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The 24th JCT Traffic Signal Symposium & Exhibition

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Tuesday 17th and Wednesday 18th September 2019 at The Nottingham Conference Centre.

Special Events Sponsored by:

The 2019 Symposium once again will be held at The Nottingham Conference Centre on Tuesday 17th September and Wednesday 18th September 2019.

The Nottingham Conference Centre is located in Nottingham City Centre with excellent public transport connections and car parking availability. The format of the event will be the same as in previous years and will include a Symposium programme filled with topical presentations, a specialist Exhibition, and plenty of opportunities to catch up with old friends and colleagues and network with new contacts.

The MOVA User Group will also be held at the Conference Centre on Monday 16th September.


The JCT Symposium & Exhibition started in 1996 as a way to bring traffic signal practitioners together with manufacturers and to maintain a sense of community amongst signals engineers. It is intended to run as an affordable conference that is accessible to as many people as possible, regardless of experience and that encourages the exchange of knowledge, experience and good practice. Over the past few years, the symposium has consolidated its position as the UK's best conference event for traffic signals.

The Symposium & Exhibition runs over two days, and is usually preceded by the MOVA user group. It mixes conference style papers, the principal manufacturers, networking opportunities and organised social events in the evening. As far as content goes, the emphasis is on the signals community itself and JCT seeks submission of papers and presentations from working signal engineers, manufacturers and suppliers. The broad appeal of the programme means that papers are also welcome from policy makers, interest groups, and academics. If you would like to share your experience with the signals community then please let us know and we will do everything we can to help you including subsidising attendance at this event.

2019 Symposium Papers - Call for Papers

The Symposium Programme will consist of around 20 papers from a range of speakers. The Symposium's papers are written and presented by the signals community itself and JCT are therefore seeking submission of papers and presentations from working signal engineers, manufacturers and suppliers as well as policy makers, interest groups, and academics.
If you would like to share your experience with colleagues and would like to present a paper please initially send us a short synopsis of your paper to or give us a call on 01522 751010 to discuss. We will require a written paper which need not be long but should be targeted at a technical audience, and you will need to present your paper to the Symposium Audience in around 15 minutes. The key speaker attends the Symposium free of charge on the day they speak.

Special Incentive for Traffic Signal Design Papers

If you submit a proposal for a Design Related Paper by the end of January 2019 and it is approved we will grant you attendance for both days, bed and breakfast accommodation for Tuesday night, and a Gala Dinner Ticket for Free. Your proposal must relate specifically to signal design such as a novel junction, use of existing or new techniques in an innovative way or a well thought out proposal with innovative features.

Examples of papers from earlier years are available on Symposium pages for previous years on the menu to the left.


The Symposium has had a parallel exhibition for many years and features the main companies working in traffic control. Entry to the exhibition is free for Symposium delegates.

Below is a list of confirmed exhibitors, this will increase in length as we get closer to the symposium:

  • AGD Systems
  • Aldridge Traffic Systems
  • Association of Road Traffic Safety and Management (ARTSM)
  • Clearview Intelligence
  • Coeval
  • Dynniq
  • FLIR Intelligent Transportation Systems
  • Institute of Highway Engineers
  • JCT Consultancy
  • Motus Traffic
  • MVIS
  • NAL
  • Now Wireless
  • RTEM
  • Siemens
  • Swarco Traffic
  • Telent
  • TRP

Event Sponsors for 2019

As in previous years the Symposium is sponsored by several major companies from the traffic control industry. Once again, Siemens have generously sponsored the main Gala Dinner on the Tuesday evening.

The following are kindly supported by our sponsors:

  • Gala Dinner (Tuesday Evening) - Siemens
  • Barbecue Night (Mon Evening) - Aldridge Traffic
  • Drinks Reception (Tuesday Evening) - Swarco
  • Evening Social/Networking on Monday and Tuesday - Dynniq, NAL, Swarco, Coeval, TRP, ARTSM, Motus Traffic
  • Exhibition Treasure Hunt - Institute of Highway Engineers

Special Offers for 2019

We realise that many potential delegates currently have financial & budget pressures which make events such as the Symposium more difficult to attend than in previous years. We are therefore once again offering special offers as detailed below which are aimed to allow as many delegates as possible to attend the Symposium enhancing the level and breadth of debate both in the formal events and at the evening networking events.

  • 3 for 2 Special Offer. Provided you book at least two full price places at the Symposium a free place can be claimed for a third delegate from the same organisation booked at the same time.
  • Buy 1 get 1 half price Special Offer. Provided you book at least one full price place at the Symposium a half-price place (£162.50) can be claimed for a second delegate from the same organisation booked at the same time.
  • Institution Members Discount. Full members of the Institute of Highway Engineers (IHE) can attend the Symposium for a discounted rate of £280 (£45 discount) for both days. To claim your discount please email us at with your name and membership number. Unfortunately, this offer is not available to affiliate, associate members, or similar.

Please note that no offers include or apply to any accommodation or additional meals and offers cannot be combined with other offers, free speaker places or other reduced price places.


2019 will see the Symposium return to The Nottingham Conference Centre for a second year. This popular conference venue provides us with all the facilities we need for the presentations, the exhibition, and networking/social events.

The Conference Centre is located centrally within the UK in the centre of Nottingham. It has excellent transport links with the rest of the country by both public transport and road. The Nottingham tram system runs directly from Nottingham Railway Station stopping outside the door of the Symposium Venue. For those travelling by road there are a number of city centre car parks located very near to the conference centre.

For further details see

Symposium Event Timetable

Costs and Booking

Attendance at the Symposium costs £325 + VAT per delegate. This includes entry to the Symposium for two days, entry to the exhibition, lunch and refreshments on both days and comprehensive Symposium notes. Overnight accommodation and evening meals/networking events are not included but are available at additional cost as described below. As the event is held in the UK standard UK VAT at 20% is chargeable for all delegates including international visitors however it may be possible to reclaim this from your tax authorities.

Accommodation and Options

The following accommodation and options are available:

  • This year JCT are offering hotel accommodation at two Premier Inn venues. This is offered on a bed and breakfast basis and both are conveniently located very close to Nottingham Conference Centre. Both have limited availability and we urge anyone wishing to book accommodation through JCT to do so as soon as possible.
    All accommodation bookings must be finalised by 5th September.
  • A Barbecue Night will be held on the Monday night before the Symposium. Tickets for the Barbecue Night are available when booking for £16.00 + VAT per delegate.
  • The Gala Dinner will be held on Tuesday evening. Tickets for Symposium attendees are available when booking for £25.00 + VAT.


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