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

Andrea Green

Andrea Green

Highways Customer Experience Director (Costain)
Marcus Lloyd

Marcus Lloyd

Head of Infrastructure (Caerphilly Council)
Dave Powell

Dave Powell

Head of ITS Delivery, Cubic Transportation Systems
Mark Bailey

Mark Bailey

Director of Airport Planning and Development (Cardiff Airport)
David Denner

David Denner

Highways Technology Manager (Welsh Government Transport)
Dewi Rowlands

Dewi Rowlands

Deputy Director (Welsh Government)
Roderick Smith

Roderick Smith

Prof Roderick Smith (Imperial College London)
Edward Evans

Edward Evans

Director (CECA) Wales
Sunil Budhdeo

Sunil Budhdeo

Transport innovation Manager (Coventry City Council)
Ian McDonald

Ian McDonald

National Sales Manager UK & Ireland - Pole Products
Jill Hayden

Jill Hayden

Technical Director (Atkins)
Kate Attwood

Kate Attwood

Group Director, Highways Wales
Ken Evans

Ken Evans

Ken Evans CEng MICE - Civils Operations Director
Liam Ryan

Liam Ryan

Client Director, Strategic Highways, Atkins (member of the SNC-Lavalin Group)

Event Schedule


08.00 – 09.00 Registration, drinks and networking

09.15 – 09.30 Dewi Rowlands, Welsh Government – Welsh Transport Strategy
09.30 – 10.00 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
10.00 – 10.15 Liam Ryan (Client Director) Atkins, part of the SNC Lavalin Group – confirmed
10.15 – 10.50 Networking and refreshments
11.00 – 11:15 ACE - Delivering Better Value by Design
• Gary Davies – Associate Director, Arup - confirmed
• Piers Burroughs – Managing Director, Burroughs - confirmed
• Kate Attwood – Group Director, Highways Wales - confirmed
11.15 – 11.30 Andrea Green, Costain - confirmed
11.30 – 11.45 Ed Evans, Director (CECA) Wales - How serious are we about social value in the infrastructure sector?
11.45 – 12.00 Marcus Lloyd, Head of Infrastructure Caerphilly Council – confirmed
12.00 – 12.15 Ken Evans, Vice Chair, ICE Wales Cymru – confirmed
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 – 13.00 Technical Seminar – Gaist – confirmed
13.00 – 14.00 Lunch and networking
14.00 – 14.15 Digital Roads – The role of the Lighting Column – David Denner, Team Leader - Data and Systems, Welsh Government - confirmed
14.15 – 14.30 Urban Development for Intelligent Mobility & Innovation – Sunil Buhdheo, Transport Innovation Manager, Coventry City Council – confirmed
14.30 – 15.00 Panel Debate – Investing in a more connected network
• Dr Jill Hayden, Technical Director, Atkins (member of the SNC-Lavalin Group) - confirmed
• Dave Denner, Team Leader - Data and Systems, Welsh Government – confirmed
• David Powell, Cubic Transportation – confirmed
• Sunil Buhdheo, Transport Innovation Manager, Coventry City Council – confirmed
15.00 – 15.30 Networking and refreshments
15.30 – 15.45 Mobility as a Service (MaaS) & rural environments – David Powell, Head of ITS, Cubic Transportation – confirmed
15.45 – 16.00 Keeping abreast of industry Standards and Codes of Practice Management
Ian McDonald, National Sales Manager, Hydro – confirmed
16.00 – 16.15 Graham Muspratt, Senior Solutions manager Clearview Intelligence – Latest thinking around road safety - confirmed

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