UKIS 2018: Keynote speaker profile
UKIS 2018, the UK’s Leading Infrastructure & Supply Event, has announced the keynote speakers for this year’s event.
Infrastructure is the foundation upon which our economy is built; and with the government committing £600Bn to delivering better infrastructure, the infrastructure industry represents a significant opportunity for businesses of all sizes.
The National Infrastructure Pipeline showcases some £600Bn in projects to be completed over the next ten years. Released at the end of 2017, the pipeline is backed by Transforming Infrastructure Plan aimed at revolutionising British infrastructure and boosting the construction sector’s productivity.
Government investment is supporting some 40% of projects included in the pipeline, which is the largest and most comprehensive ever, with private finance making up more than half of the pipeline to 2020/21. The pipeline will help deliver important local projects across the country including transport, broadband, flood defence, and housing.
Officially supported by CompeteFor and many major ongoing and future infrastructure projects, the UK Infrastructure Show 2018 will provide 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.
UKIS is delighted to be working with HS2, Transport for London, Tideway, Horizon Nuclear, Consortium Procurement and Midlands Connect on UK Infrastructure Show 2018.
Taking the stand at NEC, Birmingham on Tuesday 17 April, are number of experts with crucial insight into the infrastructure industry.
Keynote speakers include:
Andy Street, Mayor of West Midlands
Andy Street was elected as the first Mayor of the West Midlands on 4 May 2017. The primary function of the role is to chair the West Midlands Combined Authority and brings with it significant powers over transport, housing, skills and jobs.
Before becoming Mayor, Andy combined a career with John Lewis, Britain’s most successful workers’ co-operative, with a host of high-profile economic development roles, working with local and national government. He was the Chair of the Greater Birmingham & Solihull Local Enterprise Partnership between 2011 and 2016, helping to build the relationships that have underpinned the economic growth of the region.
Additionally, he has been lead non-executive director for the Department for Communities and Local Government as well as a member of the Prime Minister’s Business Advisory Group.
UKIS 2018 is a must-attend event for those working in all areas of infrastructure.
UKIS celebrates major ongoing and future infrastructure projects including HS2, Tideway and Crossrail.
For early bird exhibition and sponsorship opportunities call the UK Infrastructure team on 0845 270 7066 or email [email protected]