The CIHT Young Professionals Conference will be returning in December 2021 in a completely virtual and interactive environment to discuss 'What is on the horizon?' for Transportation.
This event has been specifically designed to bring together those who consider themselves to be a Young Professional and are working within, or currently studying for a career within the Transport industry sector across the UK.
If you are a Young Professional working within the Transportation industry, this is the place for you!
|Ticket Prices (Inc. VAT)|
|Non Member Ticket||£ 50.00|
|Member Ticket||£ 20.00|
The CIHT Young Professionals Conference has become established as one of CIHT’s flagship events, annually attracting the brightest and most enthusiastic young professionals from across the highways and transportation sector.
Taking place over 2-days, this year’s event will facilitate the effective involvement, engagement, and empowerment of young professionals. We will see some of the most well-known and influential names within the industry come together to address key topics.
Designed to inform and inspire, our programme of speakers will include the most forward-thinking movers and shakers in the transportation sector and beyond. Additional content will also be included, specifically selected to underpin highways and transportation core training competencies.
Endorsed for CPD, the conference programme will tackle issues concerning Innovation and Future Skills (day one), and Climate Change and Sustainability (day two). A supplementary programme of breakout sessions and bespoke presentations will also be made available. Post event, all content will be accessible to delegates ‘On Demand’ via the CIHT website and delegates will be able to access, complete and download their CPD certificate of attendance.
This unique event aims to reflect on this time of exceptional fast paced change in the transportation sector, and to explore what is on the horizon?
You can’t afford to miss out on the original perspectives, real-world insights, and numerous connections you will take away from the CIHT Young Professionals Conference.
Get a head start and understand the future direction of the industry and how it will impact you, how you can be part of it, and how you can shape it.
Get involved with the interactive elements including live polling/voting, live Q&A with speakers,
Get fantastic training and CPD as well as a certificate of attendance post event.
Fast-track your knowledge and boost your skills so you can contribute even more to the future growth of your company.
Incredible top-flight speakers to inspire, generate fresh ideas, and discover solutions to the challenges your business and department faces.
Conference content mapped to CPD / Training Competencies.
Accessible, affordable and expert insight all in one place.
Ensure young professionals are not left behind and fast track their knowledge and skill set.
Flexibility and breadth of topics allows you to match your attendees and business needs to the content.
Get the inside track on emerging trends, innovations, and more from experts in the areas that matter most to your company.
Gain insights and best practice which will supercharge the efficiency, effectiveness and economy of your company’s plans.
Get ahead of the competition and stay ahead of the game as you discover 'what is on the horizon' for the industry and what can be done to succeed.
Enable your company to demonstrate their appreciation and support of future skills and young professionals.
My attending this festival has helped me improve my knowledge of the most up-to-date practices and techniques in the highways and transportation industry.
The event was very informative around the visions about the future of transports. The short time of each webinar and the structure of the presentations were just right to give the appropriate information and motivation . . . I also enjoyed the involvement of young professionals in the debates as their views are important for shaping the future.
The event was really interesting, offering an insight into a range of topics including policy, technical and skills based sessions. The live events were particularly useful due to the ability to interact with speakers via Q&A.
As a graduate student who just finished from university, this festival was an eye opener for graduates and apprentices coming into this industry. I personally found it very informative and insightful, with so many different events . . . it has helped me with IPD/CPD stuff as well as the knowledge learned.
Post event, all available content including videos and PowerPoint slides will be accessible to registered delegates via the CIHT website. Delegates will be able to access, complete, and download their CPD certificate of attendance for training requirements.
Michael was born in Glasgow in 1970 and educated at St John Bosco Secondary School. He went on to study at Queen Margaret College, Edinburgh, where he obtained a BSc in Occupational Therapy. He also holds a BA and a Diploma in Applied Social Sciences from the Open University.
Prior to becoming an MSP, Mr Matheson practised as a Community Occupational Therapist with Stirling Council, Central Regional Council, and Highland Regional Council.
He was elected as the MSP for Falkirk West following the May 2007 elections. Prior to this, he was a Regional MSP for Central Scotland from 1999 to 2007. Before being appointed Minister for Public Health and Sport, Mr Matheson was Vice Convenor of the European and External Relations Committee. He also sat on the Scottish Parliament's Health and Sport Committee, and previously served on the Justice and Enterprise and Culture Committees.
Michael Matheson was appointed Cabinet Secretary for Justice in November 2014 and reappointed in May 2016. He was appointed Cabinet Secretary for Transport, Infrastructure and Connectivity in June 2018.
Emma Ward is Director General for Roads, Places and Environment at the Department for Transport.
She has extensive experience working with businesses, local leaders and stakeholders, as well as on place-based approaches to growth and devolution.
Emma was previously DG responsible for Domestic Planning and Implementation at the Department for Exiting the European Union and was also the first Director of the joint Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy and Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government Cities and Local Growth team.
Teresa Jolley, MCIHT is a leading expert in local transport data sharing and founder / Creative Director of DEFT153 (Delivering Efficiency for the 153 Local Authorities in England) Ltd, delivering practical solutions that enable collaboration and sharing of data between large organisations, public sector, SMEs, academia and the media to improve local transport.
Teresa advises on the use of storytelling, and the effective presentation of data to engage and inspire for a variety of clients. She has also worked with the leading industry conference and event organisers Landor LINKS (Digital Transport Exchange), Hemming Group (Traffex Event Series) and Essential Infrastructure Events (HighwaysUK) to integrate data sharing expertise and collaborative methods of participation into their events.
