Driving innovation at Road Expo 2012

Published:  01 October, 2012

Road Expo,Scotland's largest traffic management and highway maintenance event,will return for its latest instalment on 7th– 8thNovember 2012 at the Royal Highland Centre, Edinburgh.

Road Expo is the ultimate destination north of the border for road professionals looking to source the latest technology and get to grips with the implications of legislative changes. The 2012 show will be packed with features offering visitors the opportunity to network with peers, exchange ideas and discover ways to increase efficiency and reduce costs. Over one hundred leading suppliers including BEAR/Eurovia, Peek Traffic, Siemens, Tarmac, Swarco Traffic and Acklea will showcase their latest products and services in the exhibition hall and live demonstration area.

Road Expo 2012 will once again play host to the Transport Scotland and SCOTS conference, a free feature that proves extremely popular with visitors. The conference will provide visitors with access to the leading authorities on traffic infrastructure and the opportunity to learn about the future of highways and transportation, key developments, cutting-edge technology and pressing matters faced by transport users and planners today. Topics include flood resilience management, road safety, the Road Maintenance Review, cycling, climate change and innovation. View the full conference programme at www.road-expo.com.

Steve Walters, event manager comments I am delighted with the support we have received from the industry and our event partners and we look forward to delivering what is set to be a fantastic show. At Road Expo visitors are able to see, touch and compare products from over 100 suppliers in one place, which ensures an effective investment of their time. It's completely free to attend with free parking, free lunch and a free two day conference, making it a truly unmissable event.

Hundreds of visitors have already registered for Road Expo. Entrance and parking are free of charge and you will receive a free lunch at the show if you register in advance. To secure your free pass, visit www.road-expo.com.

What you need to know

When: Wednesday 7th November 09:30 – 16:30

Thursday 8th November 09:30 – 15:30

Where: 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.

How: Register free at www.road-expo.com and you will receive a free lunch at the show.

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