The Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Department for Transport is set to deliver the opening keynote address at the forthcoming Traffex Parkex digital event on 15th June. In her ministerial role, Baroness Vere has responsibility for roads (including Highways England), motoring agencies, buses and taxis, light rail and devolution.
Baroness Vere is expected to focus on the “once in a generation” opportunity for new enhanced partnerships at local levels as well as the challenges facing the parking sector as the Government looks towards more sustainable solutions.
Immediately following the transport minister’s address, Nick Harris, acting chief executive of Highways England, will deliver the Traffex keynote, in what is believed to be his first public broadcast since taking on the role in January 2021.
The full Traffex conference programme has been put together by a steering committee including representatives from Highways England, the Association of Directors of Environment, Economy, Planning & Transport, ITS (UK), the Institute of Highway Engineers, the Retroreflective Equipment Manufacturers Association, the Association for Road Traffic Management and Safety and the Chartered Institution of Highways and Transportation. In total, some 90 speakers and 75 seminar sessions will be broadcast across the three open days of the event.
Traffex Parkex event director, Craig Donovan, said: 'Traffex Parkex has been going for more than a generation and has always been at the very centre of the UK traffic and transport sector. I’m delighted that Baroness Vere will be opening the event this year with a ministerial address. We know the Government will look to the infrastructure sector to help get the country moving again and our message is that we are ready and able to take up the challenge and secure a productive and sustainable future for UK.’
Traffex Parkex will run as a digital only event in 2021, taking place live over 15-17th June.
Visitors wishing to watch the ministerial keynote, as well as the many other Traffex Parkex sessions, should register free of charge in advance.