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Birmingham, 16 - 17 October 2024

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Oct 169:35
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Welcome remarks

Keynotes
Sean Willis, Managing Director, Terrapinn
Paul Hutton, Co-owner, Technology Editor, Highway News
Oct 169:40
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Keynote address from National Highways

Keynotes
Nick Harris, Chief Executive, National Highways
Oct 169:50
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Panel: Connecting customers with confidence through an optimised strategic road network

Keynotes
Alex Robertson, CEO, Transport Focus
John Larkinson, Chief Executive Officer, Office of Rail and Road
Nick Harris, Chief Executive, National Highways
Emma Ward, Director General Road Transport Group, Department for Transport
Sue Percy, Chief Executive Officer, CIHT
Oct 1610:30
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Keynote address from Transport Scotland

Keynotes
Alison Irvine, Interim Chief Executive, Transport Scotland
Oct 1610:50
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Panel: Driving productivity - innovating to do more with less

Keynotes
Paula Claytonsmith, Chief Executive, LCRIG
Elliot Shaw, Chief Customer & Strategy Officer, National Highways
Wolfgang Schuster, Executive Director, Connected Places Catapult
Sarah Sharples, Chief Scientific Advisor, Department for Transport
Oct 1611:30
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Keynote address from the Shadow Roads Minister

Keynotes
Bill Esterson MP, Shadow Transport (Roads) Minister, Labour Party
Oct 1612:00
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How road investment can boost the UK economy

Big Thinking
Elliot Shaw, Chief Customer & Strategy Officer, National Highways
Oct 1612:00
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The digital kerb

Parking & Kerbside Management
Graeme Scott, Business Unit Director, Arcadis
Oct 1612:00
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Maximising infrastructure lifespan: Strategies for asset renewal and resilience

Asset Renewal & Resilience, sponsored by Amey
Alex Gilbert, Managing Director, Consulting, Amey
Oct 1612:00
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Opening presentation from Ringway

Local Authority, sponsored by Ringway
Mitesh Solanki, Managing Director, Ringway
Oct 1612:25
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Office of Rail and Road Roadshow - evaluating major projects for efficiency and safety

Big Thinking
Rachel Gittens, Deputy Director, Strategic Road Network, Office of Rail and Road
Oct 1612:25
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Panel: Making best use of a scarce resource - strategies and solutions to simplify the kerbside

Parking & Kerbside Management
Pam Turton, Head of Transport Strategy, Sustainable Communities, Bath and North East Somerset Council
Graeme Scott, Business Unit Director, Arcadis
Katherine Dunne, Cabinet Member for Climate Environment & Transport Strategy, London Borough of Hounslow
Oct 1612:25
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Panel: Paving the way to net zero through low carbon materials

Civils & Materials, sponsored by Tarmac
Stephen Elderkin, Director of Environmental Sustainability, National Highways
Rory Keogh, Consultant, GOMACO International Limited
Damian Palin, Senior Research Associate, University of Cambridge
Lyle Andrew, Executive Director, Institute Of Asphalt Technology
Oct 1612:25
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Panel: Optimising the road user experience with data-driven insights

Intelligent Transport Systems
Gary Crockford, Connected Roads Policy Lead, Department for Transport
Oct 1612:25
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Panel: Harnessing nature-based solutions for greener highways

Sustainability, sponsored by Galliford Try
Dean Swensson, Chief Executive Officer, Animex International
Rowena Kenny, Green Infrastructure Programme Manager’, South Gloucestershire Council
Luca Budello, Knowledge Transfer Manager, Geospatial Insight, Knowledge Transfer Network
Oct 1612:25
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Panel: Revolutionising construction efficiency through automated plant

Digital Construction
Mark Lawrence, Head of SHEQ, Morgan Sindall
Robert Vermeer, Programmed Manager - Connected and Autonomous Vehicles Programmed, Innovate UK
Oct 1612:25
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PIARC Panel: Best-practice approaches to upgrading an aging network

Asset Renewal & Resilience, sponsored by Amey
Neill Bennett, Assistant Director of Highways Commissioning, Derbyshire County Council
Oct 1612:25
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Panel: How can local authorities unlock innovation and deliver for their communities with limited resource

Local Authority, sponsored by Ringway
Ryan Smith, Project Manager, C J Founds Associates Ltd
Phil Bibby, Executive Member for Highways and Transport, Hertfordshire County Council
James Harper, Highways Team Manager, Stoke on Trent City Council
Hannah Bartram, Chief Executive Officer, Association of Directors of Environment, Economy, Planning & Transport (ADEPT)
Oct 1612:25
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Panel: Navigating the future of autonomy through legislation, acceptance and infrastructure

Connected Highways, sponsored by telent
Andrew Fisher, CAV Team Leader, National Highways
Siddartha Khastgir, Head of Verification and Validation, WMG University of Warwick
Karla Jakeman, Head of Automated Transport, TRL
Clare Mutzenich, Research Director, 7thSense Research
Oct 1612:30
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Roads Academy Taster Session - Delivering better performance outcomes through better leadership on the ground

Professional Development Hub
Helgardt Wels, Manager, Roads Academy
Oct 1613:20
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Transport Focus Panel: Diversion routes – the road to satisfaction?

