More than half of the UK's local authorities have already signed up to visit Traffex 2019
Representatives from more than 130 of the UK’s local authorities have already signed up to visit Traffex, the UK's biggest highways and transport event.
Held at Birmingham’s NEC, Traffex brings together more than ten thousand visitors to talk to 350 exhibitors and take part in three days of debate and discussion in three presentation theatres.
Traffex comes at a vital time in the highways and transport industry’s development with the inevitable question of future funding high on the agenda alongside emerging challenges and opportunities such as Mobility as a Service, CAV development, road safety, and delivering for the travelling public.
Highways England will present its vision on how technology will drive change on the network. And a number of leading membership associations including IHE, ITS (UK), CIHT, ADEPT and IAT will also host their own sessions that will cover the in-depth, day-to-day management and delivery of highways and transport in the UK.
Visitors will also hear from the CEO of Highways England Jim O’Sullivan, the Commons Transport Select Committee Chair Lilian Greenwood, Carl Eddleston of Transport for London and leading American Transport Consultant Scott Belcher. And representatives from authorities including Essex, Bristol and Transport for West Midlands are also speaking at the event.
This year the Traffex organisers have also introduced the Trading Floor – an opportunity for exhibitors and sponsors to host sessions to lead discussions on matters key to them. The Trading Floor will also be used for making announcements – so visitors can hear the latest news relating the industry as it happens.
What's more, Local authorities, universities and colleges are invited to send their apprentices along to Futures Day at Traffex on Thursday 4th April. Students can join debates on the next generation of skills, learn how to get on-the-job training and enjoy an interactive Q and A with industry executives. For more information on how to gain entry please contact Rebecca Mclaren.
Traffex Event Director Adrian Tatum explained, “This is going to be the biggest and best Traffex ever with so much to see and debate. The whole programme has been designed for local authorities to hear from thought leaders and raise issues that are important to them. The amazing number of authorities who have already signed up tell us we’re getting it right. If you have the opportunity to travel to only one event this year, make sure it’s Traffex at the NEC this April.”