1st Annual (2018)

Successfully Delivering Infrastructure in the UK

Wednesday 31 October 2018

Programme

08:45
Registration and refreshments
09:30
Chair's opening remarks
Manon Bradley
Development Director
Major Projects Association
Part 1: Identifying national infrastructure needs and creating an infrastructure pipeline
09:40
Progress with infrastructure delivery and supporting future delivery
  • Supporting infrastructure delivery and development
  • Delivering the projects in the National Infrastructure Pipeline
  • Improving productivity and closing the productivity gap
  • Establishing collaborative supply chains to support infrastructure delivery
Part 2: Securing funding and private investment in infrastructure
10:10
Available funding for infrastructure projects
  • Why infrastructure investment is being prioritised
  • The impact of city deals on infrastructure delivery
  • Encouraging more UK infrastructure investment – what steps are needed?
10:40
Morning refreshments
11:10
What does devolution of powers mean for future infrastructure funding and delivery?
  • How is devolution of powers improving identifying regional infrastructure needs, funding and delivery?
  • Are regional bodies and combined authorities fully prepared for additional powers?
Simon Bandy
Strategic Director Oxford-Cambridge Corridor
Local Partnerships
11:35
Attracting and securing private investment and financing - what are investors looking for?
  • What is the current appetite for infrastructure investment?
  • Attracting more investment for UK infrastructure
  • The current risks and challenges of investing in the UK
  • Remaining competitive and attractive to markets outside the UK
12:00
PANEL DISCUSSION: What are the best models in the UK for infrastructure investment?
  • Are the current investment models in the UK working?
  • What are the other options and models for investment?
  • How can private investors see returns?
  • Appetite for public and private partnerships
  • What can the UK learn from other countries?
  • Possible impact of Brexit on investment
Mar Beltran
Senior Director
S&P Global
Asad Khair
Director
KPMG
13:00
Networking lunch
Part 3: Overcoming procurement challenges and improving collaboration to support delivery
14:00
The role of leadership and project management in supporting infrastructure delivery
  • Defining clear roles and responsibilities and the structures needed for infrastructure delivery
  • The roles of the project sponsor and project manager in delivering infrastructure
  • The importance of project management at different stages of project delivery
  • Ensuring the right people, with the right capabilities, are in the right role
  • The need for an independent third party to review progress and monitor project delivery
14:25
The skills and resources needed to deliver the UK’s infrastructure needs
  • Resourcing and skills needed for procurement and project delivery
  • Managing the number of projects coming forward
  • Maintaining a consistent level of projects for a stable workforce
  • Identifying possible skills gaps and training the workforce of the future
  • Ensuring the right skills at the right stage of the process
James Bryce
Partner – Strategic Workforce Planning
Arcadis
14:50
Overcoming the challenges facing the procurement process
  • Using a strategic approach to procurement - defining what is being procured and the outputs wanted from procurement 
  • Improving transparency and offering greater clarity regarding infrastructure pipelines and timelines
  • Ensuring consistency in procurement processes
  • Reducing the cost and resources needed for tendering
  • Working to improve margins as an industry
  • The value and challenges of frameworks
15:20
Improving collaboration and communication at all stages of project development for more effective project delivery
  • The benefits of collaboration and early contractor involvement
  • Bringing the supply chain with you through the whole project
  • When is best to engage the supply chain?
Bill McElroy
Head of Industry Strategy – Programme Advisory
Turner & Townsend
Part 4: Planning for future infrastructure and overcoming challenges facing delivery
15:45
Afternoon refreshments
16:15
Overcoming the regulatory challenges facing the delivery of infrastructure
Emma Harling-Phillips
Partner
Pinsent Masons
16:40
Future-proofing infrastructure delivery and planning for future technology and advances
  • How can the UK become an industry leader in emerging markets and technologies?
  • Ensuring we are planning now for future technologies and infrastructure advances
  • What’s next and how can we be prepared?
Tim Chapman
Leader - Infrastructure London Group
Arup
17:05
Demonstrating the wider economic and social benefits of infrastructure investment
  • Calculating the wider economic benefits of infrastructure
  • The benefits of new infrastructure in creating national, regional and local growth
  • Communicating the benefits and plans for infrastructure to the public, to secure support for infrastructure delivery
David Biggs
Managing Director
Network Rail Property
17:30
Chair’s closing remarks
17:35
Close of conference and networking drinks

*All sessions include time for Q&A*