Highways UK 2019 Starts in

6/7 November 2019, NEC, Birmingham

big stuff

Big Thinking

Jacobs Theatre

Burges Salmon Stage

Burges Salmon Stage

Industry leaders, policy makers and thought leaders shaping the future

6 November 


The future is bright, the future of insight 

How Highways England is using customer insight to improve service now, and shape the roads of the future 

Pete Martin, Customer Service Standards Director, Highways England


Roads information thought leadership panel 

Hosted by Anthony Smith, Chief Executive, Transport Focus


Insights on measuring Highways England's performance

Richard Coates, Deputy Director of Highways, ORR


Understanding risk and reward

Chris Jackson, Partner Burges Salmon


Procuring innovation

Alasdair Reisner, Chief Executive, CECA and Hannah Vickers, Chief Executive, ACE


How agile thinking can help the roads sector

David Oliver, Partner, PA Consulting


Big thinking from big cities, radical ideas on mobility from around the world

John Batten, Global Cities Director, Arcadis


Leading change through Flourishing People

Duncan Elliott, Managing Director, Galliford Try


The future is digital but make sure it's not blind faith

Paul Campion, CEO, TRL


Infrastructure implications of the European General Safety Regulations

New vehicle safety regulations will be mandatory from 2022. Deal or no deal, measures under consideration could have far reaching implications for the design and maintenance of roads infrastructure



Transforming design through digital

Everyone is talking about digital - but what does it really mean and what are the critical enablers for success in transforming design

Lesley Waud, Design Development Director, Atkins


Evolution through successive Smart Motorway delivery projects

Tony Slater, Smart Motorway Director, Balfour Beatty


Bringing innovation to strategic roads network

Paul Gott, Highways MD, Morgan Sindall


Achieving a step change in efficiency in major highways projects

Jon Cole, Head of Pavement Efficiency and Productivity, Highways England and James Burdall, Associate Director, AECOM


7 November 

09.20-09.30 Welcome 

Chris Jackson, Partner Burges Salmon

09.30-09.45 Shaping future infrastructure - why smart, connected infrastructure is the next game changer for the industry

Richard Stuart, Highways Sector Director, Costain


Emulating the success of other industries

Malcom Dare, Executive Director, Commercial and Procurement, Highways England


Future ready roads

What are the emerging environmental, social and technology issues which will be relevant for the highways of the future?

Giles Perkins, Head of Future Mobility and Rachel Skinner, UK Head of Development, WSP


It's more than just building roads... 

James Haulch, Highways Managing Director, Amey


How to make sense of the future in an uncertain and fast-changing world

Elizabeth de Jong, Director of UK Policy, Freight Transport Association


Business transformation beyond technology and data

Taking a business transformation journey towards greater industry collaboration and unlocking the sector's full innovation potential

Gareth Parkes, Company Knowledge Manager, Sir Robert McAlpine


Air pollution and noise control

Canadian research and development company offers a global overview of approaches to reducing air pollution and traffic noise along transportation corridors

Scott Shayko, CEO, EnvisionSQ


Helping local authority highways teams better understand and respond to climate risks 

Nigel Riglar, Vice President, ADEPT / Director for Environment and Community Services, South Gloucestershire Council

John Lamb, President LGTAG


Rethinking approaches to pricing roads

Arup speaker


Helping Local Authorities access DfT bid funding

Matthew Lugg, Head of Profession, Local Government WSP; CIHT Immediate Past President


Building an asset management culture

Gary Fitch, Divisional Director, Asset Management Advisory, Jacobs with Buckingshire CC


Main Theatre Sponsor

Burges Salmon Stage Sponsor