TRICS who are considering joining are also welcome to attend.

This is a different event to our annual TRICS User Meeting. Unlike the User Meeting, which covers elements of TRICS in a broad project-wide perspective, the Training & Development Forum (TDF) is more focused on the practical use and applications of TRICS and systems development, where attendees can pick up hints and tips on the use of TRICS and contribute ideas towards further developing the system. This is very much an event for day-to-day users of the system, and we are pleased to continue touring around various parts of the UK with the TDF whilst keeping the annual User Meeting based in London.

The TRICS TDF is also another excellent opportunity to network with members of the TRICS community, attendees being system users from both private and public sector organisations. We have found that our events have always been productive yet informal and have in the past led to significant changes to the system via our interactive approach, where everyone gets to have their own say on the future of TRICS.

Tuesday 20th June 2023 –
The National Justice Museum, Nottingham

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About the Event

The event will start off with a brief system demonstration of TRICS features that have been recently added to the system, providing some worked examples of how these features can be utilised. This will be followed by a review of suggested system enhancements provided by our users in the 2023 TRICS User Survey, and will also include a first announcement on the schedule of the TRICS 8 system upgrade and redesign. Then, there will be a presentation on the 2023 and 2024 regional TRICS data collection programmes. As always, there will be the opportunity for questions after this morning session.

After a buffet lunch, the afternoon session will commence with a presentation on important updates to the TRICS Good Practice Guide, including an introduction on new sub-sections that have been added in recent updates. This will be followed by an update on the increased demand for TRICS SAM survey commissions, a brief look at the SAM survey process, and how Travel Plan Monitoring Reports can be produced using TRICS. The third presentation of the afternoon session will be a summary of two technical analyses undertaken in 2023, with the technical reports to be published in the TRICS Library module in the June version 7.10.2 system update. These studies are vehicular trip generation over time at fast food drive-through sites, and a study of vehicle occupancy at selected TRICS development types. There will also be a brief update on other research projects that are being considered. Finally, after questions on the afternoon session, there will be an open forum on TRICS system development, research and data collection, which will be an ideal opportunity for users to express their opinions on the future of the system.

The Venue

The National Justice Museum in Nottingham is located close to Nottingham railway station, at the southern edge of the city centre, so it is nicely accessible. It is a Grade II listed building (Shire Hall), which includes a Victorian courtroom, Georgian gaol and ancient cells – all spread over five fascinating floors.

This is considered an ideal location for this year’s event, with the space that we have hired being just what we need and keeping up our tradition of sourcing alternative event venues.


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The Programme

Morning Session




Chair – Mike Green, Surrey County Council


Demonstration of Recently Added TRICS System Features
Owen Edwards, Assistant Manager, TRICS Consortium Limited

An overview of TRICS system features that have been added in recent software versions, providing some worked examples of how they can be used.


TRICS System Development Ideas and the Schedule for TRICS 8
Ian Coles, Project Manager, TRICS Consortium Limited

A review of TRICS system development ideas from users taken from the 2023 TRICS User Survey, and a first announcement on the schedule for the implementation of the TRICS 8 redesign and major upgrade.


The 2023 and 2024 TRICS Data Collection Programmes
Harry Summerfield, TRICS Consortium Limited

A summary of the 2023 regional TRICS data collection programme across all regions of the UK and Ireland, plus a preview of the 2024 programme following the analysis of the 2023 TRICS User Survey.


Morning Session Questions and Panel Discussion



Afternoon Session


The 2023 TRICS Good Practice Guide
Nick Rabbets, Managing Director, TRICS Consortium Limited

A summary of the numerous changes that have been made to the TRICS Good Practice Guide in recent updates, along with the introduction of important new sub-sections.


TRICS SAM Surveys and Travel Plan Monitoring
Ian Coles, Project Manager, TRICS Consortium Limited

Information on the increased demand for commissioned TRICS SAM surveys, a brief summary of how the SAM process works, and producing Travel Plan Monitoring Reports using TRICS.


Trip Generation at Fast-Food Drive-Through Developments and a Study of Vehicle Occupants for Selected Land Uses
Wayne Sayers, Dorset Council

A brief summary of two recently undertaken technical analyses, these being vehicular trip generation at fast-food drive-through sites in the TRICS database, and a study of vehicle occupancy covering selected TRICS development types. Also, an update on other TRICS research ideas and activity.


Afternoon Session Questions and Panel Discussion


TRICS Development Open Forum
An opportunity to have your say on future TRICS system development, research and data collection. This is an open forum for discussion and ideas and is the ideal opportunity to express your opinions on the system as it stands, and how it can improve in the future.

To book your free place at this event, please complete the on-line booking form available HERE. Each TRICS licence-holding office is permitted one free attendee place. Additional places (and bookings by non-member organisations) are charged at £175 + VAT (a member of the TRICS team will invoice you accordingly). Once you have completed the on-line booking, you will automatically receive an email of confirmation. Should you wish to subsequently change the attendee’s name, please contact a member of the TRICS team who will make the necessary amendments.

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