• ROUNDTABLE: The role of infrastructure investment in levelling up the North/South divide

    02 October 2020
    02 October 2020
  • WEBINAR: Delivering a green recovery

    09 October 2020
    09 October 2020
  • LIVE INTERVIEW: Lord Deben, Chairman of the Committee on Climate Change

    23 October 2020
    23 October 2020
  • WEBINAR: Planning and procurement reform – delivering the nation’s infrastructure

    06 November 2020
    06 November 2020
  • LIVE INTERVIEW: Victoria Hills, Chief Executive of the Royal Town Planning Institute

    20 November 2020
    20 November 2020
  • ROUNDTABLE: Winning work internationally

    27 November 2020
    27 November 2020
  • WEBINAR: Looking ahead to 2021 - prospects for construction and infrastructure

    11 December 2020
    11 December 2020

ROUNDTABLE: The role of infrastructure investment in levelling up the North/South divide

A business roundtable event, organised as part of our Infrastructure Intelligence Live series of events.

Our Infrastructure Intelligence Live series of events continues on Friday 2 October 2020 with a roundtable looking at the role of infrastructure investment in levelling up the North/South divide. 

The UK is one of the most geographically unequal developed economies in the world. While cities and large towns in the south east of England are among the most productive and prosperous places in Europe, most in the north and the Midlands lag far behind. The government has made it a key priority to address this inequality and ‘level up’ underperforming and left-behind parts of the UK through a programme of infrastructure development, investing in education, skills and scientific R&D. Infrastructure investment will play a key role in this ‘levelling up’ and so will the elected metro majors and their combined authorities.

This special Infrastructure Intelligence roundtable event on Friday 2 October 2020 will bring together four elected metro mayors for the north or representatives from these areas and other stakeholders from the north, to discuss what actions need to be taken to help level up the North/South divide and the role the metro mayors will have in all this. With representatives on our panel from Greater Manchester, Liverpool City Region, North of Tyne and Tees Valley, it promises to be an illuminating and thought-provoking discussion.

Find out about the role of infrastructure investment in levelling up the North/South divide by attending this roundtable discussion, which is organised in association with our strategic partner, BECG

The role of infrastructure investment in levelling up the North/South divide
Friday 2 October 2020 at 11am

Moderator
Andy Walker, Editor, Infrastructure Intelligence

Panellists
Steve Rotheram, Mayor, Liverpool City Region
Andy Burnham, Mayor, Greater Manchester
Dr Henry Kippin, Director of Economic Growth, North of Tyne Combined Authority
Jessie Joe Jacobs, Labour Party candidate for Tees Valley Metro Mayor
Debbie Francis, City Executive for the North, Arcadis
Marcus Johns, Research Fellow, IPPR North
Kevin Whitmore, Director – Head of North, BECG

Click here to book a place on this roundtable event.

The Infrastructure Intelligence LIVE series of events is organised in association with our strategic partner, BECG

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02 October 2020 - 02 October 2020

WEBINAR: Delivering a green recovery

A business webinar, organised as part of our Infrastructure Intelligence Live series of events.

Our Infrastructure Intelligence Live series of events continues on Friday 9 October 2020 with a webinar on sustainability and delivering a green recovery.

With the government’s key priority being the jumpstarting of the UK economy, environmentalists fear that politicians will approve and possibly subsidise any economic activity, regardless of how many tonnes of CO2 are pumped into the atmosphere. But is this fear justified? The prime minister and chancellor have been careful to point out the need for sustainable projects and, at least in words, the message of the importance of the environment and commitment to net zero appears to be getting through. 

The Covid-19 pandemic has shown us that society can live differently and that net-zero can be achieved provided that we work together towards that common goal. However, to deliver on the government’s ambition for a green, sustainable recovery, the industry must also take a serious look at its approach to value, including, crucially, how it is defined. The construction sector’s historic affinity with cheapness, must give way to a much broader understanding of value, one rooted in delivering better social, economic and environmental outcomes. This webinar on Friday 9 October 2020 will discuss these issues and more.

