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Infrastructure 21 programme revealed

New Civil Engineer has teamed up with the Civil Engineering Contractors Association to work with tier one contractors from across the infrastructure sector to develop a training programme designed to upskill the supply chain such that the industry is ready and able to deliver the anticipated boom in spending.

The programme will be launched at an executive briefing on 11 June when we will also recognise six supply chain companies who are showing early leadership in six core competencies.

Here is the agenda for the 11 June:

07:30   Registration & networking

08:15   Welcome Address

Alasdair Reisner, chief executive, Civil Engineering Contractors Association           

08:20   Keynote Address

Sir John Armitt, chairman, City & Guilds, is passionate about skills and passionate about the construction industry. His hugely successful career in the industry included four years as chief executive leading contractor Costain, six years as boss of Network Rail and four years as chief executive of Union Railways, the company responsible for development of the high speed Channel Tunnel Rail Link and was capped with seven years as chairman of the Olympic Delivery Authority. In that time there is little that Sir John does not know about the value of the industry’s supply chain and the crucial role that good leadership plays in it.

08:35   A 21st Century Infrastructure Supply Chain

Reisner will reveal the results of a six month research project to identify the key priorities for development of the UK infrastructure supply chain. Based on engagement with more than 500 companies, the research will also launch a national programme of training for supply chain companies in these key competencies.

08:55   Question & Answer Session

09:00   Infrastructure 21 – setting the pace

Leaders from across the sector will provide personal insights into their views of some of the priority areas identified in the research, while commending supply chain companies who are showing pace-setting performance in these areas.

  • Collaboration Jason Tucker, head of integrated supply chain, Anglian Water
  • Leadership Terry Morgan, chairman, Crossrail
  • Health & Safety Nirmal Kotecha, director of capital programme & procurement, UK Power Networks
  • Training Beth West, commercial director,HS2
  • Innovation Michele Dix, managing director, Crossrail2
  • Commercial Excellence David Rooke, executive director, Environment Agency

10:00   Questions & Answers to the Panel

10:25   Closing remarks

Mark Hansford, editor, NCE

10:30   Close of Executive Briefing

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