Big Thinking
Alex Robertson, CEO, Transport Focus
Oct 1613:20
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Panel: Upgrading the user experience through the National Parking Platform

Parking & Kerbside Management
Jonathan Allan, Head of Technology Innovation and Research, British Parking Association
Sarah Randall, Chair - Smart Parking, Transport Technology Forum
Michael Dnes, Head of the National Parking Platform and Future Roads Technology, Department for Transport
Oct 1613:20
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Panel: Driving productivity within major projects through logistics

Civils & Materials, sponsored by Tarmac
Nicole Preston, Programme Productivity Director, Lower Thames Crossing
Nicola Bell, Executive Director, Major Projects, National Highways
Sharon Kindleysides, Interim Head of the Bus Centre of Excellence, CIHT
Oct 1613:20
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Panel: Bridging gaps for all to enhance network accessibility

Intelligent Transport Systems
Mel Clarke, Health, Safety & Wellbeing Director, National Highways
Mat Campbell-Hill, Chair of the Disabled Persons Transport Advisory Committee (DPTAC), Department for Transport
Emma Vogelmann, Head of Policy and Public Affairs, Transport for All
Nick Fleming, Associate Director, Transport and Mobility, BSI Group
Catherine Marris, Head of Innovation and Policy, Motability Foundation
Lydia Horbury, Director for England, Bus Users UK
Oct 1613:20
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Panel: Driving positive change through integrated social value

Sustainability, sponsored by Galliford Try
Geoff Streetley, Chief Commercial Officer, RBLI
Oct 1613:20
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Panel: Unveiling valuable insights in planning, maintenance and operation through digital twins

Digital Construction
Mahendrini Ariyachandra, DRF Programme Manager, University of Cambridge
George Economides, Head of Digital Twins, Advanced Analytics Division, Analysis Directorate, Department for Transport
Ted Knaak, President, TopoDOT
Oct 1613:20
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PIARC panel: Ensuring the network remains operational during unprecedented conditions

Asset Renewal & Resilience, sponsored by Amey
Hugh Gillies OBE, Director of Roads, Transport Scotland
John Lamb, Chair of the Adaptation, Biodiversity and Climate Change BoardBoard, UK Roads Leadership Group
Oct 1613:20
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Panel: Advancing sustainable mobility - shifting modes and managing demand

Local Authority, sponsored by Ringway
Moderator: Matt Finch, UK Policy Manager, Transport and Environment
Mat Bonomi, Head of Transport Projects, Islington Council
Jane Sherry, Head of Sustainable Transport, London Borough of Waltham Forest
Nick Fleming, Associate Director, Transport and Mobility, BSI Group
Roddy Crockett, Partnerships Manager, Sustrans
Alison Edwards, Director of Policy and External Relations, Confederation of Passenger Transport
Oct 1613:20
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Panel: Connecting the dots between the sector and innovators, academia and research

Connected Highways, sponsored by telent
Moderator: Rikesh Shah, Head of Innovation Procurement Empowerment Centre, Connected Places Catapult
Lorraine Gregory, CECA Midlands Director, CECA Midlands
Sean Rooney, Head of Service - Highways Maintenance, Oxfordshire County Council
Oct 1614:00
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How to optimise the management of kerbside space across the UK

Parking & Kerbside Management
Oliver Howes, Principal Consultant, TRL
Oct 1614:00
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TBC

Civils & Materials, sponsored by Tarmac
Michael Ayres, Technical Consultant, GOMACO International Limited
Oct 1614:00
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Integrated corridor and demand management for smarter and seamless mobility

Intelligent Transport Systems
Alastair Boswell, Director - Intelligent Mobility, Arup
Ryan Hood, Digital Highways Leader, Arup
Oct 1614:00
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Creating wildlife corridors: Using existing infrastructure to improve wildlife connectivity across the strategic road network

