CECA is due to host a ‘Change Infrastructure’ event at this year’s Highways UK conference, which is due to take place on 7 & 8 November at the NEC in Birmingham.
Highways UK is the flagship event for the people and organisations involved in the planning, building, operating and future-proofing of the UK’s roads network. Last year, the event attracted more than 3,000 delegates, and organisers are anticipating a similar level of interest in 2018.
In addition to hosting ‘Change Infrastructure’, CECA will be present at an exhibition stand throughout the event, where CECA Midlands staff will be on hand to engage with both CECA members and other delegates.
The event will offer an opportunity for CECA members to have a discussion with customers, suppliers, and industry stakeholders, to identify common challenges within the highways sector, and to commission projects that can be delivered to address these issues.
The CECA Highways Group has more than 80 members from 60 different companies operating in the highways sector. CECA has invited representatives from the sector’s key customer organisations, as well as other stakeholders including suppliers, consultants, and Government departments, to engage with our members and to identify common solutions.
Prior to the conference, all delegates have been invited to propose particular challenges or opportunities as topics for discussion. A conference arrangement committee will then refine feedback from the event to develop a shortlist of proposals.
The intention is that by collaborative discussion the event will result in projects and proposals to provide a better working environment for our members and customers.
Commenting, CECA Director of External Affairs Marie-Claude Hemming said: “This event is the perfect opportunity for CECA members to engage with stakeholders at all levels of the supply chain, and to deliver concrete solutions to issues that impact the work our members do on the nation’s highways.
“We believe that collaboration between all levels of the supply chain will not only identify issues that need to be resolved, but will provide opportunities to improve working environments on UK roads, to the benefit of both the industry and UK road users.”
If you would like to contribute to this work, contact CECA Director of External Affairs Marie-Claude Hemming. To book your place at Highways UK, click here – and if you are already attending, make sure to pay a visit to the CECA stand.