16 September 2021 | Innovation | Collaboration | Net Zero | Our Work

Strictly Highways 2021 conference programme confirmed

The programme for this years Strictly Highways conference has now been confirmed, with top speakers from central and local government, the supply chain, and much more.


This year’s Strictly Highways event will be delivered virtually and is set to feature all the elements that delegates and exhibitors are used to including a conference, networking and the DfT Special Recognition Awards.

Strictly Highways brings together the whole highways community, including councils, the Department for Transport (DfT), academia, industry associations, the supply chain and media. The event enables everyone to learn about new innovation and technology, share experiences, receive updates from the DfT and showcases the industry associations.

The conference, which is taking place from 6-7 October, will be delivered via a bespoke virtual platform. Once registered, delegates will be provided with a login that can be used to access sessions.

The overarching theme for this year’s event is ‘Delivering practical solutions to help councils achieve net zero’.

Brought to you by senior figures from the transport industry, sessions will feature panel debates, technical presentations, case studies, and question and answer sessions.

Register to attend for FREE today and benefit from a number of thought-provoking talks and presentations that will examine collaboration, innovation, industry best practice and technological change within councils and on the local road network.

Conference programme highlights Include:

  • A panel debate entitled ‘Innovation in action’ about how to facilitate the development and implementation of innovation and technology within the highways. This session will feature Ian Large, Performance Manager for Blackpool Council and Chair of LCRIG’s Infrastructure Innovation Board; Martin Duffy, Chief Executive of LCRIG; Darren Capes, ITS Policy Lead, Traffic and Technology Division, Department for Transport and Emily See, Senior Consultant ‑ Asset Management, Yotta.
  • Campaigning for change: The ongoing impact of a stop/start approach to funding local roads; Rick Green, Chair of Asphalt Industry Alliance (AIA)
  • A panel debate entitled ‘Turning ideas into solutions on the journey to net zero’ featuring representatives from the Office for Zero Emission Vehicles (OZEV) and the Department for Transport (DfT).

  • Update on the Highways Sector Council. A presentation by Joe Incutti, Group Managing Director – Highways, Kier Group and Ann Carruthers, Director of Environment and Transport at Leicestershire CC
  • Implementing EV infrastructure – Dan Turner, Low Carbon City Officer – Planning, Plymouth City Council


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The timetable will run from 9.30am to 5pm on both days and is subject to change.