Highways UK 2018 Starts in

7/8 November 2018, NEC, Birmingham

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Indicative programme

This is an indicative programme, all speakers to be confirmed

10.00-11.00 Session 1


Welcome and scene setting

Cllr Keith Glazier, Chair, TfSE, leader East Sussex County Council

Ministerial address tbc


What is a STB and what can they do?

Martin Tugwell, representing the England STB group

Why TfSE is a good idea

Rupert Clubb, Director Communities, Economy and Transport, East Sussex County Council 

How transport supports businesses and inward investment across the South East

Dr Mike Short, Chair Enterprise M3 LEP and chief scientific advisor, Department for International Trade

Panel discussion

11.00-11.30 Tea and networking

Session 2 11.30-12.30

Headline findings from TfSE's Economic Connectivity Review

TfSE and Steven Bishop, Head of UK Planning, Steer Davis Gleave (to present Economic Connectivity Review)

How infrastructure can deliver transformational economic growth

DfT Speaker - New Director of Regions, Cities and Devolution Directorate (appointment to be made imminently)

Creating places where people want to live, work and play

  • LEP representative covering business and employment issues
  • Commentator covering environmental aspects

Panel discussion/Q&A 

12.30-13.45 Lunch and networking

13.45-14.50 Session 3


Feedback poll on the Economic Connectivity Review


What South East businesses and users need from transport

The Airport

The Logistics Company

Well-known southern/southern based international business

Rail commuter group spokesperson


14.50-15.10 Tea and networking

15.10-16.30 Session 4 - What does the future hold?


Perspectives on the future - disruptors and how we can design, build, use and maintain transport infrastructure more wisely (ie smarter, more intelligently, more efficiently and effectively)


The way forward for STBs - speaking with one voice where there is a common interest

Martin Tugwell (EEH), Barry White (TfN) and Rupert Clubb in conversation

16.25 Closing remarks


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