Highways News appointed senior media partner to Highways UK

The UK’s biggest and most successful highways and transport exhibition and conference, Highways UK, has appointed Highways News to be its leading media partner for 2023.

The event, which takes place on 18th and 19th October at Birmingham’s NEC is expected to again welcome more than 10,000 visitors who can see upwards of 375 exhibitors and hear from more than 300 speakers as well as network and take part in the Highways UK dinner and awards.

As part of the agreement, Highways News co-owner Paul Hutton will moderate the opening keynote session which will hear from leading figures in Government, National Highways, local authorities and industry.  Paul will also produce daily editions of the industry-leading Highways Voices podcast with fellow Highways News owner Adrian Tatum, who will also be moderating sessions on the keynote stage at the event.

Highways UK will be providing exclusive content to Highways News in the run-up to, and during the event.

“We love working with Adrian and Paul at Highways News and the support they gave us during last year’s event was extremely helpful,” commented Senior Conference Producer Claudia Davidson.  “Highways News is the go-to place for industry news covering so many interesting stories every day, and we look forward to sharing all that we’re doing with its readers and listeners in the build-up to, and during, Highways UK 2023.”

“Since it launched in 2015, Highways UK has grown year-on-year to become the UK’s must-attend event in our industry,” added Paul Hutton.  “I am honoured to have been asked to host the keynote session with so many industry leaders on the first day and look forward to hearing what they have to say, and asking the questions the industry wants answered.  My greatest challenge during Highways UK is to narrow down my podcast guests from the host of VIPs and fascinating innovators attending, and looking at the size of this year’s event, that challenge is going to be harder than ever!”

Highways News co-owner Adrian Tatum added: “When companies ask me where they absolutely have to exhibit, I always tell them Highways UK.  It is an event that you start planning for almost the moment the previous one has completed, and I am thrilled to be such a major part of such a major event.  I can’t wait until October.”

To cope with additional demand, Highways UK has moved to a larger exhibition space at the NEC this year in Halls 3 and 3a.  You can find out more here.  The draft agenda for the event will be published shortly.

(Picture – Highways UK)


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