UK infrastructure under the microscope at high-profile event

A high-profile array of leading speakers from the infrastructure sector and government will gather in London on 28 June 2016 for the National Infrastructure Forum event which is set to welcome 1,000 delegates from across the public and private sector to take part in the policy updates, case study insights and networking opportunities that will make-up the largest gathering of its type to help set out the vision behind building Britain’s infrastructure.

The one-day conference and exhibition has been specifically designed for high-level, strategic discussion and the event will bring together leaders and thinkers from across the infrastructure world, including National Infrastructure Commission chair Lord Adonis, Stephen Dance, head of infrastructure delivery at the Infrastructure and Projects Authority at HM Treasury, the chief executives from Heathrow and Gatwick airports, transport secretary Patrick McLoughlin MP and a range of senior figures from clients and the finance sector.

The programme will give delegates the low down on current and planned infrastructure projects and outline how organisations can get involved in delivering them. In addition to cutting-edge and senior thought leadership sessions there will be also be dedicated discussions and workshops focusing on key infrastructure topics, including transportation, digital, smart cities, utilities and energy.

Some of the key issues to be discussed at the event at London’s ExCel include: -

  • The required investment and policies from government, including input from the secretary of state for transport, HM Treasury and the Department for Communities and Local Government
  • Opportunities and challenges to securing private sector investment
  • Devolution, Northern Powerhouse and LEPs and their role in the delivery of infrastructure
  • Transport as a driver for growth, from roads and rail to the airports that connect Britain to the world
  • Energy and utilities - the facilitators for growth from waste to power transmission
  • Delivery and responsibility - understanding which public and private sector agencies need to be involved and how they can most effectively work together

Professor Brian Collins, director at the International Centre for Infrastructure Futures and chair for the National Infrastructure Forum 2016, said: "Britain faces significant infrastructure challenges. The National Infrastructure Forum is designed to help all relevant stakeholders understand these challenges, seek out the best opportunities and develop the relationships to better work together in the future.” 

The event on 28 June looks to be a must-attend for all those involved in the infrastructure sector, its planning and future delivery.

Click here for full details of the National Infrastructure Forum and to register a place

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