Parallel content streams
Speaker opportunities running across the two days of Highways UK...
Main theatre: sponsored by Jacobs
A high-level look at strategic issues
Two-day programme covering key industry issues... Four 70 min long sessions each day, typically panel-led themed sessions with four or five panelists in each session. 250 seat capacity. Content developed with oversight from HUK advisory board.
Thought leadership stage: sponsored by Burges Salmon
Industry leaders and policy makers shaping the future
Thought leadership addresses, interviews and themed conversations from politicians, policy makers, industry leaders and academics (15-25 minute sessions running throughout event). Takes place in a contained open area with seating/standing capacity for 100+. Potential to act as overspill for main theatre using video relay. Content developed with oversight from HUK advisory board.
Tech zone comprising:
Tech Dome: sponsored by PA Consulting
Innovations in the highways applications of digital technologies
New solutions and new opportunities from digital technologies, maximising the benefits of technological changes that will transform the way roads are used - 35 minute hosted sessions, up to eight each day. Takes place in fully enclosed theatre with a seated capacity of 50. Session pitch ideas welcome.
Intelligent Infrastructure Hub: sponsored by Costain
Showcasing finalists from the Intelligent Infrastructure Challenges
Elevator pitch presentations and cross examination by expert judging panel of shortlisted entries for the Intelligent Infrastructure Challenge. Each entry to get 5mins presentation and 10mins cross examination. Culminates with award presentation with category winners and overall winner. Takes place in contained open area with seating for 40 plus standing. Content overseen by IIH steering committee.
Materials and maintenance zone comprising:
Materials and Maintenance Dome: sponsored by Tarmac
Innovation in materials and asset maintenance
Achieving better value (improved quality, longevity of repairs etc) through materials innovations and novel applications in highways construction and maintenance - 35 minute hosted sessions, up to eight each day. Takes place in fully enclosed theatre with a seated capacity of 50. Session pitch ideas welcome.
Materials Innovation Hub: sponsored by Mineral Products Association
Showcasing finalists from the Materials Innovation Challenges
Elevator pitch presentations and cross examination by expert judging panel of shortlisted entries for the Material Innovation Challenge. Each entry to get 5mins presentation and 10mins cross examination. Culminates with award presentation with category winners and overall winner. Takes place in contained open area with seating for 40 plus standing. Content overseen by IIH steering committee.
Celebrating good practice and innovation in highways
Programme curated by the Chartered Institution of Highways and Transportation including project briefings from the winners and commended projects from CIHT's 2018 awards
CECA's big challenges programme
CECA's transport-themed big challenges event
CECA's members carry out an estimated 70-80 per cent of all civil engineering activity in the UK
Ensuring roads are safe to work and travel upon
We are also running content programmes from our four client hubs...
From smart motorways to last mile urban deliveries, the road network needs to be understood as a system, with journeys using a mix of local authority and strategic roads. We are bringing together the key roads authorities to outline their main challenges and opportunities and how they interface with each other
The national client: Highways England
Meet and engage with Highways England's senior commercial, strategy and management teams through stakeholder and supply chain events running throughout the event in the Highways England Theatre and on its stand. Content controlled by HE
Regional clients: England's Regions Hub
Bringing together the four emerging Sub-national Transport Bodies, the Regions Hub is the place to meet and find out the latest news and priorities from Transport for the North, England's Economic Heartland, Midlands Connect and Transport for the South East. Content developed by STBs
Local authority clients: ADEPT Hub
Some 98% of the UK's road network, carrying two thirds of all traffic and including many important rural and urban 'A' roads, is managed by local authorities. Content developed by ADEPT
City clients: Urban Mobility Hub
Congestion will never be eliminated in growing and productive cities, but technology combined with effective strategies can help to manage and reduce it, which is a prerequisite if such cities are to remain attractive places to live and work.
Pitch your content idea...
Organisations are invited to pitch content ideas for both the Tech and Materials zones. Selected session hosts will be responsible for organizing the content and promoting their sessions, with oversight from Highways UK. Email Paul.Wheeler@highways-uk.com; tel: 07985 575197