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Crowds attract M4I

UK Construction Minister Nick Raynsford will open the third annual Movement for Innovation conference on 22 May at the Civils 2000 show in Birmingham. His keynote speech is expected to have an audience of 1,500 of the industry's senior managers.

The event is also expected to reveal the strongest evidence yet of the dramatic impact of M4I best practice initiatives.

The decision to hold the event at Civils, with sister shows Pipelines and Interbuild running alongside, was taken because of the numbers of industry professionals attending.

M4I chairman Alan Crane said: 'This conference will be the biggest ever seen in this industry, allowing senior managers the chance to see how the UK's top construction projects have benefited from adopting best practice.

'It is an ideal chance to learn from some of the industry's best performers, and to gain and share new knowledge, which - as we'll be demonstrating - is having tangible and significant impacts on performance and profits.

'Combined, the shows will be drawing more than 100,000 visitors, including many high level construction executives responsible for driving forward best practice, so it is the perfect place to hold our conference.'

Crane will present an overview of the M4I's performance over the last 12 months. The day will then split into a number of sessions with breakout surgeries running alongside the plenary sessions offering delegates the opportunity to discuss a number of specific topical issues with industry experts.

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