Indoor Conference

The aim of the 2018 CPD accredited conference programme was to increase 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 featured technical presentations, case studies, debate and discussion, all aimed at helping visitors to stay ahead, whatever their role in the field of highways, traffic and transport.

What's more, the subject of collaboration was on the agenda, giving our visitors 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

09:45 - 09:50

Welcome and introduction from the chair

Martin Duffy, Collaboration and Improvement Director, Kier

09:50 - 10:20

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

11:20 - 11:45

The fundamental principles of passive safety

Ian McDonald, National Sales Manager, Pole Products


Buses start to leave for outdoor static and live demonstrations


Buses start to leave for outdoor static and live demonstrations

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

Capitalising on the technology revolution to drive the network forward

Brian Johns, Managing Director, Connect Plus Services

15:00 - 15:20

Co-operative ITS service deployment: The challenges and opportunities

Lee street, Director of Technology services, AECOM Transportation Europe


Buses start to leave for outdoor static, live demonstrations and crash demonstrations


Close of day one



   Day Two: Thursday 28th June

09:55 - 10:00

Welcome and introduction from the chair

Dominic Browne, Editor, Highways magazine

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

Road Safety Foundation sessions: The Safer Roads Fund

Chair: Suzy Charman, Executive Director, Road Safety Foundation

11:25 Buses start to leave for outdoor static and live demonstrations

11:40 - 12:00

The future of benchmarking and managing performance in the highways sector

Simon Wilson, Director, Proving Services

12:00 - 12:30

Signal phasing and timing to in-vehicle communications

Steve Gooding, Director, RAC Foundation

12:30 - 13:15

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

Jennie Martin, Secretary General, ITS (UK) and Richard Hayes, Chief Executive, IHE

13:15 Buses start to leave for outdoor static, live demonstrations and crash demonstrations


Close of day two


* Programme subject to change.


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