Record-breaking year for LCRIG Innovation Festival

LCRIG’s Innovation Festival sees record-breaking year with more than 550 people set to attend the now fully booked two-day event at Newark Showground this week.

More than 200 local authority delegates from 84 authorities are attending, meaning around two-thirds of all the English highway authorities outside London are represented. This is along with over 80 exhibitors and more than 250 private sector delegates.

Visitors to this year’s LCRIG Innovation Festival will be able to see a variety of sector-leading outdoor demonstrations and exhibitions, ranging from the repair and reinstatement of roads to the application of connected vehicles. An accompanying conference, which takes place across the morning of both days, will offer delegates the opportunity to hear about skills, emerging technology, maintenance solutions and the latest innovations.

Live demonstrations from 13 companies will take place over the two days of the event. 80 indoor exhibitors and 28 outdoor exhibitors will be showcasing the latest in innovative products and solutions, providing local authorities with a chance to find out about new innovations from the supply chain that will help to meet their current and future challenges.

The Transport Technology Forum (TTF) are undertaking a series of industry first connected vehicle demonstrations, which will provide delegates with the opportunity to take part in a test drive around the TTF Innovation Zone Live Test Track.

Showcasing the versatility of the sector, Eurovia, JCB, WJ Group, HRS, Hercules, Highway Care, Jobling Purser, Meon, Multevo, Asphalt Solutions, SRL Traffic Systems, Thermal Road Repairs and Ultracrete will deliver demonstrations set to cover maintenance, safety, technology, signage and road markings.

The TTF demonstrations are supported by White Willow Consulting, KL Systems, SRL, Crystal Driver, Navtech Radar, Portsmouth City Council and Grid Smarter Cities.

Find out more about the range of demonstrations taking place here.

Public sector delegates will participate in innovation scoring across both days of the event and are invited to judge entries across various categories including: Fleet and equipment; Bridges and other structures; Climate resilience; Transport technology; Surfacing; Biodiversity; Traffic Signs and Lines and Street Lighting.

LCRIG Content Director Alec Peachey said: ”The team at LCRIG cannot wait to deliver this year’s record-breaking Innovation Festival. The number of people that have registered to attend the event just highlights how much of an appetite there is to discover the latest innovative products and solutions from across the sector. Bringing this innovation to life through sector-leading demonstrations is what makes this event stand out, but of course it would not be possible without the support of our sponsors, exhibitors, speakers and everyone who attends the Festival. We look forward to welcoming everyone to Newark.”

(Picture – LCRIG)

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