Cold Comfort 2019: A platform for driving technology and change in the winter sector

We would like to thank all our sponsors, partners and participating delegates for making Cold Comfort 2019 such a great success. Bookmark the page for details on Cold Comfort 2020.  The dates and venue will be announced shortly

Cold Comfort has been at the heart of the UK winter service sector for over 25 years and remains the only conference in the UK focused on delivering insight and best practice in the winter service sector. 

Finalised programme highlights included:     

• Introduction to the new NWSRG guidance, salt storage and spreader management

• Risk-based approach - local authority presentations

• Delivering innovation and new technology in winter service plans

• Local authority case study - Delivering  innovation and community partnership working as part of an effective winter service plan

• A view from abroad-hear from Toni Korjus, Head of Infrastructural Services at the City of Espoo in Finland talk about how best practice and innovation using RWS and thermal mapping is driving efficiencies and improvements in the city

• Expoo Smart City, Finland - changing the game of street management 

Speaker panel:
- Matthew Morreim,
Division Manager, Street Maintenance, City of St. Paul Public Works, Minnesota
- Carol Valentine,
Highway Manager, Kent County Council
- David Batchelor,
Project Manager, Severe Weather Plan, Highways England
- Toni Korjus,
Head of Infrastructural Services, Public Works Department, City of Espoo, Finland
- Jane Wilkins,
Winter Fleet, National Depot Project Sponsor, Highways England
- Steve Mason,
Senior Project Manager – Cumbria & North Lancashire, Highways England
- Richard Hayes
, Chief Executive, IHE
- Rini Donker
, Senior Adviser, Rijkswaterstaat-Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management
- Chris Cranston
, Chair, NWSRG
- Chris Riley
, Area Highway Manager, Gloucestershire County Council (NWSRG Member)
- Peter Turland, Doncaster Council
(NWSRG Steering Group)
- Theresa Mackin, 
Business Support Manager, Ayrshire Roads Alliance
- Philip Burgess
, Executive Director, Salt Association
- Anthony Veal, Senior Scientific Consultant, Met Office
- Roger Williams
, Head of Surface Access Strategy, Gatwick Airport

Speakers Included

Exhibitors Included


Download the Cold Comfort 2019 brochure containing the finalised programme, speakers and exhibitor details