Significant progress has been made by the team putting together the eagerly anticipated conference for this year’s Traffex Parkex. While the preliminary programme is yet to be announced, Traffextra has enjoyed a sneak preview ahead of its publication.
The conference will be themed around four main ‘supporting pillars’: safety, the environment, sustainability and technology. The pillars represent four of the key components upon which the traffic and transport industry sits, as well as providing an important framework from within which discussion about innovation and new products can flourish.
The agenda itself will cover many of the subjects shaping the future of the traffic and transport sector. Topics such as climate impact, decarbonisation, multi-modal travel, micromobility, CAV infrastructure, transport design, stakeholder collaboration and street space sit side by side with the challenges of managing, maintaining and motivating a complex workforce… not to mention keeping them safe.
Speakers already confirmed represent a wide array of transport organisations including:
Darren Capes, ITS Policy Lead, Traffic and Technology Division, Department for Transport; Mark Kemp, Incoming ADEPT President and Director of Environment and Infrastructure, Hertfordshire County Council; Richard Cuerden, Director, TRL Academy; Meera Nayyar, Head of Open Data, Travel and Environment Data and Statistics, Local Transport, Department for Transport; Steve Gooding, Director, RAC Foundation; Jennie Martin, Secretary General, ITS (UK); Suzy Charman, Executive Director, Road Safety Foundation; John Paddington, Innovation Integration Lead (Public Sector), Transport for West Midlands; Mark Stevens, Chair of ADEPT Engineering Board, and Assistant Director (Direct Services, London Borough of Haringey; Philippa Gilhooly, Team Leader for Traffic and Road Safety Management, Scottish Borders Council; Andy Luck, Transport Manager, London Councils; and Dr Phil Sterling, FCIEEM Programme Manager, Butterfly Conservation.
Traffex Parkex show director, Craig Donovan, commented: “I’m delighted with the early take-up of invitations to speak at the event in June. We know how important it is to be able to hear first hand what plans and ideas are coming to the fore, and to have such highly-regarded individuals taking up the challenge aligns perfectly with visitor expectations of the conference programme. I can’t wait to see the full line-up!”
The preliminary programme is set to be announced in early March.