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Big names to speak at UK Transport

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Bosses of the UK’s biggest clients are lining up to speak at the new UK Transport event to share their passion for  and insight into infrastructure investment.

Leaders of Network Rail, Highways England, Heathrow Airport, Crossrail 2, Transport for West Midlands and High Speed 2 are already confirmed for the new two-day event, taking place in London on 28 and 29 June.

With major projects such as High Speed 2, Crossrail 2 and a new runway at Heathrow rapidly becoming a reality, connectivity is becoming more and more important in the development, design and management of national transport infrastructure. How will the development of a new runway affect existing rail and road infrastructure? What will HS2 mean for regional airports? And how will High Speed 3 shape the transport network of the North?

Building on the success of New Civil Engineer’s long-standing UK Rail and UK Roads conferences, UK Transport will provide a unique platform for government representatives, transport clients, multi-modal asset owners, local authorities and major industry influencers to meet under one roof and

Plenary sessions will featuring keynote speeches, interviews and debates with government and major transport asset owners and streamed content across two days will provide insight on opportunities, developments and best practice in the rail and roads sectors. VIP and invite-only roundtable sessions will provide exclusive networking opportunities with industry decision-makers and influencers.

Also on site will be a client hub for 1-2-1 meetings with client organisations during networking breaks, a networking zone for graduates and young engineers and the New Civil Engineer news desk where delegates can meet the editorial team.

With 250 business leaders expected in the room it all adds up to a hotbed of debate and discussion, and to add further energy to the mix recent graduates can claim a specially discounted rate of just £200/day to take their place at the event and add their voice to proceedings.

For more information visit If you are a graduate and wish to take advantage of the special rate email


Speaker line up so far

  • John Holland-Kaye, chief executive officer, Heathrow Airport
  • Sir Peter Hendy, chairman, Network Rail
  • Jim O’Sullivan, chief executive, Highways England
  • Michèle Dix, managing director, Crossrail 2
  • Laura Shoaf, chief executive, Transport for West Midlands
  • Andrew McNaughton, technical director, HS2
  • Elliot Shaw, executive director, strategy and planning, Highways England
  • Joanna Whittington, chief executive, Office of Rail and Road
  • Anthony Smith, chief executive, Transport Focus
  • Stuart Calvert, head of ECI programme, digital railway, Network Rail
  • Shaun Pidcock, programme director, smart motorways, Highways England
  • Helen Samuels, engineering director, Network Rail
  • Steve Berry, head of local roads, light rail and cableways branch, Department for Transport


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