A green stimulus programme that creates more sustainable cities, investing in active transport and building the infrastructure for a better world is certainly within our grasp and a green recovery is possible, but it will take political will. So, how do we keep the key issue of sustainability at the forefront of politicians’ minds to ensure this green recovery? Find out more by attending this webinar.

Find out about how we ensure that the recovery will be a green and sustainable one by attending this webinar, which is organised in association with our strategic partner, BECG. 

Delivering a green recovery 
Friday 9 October 2020 at 11am

Moderator
Andy Walker, Editor, Infrastructure Intelligence

Panellists
Zoisa Walton, CEO, Octopus Energy for Business
Donald Morrison, Senior Vice President, Jacobs People and Places Solutions UK/Europe
Stuart Cairns, Partner, Bird & Bird
Jamie Gordon, Director - Infrastructure and Energy, BECG

Click here to book a place on the Delivering a Green Recovery webinar.

The Infrastructure Intelligence LIVE series of events is organised in association with our strategic partner, BECG

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09 October 2020 - 09 October 2020

LIVE INTERVIEW: Lord Deben, Chairman of the Committee on Climate Change

A special In the Spotlight interview as part of our Infrastructure Intelligence Live series of events.

The Infrastructure Intelligence Live series of events continues on Wednesday 11 November at 3pm with a live interview with Lord Deben, Chairman of the Committee on Climate Change.

The Committee on Climate Change (CCC) provides independent, expert advice about reducing greenhouse gas emissions to UK and devolved governments and reports progress towards meeting emissions targets to the UK parliament and parliaments in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. The committee is made up of experts in the fields of climate change science, economics, behavioural science, business and industry.

As the Rt. Hon John Gummer, Lord Deben was the minister for agriculture, fisheries and food between 1989 and 1993 and was the longest serving secretary of state for the environment the UK has ever had. His 16 years of top-level ministerial experience also include minister for London, employment minister and paymaster general. He has consistently championed an identity between environmental concerns and business sense. To that end, he set up and now runs Sancroft, a corporate responsibility consultancy working with blue-chip companies around the world on environmental, social and ethical issues.

Given the key strategic importance of the CCC’s work in advising UK governments and reporting to parliament on progress on reducing greenhouse gas emissions and preparing for and adapting to the impacts of climate change, an interview with the chairman of the CCC, someone who has also had a wide experience of government at the highest level, is a must-attend.

This event is organised in association with our strategic partner, BECG.

In the Spotlight interview 2:
Lord Deben, Chairman of the Committee on Climate Change
Wednesday 11 November 2020 at 3pm
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The Infrastructure Intelligence Live series of events is organised in association with our strategic partner, BECG

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23 October 2020 - 23 October 2020

WEBINAR: Planning and procurement reform – delivering the nation’s infrastructure

A business webinar, organised as part of our Infrastructure Intelligence Live series of events.

The Infrastructure Intelligence Live series of events continues on Friday 6 November 2020 with a webinar looking at how planning and procurement reform can help deliver the nation’s infrastructure.

The UK economy has been badly shaken by Covid-19 and there will be more aftershocks to come. We need infrastructure investment to power the country’s recovery but, for that to happen, the right conditions for creating confidence, stimulating investment, and enabling projects to move forward will be crucial. 

Recent research has highlighted the imperative of certainty in the planning process and many in the industry argue that the importance of the right decision-making framework for infrastructure investment is more clearly needed than ever before. This webinar will look at the role of planning and procurement reform in delivering the UK’s infrastructure, what needs to be done and how we make progress. 

Find out about the role that planning and procurement reform can play in delivering the nation’s infrastructure by attending this webinar, which is organised in association with our strategic partner, BECG. 

Planning and procurement reform – delivering the nation’s infrastructure 
Friday 6 November 2020 at 11am

Moderator
Andy Walker, Editor, Infrastructure Intelligence

Speakers
(Full speaker line-up to be announced soon)

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The Infrastructure Intelligence LIVE series of events is organised in association with our strategic partner, BECG

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06 November 2020 - 06 November 2020

LIVE INTERVIEW: Victoria Hills, Chief Executive of the Royal Town Planning Institute

A special In the Spotlight interview as part of our Infrastructure Intelligence Live series of events.