Recently, Teresa has led the Stakeholder Engagement for the research and redesign of Bus Real Time Information systems for Transport for West Midlands and West Yorkshire Combined Authority, to improve the data collection and validation of operator data by local authorities.
Adrian Hames is UK Head of Transport Planning for WSP, and has worked in Transport Planning for over 30-years.
Adrian has led projects within local government, including 18-years working at Cambridgeshire County Council, and since joining WSP 13-years ago has led a range of strategic studies, produced transport strategies, developed infrastructure plans and projects, managed local authority frameworks and delivered large scale transport and development projects.
Adrian is currently leading the update of Manual for Streets for DfT and CIHT. Adrian is also a keen cyclist and a Football Association Child Welfare Officer and football coach.
Mark Kemp is the Director of Environment and Infrastructure at Hertfordshire County Council having previously worked as a Service Director at Buckinghamshire, Oxfordshire and Cambridgeshire.
Mark has over 30 years’ experience in the industry and is a Chartered Engineer, Member of the Institution of Civil Engineers and a Fellow of the Chartered Institution of Highways and Transport.
Mark is a member of ADEPT chairing their Transport and Connectivity Board, is the Chair of the UK Network Management Board and a member of the UK Roads Liaison Group. He was the inaugural Chair of the National Traffic Managers Forum and has given evidence to Transport Select Committee on highway congestion and maintenance issues.
Annette was appointed Head of Innovation in November 2017. She has 20 years' experience at National Highways in research management, international co-ordination and Lean, where she has driven a continuous improvement culture within National Highways and its suppliers.
A passionate advocate of change and improvement in the construction industry, she has a strong record in leading and delivering improvements in asset management, engineering and technical assurance.
Annette holds a PhD in Inorganic Chemistry from the University of Leeds.
Matt specialises in the development of innovative solutions to challenging transportation problems.
A technologist at heart, he provides strategic advice on how to design, build and operate future transportation systems. His role includes research, solution development and technical advisory services, covering topics such as integrated transport, congestion reduction, air quality improvement, traveller modal shift and persistent behavioural change.
Helen graduated from The University of Leeds in 2005 with a First-Class honours in Architectural Engineering. From there she went on to work in Aggregate Industries asphalt research and development department, completing a number of projects and her PhD.
Helen later worked in the field of asphalt recycling and tar remediation before joining TRL in 2012. During her time at TRL Helen contributed to an international team and undertook work across Europe, Middle East and Africa. In 2015 Helen set up her own consultancy, Driven, which allows her to remain an active part of the industry she loves.
As Technical Director for the Future Highways Research Group (FHRG) Helen leads and supports a breadth of initiatives which help shape the direction of the highway sector. In addition to her other roles Helen is also programme leader for all asphalt programmes within the Centre for Mineral Products at the University of Derby, UK.
Helen is a Chartered Engineer with the IAT (Institute of Asphalt Technology) via the CIHT (Chartered Institute of Highways and Transportation).
Rodrigo Fernandes, PhD, is Director of Empowering Sustainable Development Goals in Bentley Systems, leading company’s sustainability initiatives.
Rodrigo’s charter is to advocate for a culture of sustainability inside Bentley, empower sustainable development goals through Bentley software and services, and evangelize Bentley’s environmental handprint. Rodrigo is also European Climate Pact Ambassador and serves as an external expert for the European Commission and for the Portuguese Ministry of the Sea (DGPM).
Rodrigo is an industry expert on environmental engineering and environmental digital twins, with experience around sustainability-related business opportunities for Bentley product portfolio development, and knowledgeable on climate-related topics and how it links to infrastructure projects, software, and services.
In his previous positions in Bentley, he has worked as senior consultant and project manager on Water Infrastructure Team, and as business development/environmental industry expert for Bentley Acceleration and Digital Cities. He joined Bentley as part of the acquisition of Action Modulers’ Water Business Unit, where he was a consultant and project manager, and prior to that he was Researcher in Marine, Environment & Technology Center (MARETEC), University of Lisbon.
Rodrigo has designed and managed over 20 European innovation projects on modeling water resources and environmental safety issues and authored +30 peer-reviewed papers.
Professor Lorraine Whitmarsh is an environmental psychologist, specialising in perceptions and behaviour in relation to climate change, energy and transport, based in the Department of Psychology, University of Bath.
She is Director of the ESRC-funded UK Centre for Climate Change and Social Transformations (CAST).
She regularly advises governmental and other organisations on low-carbon behaviour change and climate change communication, was one of the expert leads for Climate Assembly UK, and is Lead Author for IPCC’s Working Group II Sixth Assessment Report.
This year’s Young Professional Conference aims to attract three hundred Young Professionals from across the whole supply chain - public sector, consultant, contractor and academia.
We have developed a series of packages offering opportunities for all elements of the supply chain to get involved – the purpose, to support the ethos of industry collaboration and shared learning opportunities for our Young Professionals.
CIHT is offering companies the opportunity to become a ‘Young Professional Supporter’ . Becoming a supporter will offer your company branding and alignment with the event, but more importantly will offer your young professionals access to the conference via a ‘Young Professional Supporter’ group tickets.
For further information about becoming a Young Professional Supporter please click here.
Becoming a CIHT Young Professional Content Partner, offers your company the opportunity to be part of programme by way of your own bespoke presentation. Your content partnership status and theme of your presentation should align with the conference's core themes: Day 1 Innovation and Future Skills, and Day 2, Climate Change and Sustainability.
For further information about becoming a Content Partner please click here.
To discuss the Supporter and Content Partner packages further, please contact Sally Devine on email@example.com or +44 (0)7963 934 892.
A video on how to access, use, and navigate the platform will be made available soon.