Conference Programme 2021

This ambitious programme, taking place digitally from 15-17 June, focuses on many of the key issues affecting traffic and transport professionals today and further into the future. It has been meticulously planned by our dedicated Traffex steering committee - creating an agenda for the industry by the industry.

Click on the individual sessions below to see further detail about them. This information will be added to and updated continually in the lead up to the event, so do check back!

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Tuesday, June 15
09:45
10:00
10:30

10:30 Regeneration
Simon Wilson

Future services delivery models for the highways sector. With 24 LHAs coming to the market in the next 4½ years – how will the scale of change disrupt the sector and potentially change the sector dynamics?

Speakers

Tuesday , June 15, 10:30 - 11:00
11:00

11:00 Smart Places - LIVE LABS
Giles Perkins

A review of how local areas are a perfect testbed for new ideas: showcasing three of ADEPT’s Live Labs.

Speakers

Tuesday , June 15, 11:00 - 11:30
11:30

11:30 Project Speed
David Haimes

Overview of Highways England Project speed initiative.

Speakers

Tuesday , June 15, 11:30 - 12:00
13:00
14:00

14:00 Mental health in highways
Rebecca Eaton Runa Uddin

Discussing the issue of mental health in infrastructure sector with charity Mind UK.

Speakers

Tuesday , June 15, 14:00 - 14:30
14:30

14:30 Worker health & safety
Mark Byard

Detailing improvements in worker safety and how they came about.

Speakers

Tuesday , June 15, 14:30 - 15:00
15:00

15:00 A new approach to work safety
Andrew Cox

Detailing a new philosophy to worker safety.

Speakers

Tuesday , June 15, 15:00 - 15:30
15:30
Wednesday, June 16
09:30
11:00
12:00

12:00 Gear Change - The cycling revolution
Phil Jones

Discussing the new guidance on cycling infrastructure and active travel strategy.

Speakers

Wednesday , June 16, 12:00 - 12:30
12:30

12:30 Manual for Streets review
Andrew Hugill Glenn Higgs

A discussion of this groundbreaking document, its review and updates and how better design can change the way we travel.

Speakers

Wednesday , June 16, 12:30 - 13:00
14:00
15:30

15:30 Are we training the right way? A skill plan for the industry
Alasdair Reisner

Construction Leadership Council industry skills plan framework.

Speakers

Wednesday , June 16, 15:30 - 16:00
Thursday, June 17
09:30

09:30 The safe systems approach
Bertrand Deiss

A presentation of Scotland's new road safety plan.

Speakers

Thursday , June 17, 09:30 - 10:00
10:00

10:00 Road safety software & engineering
Dr Suzy Charman Mike Wilson

To discuss how road safety software and engineering is changing the landscape of keeping road users safe, both reactively and proactively.

Speakers

Thursday , June 17, 10:00 - 10:30
10:30
11:00
11:30

11:30 The contractors' view
Marie-Claude Hemming

Overview of new Highways Maintenance Group including a memorandum of understanding with Highways England.

Speakers

Thursday , June 17, 11:30 - 12:00
14:00

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