Forthcoming events

The Westminster Energy, Environment & Transport Forum aims to provide the premier environment for policymakers in Parliament, Whitehall and government agencies to engage with key stakeholders in timely discussion on public policy relating to energy and transport policy, and the environment. These include businesses operating in the energy, environment and transport sectors, their suppliers and advisors; and representatives of local authorities and interest groups; along with academics, commentators, and members of the reporting press.

In planning its programme of events, the Forum regularly consults Parliamentarians, senior government officials, regulators, industry representatives, charities and action groups, professional bodies and academics, local government and others.

The Westminster Energy, Environment & Transport Forum is completely impartial and has no policy agenda of its own. Whilst we are grateful for the support and advice on themes that we receive from sponsors, all editorial decisions remain with the Forum in order to maintain impartiality.

Should you have any booking queries, please email jayne.cole@westminsterforumprojects.co.uk.

Stephen Dance

Stephen Dance

Steve Quartermain

Steve Quartermain

Mark Southgate

Mark Southgate

National infrastructure planning: priorities, funding and progress of major projects

Thursday, 3rd September 2015
Glaziers Hall, 9 Montague Close, London SE1 9DD
This event is CPD certified

Guests of Honour: Stephen Dance, Head of Infrastructure Delivery, Infrastructure UK, HM Treasury; Steve Quartermain, Chief Planner, Department for Communities and Local Government and Mark Southgate, Director of Major Applications and Plans, The Planning Inspectorate

David Black

David Black

Next steps for the water industry: prices, regulation and infrastructure

Thursday, 10th September 2015
The Caledonian Club, 9 Halkin Street, London SW1X 7DR
This event is CPD certified

Guests of Honour: Gabrielle Edwards, Deputy Director, Water, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs and David Black, Director of Economics, Ofwat

John Parkinson

John Parkinson

Philip Roe

Philip Roe

Policy priorities for UK freight and logistics by road, sea, and rail

Tuesday, 15th September 2015
Sixty One Whitehall, London SW1A 2ET
This event is CPD certified

Guests of Honour: John Parkinson, Director, Motoring, Freight and London, Department for Transport and Philip Roe, Managing Director - Business Development, Innovation & Strategy, DHL

Nick Winser

Nick Winser

Smart energy networks: innovation, regulation and market competition

Thursday, 15th October 2015
Central London
This event is CPD certified

Guest of Honour: Nick Winser, Chairman, Energy Systems Catapult

David Rooke

David Rooke

Flood management in England - priorities for funding, asset maintenance, insurance, and flood response

Tuesday, 3rd November 2015
Central London
This event is CPD certified

Guests of Honour: Neil Hornby, Deputy Director, Flood Risk Management, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs and David Rooke, Executive Director of Flood and Coastal Risk Management, Environment Agency

John Fiennes

John Fiennes

Rachel Fletcher

Rachel Fletcher

UK energy market: competition, regulation and customer engagement

Thursday, 19th November 2015
Central London
This event is CPD certified

Guests of Honour: John Fiennes, Director, Energy Strategy, Networks & Markets, Department of Energy and Climate Change and Rachel Fletcher, Senior Partner - Markets, Ofgem

Jonathan Simcock

Jonathan Simcock

Next steps for smart meters: energy efficiency, skills and consumer engagement

Tuesday, 1st December 2015
Central London
This event is CPD certified

Guest of Honour: Jonathan Simcock, Managing Director, Data Communications Company

John Holland-Kaye

John Holland-Kaye

Stewart Wingate

Stewart Wingate

Next steps for UK airport capacity and the Airports Commission’s final report

Thursday, 3rd December 2015
Central London
This event is CPD certified

Guests of Honour: John Holland-Kaye, Chief Executive, Heathrow Airport; Stewart Wingate, Chief Executive, Gatwick Airport and a senior speaker confirmed from Heathrow Hub

Richard Bruce

Richard Bruce

Andrew Everett

Andrew Everett

Developing low emission transport in the UK: infrastructure, investment, and next steps for innovation

Tuesday, 8th December 2015
Central London
This event is CPD certified

Guests of Honour: Richard Bruce, Head of Office for Low Emission Vehicles and Andrew Everett, Chief Strategy Officer, Transport Systems Catapult

Dr Liz Goodwin

Dr Liz Goodwin

Policy priorities for UK recycling and waste management: innovation, strategy and developing the circular economy

Tuesday, 19th January 2016
Central London
This event is CPD certified

Guests of Honour: Dr Liz Goodwin, Chief Executive Officer, WRAP and Richard Pullen, Head of Waste Policy and Regulation, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

Next steps for the rail network in England: strategic priorities, high-speed rail and future of Network Rail

Thursday, 3rd March 2016
Central London
This event is CPD certified

Guests of Honour: Colin Morris, Programme Delivery Strategy Director, HS2 and a speaker from the Department for Transport

UK energy security: storage, supply and the cold economy

Tuesday, 15th March 2016
Central London

Guest of Honour: Daniel Monzani, Head, Security of Electricity, Department of Energy and Climate Change

The future for policy on biodiversity and natural capital in the UK: priorities, practicalities and targets

Thursday, 21st April 2016
Central London

Guests of Honour: Dr Laure Ledoux, Acting Head of Unit, Biodiversity, Environment Directorate-General, European Commission and Shirley Trundle, Director, Countryside and Nature, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

Renewable energy in the UK

Q1 2016
Central London

In Production

The following issues are being considered for future events:

  • Local transport strategies
  • Biofuels
  • Energy efficiency
  • Oil and gas industry
  • Green economy
  • Aviation technology
  • Science and innovation in the energy sector

Parliamentary Patrons of the Forum

The parliamentary patrons of the Westminster Energy, Environment & Transport Forum are: Peter Aldous MP, David Anderson MP, Luciana Berger MP, Lord Berkeley, Richard Burden MP, Christopher Chope MP, Rt Hon Stephen Crabb MP, Nadine Dorries MP, Lord Dubs, Clive Efford MP, Graham Evans MP, Paul Farrelly MP, Barry Gardiner MP, Andrew Gwynne MP, Kelvin Hopkins MP, Baroness Howe of Idlicote, Rt Hon the Lord Howell of Guildford, Huw Irranca-Davies MP, Eleanor Laing MP, Rt Hon Norman Lamb MP, Jeremy Lefroy MP, Ian Liddell-Grainger MP, Rt Hon the Lord McNally, David Mowat MP, Caroline Nokes MP, Baroness O’Cathain, Lord O’Neill of Clackmannan, Lord Oxburgh, Mark Pawsey MP, Christopher Pincher MP, Lord Redesdale, Gavin Shuker MP, Rt Hon the Lord Steel of Aikwood, Lord Taylor of Holbeach, Lord Teverson, Robert Walter MP, Dr Alan Whitehead MP and Rt Hon the Lord Whitty. Note: parliamentary patrons take no financial interest in the Forum.