Highways UK 2018 Starts in

7/8 November 2018, NEC, Birmingham

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Event MC: Antony Oliver, independent infrastructure writer and commentator, founding editor Infrastructure Intelligence

Session 1


Welcome and scene setting

Cllr Keith Glazier, Chair, Transport for the South East Partnership Board

Ministerial /SoS address tbc


What is a STB and what can they do?

Martin Tugwell, representing the England's STB group

Rupert Clubb, Director of Communities, Economy, Transport, East Sussex County Council, representing TfSE

Ben Smith, Director, Regions, Cities and Devolution, Department for Transport

11.00-11.30 Tea and networking

Session 2 


Economic, Social and Environmental perspectives on transport's role in creating places where people want to live, work and play

Session moderator: Kathy Slack, Director, Enterprise M3

Elliot Shaw, Executive Director for Strategy and Planning, Highways England

Rupert Walker, Strategy and Planning Director South, Network Rail

Alan Law, Chief Officer for Strategy & Reform, Natural England

Dr Jennifer Anderson, Director of Economic Development, Social Inclusion and Mobility, Jacobs

Achieving positive outcomes on the back of transport investment

Kathryn Hall, Chief Executive, Mid Sussex District Council

Ray Morgan, Chief Executive, Woking Borough Council and Mike D'Alton, Director Strategic Growth, WSP


Headline findings from TfSE's Economic Connectivity Review

Steven Bishop, Head of UK Planning, Steer Davis Gleave

12.45-13.45 Lunch and networking

Session 3


The Year of Engineering

Rachel Skinner, UK Head of Development, WSP; ICE Vice President


What South East businesses and users need from transport

Anthony Smith, Chief Executive, Transport Focus

Dave Lees, Managing Director, Southampton Airport; Enterprise M3 board member

Richard Christian, Head of Policy and Communications, Port of Dover

Edward Hodgson, Managing Director, Stagecoach South

15.00-15.25 Tea and networking

Session 4


What does the future look like?

The outside looking in

 Ed Parsons, Geospatial Technologist, Google 

The inside looking out

Keith Waller, Senior Advisor, Infrastructure & Projects Authority 

Harry Parnell, Head of Digital Delivery, Balfour Beatty Major Projects


Panel: Ed Parsons, Keith Waller and Harry Parnell with Rupert Clubb (representing TfSE) and Rachel Skinner (Vice President, ICE)


Closing comments

Keith Glazier and Steve Norris, former transport minister and chair Gatwick Growth Board


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