Highway Electrical Association

Annual Conference & Exhibition

Thursday 28th October 2021 | The Celtic Manor & Resort Hotel


This is your chance to stay at the forefront and network with colleagues and key industry figures. It’s your employer’s chance to ensure you have the right tools and the latest information to make the right decisions in difficult times with the aim of delivering an effective and efficient service and improving value for money

The programme below is for 2019 Conference. The 2021 programme will be announced once the speakers and presentations are confirmed.

09:30HEA AGM (HEA / HEA-HEMSA members only)
10:30Exhibition Opens and Refreshments
11:20Conference Session 1: Presented by Graham Smith (HEA Chief Executive)
11:30HEA and HEA-HEMSA - Graham Smith (HEA Chief Executive):
Towards the Future, what it means to our industry and how the HEA can help.
11:45Electrical Safety - Steve Mason (Health and Safety Executive):
An overview of electrical safety in the installation and maintenance of street furniture. The presentation will look at competence, management, asset information, systems of work and good practice.
12:05Questions Session 1
12:15Buffet Lunch
13:15Conference Session 2: Presented by HEA-HEMSA President
13:20Light for Health and Wellbeing - Alan Grant (DW Windsor Ltd):
This paper discusses Human Centric Lighting (HCL), focusing on the complicated subject of colour temperature and the health concerns around blue light: are there alternatives?
13:55 ILP GN22 - Tony Parasram (Free4m Consulting Ltd):
This new guide, based upon the requirements of good asset and risk management, looks at the approach for determining the condition of lighting columns that support luminaries, CCTV, signals, signs and more. Produced by the ILP with the support of the HEA.
14:20Building a Smarter, Greener and More Efficient Environment - (Mayflower Smart Control):
This paper highlights the collaborative working and technical processes adopted in order to effectively implement a state-of-the art Air Quality monitoring programme, and how this can lead to the delivery of a Smart Environment for Slough. Project delivered by Mayflower Smart Control, Ricardo, Vaisala and Slough Borough Council.
14:45Questions Session 2
14:50Tea / Coffee in the Exhibition Area
15:20Conference Session 3: Presented HEA-HEMSA Vice President
15:25No Longer Just a Lamppost - Emily Bolt (Signify Commercial UK Ltd):
The digital transformation of public spaces is accelerating rapidly, yet most components are insufficient to meet the modern connectivity needs. This presentation focuses on the requirements for digital systems detailing the technology, standards and partnerships utilising our lighting infrastructure which will play a major role in the digital era.
15:50Secrets of Large-Scale LED Installation - Jon Watt (Gather Consulting Ltd:
How making street lighting more accountable, safer and open improves outputs, quality and saves time. Jonathan will discuss supply chain integration, operative empowerment and the true collaboration that's brought teams into the 21st century.
16:15Making Sense of Sensor Ready - Lawrence Baynham (INDO Lighting Ltd):
Understanding what goes into Sensor Ready products can be challenging to get to grips with. Lawrence will explain Sensors and DALI and how they’re being used in various applications, including street lighting today.
16:40Questions Session 3
16:50Close of Technical Session
18:30Assemble for the HEA Awards and Dinner (19:00 start)

For more information about the upcoming HEA Annual Conference and Exhibition please contact us by contact@thehea.org.uk or call the HEA on: +44 (0)1903 705140