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Infrastructure show hots up

Thousands of construction professionals are to descend on the NEC in Birmingham between 18 and 20 October for the inaugural Infrastructure Show.

The event is bringing together some of the UK’s leading contractors and construction practices with a combined forward order book of projects worth £57bn.

The Infrastructure Show will be built around five hubs; airports, rail, roads, utilities and cities & regeneration. It has already signed up BAA as a partner for the Airports Hub. BAA will provide details of its Heathrow Terminal 2 project and other developments.

“It is important that BAA is seen to be working at the heart of the industry and helping to inform the supply chain of its up andcoming projects and development strategies,” said BAA Heathrow commercial director David Ferroussat.

Birmingham International Airport officials will also be at the hub, showcasing expansion plans.

The Rail Hub partners are Network Rail and Crossrail.

They will be updating on the £30bn High Speed 2 project and London’s £15.9bn Crossrail scheme.

“Crossrail is delighted to be supporting the Infrastructure Show,” said head of procurement Martin Rowark.

“As Europe’s largest civil engineering project Crossrail is committed to working with the industry in obtaining best value across the programme.

“The Infrastructure Show provides Crossrail with the ideal opportunity to demonstrate the project’s momentum and to meet suppliers and contractors who are interested in contributing to this important scheme.”

Leading industry figures

The show’s extensive “Smarter infrastructure for the New Economy” seminar programme will involve leading construction industry figures.

Key speakers will include Infrastructure UK chief executive James Stewart, Atkins chief executive Keith Clarke and OlympicDelivery Authority chairman John Armitt.

The Infrastructure Show is also offering a Hosted Buyer Programme. which offers a bespoke diary of supplier meetings with exhibitors, as well as select networking opportunities.

By creating a highly structured day, participants have the opportunity to maximise time spent at the show.

The programme is designed to help procurement professionals and specifiers reduce time and effort researching newtechnologies, ideas and suppliers.

To date exhibitors include Topcon, Vinci, Costain, EC Harris, Kosran, JDP, Lafarge, Macrete, Fisher Fixings, Celsa Steel, Apollo Cradles, RMD Kwikform and Ergon Structural Concrete.

The Infrastructure Show is part of the Built Environment Solutions & Technologies (BEST) event.

  • Entry to the Infrastructure Show is free. Register in advance using priority code ENCU at www.best-show.co.uk

 

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