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
09:40
Overcoming the regulatory challenges facing the delivery of infrastructure
Emma Harling-Phillips
Partner
Pinsent Masons
10:10
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
10:40
Morning refreshments
11:10
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
Asad Khair
Director
KPMG
Warren Bradley
Technical Director
Mott MacDonald
Michela Bariletti
Senior Director and Analytical Manager
S&P Global
Chris Ashton Holt
Senior Manager, Strategy
EY
12:10
Networking lunch
13:10
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
13:40
Project 13: A new approach for infrastructure delivery
Miles Ashley
Director
Wessex Advisory
14:10
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
14:40
Afternoon refreshments
15:10
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
15:40
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
16:10
Chair’s closing remarks
16:20
Close of conference and networking drinks

*All sessions include time for Q&A*