Terrapinn has acquired Highways UK

Terrapinn, the global events company, announced today that it has acquired Highways UK [www.highways-uk.com] a major event bringing together those responsible for the planning, operating and future-proofing of the UK’s road and highway infrastructure. Highways UK was launched in 2015 and now attracts over 170 exhibitors and 6,000 visitors.

Terrapinn’s CEO, Greg Hitchen, said: “Highways UK is a world-class exhibition, conference and awards that drive the future of roads and highways in the United Kingdom; and is a great fit with our existing events. Terrapinn’s global portfolio includes: Roads and Traffic Expo Australia, Roads and Traffic Expo Philippines, Roads and Traffic Expo Thailand, Roads and Traffic Expo North Africa; and our urban mobility events: Move, Move America and Move Asia…”

Highways UK was acquired from Essential Infrastructure Events, a leading independent event organiser. Managing Director, Andrew Dowding, said: “The UK roads sector is enjoying an exciting period of growth and with their impressive track record, we are confident Terrapinn will continue to develop Highways UK. And we are excited to work with them.”

Greg Hitchen said: “Highways UK is a wonderful partnership with all key stakeholders and we look forward to continuing to serve this important sector as it faces the challenges of the future.”


Terrapinn is a global events company. We’ve been sparking ideas, innovations and relationships that transform business for over 30 years. The company brings innovators, disrupters and change agents together, discussing and demonstrating the technology, strategies and personalities that are changing the way the world does business. Our world leading events bring scale, knowledge and gravitas to promote innovation and technology that changes people’s lives.


The Essential Infrastructure Events team has over 20 years of experience in the UK transport infrastructure sector and has been consistently successful in uniting the UK public and private sectors by brilliant choreographing of great content. Our events have included The Thames Gateway Forum, The Base Cities Series, Runways UK, Tomorrows Rail and since 2015 Highways UK which has taken the quality of events in the sector to a new level.