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Infrastructure development and finance in the UK - the next National Infrastructure Assessment, inclusive economic growth, environmental sustainability, innovation, and priorities for the UK Infrastructure Bank

Morning, Wednesday, 20th July 2022


This conference will examine the future for infrastructure in the UK, and next steps for the UK Infrastructure Bank and the next National Infrastructure Assessment (NIA).


It will be a timely opportunity to discuss:

  • the next NIA - as well as assessing National Infrastructure Strategy implementation
  • finance - the effectiveness of infrastructure funding regimes - latest thinking on attracting investment - priorities for the UK Infrastructure Bank and its recently launched Strategic Plan
  • climate - building resilience - improving infrastructure readiness for net-zero 
  • regional inequalities - developing infrastructure to support for regional and local economic growth - addressing geographical disparities 
  • innovation - priorities for accelerating green infrastructure deployment - options for reducing timescales and barriers to innovation and development

We are pleased to be able to include keynote sessions with Bridget Rosewell, Commissioner, National Infrastructure Commission; Kate McGavin, Policy Director, UK Infrastructure Bank; Martin Tugwell, Chief Executive, Transport for the North; and Sophie Kempthorne, Innovation Lead - Energy Systems, Innovate UK.


The discussion is bringing together stakeholders with key policy officials who are due to attend from the DfT; Cabinet Office; CCC; DCMS; DIT; HM Treasury; Ofwat; ORR; The Scottish Government; and the Welsh Government.



Keynote Speakers

Bridget Rosewell

Commissioner, National Infrastructure Commission

Kate McGavin

Policy Director, UK Infrastructure Bank

Martin Tugwell

Chief Executive, Transport for the North

Keynote Speakers

Bridget Rosewell

Commissioner, National Infrastructure Commission

Kate McGavin

Policy Director, UK Infrastructure Bank

Martin Tugwell

Chief Executive, Transport for the North

Sophie Kempthorne

Innovation Lead - Energy Systems, Innovate UK

Speakers

Professor Jennifer Whyte

Professor of Systems Integration, Faculty of Engineering, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Imperial College London; and Head of School of Project Management, University of Sydney

Heather McKay

Policy Advisor - Sustainable Finance, E3G

Councillor Helen Hayden

Executive Member for Infrastructure and Climate, Leeds City Council

Mark Southwell

Managing Director for Civil Infrastructure Europe and India, AECOM