20 May 2021 | Innovation | Collaboration | Environment

Strictly Highways 2021 to take place online

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 the councils, the Department for Transport (DfT), academia and the industry associations. The event enables everyone to learn about new innovation and technology, share experiences, receive updates from the DfT and showcases the industry associations.

Susanne Ingham, Secretariat & Executive Officer of LCRIG, said: “After extensive consultation about whether Strictly Highways should go ahead this year as a physical event, I can confirm that we have taken the decision to host Strictly Highways 2021 online and will postpone the physical event until next year.

“This has been a tough decision, but one which we believe is the right one. Over the last few months we have delivered a number of LCRIG-led webinars and hosted our inaugural #AsktheDfT event. Our members have become accustomed to quality content which we’ve delivered online and this year’s Strictly Highways will provide an opportunity for the sector to come together and enjoy a quality conference programme which will be complemented by unique networking opportunities and the DfT Special Recognition Awards.”

In order to ensure that our exhibitors and sponsors receive maximum exposure and value, LCRIG will be organising a live virtual day (of visits) for all. This means that Strictly Highways will run for two weeks (with the two day conference taking place during the two weeks). The reason for the extra eight days is to enable LCRIG to work on behalf of all our exhibitors and sponsors to organise a live virtual day (of visits) for all.

For example a representative from a company would be invited to make themselves available for one full day to be on their virtual stand awaiting their visits from delegates (that will be pre-booked and confirmed by LCRIG). We will send all exhibitors and sponsors the full list (job title and organisation) of all delegates confirmed to attend Strictly Highways 2020 to enable each exhibitor and sponsor to select which of these people they would like to visit their stand.

We will be asking for confirmations from delegates that they are attending and also their permission to share their job title and organisation for the sponsors and exhibitors to select who they would like to visit their stand.

LCRIG will also be sending delegates the list of exhibitors and sponsors for them to be able to select which organisations they would like to virtually visit.

The dates for the conference will be 6 and 7 October with the Strictly Highways event taking place from the 4 – 15 October 2021.

Ms Ingham added: “We want to ensure that we’re maximising opportunities for delegates, exhibitors and sponsors to network and do business. By structuring the event in this way we can offer everyone a bespoke experience without losing the traditional elements that Strictly has become known for.”

More details about Strictly Highways 2021 will be published soon.

For further information or to discuss sponsorship opportunities contact Susanne Ingham at [email protected] or call +44 (0)7449 784714