The popular JCT Traffic Signals Symposium has announced its programme has been filled at the earliest time of year ever, while the event’s exhibition space is almost sold out with only room to squeeze in two more stands.
The event brings together traffic management and control professionals from the public and private sector for a learned programme in which experts detail groundbreaking projects and ideas on Thursday 14 and Friday 15 September at Nottingham Trent University, with the MOVA User Group and welcome barbecue the day before.
The 23 papers cover a wide range of topics including Design, Research, Asset Management and On-Street intelligence, with a very strong offering on providing for non-motorised users. The keynote address is provided by leading behavioural scientist and commentator Rory Sutherland and his colleague Pete Dyson, who together authored the book Transport for Humans: Are We Nearly There Yet?
The Symposium also features a record 32 different exhibitor organisations and two days of socialising and networking, including a value-for-money barbeque on the and the Yunex-sponsored gala dinner on the Thursday which, as always, is preceded by the SWARCO sparkling wine reception.
“I’ve never known demand for programme places to be like it has been this year,” commented JCT Director John Nightingale, who is organising the event. “This not only shows the popularity of our event, but also underlines the huge amount of innovation and ideas taking place in our industry that can be shared in the learned programme. On top of this, Rory and Pete will bring us a thought-provoking and entertaining keynote that will prove that technological solutions are a clever way to nudge behaviour and make our network more efficient.”
The vast majority of exhibitors are returning for to take part in what has become a must-attend event for them. “Most of our exhibitors have been attending for double-digit years,” added Mr Nightingale. “But they are always showing something new, and we’re always keen to welcome new partners, such as Seoul Robotics who will be showcasing their new 3D sensing platform which uses LIDAR and Artificial Intelligence to create real time models for detection of vehicles, pedestrians and cycles.
“Our delegate bookings are outstripping last year, so please book soon to avoid missing out on the most focussed Traffic Signals event of the year.”
To book a place and find out more about the event, click here. A full draft programme will be published before the summer break.
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