As the largest project of its kind in the UK, High Speed Two or HS2 as it is more commonly known – is set to revolutionise rail connections between London, Leeds and Manchester from 2033.
With HS2 construction work scheduled to commence following three years of scrutiny – the first trains are due to run between London and Birmingham by 2026. The Midlands Construction Summit, taking place on 14 November 2017, at the National Conference Centre in Birmingham – is perfectly timed to offer insight into a ten-year pipeline of opportunity, which is set to create thousands of jobs within the construction sector.
HS2 will be the world’s most advanced passenger railway and although plans have come under fire from some protester groups – the majority predict positive outcomes including, reduced road congestion, shorter rail journey times, economic stimulation and importantly, increased job opportunities – particularly in the construction sector.
“HS2 is a vital part of the government’s long-term economic plan, creating tens of thousands of job opportunities for people and businesses across the country,” claims Transport Secretary, Patrick McLoughlin.
With a wide range of procurement opportunities stretching almost a decade into the future, delegates at the Midlands Construction Summit will hear first-hand from HS2 Supply Chain Manager, Robin Lapish. Robin will provide an overview of HS2, an update on its procurement programme, what HS2 is looking for and how suppliers of all sizes can get ready to be part of Europe’s largest infrastructure project.
Robin Lapish will be joined at the Midlands Construction Summit by an outstanding speaker line-up that includes:
- Mark Farmer – Founding Director & CEO, CAST
- Joshua Southern – Associate, KPMG
- Ann Bentley – Global Chairman, Rider Levett Bucknall
- Lorraine Gregory – Partnership Manager, CITB
- Dr Pam Waddell – Director, Birmingham Science City
- Paul Chatwin – Associate, Cundall
- Mark Wakeford – Managing Director, Stepnell
- Maria Coulter – Owner, Construction Coach
- Andrew Bannister – Regional Business Team Leader, SCAPE
- Lana Shaylor – Business Development Director, Shaylor Group
- Maela Baker – Civil Engineer, Pick Everard
Taking place on 14 November 2017 at the National Conference Centre in Birmingham, this combined conference and exhibition will guide and help the Midlands built environment sector to define their route map for grasping the strategic opportunities in a lively and structured way, allowing for plenty of input from industry leaders and their suppliers coalescing around a range of key themes.
Book your place
Tickets to Midlands Construction Summit cost just £95 plus vat and include entry into the conference and exhibition, parking, lunch and refreshments.
Built Environment Hub Members receive 20% discount on ticket price. To book using this discount, simply login to the Built Environment Hub Members Area, and proceed to the booking form.
To book your place, visit: www.midlandsconstructionsummit