Highways UK 2019 Starts in

6/7 November 2019, NEC, Birmingham

big stuff

Jacobs Theatre

Turning the big thinking into opportunity

Indicative Programme 6 November


Session 1


Ministerial address


Lessons learnt from RIS 1 and priorities for RIS 2


Highways England's progress and priorities 

Jim O'Sullivan; chief executive, Highways England


Perspectives on meeting RIS 1 objectives and priorities for RIS 2

Tricia Hayes, DG Roads, DfT

Anthony Smith, chief executive, Transport Focus

John Larkinson, interim chief executive, ORR


RIS 2 - putting flesh on the bones

Elliot Shaw, executive director, strategy and planning, Highways England


Session 2


The UK's national devolved roads authorities

Priorities for the roads authorities of Scotland, Wales and North Ireland

Roy Brannen, chief executive, Transport Scotland

James Price, chief executive, Transport for Wales

Dr Andrew Murray, deputy secretary, Department for Infrastructure Roads, Northern Ireland


Session 3


Sub-national Transport Bodies

Update on the STBs and their emerging transport strategies. Themes include:

* Infrastructure for growth 

* Delivering for road users

* Meeting environmental needs

* Planning for potential mobility changes

Maria Machancoses director, Midlands Connect

Barry White, chief executive, Transport for the North

Martin Tugwell, programme director, England's Economic Heartland

Rupert Clubb, chief officer, TfSE


Session 4


Highways Sector Deal Briefing


7 November


Session 5


Local Authority Roads - based on emerging activity of the local authority hub sub-group


Session 6


De-bunking the myths and other misunderstandings surrounding the roll-out of infrastructure to support the electric vehicle revolution


Session 7


Infrastructure, telecoms, and vehicle technologists offer perspectives on what lies on the critical path to CAVs - reporting the high-level output from CAV infrastructure sub-group


Session 8


What can be done on urban roads to improve the air quality of our cities?

Core Cities Transport Lead, Manchester, Bristol, Birmingham


FTA future cities study

Simon Alcock, head of public affairs, ClientEarth

Darren Shirley, chief executive, Campaign for Better Transport


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