Westminster Energy, Environment & Transport Forum

England’s road network - investment, development and delivering RIS2

Morning, Tuesday, 10th September 2019

Central London

THIS EVENT IS CPD CERTIFIED



The conference will examine priorities for future investment in road infrastructure and delivery of key projects.


It follows the Draft Road Investment Strategy (RIS2) - which sets out priorities for the Strategic Road Network (SRN) from 2020-25 and is backed by £25bn - and the interim government response to the NIC’s National Infrastructure Assessment which set out priorities for the development of the UK’s transport infrastructure ahead of a full Infrastructure Strategy also expected later this year.


Policymakers and stakeholders will assess the priorities for RIS2, including:


  • its relationship with local and combined authorities regarding the setting of priorities and delivery of key projects - such as the Oxford-Cambridge expressway; and
  • key issues for meeting the intended objectives of delivering a network which supports the economy, is safer and more reliable, greener, more integrated and smarter.

Sessions will also examine the future finance of roads projects and will include discussion of alternative methods of funding, what more is needed to encourage long-term investment, reduce delivery costs and mitigate the environmental impact of the SRN.



Keynote Speakers

Jim O’Sullivan

Chief Executive Officer, Highways England

Richard Coates

Deputy Director, Highways, Office of Rail and Road

Keynote Speakers

Richard Burnett

Chief Executive, Road Haulage Association

Richard Coates

Deputy Director, Highways, Office of Rail and Road

Martin Tugwell

Programme Director, England’s Economic Heartland

Tom Callow

Director of Strategy and Communication, BP Chargemaster

Jim O’Sullivan

Chief Executive Officer, Highways England

Speaker

Maria Machancoses

Director, Midlands Connect