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UKIS 2018: getting into the zone

The UK’s Leading Infrastructure & Supply Event

Infrastructure is the foundation upon which our economy is built. The Government remains determined to deliver better infrastructure across the UK to help grow the economy and improve opportunities. With a national infrastructure pipeline of over £600Bn in projects to be completed over the next ten years, the infrastructure industry represents a significant opportunity for businesses of all sizes.

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The UK Infrastructure Show – Constructing the Future, taking place at NEC, Birmingham on Tuesday 17 April, is a must-attend event for those working in all areas of infrastructure. Register today for FREE!

UKIS 2018 provides participants with a unique opportunity to engage, connect and collaborate with a vast array of key projects, decision makers and influencers representing all areas throughout the supply chain.

The latest National Infrastructure Pipeline features over 720 projects and programmes across transport, housing and digital to fire up the nation’s infrastructure, and UKIS is delighted to be working with HS2, Transport for London, Tideway, Horizon Nuclear, Consortium Procurement, Midlands Connect, and Procurement for All, among others.

The 2018 show has been zoned into the three main areas of infrastructure, representing the top spending infrastructure sectors, and visitors can engage with the Supply Chain Opportunities Zones around these areas.

Housing Zone

Moving Zone

Powering Zone

Each zone will have a series of presentations from projects, giving you more details on the supply chain opportunities available within the organisations presenting. Hear direct from representatives of some of the major UK infrastructure projects including HS2, Crossrail 2, Wylfa Newydd Power Station, Tideway, Westminster Regeneration, Birmingham Regeneration and more.



The real reasons why we aren’t building enough new homes

Housebuilding is a national priority, with demand for new public and private housing at its highest ever level. The Department for Communities and Local Government has committed to fixing the broken housing market with significant investment and changes to planning procedures, including the creation of a £2.3Bn Housing Infrastructure Fund to unlock new housing projects across the UK.

The Government has pledged to build 300,000 new homes, and with this comes additional requirements for supporting infrastructure – so investment into major water and waste projects continues, including the Tideway project, which is one of the largest of its kind.

Within the Housing Zone you will hear from some of the major buying consortia in the housing sector, detailing the framework opportunities available to organisations like yours. Find out more about some of the major frameworks available in sectors including compliance, property maintenance, safety and security, corporate procurement, water treatment services and more.

Attend sessions in the Housing Zone and learn more about how your company can work with the major players in this sector. As a buyer you will hear more about Universal Credit and also Dynamic Purchasing Systems and the benefits they can bring to your organisation.

Official Housing Zone Partners include two of the UK’s largest social housing consortia Consortium Procurement, Procurement For All as well as Westminster City Council and Delta eSourcing.


Moving Zone

The green light came on for HS2 this week with the formal signing of the first major contracts.

Computer-generated visuals of a high speed train.

The UK is a nation on the move. New roads, bridges, tunnels and public transport infrastructure – including large-scale projects such as HS2, Crossrail 2 and the Trans Pennine Route Upgrade – aim to make travel easier and faster and reduce its impact on the environment. In the next five years around £30Bn will be spent on major new rail projects and upgrades to existing lines, with a further £10Bn spent on new roads.

Sessions in this zone will cover some of the biggest transport infrastructure projects in the UK, including HS2 and Crossrail 2.


Powering Zone

The Energy and Climate Change State Secretary has welcomed the news that the European Commission has approved the Hinkley Point C State aid case.

Demand for the resources needed to power the UK has never been greater, so investment in delivering new sources of energy is set to rise. Over the next five years, £5Bn will be spent in Scotland alone, with a further £16Bn spent across the rest of the UK, including the Hinkley Point C nuclear power station in the South West. Energy projects are large and complex – and involve long and diverse supply chains providing services from design and engineering to IT and facilities management. Green energy projects run by cities and local authorities are also set to receive millions in Government funding, opening up further opportunities for businesses of all types to get involved; not to mention the opportunities from biomass, onshore wind and other renewable energy projects.

Sessions within the Powering Zone will focus on some of the major energy and utilities projects underway across the UK.


Skills Development Zone


Prepare for Success : The Skills Development Zone offers a range of interactive sessions designed specifically for suppliers looking to improve their knowledge and success rate during the bidding process. Whether you are a current or aspiring supplier to the infrastructure sector, this training zone provides the expert advice needed to help you find opportunities and improve your bidding techniques.

What will I learn? By attending the Skills Development Zone you will:

  • Learn how to avoid the common pitfalls that litter the bidding process
  • Understand how to identify and add value to your bid
  • Improve your chances of achieving greater bidding success
  • Hear how CompeteFor can help you find opportunities in this sector



Product Showcase

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The Product Showcase at the UK Infrastructure Show 2018 will bring together current and aspiring suppliers within this high-value marketplace, alongside some of the major infrastructure projects under way across the UK.

This area of the show will bring together construction’s leading and most influential suppliers, representing a wide range of products and services, designed specifically to enhance efficiency and support the ongoing requirements of the infrastructure industry.

Visitors will have the opportunity to:

  • Discover exciting new products, innovative services and efficient and adaptable suppliers
  • Develop new partnerships and working relationships
  • Network with cutting-edge solutions providers

Exhibitors and sponsors will benefit from direct contact with over 1,000 delegates from across the infrastructure industry, enabling them to develop both new and existing business opportunities within this multi billion pound marketplace.


To discuss exhibition or sponsorship opportunities please call 0845 270 7066 or email

Alternatively to register as a delegate please click here