What was on in 2017?

Some of the most innovative and contemporary figures in modern transport were at Traffex 2017; content partners The Department of Transport, Highways England, CIHT, IHE, ITS (UK) and ADEPT all came together to discuss the industry’s biggest challenges. 


Traffex TheatreHighways & Transport TheatreDirector Briefings

Round Table DebatesSmart & SafeTraffex Event Dinner 2017

Women in ITS Breakfast




Traffex Theatre 

The Traffex Theatre: Brought strategic and high-level content to attendees, through presentations and informal debates that highlighted some of the key themes and challenges in the highways and transport sectors in 2017

The six main themes were

  • The challenges of delivering local and national transport and highways infrastructure to enable growth and prosperity
  • The importance of investing in local infrastructure
  • Better contracting and procurement
  • Road and road worker safety
  • Devolution and regional transport
  • Collaboration

View the full programme.


Highways & Transport Theatre

The Highways and Transport Theatre: covered a number of themes encompassing the development and continued advancement of the highways and transport sectors. Sessions were led by our key partners including ADEPT, CIHT, ITS (UK) and the DfT among others.

Related topics will include: 

  • Bridges & structures
  • Highways management & maintenance
  • Traffic management and transport planning
  • Street lighting
  • Street works
  • Public realm/street scene
  • The future of ITS technology
  • Winter service/extreme weather
  • Data
  • Mobility as a service

View the full programme.

Director Briefings - Tackling priorities
at the very top of the transport agenda  

Traffex 2017 Director Briefings brought together Directors, Senior Portfolio Officers and Heads of Highways and Transport along with other key industry stakeholders, organisations and member associations, and offered a major platform for discussion and debate on how the industry addresses forthcoming challenges across the road, traffic and transport sectors.



Round Table Debates

Hosted by Highways Magazine, Surveyor & Transport Network in association with some of the industry's leading suppliers and organisations, the Traffex 2017 series of round table debates focused on delivering high-level deliberations and discussions around the road, traffic and transport sector’s pivotal issues. The round tables offered clients direct access to key personnel in highways, transportation, planning and environment departments as well as publicity across our media network. 

Smart & Safe

Located at the rear of the exhibition hall; the 2017 Smart & Safe feature area enabled Traffex visitors to see products at close hand, including the life-saving products employed by the emergency services to deal quickly and safely with incidents on the road network. All this as part of a “Public Highway” environment in which cars, LGVs and emergency services vehicles were part of the fully interactive feature layout, which incorporated a real crash scene and a live road works area.

For further details see the Smart & Safe page.


Traffex Event Dinner 2017

The first ever Traffex Event Dinner, took place on the 5th April 2017 at Resorts World Birmingham, The Vox.

The event brought together key professionals from the transport sector for an evening of networking with speakers in a relaxed environment, plus a keynote address from a leading industry figure.

The dinner was designed for attendees to build valuable relationships in the highways and transport sectors, for people to network with key influencers who drive best practice and set the policies for highways and local roads.



Women in Intelligent Transport Systems - Breakfast

Hosted by Siemens & ITS (UK)

An hour of coffee, pastries and networking kick-started the third day of Traffex at stand C10 (Siemens). An open invite event that included men who support diversity in the ITS workforce.


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