***Full-scale policy conference taking place online***
This conference will 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 the launch of the National Infrastructure Bank - as well as the policy and stakeholder agendas on climate change, sustainability, and tackling regional disparities across the UK.
We are pleased to be able to include keynote contributions from Matthew Vickerstaff, Director, Project & Structured Finance Group and Deputy CEO, Infrastructure and Projects Authority; and Bridget Rosewell, Commissioner, National Infrastructure Commission.
The discussion is bringing together stakeholders with key policy officials who are due to attend from BEIS; the CCC; DAERA, NI; the Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities; the DIT; the DfI, NI; the DfT; the DPER, ROI; the GLD; the Health and Safety Executive; Homes England; the NAO; the NIC; the Northern Ireland Assembly; the Office of Rail and Road; Ofwat; the Planning Inspectorate; Transport Scotland; the UK Space Agency; and the Welsh Government.
Sessions in the agenda look at:
- the next National Infrastructure Assessment and implementing 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 Infrastructure, NI; the Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities; the Department for Transport; the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform, ROI; the Government Legal Department; the Health and Safety Executive; Homes England; the National Audit Office; the National Infrastructure Commission; the Northern Ireland Assembly; the Office of Rail and Road; Ofwat; the Planning Inspectorate; Transport Scotland; the UK Space Agency; and the Welsh Government. Also due to attend are representatives from Adams Hendry Consulting; Balfour Beatty; British Geological Survey; Cambridgeshire County Council Transport Strategy & Funding; Carbon & Energy Fund; Dalmore Capital; East Ayrshire Council; Enterprise Ireland; Environment Agency; Faithful+Gould; IFOA; Institute and Faculty of Actuaries; Knight Architects; Morgan Sindall Construction & Infrastructure; Natural England; The Crown Estate; The Engineering Construction Industry Training Board; and United Utilities.
Press passes have been reserved by representatives from the Construction News; Financial Times; and Partnerships Bulletin.
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 are 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
Full information and guidance on how to take part will be sent to delegates before the conference