The Highway to Zero Carbon Conference Programme

Correct as of 27.01.20 - Please note that the final programme is currently being finalised. 



Registration begins in the Great Western Hall with Tea and Coffee served in the Exhibition Area.


Morning Session 1 - The climate emergency today

10:00 - Welcomes - Nigel Riglar,  Director of Environment and Community Services, South Gloucestershire Council , Lynne Wait, Asset Engineering Manager, BCP Council Cllr Keith WilliamsCabinet Member for Corporate Services and Operational Excellence, Swindon Borough Council

10:10 - The Climate Emergency and the co-benefits of achieving Net Zero - Dr Neil Jennings, Partnership Development Manager, Grantham Institute, Imperial College London

10:30 - Transport Sector Issues and Highways Sector Opportunities - Dr Wolfgang Schuster, UK & Europe Director, Atkins

10:50 - Q&A Discussion


Exhibition area

Networking in the exhibition area with tea & coffee served


Morning Session 2 - Decarbonising the Highways Sector

11:30 - The Future of the Street - What a Decarbonised World Looks Like - Matt Eglington, Senior Policy Advisor, Department for Transport 

11:50 - Is the Future Electric? The E-Car Debate - Tom Callow, Head of External Affairs, BP Chargemaster 

12:10- A dummies' guide to whole lifecycle highway carbon values - Mike Southern, Senior Technical Advisor, Eurobitume

12:25 - Reducing carbon with recycled roads - Brian Kent, National Technical Director, Tarmac

12:50 - Q&A discussion


Exhibition Area

Lunch served and networking in the Exhibition Area


Reduced carbon case studies - tools, calculators, good practice

Quickfire lightning case study presentations, including:


  1. PAS 2080 (Carbon Trust - Carbon Management in Infrastructure) - Conor McCone, UK Carbon Manager, Skanska

  2. Graphene Trials - Lucia de Ferrariis,  Pavement Consultant, Skanska

  3. Wildflower verges - a hidden method of carbon reduction - Kate Petty, Road Verge Campaign Manager, Plantlife

  4. Connecting Vehicles to reduce carbon - VENTURER research and development project  - Dr Wolfgang Schuster, UK & Europe Director, Atkins

  5. New innovations in wet processed asphalt rubber road repair materials - Harry Pearl, CEO, Roadmender UK

  6. Road Markings Carbon Calculator - Paul Aldridge, Group Sustainability Director, WJ Group

  7. Emissions Based Parking Management - Meters for Trees Project - Anthony Cashel, UK Marketing Director, PayByPhone

  8. Intelligent Drainage Management - John Walden, Managing Director, InTouch Limited

  9. Lessons Learned from Devon's StreetHubz - Alastair Mumford, Corporate Energy Manager, Devon County Council


Exhibition Area

Networking in the exhibition area with tea & coffee served


Using the highway to cut carbon

Using the highway to cut carbon

15:10 - Sustainability through value engineering - Simon Jones, Director, Metis Consultants

15:25 - Power Roads: Renewable Energy Generation from the Street - Jade Jones, Head Of Business Improvement, Central Bedfordshire Council

15:40 - Are trees the answer? Carbon Capture in the Highway Estate - Kenton Rogers,  Co-Founder, Treeconomics

15:55 - Q&A discussion

16:10 - Close - Summary of the day by Nigel Riglar,  Director of Environment and Community Services, South Gloucestershire Council


16:15 - Drinks Reception in the Station Area outside the Great Western Hall 


17:30 - Event close


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Highway to Zero Carbon - 18 March 2020,
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