Exhibition sells out as TTF Conference continues to grow

The intelligent transport systems supply chain has thrown its support behind next month’s Transport Technology Forum annual conference in Leicestershire, with a record 27 exhibitors signing up to meet local authorities, central government and consultancies at the three-day event.

The conference, from 23-25 April at the Leonardo Hotel at Hinckley Island discusses government policy and showcases best practice and innovation in the use of technology in transport.  So far more than 130 public sector delegates have registered, with more than half of all English highways authorities represented.

Although there are no more exhibition spaces, private sector representatives can still sign up for a place at the event, while there are also a limited number of fully-funded public sector delegate packages which include having hotel and catering costs covered.

Overall, this is guaranteed to be the biggest TTF Conference ever.  The event is sponsored by Clearview Intelligence, with the opening networking session sponsored by Yunex Traffic and the individual working group meetings on Tuesday 23 April supported by AECOM.

The other exhibitors are (in alphabetical order): ATM, Brightly Software, Buchanan Computing, Cyclomedia, Highway Resource Solutions, HW Martin, Indra Sistemas, Mobius Networks, Monotch, NAL, PTV Group, Rennicks UK, RTEM, smartmicro UK, SRL Traffic Systems, StarTraq, Stocksigns/Messagemaker, SWARCO, TRL, TWM Traffic Control Systems, Trojan Energy, Vaisala, VivaCity and Westcotec.

This year’s Conference will feature a full day of discussion about the government’s £70 million funding of improvements to traffic signals which were announced as part of the Department for Transport’s Plan for Drivers by Secretary of State Mark Harper last October.  By the time the event takes place, the winners of grants from the Traffic Signal Obsolescence Grant, (TSOG) and Green Light Fund (GLF) will have been announced and the money distributed, and the Conference will be hear about the process and initial lessons learned from traffic signals technology suppliers alongside client local authorities along with representatives of the Department for Transport. 

There will also be a session concentrating on procurement of projects from the £20 million Intelligent Traffic Management Fund (ITMF).  This money, expected to be delivered in packages worth around £2 million each, gives authorities the chance to deploy advanced technology for traffic signals, using emerging technologies to optimise traffic flow and balance traffic across city centres.  The conference will also hear updates around the National Parking Platform, Digital Traffic Regulation Orders, transport data and the implications of 2G/3G switch off while there will be case studies from local authorities and delegates will receive updates on the important work being carried out by the six TTF Working Groups.

To sign up for a place at the TTF Conference, click here. To get a flavour last year’s conference click here while you can find out more of the work of the TTF’s Working Groups, and to see last year’s Conference sessions in Leeds by subscribing to the TTF YouTube channel here.

(Picture – Pete Cattell of Clearview Intelligence speaking at a previous TTF event, courtesy TTF)


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