3 - 4 July 2018 | Inmarsat, London

07.30

Networking breakfast (invite only)

An opportunity to formally network with likeminded leaders about major themes and challenges affecting the industry. The session will include an inspirational talk to shape discussions and provide insight into the topic.  

08.30

Registration and refreshments

09.00

Opening welcome from chair

Mark Hansford, editor, New Civil Engineer

09.05

Government address

Preparing the industry for future investment and driving productivity in public works

Revealing how the government can provide clarity to the industry on the project pipeline, the importance of linking transport investment to economic and housing development, and challenging the industry to drive efficiency in public sector projects
 

09.35

Keynote interview

Life after Adonis – shaping the next 18 months for the National Infrastructure Commission

With change at the top of the NIC, what will be the priorities for driving integration, capacity and productivity in the transport sector? What impact are National Infrastructure Assessments having for the economic case for infrastructure investment? How can the NIC and industry work together to drive innovation in UK rail and roads sectors?

10.15

CEO Question Time

How is integration, innovation and investment shaping your agenda in the medium term?

Put your questions to the leaders of TfL, Highways England and Network Rail, so you can shape the debate and conversation, and ensure you hear about the topics and themes that matter to you. Whether it be health and safety, procurement practices or approached to the environment, this is your change to set the agenda. Please submit your questions ahead of the event, by emailing james.crumly@emap.com.
 

11.00

Networking refreshments break

1-2-1 meetings (Premium delegates only) – Organise your day to ensure you meet with the companies that matter to you by booking meetings with fellow attendees.
 

11.30

Breakouts – delegates choose between breakout A and B 

Breakout A – Procuring for 2024

11.30

From alliancing to frameworks – the future landscape for transport procurement

  • Analysing current procurement schemes and how they are driving quality, value and outcomes for those projects
  • Exploring how clients and industry can get more out of the procurement process – from promoting innovation to pushing closer collaboration between stakeholders
  • Futuregazing at where procurement is heading over the next five years and what impact Brexit may have for the way we procure

John Simons, head of procurement and audit, Scape Group

12.15

Drawing comparisons between Local Authority approaches to procurement

  • Exploring the benefits and challenges of keeping technical services in house, and the impact of cuts to grants on capabilities
  • Discussing the move towards outsourcing highways services and what Local Authorities are looking for in industry partners
  • Assessing the procurement challenges facing Local Authorities and how regional collaboration and frameworks could drive efficiencies in asset management

Ann Carruthers, director of environment and transport, Leicestershire County Council

Adrian Smith, corporate director of place, Nottinghamshire County Council

Breakout B – The power of data

11.30

The next steps for smart transport infrastructure – challenging the way we collect and use data

  • Combining development in smart assets and smart vehicles to change the way we manage and operate linear infrastructure
  • Utilising data to improve the construction process and drive efficiencies in the supply chain
  • To what extent is industry structure and regulation limiting the ability to innovate and maximise the benefits data can bring?

Chris Lane, head of transport innovation, Transport for West Midlands

Joanna White, head of intelligent transport systems group, Highways England

12.15

Assessing how digital engineering driving project efficiencies in linear infrastructure

  • Following Crossrail, are we seeing a step change in the digital approach to projects by clients and project partners?
  • Debating the challenges of applying digital engineering to linear infrastructure and whether we have the skills and capabilities to apply to large scale projects
  • How engaged is the wider industry with digital engineering, especially within sub contracts and the supply chain?

Alex Lubbock, head of digital construction, Infrastructure and Projects Authority

Roundtable A – Innovation in transport projects (invite only)

11.30

What can clients and contractors do to promote innovative techniques in transport projects and improve productivity

An exclusive roundtable discussion discussing how techniques such as offsite construction can drive productivity in our transport projects.

13.00

1-2-1 meetings (Premium delegates only)

– Organise your day to ensure you meet with the companies that matter to you by booking meetings with fellow attendees.

14.00

Breakouts

– delegates choose between breakout C and D

Breakout C – Today and tomorrow’s customer

14.00

Putting the customer at the heart of project planning

  • Discussing recent improvements in how industry and clients engage with customers – from better uses of data to closer collaboration with local stockholders
  • Assessing the impact that bringing users and the infrastructure closer together could have for the way we maintain and enhance assets
  • Exploring how transport decisions and projects could be increasingly driven at a local level and the implications for national and local planning

John Larkinson, director of economic regulation and customer, ORR

Jo Kaye, managing director, system operator, Network Rail

Anthony Smith, chief executive, Transport Focus

14.45

Trends in transport usage and who will be using infrastructure in the future

  • Analysing how usage of infrastructure is changing and the role disruptive technology is having for asset owners and planners
  • Discussing new trends in passenger travel, what the passenger of 2028 might look like and how affects the transport systems we will require
  • Designing flexibility in transport assets and exploring the implications changes will have for the life required of assets

Alastair Richards, integrated and smart travel director, Transport for the North

Greg McClymont, lead on cities and transport, National Infrastructure Commission

Breakout D – Delivering future assets

14.00

Applying and maximising the benefits of offsite techniques to linear infrastructure

