Highways UK 2018 Starts in

7/8 November 2018, NEC, Birmingham


Burges Salmon Stage

8 November

09.00-09.30 Welcome and Opening Address

Andy Street, Mayor of the West Midlands

Lord Adonis, Chair, National Infrastructure Commission

11.25-11.50 Ready to work on Highways England projects

The Civil Engineering Contractors Association will launch its brand new Highways Supply Chain toolkit, which has been developed with Highways England and members, to support suppliers seeking to enter or grow their business in the highways sector. Copies of the toolkit will be available for delegates.

Alasdair Reisner, Chief Executive, CECA

12.45 Influencing driver behaviour

James Harris, Managing Director, Elgin 

13.00 Realising the potential of real time traffic and congestion data

Finlay Clark, UK Country Manager, Waze

Cindy Visser, Traffic Information Manager, TfL

Jason Diffenthal, London Streets Traffic Control Centre

13.30 The impact of technology on the future SRN

A fast paced and high energy panel discussion on the potential impacts and opportunities presented by new technology on strategic roads

Rob Wallis, Chief Executive Officer, TRL

Mike Wilson, Chief Engineer, Highways England

James Arbib, Co-founder, Rethinkx

Jennifer Schooling, Director of the Cambridge Centre for Smart Infrastructure and Construction

15.25 Road users' expectations: requirements of the network now and in the future 

Chaired by Anthony Smith, Chief Executive, Transport Focus

Richard Tilden, Head of Commercial Vehicles, Lex Autolease

Ian Luckett, Director, Lucketts Travel; President, Confederation of Passenger Transport

Tom Usher, UK Business Development Manager, Europcar

9 November

09.10-09.25 Speaking with one voice to promote an environment in which the highways sector can flourish

Philip Hoare, European Managing Director for Transportation, Atkins

10.00-10.45 Going electric: what are the infrastructure challenges and opportunities of EVs?

A five-year forecast on the impact of electric vehicles on transport infrastructure and an assessment of the associated challenges and opportunities

Moderated by Ross Fairley, Partner, Burges Salmon

Daniel Saunders, Investment Director, Octopus Investments

Richard Ward-Jones, Senior Business Development Manager, Amey

Mark Kemp, Director of Highways, Buckinghamshire County Council and ADEPT member

Edward Barratt, Legal Director, Burges Salmon

13.00-13.45 Challenging ideas on the future of mobility

James Nicholson, UK Automotive lead, EY

Russell Phillippe, Technologist and Futurist

Neil Conway, Chief Executive UK Operations, emovis

Andy Pascoe, Business Development Director - McLaren Applied Technologies

14.00-14.20 Autonomous Vehicles: What are the roadblocks?

Discover what steps must be taken across transport and infrastructure ecosystems to make autonomous vehicles a reality on our roads. 

Charlie Henderson, Global Roads Lead, PA Consulting Group

14.30-14.50 UK Autodrive

An update on an ambitious three-year project that is trialling the use of connected and self-driving vehicles on the streets of Milton Keynes and Coventry

Tim Armitage, Director, Arup and lead on UK Autodrive

15.00-15.20 Smart Mobility Living Lab: London

An introduction to the Smart Mobility Living Lab: London, an ambitious UK Government - Industry collaboration to create a world-leading, real-world test environment in London for the development of future of mobility solutions. This session will cover the importance of real world CAV test beds in demonstrating and evaluating the use and performance of CAV technology, and the creation of business models to shorten the timescales of bringing new products and services to market. A significant opportunity to find out how you can engage with the Smart Mobility Living Lab.

Iwan Parry, Strategic Partnering, TRL

Aarti Gupta, Senior Investments Manager, Costain

Peter Shearman, Concept Development Leader, Cisco CREATE

15.30-15.55 Project briefing: Stonehenge Tunnel

Phil McMahon, Inspector of Ancient Monuments, Historic England

Phillip Morris, Senior Project and Stakeholder Manager (South West Infrastructure), National Trust

Neil MacNab, Heritage Lead, AmW

Derek Parody, Project Director A303 Stonehenge, Highways England

15.55-16.20 Project briefing: Lower Thames Crossing

Session led by Rob Audsley, Lower Thames Crossing senior project team

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