Conference Programme

The aim of this year's CPD accredited conference programme will be to increase your insight and knowledge across a number of areas including highway maintenance, traffic management, ITS and road safety, as well as help lay the foundation for more efficient and effective working on the network.

A number of sessions over the two days of the event will feature technical presentations, case studies, debate and discussion, all aimed at helping you to stay ahead, whatever your role in the field of highways, traffic and transport.

What's more, the subject of collaboration will be on the agenda, giving you a better understanding of how the industry's main stakeholders, local authorities, consultants, contractors and key membership associations work together to deliver more innovative solutions and strategies.


   Day One: Wednesday 27th June


Developing technology to change the way we manage our road networks

Steve Berry OBE, Head of Local Roads, Innovation, Resilience, Light Rail and Cableways, Department for Transport (DfT)

10:20 - 10:40

Using technology to help support local roads

Neil Gibson, Association of Directors of Environment, Planning & Transport (ADEPT) and Executive Director, Transport, Economy and Environment, Buckinghamshire County Council


10:40 - 11:00

How technology is driving change on the road network

Paul Wilson, Network Technology Director, Kier Services

11:00 - 11:20

Mobility as a service: overcoming the first and last mile challenge

Richard Harris, Director - Europe, HMI Technologies

11:30 - 14:00

Buses to outdoor exhibitions

14:00 - 14:20

Highways England's Innovation Journey

- Innovation priorities for 2018 and beyond
- Introducing innovation to the network
- Working with Highways England on innovation projects

Paul Doney, Innovation and Continuous Improvement Director, Highways England

14:20 - 14:40

Innovation in the road markings sector

Wayne Johnston, Managing Director, WJ Group

14:40 - 15:00

Session title to be announced

Phil Clifton, Director of Highways, Balfour Beatty

15:00 - 15:20

Making the best use of technology to help create more effective use of road space

Lee street, Director of Technology services, AECOM Transportation Europe

15:30 - 17:00

Buses to outdoor crash demonstrations and end of day one



   Day Two: Thursday 28th June

10:00 - 10:20

Updates to the Design Manual for Roads and Bridges (DMRB): unlocking innovation in road surface maintenance

Howard Robinson, Chief Executive, Road Surface Treatments Associations (RSTA)

10:20 - 10:40

Building Information Modelling - a business process to reduce whole life costs of infrastructure assets

Will Baron, Association for Road Traffic Safety and Management (ARTSM)

10:40 - 11:00

The future of benchmarking and managing performance in the highways sector

Simon Wilson, Director, Proving Services

11:00 - 12:00 Buses to outdoor exhibitions

12:00 - 12:30

Signal phasing and timing to in-vehicle communications

Steve Gooding, Director, RAC Foundation

12:30 - 13:00

ITS (UK) and IHE sessions: training, CPD and qualifications at all stages of a transport technology career

Speakers TBC

14:00 - 15:00

Road Safety Foundation sessions: The Safer Roads Fund

Speakers TBC


* Programme subject to change. The full event timetable will be announced soon.


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