Highways UK 2017 Starts in

8/9 November, NEC, Birmingham

Highways People

Highways People - 9 November

Highways People is a new one-day conference dedicated to skills and people taking place in the main theatre of Highways UK on 9 November. The programme focuses on the business case for investing in skills, diversity and training together with the practical how-to of developing the strategic talent pipeline needed to enable the highways sector to deliver beyond expectation now and in the future.


Confirmed Speakers

Conference facilitator: 

Richard Westcott, Transport Correspondent, BBC

Speakers include:

Keith Waller, senior advisor Infrastructure and Projects Authority (part of Construction Skills Forecasting Unit and author of National Infrastructure Plan for Skills)

Catherine de Marco, Deputy Director Infrastructure Skills, DfT

Vip Ghandi, Vice President, Jacobs

Phil Clifton, Executive General Manager - Highways, Balfour Beatty

David Poole, Executive Director, Commercial and Procurement, Highways England

Mark Mamone, Chief Technology Officer, Serco

Glenn Lyons, Professor of Transport and Society, UWE

Loraine Martins, director of diversity and inclusion, Network Rail

Rebecca Lovelace, BuildingPeople

Ted Miller, Head of Learning and Resourcing, Highways England

Israil Byran, Diversity and Social Programme Manager, Skanska

Lesley Waud, Market Director, Strategic Highways, Atkins


Morning - the evidence base and business case for investing in talent

Sessions will cover:

· The evidence base

·The business case for investing in skills, diversity and training

· Procurement and other levers


Afternoon - the "how-to" of developing a strategic talent pipeline

Sessions will cover:

· Demystifying the Apprenticeship Levy

· Best practice across the sector

· Changing skills needs in an increasingly digital world

Further details to follow once other key speaker invitations are confirmed


Early Booking

A conference pass for Day 2 costs £250+VAT, an advance rate of £200+VAT is available until 8 September. The advance rate for a two-day conference pass (including Highways UK Conference on 8 November) is £320+VAT

Click here to go to the registration pages


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