Westminster Energy, Environment & Transport Forum

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Delivery of major infrastructure projects in the UK - priorities for the National Infrastructure Assessment, finance, climate resilience, and the project pipeline

Morning, Thursday, 25th November 2021

***Full-scale policy conference taking place online***

This conference examine priorities for the next National Infrastructure Assessment and look more broadly at the challenges being faced around infrastructure investment and delivery.

Delegates will consider the issues in the context of the National Infrastructure Strategy and launch of the National Infrastructure Bank - and the policy and stakeholder agendas on climate change, sustainability and tackling regional disparities across the UK.

We are pleased to be able to include a keynote contribution from Matthew Vickerstaff, Director, Project & Structured Finance Group and Deputy CEO, Infrastructure and Projects Authority.

Sessions in the agenda look at:

  • the next National Infrastructure Assessment and implementation of the National Infrastructure Strategy
  • finance - the effectiveness of infrastructure funding regimes, latest thinking on attracting investment, and priorities for the National Infrastructure Bank
  • climate - building resilience and issues for improving infrastructure readiness for net-zero
  • delivery - adapting to the impact of the pandemic, and developing regional infrastructure to support economic recovery
  • policy - priorities for meeting national and regional infrastructure objectives in the long term


Our forums are known for attracting strong interest from policymakers and stakeholders. Places have been reserved by officials from BEIS; the Climate Change Committee; DAERA, NI; the Department for International Trade; the Department for Transport; the Government Legal Department; the MHCLG; the National Infrastructure Commission; the Office of Rail and Road; Ofwat; the Planning Inspectorate; and the Welsh Government. Also due to attend are representatives from Adams Hendry Consulting; East Ayrshire Council; Faithful+Gould; The Crown Estate; and The Engineering Construction Industry Training Board.

For this conference, as is typical of our meetings, we expect speakers and other delegates to be an informed group including Members of both Houses of Parliament, senior government officials in this area of public policy, together with other stakeholders involved with planning and delivering infrastructure projects, including construction and engineering firms, property and land developers, representatives of local government, law firms, urban and city planners, science centres, digital and technology platforms, energy companies, transport bodies, as well as reporters from the national and specialist media.

This is a full-scale conference taking place online***

  • full, four-hour programme including comfort breaks - you’ll also get a full recording and transcript to refer back to
  • information-rich discussion involving key policymakers and stakeholders
  • conference materials provided in advance, including speaker biographies
  • speakers presenting via webcam, accompanied by slides if they wish, using the Cisco WebEx professional online conference platform (easy for delegates - we’ll provide full details)
  • opportunities for live delegate questions and comments with all speakers
  • a recording of the addresses, all slides cleared by speakers, and further materials, is made available to all delegates afterwards as a permanent record of the proceedings
  • delegates are able to add their own written comments and articles following the conference, to be distributed to all attendees and more widely
  • networking too - there will be opportunities for delegates to e-meet and interact - we’ll tell you how!

Full information and guidance on how to take part will be sent to delegates before the conference

Keynote Speaker

Matthew Vickerstaff

Director, Project & Structured Finance Group and Deputy CEO, Infrastructure and Projects Authority

Keynote Speaker

Matthew Vickerstaff

Director, Project & Structured Finance Group and Deputy CEO, Infrastructure and Projects Authority


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Head, Financial Advisory, Operis

Keith Howells

Fellow, Institution of Civil Engineers

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