2 November 2023 | Collaboration | Our Work

LCRIG unveils dates for 2024 events

The Local Council Roads Innovation Group (LCRIG) is thrilled to announce the 2024 dates for our flagship events.

Get ready to mark your calendars for the return of the LCRIG Innovation and Learning Festival and Strictly Highways 2024!

LCRIG Innovation and Learning Festival

Next year, the LCRIG Innovation and Learning Festival will return from 02-03 July 2024, with some exciting changes including a brand new location!

As the LCRIG Innovation and Learning Festival continues to grow, we are excited to announce that next year’s event will be moving to NAEC Stoneleigh, Warwickshire.

Set in over 250 acres of picturesque countryside and home to some of the largest outdoor events in the UK, NAEC Stoneleigh offers an extensive outdoor flexible space and unique off-road track, THE perfect setting to showcase your new innovative products and services. We can’t wait to see what exciting ideas our innovators will come up with for the space!

Our new venue is also centrally located, just off the M40 and within 30 minutes drive of Birmingham and Coventry, with good road, rail and air access links.

This year’s Festival saw more than 600 people from 180+ organisations gather together over two days to explore the latest technologies from across the highways sector. Innovations in all shapes and sizes, from a giant remote controlled roller to specialist handles for wheelbarrows were demonstrated, giving attendees the opportunity to witness innovation in action.

Alongside the new venue, there will be more changes announced over the coming months. Although it will be music to your ears to hear that amazing street food and live music will still be on the menu! We will be announcing more details for next year’s festival soon so stay tuned to our channels to find out more!

Don’t miss out! 97% of respondents to this year’s post event feedback survey said that they would recommend the Innovation Festival to their colleagues and 98% said they would return next year… So, don’t miss your chance to be a part of next year’s even bigger and better event!

Register your interest for Innovation and Learning Festival 2024 here.

Visit the LCRIG Innovation and Learning Festival website here to find out more about the event.

Strictly Highways

The glitter has now settled on last month’s event and preparations are already underway for 2024.

We are delighted to announce that Strictly Highways will return to its ancestral home at the iconic Winter Gardens in Blackpool, from 01-03 October 2024.

Strictly Highways is our flagship annual conference, exhibition, networking event and awards ceremony brings the highways community together and celebrates the amazing work that is taking place in our sector.

This CPD certified event provides an opportunity to learn about new innovations and technology, share experiences, receive updates from the DfT and network across the two days in the stunning and unique setting of the Ballroom at the Winter Gardens.

The Local Council Roads Innovation Group (LCRIG) is proud to host the Special Recognition Awards on behalf of Department for Transport (DfT). Established by the late Steve Berry OBE, the Department for Transport’s former head of highways maintenance, innovation and resilience, the awards recognise companies and individuals who have gone the extra mile to deliver change in the sector.

This year’s event was fully booked in record time so make sure you stay ahead of the queue!

Register your interest for Strictly Highways 2024 here.

Visit the Strictly Highways event website here to find out more about the event.


And it’s not just our events that are growing…

We’ve been working behind the scenes on some exciting developments to our systems and processes which will support the continued growth of LCRIG and our events. In January we will be launching a new customer engagement platform to coincide with bookings opening for LCRIG Innovation and Learning Festival and Strictly Highways. The new system will simplify the registration process and allow users to view and manage bookings easily. We can’t wait to share this with you!

Make sure you don’t miss any announcements about delegate places, sponsorship packages and exhibitor opportunities, by subscribing to our weekly LCRIG Insight and keeping an eye on our website and social channels!

Innovation Festival 2023


Strictly Highways 2023