Highways UK 2019 Starts in



6/7 November 2019, NEC, Birmingham




network hubs

The Regions

Transport for the North, England's Economic Heartland, Midlands Connect and Transport for the South East all coming together in one hub which includes a theatre to share best practice and discuss collaborative opportunities. The England's Regions Hub is sponsored by WSP

Day 1

13.45-14.15 TfN: Realising the Vision of the Northern Powerhouse

Richard Bradley, TfN's Head of Data, Modelling & Appraisal talks about the unique challenges Transport for the North have experienced in preparing evidence to support the North's investment portfolio, and how disruptive and innovative approaches are being used to explore the future and help reduce investment uncertainty.

Speaker: Richard Bradley, Head of Data, Modelling & Appraisal

 

14.30-15.00 EEH: A transformational Transport Strategy

Transformational levels of growth in the Oxford-Milton Keynes-Cambridge corridor demands a Transport Strategy with innovative new approaches. Find out from EEH Head of Technical Programme, Naomi Green, how England's Economic Heartland is leading a new way of thinking about how we connect people and places with opportunities and services.

Speaker: Naomi Green, Head of Technical Programme, England's Economic Heartland

15.15-15.45 Midlands Connect: If C is for Corridor, A is for A46

It generates £115 billion for the English economy every year and almost a quarter of the goods and services it produces are exported abroad, but its businesses and residents are being prevented from reaching their full potential. Find out why Midlands Connect's corridor approach to road investment could help boost the economy by more than £7 billion by coordinating a route-wide programme of improvements on the A46. The Sub-national Transport Body's Head of Technical Development, Simon Statham will tell you why he thinks identifying economic corridors across the Midlands is the best way to ensure transport infrastructure serves the nation; and why the A46 is his favourite.  

Speaker: Simon Statham, Head of Technical Development, Midlands Connect

16.00-17.00 TfSE: This way to the UK

The South East's major ports, airports and rail tunnel to mainland Europe are our connectors to the rest of the world. Our region is truly the UK's international gateway and the goods and passengers which flow through the South East are crucial to the entire national economy. How do we ensure the transport network in the region - including the roads which link these vital entry points - can flex, adapt and grow to sustain this crucial role? To help see the future, TfSE will be joined at this event by the operators of one of our busiest ports.

 

Day 2

11.00-11.45 The MRN: England's newest road network

The Major Road Network (MRN) is a new government-sponsored initiative which creates a new tier of roads between the Strategic Road Network, managed and maintained by Highways England and Local Authority roads. It offers an opportunity for an injection of investment into previously under-supported routes and communities. England's four Sub-national Transport Bodies (STBs) came together in early 2018 to define the new network and coordinate a joint response on the government's MRN consultation. But what did they ask for? What's been achieved so far? And what happens next? Join Transport for the North's Peter Molyneux, Midlands Connect's Simon Statham, England's Economic Heartland's Naomi Green and Transport for the South East's Mark Valleley to find out.

12.00-12.30 Midlands Connect: If C is for Corridor, A is for A46

It generates £115 billion for the English economy every year and almost a quarter of the goods and services it produces are exported abroad, but its businesses and residents are being prevented from reaching their full potential. Find out why Midlands Connect's corridor approach to road investment could help boost the economy by more than £7 billion by coordinating a route-wide programme of improvements on the A46. The Sub-national Transport Body's Head of Technical Development, Simon Statham will tell you why he thinks identifying economic corridors across the Midlands is the best way to ensure transport infrastructure serves the nation; and why the A46 is his favourite. 

Speaker: Simon Statham, Head of Technical Development, Midlands Connect

12.45-13.15 EEH: Realising the potential of the growth corridor

Join EEH Programme Director Martin Tugwell as he gives his reaction to the Budget and looks ahead to the 2019 Spending Review. Martin will outline how England's Economic Heartland is driving forward its programme of work and what commitments are needed from Government to realise the growth corridor's economic potential.

Speaker: Martin Tugwell, Programme Director, EEH

 

13.30-14.00 TfN:Connecting People, Employment and Opportunity  

Lucy Humphreys, TfN's Senior Evidence & Analysis Officer discusses Transport for the North's work in understanding future labour market requirements and evidencing the vision for the Northern Powerhouse.

Speaker: Lucy Humphreys, Senior Evidence & Analysis Officer, TfN

 

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