key Topics discussed

25th October


9.30am - CEO's Panel Discussion: Uncovering the Biggest Challenges and Opportunities in UK Construction

  • Innovation and long-term vision for the industry

  • The construction industry following Brexit

  • Supply chain shortage

  • Bridging the skills gap

  • Introducing the apprenticeship levy

  • Future opportunities


10.15am - The Time of Change

  • Brexit and the construction industry

  • Post general election: Forecasts and challenges

  • The reform of Freedom of Movement across the EU – How might this affect the industry?

  • The future impact of digital, AI and new technology


10.45am - The UK Housing Crisis

  • Demand for building homes vs the shrinking workforce

  • What is being done to meet the demands of the ambitious house-building programme

  • Challenges, solutions and opportunities


John Anderson, Executive Director, Kier Living

Cllr Daniel Moylan, Daniel Moylan

Peter Elliott MRICS RIBA, Head of Property Development, TfL Property Development, Commercial Development Directorate, Transport for London


11.15am - Building for the Future

  • CITB Apprenticeship Levy

  • Investing in talent and skills

  • Creating the image for the construction industry

  • Developing a robust system for training and skills development

  • Future market trends & opportunities and how to capitalise on them


Sarah Beale, CEO, Construction Industry Training Board, CITB

Barry Cullen, Future Talent Director, Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS)

12.00pm Lunch

1.00pm - UK's Housing Experts Discuss the Latest Trends and Developments

  • Collaboration and co-operation in solving the housing crisis

  • Regional approaches to land supply models, tenures, supply and investment

  • Vision and strategy – Mitigating problems and boosting opportunities

  • The future role of Housing Associations


Cllr Katherine Dunne, Cabinet Member for Housing, London Borough of Hounslow

Cllr Matthew Bennett, Cabinet Member for Housing, London Borough of Lambeth

Cllr Farah Hussain, Cabinet Member for Housing, London Borough of Redbridge

Cllr Averil Lekau, Cabinet Member for Housing and Anti-Poverty, London Borough of Royal Greenwich

Cllr Mark Williams, Cabinet Member Regeneration and New Homes, London Borough of Southwark

1.30pm - Growth & Development of the UK's Construction Industry

  • Innovative approaches to supporting growth in the industry

  • Productivity, profitability and performance

  • Investing in the UK's largest infrastructure and housing projects

  • What can the UK construction industry learn from overseas?

  • Technology adoption – Embracing disruption and preparing for the digital future


Edward James, Workstream Lead, NHS London Procurement Partnership

2.00pm - Developing a More Sustainable Built Environment

  • The Green Agenda - how will this impact the construction industry?

  • Adopting the most sustainable and viable solutions to your business

  • Making sustainability a norm and not an option

  • A low carbon economy: how do we get there?

2.30pm The Vision for Off-site Construction

  • The future outlook for off-site construction in the UK

  • Overcoming some of the wider industry challenges – how can off-site support this?

  • Best practice in off-site implementation

  • Productivity and certainty in delivery


Cliff Jones, Head of Construction Procurement, Procurement - Commercial Division, Department of Health

3.00pm Meet the Buyer