Westminster Energy, Environment & Transport Forum

Priorities for UK infrastructure and the delivery of major projects - investment, planning and developing key regional infrastructure

Morning, Tuesday, 20th November 2018

15Hatfields, Chadwick Court, London SE1 8DJ


This seminar will bring together policymakers and stakeholders to discuss the next steps for infrastructure projects across the UK - looking at investment, planning and delivery.

Delegates will assess future options for infrastructure policy - drawing together priorities for major projects across sectors involved in transport, telecoms, housing, energy and the environment - following the publication of the National Infrastructure Assessment (NIA).

The conference will bring out latest thinking on key issues for investment, including tackling barriers to financing long-term projects, the role of government investment, the future for Public-Private Partnerships and priorities for building investor confidence and sourcing new funding.

With a government response to the NIA required in the next 12 months, attendees will assess the opportunities for incorporating its recommendations - such as those on Crossrail 2 and Northern Powerhouse Rail - into the National Infrastructure and Construction Pipeline, and the next steps for delivery.

The agenda also examines opportunities for overcoming challenges in the planning process for new infrastructure and increasing the number of projects approved - alongside discussion on how to effectively navigate the system, and issues for collaborative working and engaging with key stakeholders throughout the process.

Further sessions will look at the role of Metro Mayors and combined authorities in securing funding and delivering key infrastructure to drive regional growth and regeneration.

Guest of Honour

Philip Graham

Chief Executive, National Infrastructure Commission

Guest of Honour

Philip Graham

Chief Executive, National Infrastructure Commission

Keynote Speakers

Simon Lawrence

Programme Director, Major Infrastructure Tracking, Infrastructure and Projects Authority

Dr Janice Morphet

Visiting Professor, The Bartlett School of Planning, Faculty of the Built Environment, University College London


Alan Brown MP

Shadow SNP Spokesperson, Transport and Energy

Paul Sweeney MP

Vice Chair, All-Party Parliamentary Group on Infrastructure and Shadow Under-Secretary of State for Scotland


Dr Martin Spollen

Chief Investment Officer, Strategic Investment Board

Colin Wood

Chief Executive, Civil Infrastructure EMIA, AECOM

Dr Pauleen Lane

Group Manager, National Infrastructure, The Planning Inspectorate

Matt Hodson

Operations Director, Marine Hub, Cornwall Development Company

Matt Evans

Senior Business Development Manager, Burges Salmon

Nick Prior

Global Leader, Infrastructure & Capital Projects, Deloitte

Tim Bowles

Mayor, West of England