Highways UK 2018 Starts in

7/8 November 2018, NEC, Birmingham

CIHT Theatre

8 November

10.00-11.15 Contribution of Transport

Health, safety, well-being, air quality and a prosperous economy are increasingly part of the project evaluation conversation. This session will look at how transport contributes to world class infrastructure and services

11.50-13.00 Resilience 

Creating networks that are resilient in all senses of the word

14.00-15.15 Delivering for People

How end users' needs should drive infrastructure and services, understanding and managing demand

16.30-18.00 Young Professionals Network


9 November

10.00-11.10 Accessibility - making better place

A showcase for the winners of the CIHT 2017 Streets & Places Award and the CIHT/Costain 2017 Sustainable Transport Award

12.00-13.20 Professional development and skills

A showcase for the winner and highly commended entries to the CIHT/Colas 2017 Skills Award

13.20-14.20 Corporate Partner lunchtime reception including launch of CIHT's new professional development scheme

14.40-17.10 Update briefing from England's Economic Heartland

England's Economic Heartland is the emerging Sub-national Transport Body for the Oxford to Cambridge corridor: the National Infrastructure Commission has identified the corridor as having the potential to be the UK's Silicon Valley.  The Government has identified the economic success of the corridor as being central to the long-term success of the UK economy. 

England's Economic Heartland Strategic Alliance brings together local partners to provide leadership on strategic infrastructure.  This session provides the opportunity to hear about the work underway to develop the Heartland Transport Strategy, which will include the identification of the Major Road Network.  It will also provide the opportunity to hear more detail on the work to embed innovation at the heart of its delivery and the vital role that collaborative working with the Alliance's delivery partners

·        England's Economic Heartland: Realising our Potential - Martin Tugwell, Programme Director

·         Data & the Future of Transport Network Innovation - James Golding-Graham, Innovation Lead Officer

·         Delivering the Heartland's Vision: a private sector perspective, Steve Kent, EEH Delivery Partner Liaison



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