Now in its third year, the LCRIG Innovation and Learning Festival is the ultimate platform for showcasing products, solutions, innovations, and techniques from across the highways sector. With indoor and outdoor exhibitions, CPD-certified technical training sessions, and a range of live demonstration sessions, attendees can expect an unparalleled opportunity to explore, learn and engage.

What's new this year?

Technical Learning Theatre

An exciting addition to this year's Festival is our CPD-certified technical training sessions. Our Technical Learning Theatre will serve as a dynamic space for interactive and engaging technical training sessions, enabling delegates to develop and enhance their knowledge and stay at the forefront of industry trends whilst earning CPD credits.

Designed to host a programme of CPD certified technical training sessions, our immersive learning environment will enable delegates to develop and enhance their knowledge around the latest advancements and industry best practice.

Innovation Think Pavilion

Step outside to our Innovation Think Pavilion. New for 2024, this space gives the opportunity to encourage "thought" conversations. No big stage, just an intimate discussion space where almost any conversation goes! This is an opportunity to hear from key Industry players, and to share your insights through the interactive debates and panels taking place across the two days.

Join the conversations in the Innovation Think Pavilion as we spark ideas and explore cutting-edge solutions.

LCRIG Start-Up Zone

The Start-Up Zone will provide funded places for eligible small businesses and start-ups to demonstrate their cutting edge products and solutions.

This initiative aligns with our commitment as a Community Interest Company (CIC) to give back to the highways community and support collaboration and innovation across the sector.

Find out more and apply here.

Live Demonstrations

Experience first-hand the power of innovative products, solutions, and techniques with a range of live demonstration sessions.

Held in a great outdoor space and unique off-road track at NAEC Stoneleigh, these sessions promise to inspire and educate.

Exclusive Networking

Last year's event attracted over 600 attendees across the two days – with 230 public sector delegates and representation from 80 different local highway authorities from across England, Scotland and Wales.

Connect with highway professionals and thought leaders, fostering invaluable relationships and collaborations.

Live Entertainment

Enjoy an evening of entertainment and networking in a relaxed environment with live music and delicious street food.

Make new connections and strengthen existing ones – our evening networking event is the perfect platform to start engaging conversations in a relaxed atmosphere.

Getting the balance right

Ensuring accessibility for public sector delegates and fostering meaningful engagement between public and private sector sits at the heart of what we do. To achieve this, we offer fully funded places for public sector delegates, covering accommodation, transport to and from the hotel to the venue, catering and refreshments. This initiative is made possible through the revenue generated from sponsorship and exhibitor sales.

Additionally, we support public sector professionals by CPD-accrediting our events, further facilitating their attendance.

Beyond this, we strike the right balance of representation from across the sector by limiting delegate capacity and getting the right ratio of public and private sector delegates, enhancing the quality of interaction and enriching the overall event experience for all attendees.

Building on the Success from 2023

The LCRIG Innovation Festival 2023 was a resounding success, attracting over 600 attendees across the two days. With 230 public sector delegates and representation from 80 different local highway authorities, the event provided a platform for collaboration and knowledge exchange.

Featuring a showcase of products and solutions from 100 exhibitors, attendees gained invaluable insights into the latest innovations driving the highways sector forward. The engaging program included 6 discussion sessions and a number of live demonstrations, offering a comprehensive look into the future of highway technology.

With an overwhelming 97% of the respondents to last year's post event survey recommending the Festival to their colleagues and 98% expressing their intention to return, the LCRIG Innovation & Learning Festival is a must-attend event for anyone passionate about shaping the highways of tomorrow.

Secure your place today and be a part of driving innovation in the highways sector!

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