The Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) will once again be bringing together key players from across the transport community for its Transport Asset Management conference, to discuss how the UK’s road and railway infrastructure can be more effectively managed to benefit society and the economy.
Over 200 senior transport figures specialising in asset management, engineering, service delivery and procurement strategy across the road and rail sectors are expected to attend the 2012 conference. This follows the successful 2011 event where 150 transport leaders gathered to share new ideas on the future of asset management and meet decision makers.
The 2012 conference, which has the support of the Department for Transport (DfT) and many UK professional bodies and associations, will see the launch of new DfT Highways Maintenance Efficiency Programme guidance – a programme designed to maximise returns from highways investment and deliver more effective services, led by HMEP advocate Matthew Lugg OBE. HM Treasury’s Karen Sanderson will also explain the value of accurate asset management to Whole of Government Accounts and Shadow Secretary of State for Transport, Maria Eagle, will outline proposals to make the UK railways work better for the tax payer, focussing on the benefits of coordinated investment.
The event will also see speakers from Network Rail, First Capital Connect, Transport for Greater Manchester, the Office for Rail Regulation and the Olympic Delivery Authority, and will feature a number of case studies from projects including the Mersey Gateway and the Northern Hub.
ICE TAM 2012 takes place on 29 November 2012 at America Square Conference Centre in London. For further information on the programme or to book a place see: http://www.ice-conferences.com/tam