The 2019 IAT Annual Conference will be hosted by the Scottish Branch. The theme of the Conference, 'Confidence through Quality' seeks to show how technology is changing the way we design, manufacture, lay and evaluate asphalt pavements. Our approach to optimizing the use of new technology is always a challenge to the tried and tested methods and we hope that during the main Conference on 6 June 2019 these topics will stimulate interest in actively incorporating these technologies to overcome the challenges facing our industry.
The range of international and local speakers, all well renowned in their own fields, and the wide ranging presentations will be supplemented by a parallel trade exhibition where advances in products, equipment and services will be showcased by various companies from home and abroad.
The event will be held over two days, 5 and 6 June 2019, at the Dalmahoy Golf & Country Club, Edinburgh. The venue is accessible by road from the A71 but can also be reached via rail or from Edinburgh Airport.
The opening day, Wednesday 5 June, offers delegates a choice of taking part in a golf tournament at one of the prestigious on-site golf courses, or enjoying a local tour which showcases the Forth bridges and Edinburgh. Both events will take up the entire afternoon, but still leave time for preparation for the major event of the day, the President's Dinner.
In the evening the President's Dinner will be hosted by our President Alan Ferguson, complete with pre-dinner drinks reception, presentation of awards and prizes (incl. golf), fantastic dinner and after dinner entertainment and, of course, an after dinner drink or two, if desired!