The 27th annual Cold Comfort 2018 conference takes place on 16th to 17th May at the Ricoh Arena, Coventry with the main focus being an update on the new winter service guidance and some of the key areas of change.
The conference will feature presentations from Atkins, Department for Transport (DfT), Highways England, Network Rail, NWSRG, Salt Association, Somerset County Council, Suffolk Highways, The Swedish National Road and Transport Research Institute and more.
The programme features a number of key speakers and topics including:
• Delivering effective and efficient winter service – Chris Cranston, NWSRG and Devon County Council
• Understanding road surface residual salt – from highways to cycle lanes – Goran Blomqvist, The Swedish National Road and Transport Research Institute
• Managing winter on the rail network: a fresh perspective – Brian Haddock, Network Rail
• Implementing service changes following the introduction of Well-managed Highway Infrastructure – A Code of Practice – Richard Stacey, Hertfordshire County Council.
Alongside a large delegation from Highways England, public sector attendees include Barnet LBC, Calderdale MBC, Cambridgeshire CC, Dept for Infrastructure (NI), Derby City Council, Gloucestershire CC, Hertfordshire Council, LB Waltham Forest, Lancashire County Council, Leicestershire CC, Enfield LBC, Manchester City Council, Met Office, Milton Keynes Council, Neath Port Talbot CBC, Norfolk CC, North Yorkshire CC, Oxfordshire CC, Slough Council, Tameside MBC, Transport Infrastructure Ireland.