21 October 2021

Back as an in-person event, Highways UK is one of the highlights of the highways industry’s calendar. It will be attended by those responsible for planning, developing, managing, maintaining, and future-proofing the nation’s roads networks.

The agenda is of particular importance this year, as we will discuss the importance of the government’s Build Back Better and Transport Decarbonisation plans, as well as the implications of discussions at COP 26 on the highways industry.

Burges Salmon is pleased to be exhibiting and speaking again this year as gold partners of the event. Our focus will be on decarbonisation, investment and connectivity, and our confirmed speaking slots at Highways UK are set out below. 


Panel information

Wednesday 3 November

Future-proofing our highways: Investment in Net Zero projects

Rupert Lugg, speaking with Costain, Aviva Investors and Amber Infrastructure

Time and stage: 12.15pm – 12.45pm, Big Thinking Stage 

Going from level 2 to level 4 Autonomy and how quickly autonomy can scale 

Brian Wong, speaking with Reed Mobility and the Institute for Transport Studies

Time and stage: 3.40pm – 4.15pm, Tech & Innovations Theatre

Thursday 4 November

Fast charging on the Strategic Road Network: Accessing the Rapid Charging Fund

Rupert Lugg, speaking with Chris D’Souza, project lead of the Rapid Charging Fund at the Office for Zero Emission Vehicles

Time and stage: 12.10pm – 12.40pm, EV Theatre





Our exhibition stand

As part of our commitment to be a Net Zero business by 2026, our exhibition stand will not have the typical (disposable) give-aways. Instead, we will be planting trees for every new connection our attendees make on LinkedIn. You can help us plant trees by meeting our team (below) at stand J90 across the two-day conference. 

Ross Fairley headshot
Ross Fairley
Headshot of Brian Wong
Brian Wong
Lucy Pegler
Lucy Pegler
Headshot of Rupert Lugg
Rupert Lugg
A headshot of Rob Russell-Smith
Rob Russell-Smith
Senior Associate
A headshot of Matt Evans
Matt Evans
Senior Business Development Manager

Highways UK is free to attend and you can book your place via the Highways UK website.

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