Welcome to New Civil Engineer’s Future of Bridges event which is the first of our 2021 Future of Transport series of conferences that bring together the four established events from the physical world to a virtual format. Coming up on 1 July we have our Future of Roads event followed by Future of Rail on 15 July and Future of Airports on 16 November.
The theme running through all of these events is the challenge facing the sector in delivering on the government’s 2050 carbon net zero commitments, while still maintaining existing infrastructure and investing in new assets. There are certainly some difficult times ahead and this event aims to give you insight into the latest best practice, innovations and long term challenges, as well as meeting people and businesses to work with you on meeting these future challenges.
One of the benefits of moving over to a virtual platform for this event is the global focus we have been able to bring for this bridges event with news of work in Turkey to deliver the world’s longest cable stayed bridge along side changes and trends in the UK too.
The virtual platform we have selected for these events means that the networking opportunities available at a physical event are replicated in the virtual environment but with a few benefits. Please take the time to set up your profile on the Swapcard platform in order to get the best experience of these events beyond the conference programmes.
The platform uses artificial intelligence and the details you enter to match you with others attending the event that you might be interested to meet but you are also able to interact with our sponsors and arrange private one-to-one meetings.
I hope you enjoy this event and, if you’ve not already booked a place, there is still time to sign up for our other Future of Transport events.
Claire Smith, editor, New Civil Engineer