UKCW 2018

NEC BIRMINGHAM   09-11 OCTOBER 2018

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IEMA – Skills & Sustainable Infrastructure Conference - FREE to attend
11th October, NEC Concourse Suites 1&2

The UK is within a new Golden Age of Infrastructure, with over half a trillion of investment in new and upgraded energy, rail, sewerage, flood risk management, aviation and road projects all being progressed. These projects will shape the infrastructure upon which our future sustainable (or unsustainable) economy and society is built, but they also have a huge potential to leave a legacy that significantly advances how we integrate environment and sustainability into all future development.

This conference will launch IEMA’s latest research report on the role sustainability skills are playing in enabling the ‘UK’s golden Age of Infrastructure’. The day will include presentations from industry leaders who are already actively pursuing the opportunities of embedding sustainability across infrastructure projects, consultancy skills, contractor operations and more.

Agenda

08:30 – 09:45 Registration and Networking breakfast 
10:00 – 10:15 Chair Opening and Keynote address
Chair: Josh Fothergill, Policy Lead – Skills for a Sustainable Economy, IEMA
Keynote: Tim Balcon, CEO, IEMA

10:15 – 11:00 The Strategic case for embedding sustainability competence in infrastructure projects
Speaker: Jenny Ekelund, Sustainability Engagement and Partnerships Lead, Oak Grove Associates

11:30 – 12:15 Putting sustainability at the heart of an infrastructure project’s goals
Speakers: Darren White, Head of Environmental Sustainability, Tideway and Jon Foster, Sustainability Systems Manager, Atkins

13:15 – 14:00 Upskilling consultants and contractors to embed sustainability in design and delivery 
Speakers: Jane Grant, UK Head of Learning and Development, WSP and Chris Hayes, Sustainability Operations Director, Skanska

14:30 – 15:15 Growing the skills base from education to legacy 
Speakers: Selvin Roberts, EDF Energy and Simon Bennett, Head of Learning Legacy, Crossrail
All delegates have access to UKCW and The Beer Festival

All delegates have access to UKCW and The Beer Festival

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