Traffex 2019: Major Event Partners Make For Powerful Show
Three key partners – Kier, Siemens and WSP – are in place to support the biggest and best ever Traffex and Parkex at Birmingham’s NEC.
“For three days, Traffex becomes the hub of everything highways and transport,” says Adrian Tatum, Traffex director. “It’s a trading floor for global business deals, a centre of excellence for all things new, a great networking opportunity – and of course in the centre of the UK – and we are working with some first class organisations as partners.”
Dave Wright, Executive Director at Kier Highways, says: “We’re really looking forward to being part of Traffex again to showcase some of our latest highways innovations that maximise the use of technology and will continue to drive our industry forward.
“We have worked collaboratively with our clients and supply chain to deliver all of our innovations on show to improve safety for our road workers and for road users, drive efficiency and enhance the road network for the end user. We’re also looking forward to seeing the other innovative technologies showcased by our peers in the sector. It’s a very exciting time to be part of the highways industry!”
Matthew Vincent, Sales and Marketing Director Intelligent Traffic Systems for Siemens Mobility Limited, said: “Siemens has exhibited at Traffex for over 20 years now and that in itself highlights the value it offers our business. It is a show that isn’t just about products on a stand. It’s very much a forum for engagement and helps start and develop the conversation on how Siemens can help customers better meet the demands of the travelling public. For us it is all about maximising return on investment, whilst keeping people safe, making our roads more efficient and reducing emissions as much as possible – all of these areas are explored at Traffex and I’m looking forward to the 2019 event.”
Steve Smith, UK Managing Director, Transport & Infrastructure, WSP, said: “I’m really excited that WSP is an event partner of Traffex this year and for our people to discuss industry trends and the future. Our focus is firmly set on delivering future ready highways that will vastly improve the customer experience by combining innovative technology and wide-ranging collaboration. Traffex has always been a leading forum for sharing knowledge and meeting industry colleagues old and new, so we are looking forward to great conversations that will help change the industry for the customer’s benefit.”
More than 10,000 of the world’s leading authorities on highways and transport are expected to visit the 350 exhibitors who will showcase some of the latest products, concepts and services.
The centre of the all-new show features an interactive journey, taking visitors through the evolution of design and giving a glimpse of the future – a theme that will be echoed on 4 April: “Futures Day”.
Keynote speakers in the two theatres include Jim O’Sullivan, CEO of Highways England and Lilian Greenwood MP and Chair of the Transport Select Committee. The Traffex Theatre takes a strategic look at funding, future-proofing the transport network and getting investment for new technology. Sessions on the theme of “Changing The Way We Travel” feature a range of experts from local authorities on working to reduce reliance on the private car, and what these policies mean for the industry.
“Huge change in the highways and transport sector has driven positive and widespread innovation,” says Adrian Tatum, Traffex director. “The emphasis has clearly switched to collaboration and harnessing technology to drive change on the road network.”
The three-day event also features:
- Two conference theatres delivering the latest strategic high-level thinking and best practice operation delivery via case studies, technical session and debate and discussion and covering every sector of the highways and transport sector
- The Data Discovery Centre - using real industry data to help create solutions for challenges on the network
- A series of briefings for local authority and private sector directors to help them develop and deliver more efficient and effective services and create better places to live and work
- A series of invitation-only round table debates reflecting the latest thinking
- Exhibitors’ drinks reception
- Networking Traffex dinner
- Traffex-themed bars around Birmingham
Traffex will be held alongside Parkex, Europe’s largest dedicated parking event. Organised in collaboration with the British Parking Association (BPA), Parkex provides a platform for leading industry suppliers and parking brands to launch the latest cutting edge products and services.
Visiting is free to professionals but pre-registration is essential. Click here to sign up.