Highways UK 2018 Starts in

7/8 November 2018, NEC, Birmingham




Highways England at the show

Key Highways England speakers over the two days: 

Wednesday 8 November


Highways UK Conference

0950-1010       Jim O'Sullivan, Chief Executive 

Opening address

Safer Highways UK

0900 - 1030    Lucy Fell, Director of Health and Safety

Introducing Driving for Better Business


1100-1215       Mike Wilson, Chief Highways Engineer

Safety is the number 1 priority on the SRN

Burges Salmon stage  

1330                Mike Wilson, Impact of technology on the future SRN,

Thursday 9 November

Highways People Conference

0945-1015        Phil Ellis, Capacity and Capability Manager

 "The evidence base - DfT's Transport Infrastructure Skills Strategy  and sizing up the highways sector skills gap"

1030-1120        San Johal, Director of Human Resources and Organisational  Development

"The business drivers for investing in talent"

1145-1235        David Poole, Commercial and Procurement Director

"Procurement and other levers to influence supply chain behaviours"

1415-1505        Ted Miller, Head of Resourcing and Learning

"Broadening the pool, increasing employee opportunities and developing talent"

1530-1600        Charlotte Potter, Talent Specialist

"Demystifying the Apprenticeship levy"


Stand-based briefings

Highways England is also running a series of briefing from its stand throughout the event:

8 November

11:30-11:50          Planning investment in England's Strategic Roads

12:00-12:20          Lower Thames Crossing Scheme Design

12:30-12:50          Improving safety for our customers, suppliers, and employees

13:00-13:20          Asset Delivery        

13:30-13:50          Approaching innovation

14:00-14:20          Think customer - supporting our suppliers to deliver great customer service

14:30-14:50          Designated Funds   

15:00-15:20          Improving safety for our customers, suppliers, and employees

15:30-15:50          A303 Stonehenge   

16:00-16:20          Working collaboratively to deliver improved productivity



9 November                                                                  

10:00-10:20          Designated Funds   

10:30-10:50          Lower Thames Crossing  - Supplier selection process

11:00-11:20          Better journeys - Customer experience during roads improvement

12:00-12:20          Building capability and customer experience      

12:30-12:50          CHARM       

13:00-13:20          Apprenticeships and early talent  

13:30-13:50          Roads Academy     

14:00-14:20          Improving safety for our customers, suppliers, and employees

14:30-14:50          Think customer - supporting our suppliers to deliver great customer service

15:3 -15:50            Does organisational Lean maturity lead to improved project performance?

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