The Highway to Zero Carbon Conference Programme

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


Conference registration open

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


Networking in 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


Lunch & Networking in exhibition area

Lunch served and networking in the Exhibition Area


Reduced carbon case studies - tools, calculators, good practice

Chaired by Parvis Khansari, Director of Highways & Environment, Wiltshire Council

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 Parvis Khansari, Director of Highways & Environment, Wilshire Council


Drinks Reception in the Station Area outside the Great Western Hall 


17:30 - Event close


Delegate & Logistics Enquiries: | 020 7091 7865
Sponsorship & Exhibiting Enquiries: | 020 7091 7891

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Highway to Zero Carbon - 18 March 2020,
Organised by:
Landor LINKS
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Rescheuled to 15 September 2020
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