UPDATE: Due to ongoing disruption from COVID-19, the organisers have been obliged to postpone this event and it is now planned to be held in April 2021. More details will be shared as we have them.
Previously know as the National Blue Light Users Conference, this event is for anyone who manages or trains those who drive emergency vehicles during the course of their work. This can be for the public, private or voluntary sector. In 2020, for the first time, we will also be opening this conference up to the Highways England Traffic Officer Service as well as our traditional Fire, Police and Ambulance audience.
Conference content will include:
- Using technology to improve driver safety and reduce risk
- Best practice approaches to driver behavioural safety
- Driver wellbeing
- Emergency response driving on the Strategic Road Network
2020 also marks the start of our association with the Emergency Services Show, being held in hall 5 of the NEC, Birmingham. The Emergency Response Driving Conference will be held in the Toute Suite, right next to the extrance to Hall 5. ARRM will also have a stand in the main Emergency Services Show (V51), opposite the entrance to the West Midlands Fire Service Extrication and Trauma Challenge.
Travelling to the NEC
You’ll find us clearly signposted from all motorways and major routes including the M42, M40 and M6 - just pop B40 1NT in your sat nav. When you arrive at the NEC don’t follow your satnav anymore, look out for the show name you're visiting on our signs. Then, simply jump on our free shuttle bus or take a leisurely stroll along our signposted footpaths.
Keep up to date with what’s happening on the roads – plan your journey in advance and find out the latest traffic information when you’re here, available on Highways England’s website.
Parking | Highways England
Direct services run all day, however if you’re travelling from further afield you may need to catch a connecting train at Birmingham New Street, which is less than a 15-minute journey away. For more information, visit National Rail or call them on 08457 484950