Sustainability, sponsored by Galliford Try
Dean Swensson, Chief Executive Officer, Animex International
Oct 1614:00
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Creating robust winter maintenance strategies using technology

Asset Renewal & Resilience, sponsored by Amey
Carol Valentine, Highways Project Manager, Kent County Council
Oct 1614:00
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Better understanding EN1317 Part 7: striving for best practice on UK roads

Connected Highways, sponsored by telent
Stefano Caterino, Product Marketing Manager, SMA Road Safety
Kevin Mcgrath, Business Development Manager, Highway Care Ltd
Oct 1614:05
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CECA Panel: Reflecting on the first 100 days of the incoming government

Big Thinking
Oct 1614:25
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Designing spaces with female safety in mind

Parking & Kerbside Management
Rachel Evans, Sustainable Transport Technical Lead, AtkinsRéalis
Philippa Young, Chair, Road Safety GB
Oct 1614:25
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Improving safety on our roads through interoperability

Intelligent Transport Systems
Oct 1614:25
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The forgotten mode? The neglect of motorcycles within transport policy

Local Authority, sponsored by Ringway
Colin Brown, Director of Campaigns and Political Engagement, The Motorcycle Action Group
Mathew Humphrey, Professor of Political Theory, University of Nottingham
Oct 1614:25
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Emerging future trends within highways technology

Connected Highways, sponsored by telent
Michael Dnes, Head of the National Parking Platform and Future Roads Technology, Department for Transport
Oct 1614:50
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Panel: Futureproofing freight - enhancing the road network's capacity and facilities

Big Thinking
Declan Pang, Head of Public Affairs & Policy, Road Haulage Association
Richard Bradley, Head of Strategy, Midlands Connect
Jonathan Walker, Head of Infrastructure Policy, Logistics UK
Oct 1614:50
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TBC

Civils & Materials, sponsored by Tarmac
Steve Hardy, Product Lead - civil engineering, British Board of Agrement
Oct 1614:50
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TBC

Intelligent Transport Systems
Darren Capes, Intelligent Transport Systems Policy Lead & Head, Transport Technology Forum, Department for Transport
Oct 1614:50
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Holistic sustainability in the concrete roads framework

Sustainability, sponsored by Galliford Try
David Bowers, Senior Project Manager, Morgan Sindall Group Plc
Nick Lingard, Senior Design Manager, Morgan Sindall
Oct 1614:50
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How US digital transport trends could help the UK’s highways industry.

Digital Construction
James Chambers, Director Global Industry Development - Build & Construct Division, Nemetschek Group
Oct 1614:50
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Where does highway maintenance fit in a carbon life cycle?

Asset Renewal & Resilience, sponsored by Amey
Oct 1614:50
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Panel: Minimising road occupation during upgrades through collaboration and innovation

Local Authority, sponsored by Ringway
Moderator: Ian Large, Head of Service, Blackpool Council
Clive Bairsto, Chief Executive Officer, Streetworks UK
Kat Quane, Head of Roadworks Policy, Transport Scotland
Oct 1615:10
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Power! The journey from 'Knowing your customer' to 'teaching your customer'.

Digital Construction
Mike Chappell, Solution Director - Public Sector, Kerv Digital
Oct 1615:15
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CCAS in action!

Sustainability, sponsored by Galliford Try
Hannah Winstanley, Senior Director, Client Success and Services, Brightly Software Ltd
Oct 1615:15
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Applications of Big Data to Address Safety on Rural Roadways

Connected Highways, sponsored by telent
Chris Stokes, UK Country Manager & Global Strategic Partnerships, MICHELIN Mobility Intelligence
Alex Walton, Director | Product Owner, Arcadis
Oct 1615:40
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Panel: Integrating the natural environment within major projects

Keynotes
Brian Deegan, Director of Inspections, Active Travel England
Cathy Miller, Deputy Director, Roads Planning and Environment, Department for Transport
Anusha Shah, President, Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE)
Lawrence Shackman, Director Major Projects, Transport Scotland
Stephen Elderkin, Director of Environmental Sustainability, National Highways
Oct 1616:20
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Panel: The road towards Vision Zero - reflecting on progress made and challenges that lay ahead

Keynotes
Suzy Charman, Executive Director, Road Safety Foundation UK
Sheena Hague, Director of Road Safety’, National Highways
Meera Naran MBE, Independent Road Safety Campaigner
Edmund King, President, The AA

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Oct 179:40
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Keynote address from the Mayor of the West Midlands

Keynotes
Richard Parker, Mayor of the West Midlands, West Midlands Combined Authority
Oct 1710:00
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Ministerial address

