Highways UK 2019 Starts in

6/7 November 2019, NEC, Birmingham

Highways UK Conference

Highways People

Highways Uk Conference - 8 November


Welcome and scene setting 

Video: Richard Westcott, BBC Transport Correspondent

Opening address

Video: Jim O'Sullivan, Chief Executive, Highways England

End of RIS1 and into RIS2

Slides: Anthony Smith, Chief Executive, Transport Focus

Slides: Richard Coates, Head of Performance - Highways, ORR

Slides: Alasdair Reisner, Chief Executive, Civil Engineering Contractors Association

Video: all presenters

Video: panel discussion with Jim O'Sullivan, Anthony Smith, Richard Coates, Alasdair Reisner


Major Roads a year on and progress on the Sub-national Transport Bodies

Video: Tricia Hayes, Director General, Roads, Devolution and Motoring, DfT

A perspective from Scotland

Slides: Hugh Gillies, Director of Trunk Roads and Bus Operations, Transport Scotland

Video: Hugh Gillies (follows Tricia Hayes)

Unpicking the Infrastructure Investment Strategy and interfaces across the SRN and local and major roads networks

Slides: Rupert Clubb, immediate past president, ADEPT

Slides: Cllr Martin Tett, Leader Buckinghamshire County Council and Chair England's Economic Heartland

Video: Rupert Clubb and Martin Tett

Video: panel discussion with Tricia Hayes, Hugh Gillies, Rupert Club, Martin Tett


Paying for roads

Revisiting road pricing and other radical funding models raised by the 2017 Wolfson Prize challenge "better ways of paying for better roads"

Julian Glover, Director, 2017 Wolfson Prize 

Slides: Gary Raccuja, Amey, Wolfson Prize winner 

Steve Gooding, Director, RAC Foundation

Slides: Doug McWilliams, Deputy Chairman, CEBR

Video: all presenters

Video: panel discussion with Julian Glover, Gary Raccuja, Steve Gooding, Doug McWilliams

Environmental and sustainability perspectives on what we mean by better roads

Slides: Stephen Joseph, Chief Executive, Campaign for Better Transport

Slides: David Symons, Director of Sustainability, WSP

Video: presentations and discussion

Strategy into action

Slides: Robert Smithbury, Director, i4intrinsic

Video: Robert Smithbury


Unlocking the blockers and and encouraging the enablers

Facing up to the sector's big strategic challenges. What are the practical steps needed to overcome the sector's "elephants in the room"?

Slides: Chris Jackson, partner, Burges Salmon (procurement)

Video: Chris Jackson

Slides: Simon Ellison, Highways Director, Costain (changing the delivery model)

Video: Simon Ellison

Video: Dave Wright, Executive Director, Kier Highways (risk sharing and supply chain relationships)

Slides: Keith Waller, Senior Advisor, Infrastructure and Projects Authority (infrastructure skills)

Video: Keith Waller

Slides: Dr Phil Coker, School of Construction Management and Engineering, University of Reading (powering the grid and distribution network in the face of increasing fleet electrification) 

Video: Phil Coker

Video: blockers and enablers panel discussion