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TAG Annual President's Conference Tuesday 9th May 2017 - NETWORK RESILIENCE
Tue 9 May 2017, 09:00 – 12:00 BST
TAG Annual President’s Conference
About the Conference
The annual TAG Conference is an excellent forum for members and non-members alike to get an update on current trends and to exchange information and ideas.
Transport networks need to perform to a high degree of resilience and recover quickly when exposed to incidents or events. Network owners and operators need to understand how the world is changing and the impacts and adaptation requirements from climate change, society, resources, skills and technology. Future proofing our assets will require unprecedented collaboration between transport modes, ‘no regret’ design options and flexibility so that future changes can be easily built in. So how will our transport stakeholders ensure resilience is planned and delivered to preserve our assets?
This conference will give a practical overview of key future trends and the steps network designers, operators and investors need to consider. This includes:
- Climate change and severe weather events affecting transport resilience
- Getting the best out of asset management to improve network resilience and capacity
- Future technologies, from autonomous vehicles to new long life road designs
- An increased reliance on accurate asset knowledge and dynamic performance.
- How to consider previously underestimated risks from misinformation and terrorism
- How to practically integrate future trends into current designs.
The programme provides delegates with an opportunity to understand future issues affecting transport networks in an urban environment and latest thinking and innovative ways to address them. Presentations will include a range of practitioners in the public and private sectors.
Why you should attend
- The conference is an excellent opportunity to gain, first hand, knowledge and understanding of the latest ideas behind key issues affecting Network Resilience on highways.
- An opportunity to share good practice and discuss technical issues with those who are developing solutions with likeminded professionals and gain CPD hours.
Who should attend
- Local Authority officials concerned with transport policy
- Local Authority elected members concerned with transport policy
- Highways & maintenance contractors
- Suppliers of service materials and equipment in the roads sector
- Highway and traffic engineering consultants
- Transportation and planning consultants
- Developers, urban designers and planners
- Statutory utilities
- Community organisations and campaign groups
- Academics and students
Key Speakers include:
- Andrew Jones, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State at Department of Transport
- Fiona Fletcher-Smith, Executive Director of Development, Enterprise and Environment
- Cllr Danny Chalkley, Westminster City Council, Cabinet Member for City Transport, Highways and Parking
- Steven Norris, past Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Transport and Minister for Transport in London
- Graham Pendlebury, Director for Local Transport, Department for Transport
- Professor Nick Tyler CBE
- Matthew Lugg OBE
- Mike Wilson, Operations Director (Acting) at Highways England
- Alan Bristow, Director - Road Space Management, TfL Surface Transport
- Rachel Skinner, Vice President ICE, Director Development WSP Parsons Brinckerhoff