Keynotes
John O'Dowd MLA, Minister for Infrastructure, Department for Infrastructure
Oct 1710:10
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Panel: Optimising local transport: Connectivity, investment, and public accessibility

Keynotes
Rupert Clubb, Lead Officer, Transport for the South East
Andy Falleyn, Deputy Director Infrastructure Delivery Division, Welsh Government
Ann Carruthers, President, ADEPT
Oct 1710:50
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The shape of roads in 2050

Keynotes
Michèle Dix, Commissioner, The National Infrastructure Commission (NIC)
Oct 1711:10
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Panel: Highways for the next generation - Rebranding the sector to attract and retain talent

Keynotes
Glenn Lyons, President, CIHT
Katharine Kelly, Senior Vice President, Institute Of Highway Engineers
Alasdair Reisner, Chief Executive, CECA
Elaine Billington MBE, Chief People Officer, National Highways
Oct 1712:00
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How to embed occupational health and hygiene within the sector

Big Thinking
Mel Clarke, Health, Safety & Wellbeing Director, National Highways
Steve Perkins, Founder, Healthier Highways
Oct 1712:00
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Overcoming challenges in electric vehicle adoption

Electric Vehicles & Alternative Fuels
Liz Garlinge, Strategic Customer Projects Director, National Highways
Oct 1712:25
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Panel: Safe roads for all: managing HGV and freight traffic to protect vulnerable road users

Big Thinking
Mark Cartwright, Head of Commercial Vehicle Incident Prevention, National Highways
Margaret Winchcomb, Deputy Executive Director, PACTS
Kate Cairns, CLOCS Ambassador & Advisor, Cairns Consultancy
Shaun Helman, Chief Scientist, TRL
Oct 1712:25
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Panel: Supplying EV infrastructure to create demand and confidence

Electric Vehicles & Alternative Fuels
Moderator: Alec Peachey, Editorial Director, Transport and Energy
Gerald Vernon-Jackson, Transport Cabinet Member, Portsmouth City Council
Sukky Choongh, Environmental Manager (Air Quality and Ultra Low Emission Vehicles), The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders
Shamala Evans-Gadgil, Senior Programme/Project Manager, Coventry City Council
Liz Garlinge, Strategic Customer Projects Director, National Highways
Oct 1712:25
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Panel: Maximising resource potential through creating a circular economy

Civils & Materials, sponsored by Tarmac
Melissa Zanocco, Head of Programmes, Infrastructure Client Group
Christopher Pilgrim, Knowledge Transfer Manager - Materials, Knowledge Transfer Network
Oct 1712:25
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Panel: How can AI optimise the road network and reduce disruption

Intelligent Transport Systems
Moderator: Alistair Gollop, Founder, ITS Now
Alex Wright, Chief Technologist, TRL
Ashley Feldman, Senior Programme Manager, techUK
Anna Jordan, CEO, Alchera Technologies
Oct 1712:25
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Panel: Managing surface water and road run off to protect communities

Sustainability, sponsored by Galliford Try
Alex Ford, Professor of Biology, University of Portsmouth
Jo Bradley, UK Director of Operations, Stormwater Shepherds
David Kinsey, Head of Highway Maintenance, Derby City Council
Oct 1712:25
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Panel: Doing more with less by embedding digitalisation throughout project lifecycles

Digital Construction
James Chambers, Director Global Industry Development - Build & Construct Division, Nemetschek Group
Mike Chappell, Solution Director - Public Sector, Kerv Digital
Thomas Leopoldseder, Managing Director | Chief Executive Officer Q Point Group, Q Point GmbH
Oct 1712:25
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Panel: Maintaining bridges effectively for an enhanced user experience

Asset Renewal & Resilience, sponsored by Amey
Peter Chong, Director of Bridges and Rail Infrastructure, Stantec
Hazel Mcdonald, Chief Bridge Engineer, Transport Scotland
Oct 1712:25
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Panel: Addressing car dependency through tackling transport inequality

Local Authority, sponsored by Ringway
Matt Goggins, Assistant Director for Bus, Liverpool City Region Combined Authority
Stephen Fidler, Co-Director - Local Transport, Department for Transport
Stephen Frost, Principal Research Fellow, Institute for Public Policy Research
Esme Yuill, Communications Lead, Transport East
Tom Jarvis, Principal Social Researcher, Transport for the North
Oct 1712:25
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Panel: Breaking down silos for best-practice data sharing to better understand road users

Connected Highways, sponsored by telent
Melissa Zanocco, Head of Programmes, Infrastructure Client Group
Casey Rutland, Vice Chair, nima
Pete Lindgren, Head of Digitalisation of Transport, TRL
Wayne George, Director, Local Partnerships LLP
Oct 1713:20
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Women in Transport Panel: How can the highway sector work harder to retain women in the industry?

