Traffex Confirms First Keynote Speaker

Baroness Vere of Norbiton, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State – Minister for Roads, Buses and Places, DfT will give a keynote address live in the Transport Network Theatre at Traffex Parkex at the NEC on the event’s opening morning, Tuesday 14th June.

In her role as Parliamentary Under Secretary of State, Baroness Vere has responsibility for the following infrastructure assets: roads (including National Highways); motoring agencies (DVSA, DVLA, VCA); buses and taxis; light rail (including tram, underground and metro systems); and devolution, including union connectivity and London transport.

Traffex show director, Craig Donovan commented: “We are delighted to welcome once again Baroness Vere of Norbiton to speak at Traffex when we return in person to the NEC in June. This early commitment from central government to speak underlines the high regard and broad audience appeal that Traffex and Parkex have held in the sector for over 35 years. We look forward to hearing the Baroness outline the DfT’s ambitious plans and outlook for the entire roads and transport sector from the top.”

In addition to Baroness Vere, the speaker list for Traffex Parkex is seeing evermore impressive names added to its ranks, including: Mark Kemp, Incoming ADEPT President and Director of Environment and Infrastructure, Hertfordshire County Council; Richard Cuerden, Director, TRL Academy; Suzy Charman, Executive Director, Road Safety Foundation (RSF) Mark Stevens, Chair of ADEPT Engineering Board, and Assistant Director (Direct Services), London Borough of Haringey; Darren Freezor, Head of Motor Insurance, Safer Vehicles and Speed, Department for Transport; Lyle Andrew, Executive Director, The Institute of Asphalt Technology (IAT); and Sharon Kindleysides, Former Chairman ITS UK and CEO, Virizion Services.

Fellow speaker Paul Boss, Chief Executive Officer, The Road Surface Treatments Association Ltd, commented: "I look forward to joining the panel discussion focusing on materials for road construction and maintenance at Traffex 2022. There's been a great deal of research and testing of different temperature mixes and additives to increase durability of surfaces and lower the carbon footprint in the highways sector and it will be a great opportunity to explore the economics of laying cost vs longer term savings on maintenance and interventions."

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