The 2023 summit will explore latest policy, legislative and operational developments in the field of traffic, parking, air quality and debt recovery regulation.
The event encompasses: local authority enforcement operations; management of parking on private land; and the collection of road traffic, parking and other debts.
The Enforcement Summit will provide an opportunity to meet peers, colleagues and other professionals in both structured discussions and at informal networking sessions, including a drinks reception to close the day.
Enforcement 2023 exhibition
The exhibition enables attendees to check out the latest systems and services on offer to the traffic, parking and air quality management sector.
Themes for discussion include...
Civil parking enforcement
Moving Traffic Enforcement
Clean air schemes
Tackling nuisance vehicles and persistent evaders
Balancing education and enforcement to encourage compliance
Intelligence-led enforcement and debt recovery
The role of civil enforcement agents in multi-agency enforcement operations
Managing appeals and representations
Engaging with vulnerable debtors
The prevention of anti-social behaviour (littering, fly-tipping, noise issues)
Multi-agency enforcement operations
Training civil enforcement agents and the back office
The use of ANPR as an enforcement and detection tool
The effective collection, management and use of data
The regulation of car parks and private land
Who you will meet
Local authority officers
Councillors and stakeholders
Parking operators and contractors
IT system suppliers
Legal service providers
ANPR system specialists
Consultants and academics
Citizens and debt advisory services
Registration: Tea & Coffee served in the exhibition area
Session 1: Engagement, enforcement, compliance
Thought-provoking presentations on challenges facing highways authorities, car park operators, property owners, enforcement agencies… and solutions that may solve these problems.
Chair: Daniel Casey, Head of Strategic Development, Conduent Transportation
Educating and engaging with the driving public
The road system is a place governed by rules and regulations designed to keep traffic flowing smoothly and ensure the safety of drivers, their passengers, cyclists and pedestrians. These rules are communicated by signs and lines, set out in the Highway Code and underpinned by driving aides. An drivers only get a licence when they prove they understand the rules. So why do so many people speed, park in the wrong place and generally do driving badly! What can be done to help drivers better understand and comply with the rules of the road?
This keynote presentation sees the head of one of Britain’s leading experts draw on their experience providing parking, traffic and air quality solutions to the public and private sector.
Nigel Coltman, general manager, Egis
Creating solutions that meet local needs
Fair and effective implementation of traffic regulation by local authorities and their partners can deliver safer streets, healthier neighbourhoods and accessible town centres. Local authorities are implementing a range of area-wide road management schemes, including 20mph Zones, School Streets, Low Traffic Neighbourhoods and Zero Emission Zones. This presentation draws on the implementation ground-breaking initiatives being undertaken in Oxfordshire.
Chris Newman, regional director, Conduent Transportation
Tackling violence and aggression towards parking attendants
Parking is an emotionally charged subject and unfortunately, as front line workers, parking attendants often face the brunt of this emotion. It appears there is an aspect of ‘desensitisation’ to abuse faced and so, to gain more insight into the prevalence of violence and aggression towards wardens, PCM conducted a survey among its operative workforce.
Annie Oliver, legal and compliance manager, Parking Control Management (UK)
Morning Break: Tea & Coffee served in the exhibition area
Session 2: We have the technology
Innovative solutions that can help highways authorities, car park operators, property owners and enforcement agencies.
Chair: Gavin Manger, business development – UK, Egis
Automating enforcement: How far should we rely on ANPR, AI and algorithms?
The use of automatic number plate recognition (ANPR) has transformed traffic enforcement. There are now moves by police forces to deploy facial recognition. And the world is starting to wake up to the benefits of artificial intelligence (AI). But should there be the limits on the use of such powerful tools?
Dean Fennell-Connell, sales director, Conduent Transportation
Unlocking efficiencies through data-driven traffic enforcement
Traffic Regulation Orders (TROs) are the bedrock on which management of our streets is built. Digital mapping is creating accurate restriction data that can be accessed in real-time by local authority parking and highways teams. When integrated with ANPR camera technology this becomes a powerful enforcement tool.
Dan Hubert, founder and chief executive, AppyWay
Automating the transfer of vehicle keeper liability
Traditionally, when a traffic or parking fine is issued for a rented or leased vehicle the PCN is sent by post to the leasing company, which looks up the liable hirer’s details and sends the vehicle hirer’s name and address back to the ticket issuer. The ticket issuer then sends a new ticket to the hirer. The process takes weeks. However, there is a better way...
Richard Williams, co-founder and director, Transfer360
Networking Lunch: Food and refreshments served in the exhibition area
Session 3: Moving forward together
A civil society depends on citizens respecting one another and a range of protocols that define how we interact with one another, the street and on the road. This session explores how the public authorities can better regulate and enforce the rules and regulations of the road can become more responsive, ethical and transparent in how communicate with the public they serve and protect.
Chair: Jade Neville, president of the British Parking Association (BPA)
Telling truths: How to respond to misinformation
Many local authorities have faced particular public fury and indignation when proposing and implementing Low Traffic Neighbourhoods and other traffic management schemes. How can public authorities fight back in the modern world of misinformation?
Stefan Rollnick, head of The Misinformation Cell, Lynn Global
Improving driver (mis)behaviour
For many organisations PCNs are a cost of business, and some errant drivers seem to regard a ticket as the price of parking where they are not supposed to. Local authorities and private parking operators alike are calling for the level of parking charges issued to vehicles breaching rules to be increased.
Will Hurley, chief executive, International Parking Community (IPC)
The National Persistent Evader Database
The National Persistent Evaders Database (NPED) is an innovative project that will help identify vehicles belonging to drivers who avoid paying parking fines, road tolls and clean air charges. NPED cross references persistent evaders with vehicles that have no tax or insurance. The initiative, which is supported by the Cabinet Office, is now working with police forces, local authorities and parking providers.
Alan Wood, founder, National Persistent Evader Database (NPED) & Paul Dawson, group chief executive officer, Agena Group
Debt recovery: Introducing the Enforcement Conduct Board
Enforcement regimes often impose financial penalties. This means the effectiveness of PCNs and FPNs depends on the certainty that they will be paid, or collected if unpaid. CIVEA, the Civil Enforcement Association, will provide a special update on the new Enforcement Conduct Board (ECB), which has been created to ensure that all those who are subject to enforcement action in England and Wales are fairly treated.
Russell Hamblin-Boone, chief executive, CIVEA
Drinks served in the exhibition area.
*Published programme is subject to change
Please note that the agenda is currently being programmed. Updates to follow.