TRAFFEX 2023

Tuesday the 6th of June - Thursday the 8th of June, 2023

LGTAG Conference 2023

The Meon team was incredibly excited for the fantastic opportunity to exhibit once again at Traffex 2023, the UK’s biggest road and highways tradeshow, held at the NEC in Birmingham.

Traffex is considered the lead sourcing show for public and private sector buyers, within the road and highways sector. The focus for the event this year was on ‘connecting the people and teams formulating the strategies and vision, that will define the future of the UK’s transport network’. 

Alongside Traffex, Parkex was also co-located within the conference, providing visitors access to both shows with one ticket. This meant for a excellent opportunity to network with a larger audience, including parking buyers and expert BPA members. 

Setup

On Tuesday morning, the Meon team departed from our headquarters in Portsmouth, filled with anticipation, the team were excited for such a brilliant opportunity to showcase our services and expertise within the highways industry, spread awarness of our Project Highways Zero campaign, provide specialist advice, and offer a range of fantastic cold applied line marking and surface repair products, to many public and private sector highway professionals.

Matt Eglinton Head of Local Highways Policy at DfT

The Event

Over the 3 days, 5 conference theatres were present to discuss the focus for the event, with over 150 guest speakers over the 3 days. This year’s conference theatres were made up of;

The ‘Highways Strategy Stage’ : Providing an insight into future investment within the management of the strategic road network.

The ‘Highways Excellence Stage’ : A platform for learnings and expertise to be shared across the sector.

The ‘Local Roads Theatre’ : A keynote theatre for the discussion of innovation ideas for more sustainable travel networks.

The ‘EV Infrastructure’ : A platform for discussion on the most practical methods of delivery of a cost-efficient EV charging network.

Lastly, ‘BPA Parkex Hub’ : The platform lead by the British Parking Association, providing a chance to hear from the professionals leading British parking innovation and their positive parking initiatives.

For more details regarding the Traffex 2023 conference theatres click here.

LGTAG Speaker

Within each conference theatre there was a clear emphasis on the current external challenges, such as inflation and climate emergency, and what industry solutions and projects are being developed to help tackle these issues.

Our own campaign, Project Highways Zero, was featured on our exhibition stand. The PHZ campaign was designed to highlight the carbon emission reductions possible, whilst improving highway safety, durability, and sustainability, to help support the government decarbonization strategy and goal to reach net zero carbon usage, by 2050.

LGTAG Speaker

Given the prestigious guest speaker list, alongside the increasingly important topics of discussion, Traffex is a crucial industry event within the UK’s highway industry and was packed full of relevant informative value for professionals, within the UK’s Road and highways sector.

For a full list of Traffex 2023 guest speakers click here.

We would like to thank everyone who spoke to the Meon team during the conference, each conversation brought valuable insight into challenges faced within the road and highways sector, and how we can evolve our business to provide value.

We are always happy to provide specialist advice and product recommendations and we hope it was clear to anyone who spoke to the team, at Meon, we take pride in delivering great surfaces and we are passionate about our line marking and surface repair solutions.

Many thanks to The NEC in Birmingham for hosting such a brilliant event, for information regarding Traffex 2024 click here.

For more information regarding our campaign Project Highways Zero, click here.

Please see below for our event highlights video.

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