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Traffex launches Futures Day for next generation

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Traffex – Europe’s biggest highways and transport technology show of the year – is dedicating Thursday 4 April as “Futures Day” inviting students, apprentices and graduate trainees along to view the exhibition and take part in discussions.

The event, supported by organisations such as the Institute of Highway Engineers, ITS (UK) and ADEPT, will feature discussions relevant to the next generation of industry professionals including discussions about continuous professional development, how to shine without being a showoff and an interactive Q and A session with industry executives who’ll give tips on how to progress.

Traffex Head of Content Paul Hutton explained, “We often hear people complain that they struggle to recruit good people, so here is an opportunity for people to engage with the next generation on their exhibition stands and show what a huge and exciting array of things our industry does, and therefore offers a choice of career options to fit a wide range of skills and interests.”

Exhibitors are already planning demonstrations on their stands, including WJ who will show how their road marking material is mixed.  Others are pledging to bring their apprentices and other new recruits along to take part.

Futures Day is open to any young professional, or student interested in the sector as a career, as long as they are over 16 years of age.  To sign up go to

Traffex is co-located with Parkex, Europe’s largest dedicated parking exhibition showcasing hundreds of the newest and most innovative parking technologies. The annual BPA event is where the sector comes together to find solutions to the latest parking issues.  Over the three days, visitors will be able to draw on the knowledge and experience from our exhibitors, take advantage of an extensive programme of seminars and presentations at the Parkex Hub, and connect with likeminded parking professionals at the BPA stand and throughout the event.

To register for Traffex, which includes entry to Parkex, click here.

The picture shows MVIS apprentice technician, Kiran Dawkins


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