Our Infrastructure Intelligence LIVE series of events continues on Friday 20 November with a live interview with Victoria Hills, Chief Executive of the Royal Town Planning Institute.

The third Infrastructure Intelligence LIVE In the Spotlight interview features Victoria Hills, chief executive of the Royal Town Planning Institute. Victoria, one of the most high-profile women leaders in construction, is passionate about planning great liveable places and has an unrivalled insight into London’s governance, having worked for all three London mayors. 

As a former chief executive of the Old Oak and Park Royal Development Corporation, she drove forward the early stages of the transformation of the Old Oak and Park Royal opportunity area and previously was head of transport for the Greater London Authority. Before that, she held a variety of roles in transport consultancy and local government and previously chaired the Transport Planning Society and the RTPI's Transport Planning Network, and in 2017 was appointed a fellow of the Institution of Civil Engineers.

With 20 years’ experience and expertise in planning, transport and organisational leadership and development, Victoria’s views on a range of issues should certainly be well worth listening to during this live interview, which is organised in association with our strategic partner, BECG.

In the Spotlight interview 3:
Victoria Hills, Chief Executive of the Royal Town Planning Institute
Friday 20 November 2020 at 11am

Click here to book a place to attend the interview with Victoria Hills.

The Infrastructure Intelligence LIVE series of events is organised in association with our strategic partner, BECG

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20 November 2020 - 20 November 2020

ROUNDTABLE: Winning work internationally

A business roundtable, organised as part of our Infrastructure Intelligence Live series of events.

Our Infrastructure Intelligence Live series of events continues on Friday 27 November 2020 with a roundtable looking at the key trends, developments and the prospects for UK firms looking to work overseas. 

This special Infrastructure Intelligence roundtable event will focus on the international sector and examine the key trends, developments and the prospects for UK firms looking to work overseas. In the post-Brexit business landscape, it is likely that some firms will need to cast their horizons further afield in the search for work opportunities and this roundtable will discuss some of the issues that companies will need to consider as they do that. A recent study by the UK Department for International Trade identified around 25 separate infrastructure export-related initiatives underway highlighting the growing recognition of a key export sector, but there are concerns about the need for better coordination. 

The merger of DFID and FCO into a new Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Department may signal a welcome level of coordination and this roundtable will look at what this all means for infrastructure firms looking to work internationally.

Get the low-down on winning work overseas by attending this roundtable discussion, which is organised in association with our strategic partner, BECG. 

Winning work internationally roundtable
Friday 27 November 2020 at 11am.

Moderator
Andy Walker, Editor, Infrastructure Intelligence

Speakers
(Full speaker line-up to be announced soon)

Click here to book a place at this international roundtable

The Infrastructure Intelligence LIVE series of events is organised in association with our strategic partner, BECG

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27 November 2020 - 27 November 2020

WEBINAR: Looking ahead to 2021 - prospects for construction and infrastructure

A business webinar, organised as part of our Infrastructure Intelligence Live series of events.

The Infrastructure Intelligence Live series of events concludes on Friday 11 December 2020 with a webinar looking ahead to what 2021 is likely to have in store for the construction and infrastructure sector.

As 2020 draws to a close, we will reflect on a momentous and unprecedented 12 months for the industry and indeed global society, but also crucially look forward to what 2021 may bring politically, economically and socially and the potential impact on the construction and infrastructure sector. As society gets used to working in the new normal and with businesses adjusting to an economic landscape they could not have predicted a year ago, there are many big questions to be answered about what 2021 is likely to bring. This webinar will bring together some of our industry’s key influencers to provide plenty of answers. 

Find out about the prospects for the construction and infrastructure sector in 2021 by attending this webinar, which is organised in association with our strategic partner, BECG. 

Looking ahead to 2021 - prospects for construction and infrastructure 
Friday 11 December 2020 at 11am

Moderator
Andy Walker, Editor, Infrastructure Intelligence

Speakers
(Full speaker line-up to be announced soon)

Click here to book a place on this webinar.

The Infrastructure Intelligence LIVE series of events is organised in association with our strategic partner, BECG

Click here to view details of all the events in the Infrastructure Intelligence Live series.

11 December 2020 - 11 December 2020