Mercure Hotel, Cardiff
Date & Time
8am, January 30 , 2020
5+ Professionals
400 Seats

About Welsh Highways Conference 2020


Wales’ road network is one of its greatest assets, worth an estimated £13.5bn and covering 21,000 miles. It’s of vital importance that we look in detail how we maintain the network, how we can improve them, how we can embed new technologies and to ensure that it meets the expectations of the public.

Peloton are delighted to launch our inaugural Welsh Highways conference, bring leading figures together to discuss the key priorities including:

Maintenance – looking at the condition of the local road, trunk road and motorway network, the approach to maintenance and how it is funded

Enhancement – the delivery of network enhancement and how this should be managed – sharing best practice and new ideas

Sustainability – how current and new approaches to maintenance and improvement can deliver under the requirements of sustainability

Future Mobility – what new technologies there are and how they can be implemented into projects. How do we make sure the network is ‘fit for the future’ with the advent of CAV and what can / should we be doing now.

Future – The Welsh Government & TfW are driving a Transport Network fit for the future, what is the role of highways within this and identify where we can provide further benefits.

This one day conference is an ideal platform for companies responsible for planning, designing, maintaining and operating the Welsh highways network to showcase solutions; either via our technical seminars or through the exhibition zone. It will also provide our audience with up to date information on projects and key priorities, sharing knowledge and a deeper understanding of what commercial opportunities are available.



Our Speakers

Dave Powell

Dave Powell

Head of ITS Delivery, Cubic Transportation Systems
Ian Price

Ian Price

Director (CBI Wales)
Ken Evans

Ken Evans

Ken Evans CEng MICE - Civils Operations Director
Marcus Lloyd

Marcus Lloyd

Head of Infrastructure (Caerphilly Council)
Mark Bailey

Mark Bailey

Director of Airport Planning and Development (Cardiff Airport)
Sheena Hague

Sheena Hague

Deputy Director of Network Management - Welsh Gov
Sunil Budhdeo

Sunil Budhdeo

Transport innovation Manager (Coventry City Council)

Event Schedule


08.00 – 09.00 Registration, drinks and networking

09.15 – 09.30 Dewi Rowlands, Welsh Government – Welsh Transport Strategy confirmed
09.30 – 09.45 Sheena Hague, Deputy Director, Network Management – confirmed
09.45 – 10.00 Alun Griffiths (TBC)
10.00 – 10.15 Atkins, part of the SNC Lavalin Group - confirmed
11.00 – 10.50 Refreshments, Drinks & Networking
11.00 – 11.30 National Infrastructure Commission Panel Discussion - The commission will publish its first annual report at the end of November. The report will set out the commission’s priorities for the next year and invite evidence in respect of those. The discussion will provide a good platform to highlight the transport priorities and repeat the call for evidence.
 • Professor Roderick Smith – confirmed
 • Dewi Rowlands – confirmed
 • Ian Price – confirmed
11.45 – 12.00 Ken Evans, Vice Chair, ICE Wales Cymru– confirmed
12.00 – 12.15 Lord Burns Chair of the M4 Commission - invited
12.15 – 12.30 Mark Bailey - Director of Airport Planning and Development for Cardiff Airport - outlining the Airport Master Plan – CWL 2040 and all the highways related programmes related to the plan - confirmed
12.30 – 13.30 Lunch and networking
13.45 – 14.15 Marcus Lloyd, Head of Infrastructure Caerphilly Council - confirmed
14.25 – 14.55 Panel Debate – Investing in a more connected network
 • Introduction of smart technology
 • Connecting people and places across all forms of networks
15.00 – 15.45 Networking and refreshments
15.45 – 16.00 Urban Development for Intelligent Mobility & Innovation – Sunil Budhdeo, Transport Innovation Manager, Coventry City Council – confirmed
15.45 – 16.00 Mobility as a Service (MaaS) & rural environments – Cubic Transportation – confirmed
16.00 – 16.25 Keeping abreast of industry Standards and Codes of Practice Management
Ian McDonald, National Sales Manager, Hydro – confirmed
16.25 – 16.40 The delivery of maintenance services and how to make it more sustainable – TBC

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