Highways UK 2018 Starts in



7/8 November 2018, NEC, Birmingham




heartland

Heartland

Programme

Venue

Programme

09.00 Registration

10.00 Welcome and scene setting

Cllr Martin Tett, Chairman England's Economic Heartland

Iain Stewart, MP for Milton Keynes South and "Corridor Champion"

10.15 Progress on key strategic transport initiatives

Back to the future with East West Rail

Rob Brighouse, chair, East West Rail Company

Delivering the Oxford to Cambridge Expressway

Elliot Shaw, executive director, strategy and planning

Progress on developing the Heartland's transport strategy and future framework

Martin Tugwell, programme director, England's Economic Heartland

11:00 Refreshments and networking

11.30 Connecting communities and opportunities

Joining up the dots and making the Heartland more than a series of transport improvement schemes. The session will cover the role of transport in place shaping and how the continued growth in the digital economy will change business requirements of transport and digital infrastructure.

12:55 Morning closing remarks 

Cllr Martin Tett, Chairman England's Economic Heartland

13:00 Networking and lunch

Delivery partner hosted surgeries/clinics on the mezzanine during the lunch break

14.00 Local industrial strategy and business perspectives

The Heartlands economic potential and how local industrial strategy is being developed to deliver the potential, stressing how good access is critical to the Heartland being open for business

Cllr James Jamieson, Deputy Chairman, England's Economic Heartland

14.30 Business perspectives

Perspectives from key business sectors within the Heartland (logistics, pharma, high value engineering). Getting goods and services in and out and joined up planning with respect to access to housing, employment opportunities and skills...

15.30 Keynote/ministerial address

15.50 Closing remarks

Cllr James Jamieson, Deputy Chairman, England's Economic Heartland

Iain Stewart, MP for Milton Keynes South and "Corridor Champion"

16.00 Conference closes

 

 

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