Key influencers and business leaders to gather at National Infrastructure Forum

Now in its third year, and taking place as part of the Public Sector Show for the first time, the National Infrastructure Forum (NIF) combines thought-leading content, top-level policy briefings, and insights into the future of the sector. 

This year’s event is bringing together the most prominent figures and influencers in the industry, the forum creates the opportunity to discuss and debate the key issues in UK infrastructure, dealing with challenges such as delivering the infrastructure pipeline, Britain’s new industrial strategy, Brexit, expanding the supply chain and embracing the future of infrastructure.

The government has made infrastructure a core priority and central foundation of its ambitious industrial strategy and plan to drive up British productivity. The 2017 update to the National Infrastructure and Construction Pipeline has outlined over £460bn of planned public and private investment in infrastructure, rising to an estimated £600bn over the next ten years, with around half of the pipeline to 2020/21 made up of public funding; of this, around 90% is funded by central government.

NIF at The Public Sector Show 2018 will provide those responsible for infrastructure planning and delivery in central and local government with the key insights, policy updates, solutions and case-studies to enable them to deliver the projects needed to underpin the UK’s future prosperity.

Some of the key issue areas being discussed are: -

Delivering the National Infrastructure and construction pipeline
Hear from senior political figures on what is needed to ensure delivery of the government’s ambitious plans and improve the quality of Britain’s infrastructure, which currently ranks 24th in the world

Housing and planning
Effectively coordinating on planning and regeneration to expand the stock of homes and deliver on the government’s plans to combat the housing crisis

Digital connectivity
Ensuring collaboration between local government and the private sector in the roll-out of 5G and full-fibre broadband

Local infrastructure and growth
Understanding how we can leverage local infrastructure to unlock growth, looking at factors including regional/city growth deals and the advent of smart cities 

Effectively delivering projects in rail and road to create better connectivity and growth for both urban and rural areas

Understanding the tools for public sector leaders to decarbonise assets and meet green objectives

The event will also see the launch of two reports, The State of the Public Sector and 2018 National Infrastructure Forum Insights Report in association with Burges Salmon. 

Click here for details of the agenda for the National Infrastructure Forum and information on how to book a place.

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