  • Assessing what impact offsite techniques have already had for projects such as Crossrail and quantifying the benefits
  • What barriers are there to applying to linear transport projects and could there be greater opportunities in the future?
  • Evaluating whether the sector is too conservative in its construction methods and how clients and industry can drive innovation and productivity

David Bray, project director complex infrastructure programme, Highways England

Rob Ewen, delivery director, Heathrow Expansion Programme, Heathrow

14.45

Challenging the supply chain to drive efficiencies in project operations and logistics

  • Building into the procurement process, the flexibility and structure to drive operational productivity
  • To what extent does logistical management need to catch up with our digital capabilities and knowledge?
  • Discussing the impact the skills shortage and new techniques such as offsite construction are having on project and programme management?

Jeremy Greenwood, managing director for national commercial & construction solutions, Tarmac

Roundtable B – Big data, big opportunity (invite only)

14.00

How can the industry ensure that we are utilising data to improve asset management, network connectivity and passenger experience?

An exclusive roundtable discussion discussing how we can use the data available to change the way owners, industry and users interact with transport infrastructure and networks.

Plenary – All delegates

15.30

Networking refreshment break

1-2-1 meetings (Premium delegates only) – Organise your day to ensure you meet with the companies that matter to you by booking meetings with fellow attendees.

16.00

Panel discussion

Driving integration in the transport sector and synergy between multi model systems

  • Discussing the role that regional and national bodies can play in improving integration between systems and making journeys easier for passengers
  • Analysing how changing transport behaviours may impact planning and investment decisions now and in the future
  • Ensuring that new projects maximise the economic and community benefits through collaboration with stakeholders and ensuring ease of access

Liz Hunter, interim director of policy & strategy, West Yorkshire Combined Authority

Mike Waters, director of policy, strategy and innovation, Transport for West Midlands

Shane Fitzpatrick, head of service operations, Merseytravel

Nicola Kane, head of strategic planning and research, Transport for Greater Manchester

16.40

Balloon debate

Which region needs the next statutory transport body?

Over the course of the discussion, bodies will share insight into their region, the transport investment needed and the benefits it can bring. After each topic, one will be ‘eliminated’ by the audience until a winner is announced. The discussion topics include:

  • Round 1: The local case – what are the projects and needs of the region?
  • Round 2: The economic case – what is the potential to stimulate growth and house building?
  • Round 3: The connectivity case – how could the body support national transport priorities and improve connectivity locally and nationally?

Maria Machancoses, director, Midlands Connect

Martin Tugwell, programme director, England Economic Heartland

17.10

Closing remarks from chair

17.10

Networking drinks reception

18.30

Roundtable C – The passenger of 2030 (Invite only)

Discussing the impact that social, economic and technological factors are having on the way we travel

An exclusive roundtable discussion looking at the factors and trends in journeys on our roads and rail networks, and how this affect the design and needs of our networks in the future.

13.00 

Registration and refreshments

Attendees pre book onto either the Rail or Roads business briefings  

Rail business briefing

13.30

Opening welcome from chair

13.45

The Rail sector, 2018-2023

Exploring national patterns and priorities for the rail sector, the projects to watch and clients procuring them.

Anna Delvecchio, supply chain lead, Rail Delivery Group

14.15

Network Rail and CP6 – where will investment be focused

Outlining where Network Rail will be allocating the £48bn and the implications for asset management, new infrastructure and the digital railway.

14.45

Group discussion

Roads business briefing

13.30

Opening welcome from chair

13.45

A new renaissance for highways

Discussing how new national emphasis on roads investment is impacting projects across the UK and at a local level

Michael Dnes, head of RIS2, future RIS, Department for Transport

14.15

Highways England
– from RIS1 to RIS2

Assessing the investment already taken place in the sector, the lessons learnt and looking ahead to plans for the next Road Investment Strategy

14.45

Group discussion

15.00

Networking refreshment break

15.30

Client in focus – Wessex Capacity
Alliance

Assessing the scope of plans to transform connectivity and capacity in
the Wessex route and how collaboration is central to delivering upgrades.

Tim Ryall, commercial director, Wessex Capacity Alliance

16.00

Client in focus

Transport for the North Assessing the scope of plans to transport connectivity and capacity in the Northern rail network and when work will come to market

Tim Wood, interim NPR rail director, Transport for the North

16.30

Group discussion

17.00

End of briefing

15.30

Client in focus – Leeds City Council

Understanding the challenges and opportunities facing local authority highways and how procurement and collaboration can drive efficiencies in future projects.

16.00

Project in focus

16.30

Group discussion

17.00

End of briefing

18.30

Roundtable C – De-risking transport infrastructure again climate change (Invite only)

How can industry supporter ensure that climate reliance is an critical factor in transport investment decisions?

An exclusive roundtable discussion looking capabilities and challenges facing investors and the impact that climate is having on our assets now and in the coming decades

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