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
09:30

09:30 Ministerial Keynote

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

Overview of Highways England Project speed initiative.

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

12:00 Break

Tuesday , June 15, 12:00 - 13:00
13:00

13:00 What Does Build Back Better Mean to you?

Panel discussion of the build back better narrative, what it means and how we can achieve it.

Tuesday , June 15, 13:00 - 14:00
14:00

14:00 Mental Health in Highways
Rebecca Eaton

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

Detailing improvements in worker safety and how they came about.

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

15:00 A new approach to work safety

Detailing a new philosophy to worker safety.

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

15:30 Data & the economy including AI, Autonmous & connected vehicles

International view of AI, connected and autonomous vehicles, data and digitalization.

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

11:00 Decarbonisation, changing the narrative

Wednesday , June 16, 11:00 - 11:30
11:30
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

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
13:00

13:00 Break

Wednesday , June 16, 13:00 - 14:00
14:00

14:00 Changing the narrative

A discussion about decarbonization and transport.

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

15:30 Are we training the right way? A skill plan for the Industry

Construction Leadership Council industry skills plan framework.

Wednesday , June 16, 15:30 - 16:00
16:00

16:00 Transport and the next generation

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

09:30 The safe systems approach

A presentation of Scotland's new road safety plan.

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

10:00 Road Safety software & engineering

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

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

10:30 Moving traffic violations and how to get them right & urban traffic control in the digital age

Are we ready for upcoming changes in moving traffic violations?

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

11:30 The contractors' view

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

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

12:00 Break

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

14:00 Making the public an ally; traffic and transport in a time of change

A discussion of some of the tough topics we face as a roads sector and how can bring the public on side.

Thursday , June 17, 14:00 - 15:30

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