Scotland’s transport minister Derek Mackay has revealed he is looking forward to addressing his first Road Expo this November, in what is set to be a record year for the devolved nation's largest traffic management and road maintenance event.
Mr MacKay will open the two-day proceedings on 4 November, with a keynote address at the Royal Highland Centre, Edinburgh.
He praised the event for offering an ‘exciting opportunity for road professionals from across Scotland and beyond to see and share the latest developments in traffic management and roads maintenance’.
‘With its innovative thinking and creative approach to addressing challenges within the industry, Scotland has earned a solid reputation across the globe for road engineering excellence - and the talent pool expected at this year’s Expo will only serve to reinforce that view,’ he added.
The exhibition and conference this year could be larger than ever with more than 100 leading suppliers in attendance, more than 500 delegates and a record rush for tickets.
Marketing manager for the event, Will Finch, revealed: ‘We’ve had more visitors sign up in the first month of registration being open than ever before: with over 500 Scottish road professionals securing their places in the first three weeks of August alone.
‘This, added with the fact that Road Expo 2013 and Road Expo 2014 had a combined visitor growth of over 25%, means we are anticipating another significant rise in visitor attendance for 2015.’
Visitors will be able to access 12 hours of free continuing professional development (CPD) certified seminars, featuring a mix of speakers from government officials and Scottish road experts examining industry best practice and new legislation.
A range of exhibitors are showcasing new products this year including Marshalls Plc, Acklea Ltd and Gleeson Steel & Engineering Ltd.
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Wednesday 4th November 09:30 – 16:30
Thursday 5th November 09:30 – 15:30
Royal Highland Centre, Lowland Hall, Edinburgh, Scotland. The RHC is located minutes from the city centre, just off the M8/M9 motorways and within walking distance of Edinburgh airport.