Highways UK sets out draft agenda for October event

The UK’s leading highways and transport exhibition and conference, Highways UK, has published its draft agenda featuring a keynote arena and eleven different themed theatres.

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.

National Highways CEO Nick Harris will be keynote speaker in a session chaired by Highways News co-owner Paul Hutton that also includes Anthony Smith, Chief Executive of Transport Focus, Emma Ward, Director General for Roads, Places and Environment Group at the Department for Transport and the Office of Rail and Road’s CEO John Larkinson.

Key focus areas throughout the show this year include unifying the sector in order to decarbonise at pace, tackling the skills gap and talent pipeline shortages, building user confidence on national and local roads, and embedding technology and innovation throughout the supply chain.

Other notable speakers, among many, include Darren Capes of the Department for Transport, Hannah Bartram of ADEPT, Sukky Choongh of the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders, Howard Robinson of the Road Surface Treatments Association and Chris Lane from Transport for West Midlands.

Within the more technical, themed content hubs, sessions with cover updates in local and national roads policy, climate resilience on the road network, net zero freight, sustainable and smart construction, intelligent kerbside and traffic management and quality and efficiency throughout the supply chain.

For all the details click here.

(Picture – Highways UK)


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