Highways UK 2020 Starts in

4/5 November 2020, NEC, Birmingham


Programme themes and speakers


Session 1: Launching the TfSE transport strategy draft report and consultation

Welcome: Keith Glazier (10 mins)

What is the South East: TfSE sets the scene by describing the nature of the region and the interrelationships between transport infrastructure, economic growth, the environment and social inclusion (20 mins)

Rupert Clubb, Lead Officer, TfSE

Headlines from the draft TfSE transport strategy

Steven Bishop, Head of Transport Strategy and Economics, SDG

Mark Valleley, Technical Lead, Transport for the South East (30 mins) 

Audience Q&A (15 mins)

1100-1130 Coffee break


Session 2: Making the South East a Better Place

Alan Law, chief officer for strategy and reform, deputy chief executive, Natural England

Claire Haigh, Transport Knowledge Hub

Kathy Slack, Enterprise M3 LEP

Michael Baker, Deputy Director Healthcare, Public Health England


1245-1345 Lunch


Session 3: What users want in 2050

Business perspectives keynote 

Tom Thackray, Director of Infrastructure, CBI

What we think we will want from the system in 2050

Heidi Skinner, Policy and Public Affairs Manager, Freight Transport Association

Alastair Welch, Director, Associated British Ports, Southampton

Robert Nisbet, Director, Nations & Regions, Rail Delivery Group

Catherine Folca, Stakeholder Manager, Transport Focus

Billy Wheeler and Romany Gilmour offering the future generations perspective

1500-1530 Tea break


Ministerial Address

George Freeman MP, Minister of State for Transport

Making it happen - delivering the transport strategy against the backdrop of an uncertain future

Panel to include introductory presentations offering perspectives on:

Rachel Skinner, UK Head of Transport, WSP

Andy Eastlake, Managing Director, Low Carbon Vehicle Partnership

Ben Lawson, Head of Policy and Public Affairs, Future Urban Mobility Partnership