Morning, Tuesday, 21st January 2020
THIS EVENT IS CPD CERTIFIED
This conference will discuss the options for future finance and investment for UK infrastructure.
Delegates will examine investment and financing of infrastructure projects across the UK - drawing on the Government’s Infrastructure Finance Review, and focusing on:
- The role of public and private investment in delivering national infrastructure;
- The potential introduction of a UK infrastructure finance institution; and
- Development of existing finance mechanisms and the potential of new models.
We expect discussion on priorities for investing in key projects across the UK, following governmental announcements on:
- the Leeds-Manchester route of Northern Powerhouse Rail,
- the recommitment to £1.1bn funding for the Strategic Road Network,
- funding for maintenance of existing infrastructure, including the additional £275m for the railway,
- £5bn to support full-fibre rollout across the UK, and
- launch of the £29bn for the Road Investment Strategy.
- Matthew Vickerstaff, Co-Chair, Expert Panel, The Infrastructure Finance Review;
- James Richardson, Chief Economist, National Infrastructure Commission;
- Harriet Hepburn, Director, Corporate Finance, Network Rail;
- Katy Dowding, Executive Vice President, Skanska;
- David Carter, Director of Infrastructure, West of England Combined Authority; and
- Senior speaker confirmed from Global Infrastructure Investment Association
Further confirmed speakers include: Ed Clarke, Infracapital; Susan Davy, Pennon Group; Russell Jackson, AECOM; Stuart McMillan, Burges Salmon and Simon Whistler, Principles for Responsible Investment.
- Policy priorities following the Infrastructure Finance Review;
- Industry priorities for the spending review - investment and value for money;
- Sourcing private investment in UK infrastructure;
- Opportunities for future public-private partnerships;
- Challenges for regional authorities to invest in major infrastructure projects;
- Developing an independent infrastructure finance institution; and
- Infrastructure financing post PFI - developing existing mechanisms, assessing alternative models and next steps for green finance.
- Securing private funding and finance in the rail sector.
- National development banking in practice.
Engagement with policy officials at this conference
This Westminster Energy, Environment & Transport Forum conference has attracted strong interest from policymakers. It will be an opportunity for stakeholders to engage with officials who have reserved places representing: BEIS; Cabinet Office; CMA; DfT; DIT; MHCLG; NAO; Ofwat; OLEV; ORR; Transport Scotland and the Welsh Government.