Line-up unveiled for HTMA conference

Highways Reporters

An impressive line-up of expert industry speakers will feature at the Highways Term Maintenance Association’s (HTMA) 5th conference on Thursday 4th October, 2012.

Reforming Highways Maintenance : Making Change Happen will be held at the QEII Conference Centre in Westminster, and will explore what options that are available for highways authorities and service providers within the new strategic framework, to deliver more efficiencies through effective procurement opportunities and ways of working.

Success stories will be shared to demonstrate practical examples that can be adopted and will encourage decision makers to applaud innovation and support them as they make change happen.

Key contributors and topics covered include:

Steve Gooding, DfT Director General, Domestic Group
Overview of the strategic direction for the industry

Mostaque Ahmed, DfT Deputy Director, Head of Local Transport Funding, Growth & Delivery
Efficiencies for local government

Isabel Dedring, Deputy Mayor for Transport TfL
Boosting investment in the road network

Stephen Glaister, Director RAC Foundation
Funding of the next five years : the myths and realities

Donald Morrison, Transport Scotland, Head of Asset Management & Standards
Delivering an Efficient Strategic Network

Steve Kent Cheshire West Chester
Efficiency within procurement

An HTMA spokesperson said: “There has been discussions and workshops for a while now on the ‘what can we do’ and ‘how can things change’, but it is very clear that the time to make change happen is now.

"This conference – with its high calibre speaker line up - will present the options that are available now for implementing and managing change, and look at what we need to prepare for in the next the few years.”

For more information - including speaker profiles - or to book tickets please visit
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