Highways UK 2019 Starts in



6/7 November 2019, NEC, Birmingham




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EEH 2019

Programme

Speaker programme

Registration from 08.30

Conference start: 09.45

Conference close: 16.30

Speakers in bold are confirmed

Moderator: Antony Oliver

 

Session 1: Launch of the EEH Outline Transport Strategy

09.45-10.00

Welcome and scope for the day

Setting the scene with a high-level overview that makes the case that the Heartland's transport strategy is more than an investment programme for roads and a vital enabler for the Heartland's economic and environmental ambitions

including: 

* Launch of EEH draft Transport Strategy

* Promoting the Heartland's investment priorities

* Update on STB status

Cllr Martin Tett, chair, EEH and Leader Buckinghamshire County Council

10.00-10.30 

Headlines from the Outline Transport Strategy

Led by Mayor Dave Hodgson, Mayor of Bedford Borough, and chair of the Heartland's Strategic Transport Forum. Mayor Dave sets out the vision and objectives for transport in the Heartland, focusing on the macro factors driving the new 30-year transport strategy.

Naomi Green, head of technical programme for EEH, highlights details in the Heartland's Transport Strategy in support of:

* Connecting people

* Connecting places

* Connecting opportunities

* Connecting services

10.30-10.50

Expert panel perspectives

An expert panel offer headline observations and reflections on EEH's transport strategy

Perspectives on transport and the environment

Darren Shirley, Chief Executive, Campaign for Better Transport

Meeting the needs of freight across the Heartland

Christopher Snelling, Head of UK Policy, Freight Transport Association

Integrated infrastructure planning

Nick Francis, Senior Policy Advisor, National Infrastructure Commission  

  

Embracing the potential of future mobility trends

Stephen Joseph, Visiting Professor, Smart Mobility Research Unit Director, University of Hertfordshire

 

10.50-11.15 coffee and networking

 

Session 2: Feedback and engagement

11.15-12.00

Expert panel discussion with audience Q&A

Dave Hodgson, Mayor of Bedford Borough, and chair of the Heartland's Strategic Transport Forum

Naomi Green, head of technical programme for EEH

Darren Shirley, Chief Executive, Campaign for Better Transport

Christopher Snelling, Head of UK Policy, Freight Transport Association

Nick Francis, Senior Policy Advisor, National Infrastructure Commission  

Stephen Joseph, Visiting Professor, Smart Mobility Research Unit Director, University of Hertfordshire

12.00-12.30

Engaging with the Heartland's political leaders

Politicians' views on the linkages between transport investment and economic strategy in the Heartland and how the Heartland's stakeholders can leverage and mobilise its political assets

Daniel Zeicher, Labour MP for Cambridge, Transport Select Committee member

 

12.30-13.30 Lunch and networking

 

Session 3: A call to arms - fulfilling the ambition

13.30-14.00

Ministerial Keynote

Michael Ellis MP, Minister of State for Transport

14.00-14.40

How transport infrastructure investment enables successful placemaking and stimulates broader inward investment 

Sir Michael Lyons, Strategic Advisor, CBRE Group, non-executive chairman of the English Cities Fund 

Kerrigan Procter, Chief Executive Officer, Legal & General Capital

 

14.40-15.00 Tea and networking

 

Session 4: Innovation, delivery and the MRN

15.00-15.40

Panel: capacity and capability to innovate and deliver

What innovations should we expect from the infrastructure supply chain in support of EEH's transport strategy?

Hannah Vickers, Chief Executive, Association for Consultancy and Engineering

Alasdair Reisner, Chief Executive, CECA

Neil Gibson, immediate past president, ADEPT

Keith Waller, Programme Director, Construction Innovation Hub

15.40-16.20

Progress on the MRN and the MRN project pipeline in focus

Stakeholder perspectives on the delivery of a Major Road Network

EEH representative (details tbc)

DfT representative (details tbc)

Adam Simmons, Director, Future Road Investment Strategies, Highways England

Delivery partner representative?

16.20 Closing remarks 

Cllr Martin Tett

16.30 Conference closes

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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