Big Thinking
Sonya Byers, Chief Executive Officer, Women in Transport
Hayley Terrell, Head of Communications and Marketing, Highway Care
Oct 1713:20
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Panel: Implementing hydrogen refuelling infrastructure to power the future of highways

Electric Vehicles & Alternative Fuels
Moderator: Emma Poppleton, Engineer, Arcadis
Moderator: Ralph Palmer, UK Electric Vehicles & Fleets Officer, Transport and Environment
Lisa Dipnarine, Senior Business Development Manager - Bus Operations, Transport for London
Isabella Panovic, Programme Manager - Zero Emission Road Freight, Innovate UK
Chris Ashley, Head of Policy - Environment & Regulation, The Road Haulage Association
Oct 1713:20
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Reducing embodied carbon in precast concrete drainage systems

Civils & Materials, sponsored by Tarmac
Stephen Callow, Manager, Masonry and Concrete Products, Mineral Products Association
Oct 1713:20
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Panel: Making roads safer through effective enforcement and surveillance

Intelligent Transport Systems
Maria Chli, Reader in Advanced Artificial Intelligence and Robotics, Aston University
Anthony Ferguson, Deputy Director, Department for Transport
Oct 1713:20
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Panel: How can carbon reduction be embedded early on in the design process?

Sustainability, sponsored by Galliford Try
Kenny Hills, Skanska
Simon White, Managing Director, Core Highways
Oct 1713:20
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Panel: How will upgrading an aging network be financed with limited resource?

Asset Renewal & Resilience, sponsored by Amey
Mark Rowe, Strategic Consultant, Brightly Software
Rose McArthur, Director - Transport and Highways, Cheshire West & Chester Council
Alistair Hunter, Director, Transport, Arup
Oct 1713:20
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Panel: Powering the future of the sector through digital skills, training and development

Digital Construction
Ryan Cooper, Head of Profession - Highways & Traffic, Transport for London
Greg Dixie, Product Specialist, Dalux
Kane St Quintin, Founder, Visibly
Andres Martell, Design Futures Team Lead, Connected Places Catapult
Oct 1713:20
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Panel: How can local authorities and the private sector work harder, smarter and faster

Local Authority, sponsored by Ringway
David Walters, Head of Highway Maintenance and Network Management, Staffordshire County Council
Paula Claytonsmith, Chief Executive, LCRIG
Andy Wilde, Assistant Director: Intrastructure, Shropshire Council
Oct 1713:20
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Panel: Facilitating digital infrastructure to create place and drive innovation

Connected Highways, sponsored by telent
Moderator: Chris Founds, Director & Founding Partner, CJ Founds Associates
Peter Baynham, Managing Director Strategic Highways, AtkinsRéalis
Michaela Nelson, Head of future telecoms and digital connectivity, Science, Innovation and Technology (ScITech), Department for Transport
Oct 1714:00
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Creating an integrated ecosystem of EV infrastructure in Wales

Electric Vehicles & Alternative Fuels
Steve Ward, Decarbonisation Programme Manager, Welsh Government
Oct 1714:00
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PIARC Case Study - Resilience and rapid impact assessment

Asset Renewal & Resilience, sponsored by Amey
Jonathan Munslow, Assistant Director - Highways Maintenance, Cambridgeshire County Council
Oct 1714:00
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The Roads Research Alliance: Strengthening collaborations between industry and academia

Connected Highways, sponsored by telent
Joanna White, Research, Development and Innovation Director, National Highways
Oct 1714:05
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Panel: Creating wellness networks: how can the highway sector better protect employees' mental health?

Big Thinking
Richard Marshall, Director – Dart Charge, Historical Railways Estate & Network Claims, National Highways
Sarah Bolton, Chief Operating Officer, Lighthouse Construction Industry Charity
Oct 1714:05
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Panel: Debunking myths - the true impact of 20mph limits

Local Authority, sponsored by Ringway
Owen Jenkins, Director of Place, Transport and Infrastructure, Oxfordshire County Council
Teresa Ciano, Partnerships Manager, GoSafe, Wales Road Casualty Reduction Partnership
Samuel Bailey, Director, Future Transport
Oct 1714:10
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Panel: How to reduce renewals and get the most out of materials

Civils & Materials, sponsored by Tarmac
Craig Andrews, Technical Director, Foster Contracting Limited
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