Date

13/14th of September 2017

Location

New Adelphi Theatre, University of Salford

Remaining

50 + Places Left

Confirmed Speakers

17 Speakers

Now in its fourth year, the largest property and construction event of its kind outside of London will connect 400 delegates with some of the biggest names in the industry and will provide a unique opportunity to discuss the latest developments in the region and across the UK construction sector.

Organised by Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce and the University of Salford the event will explore how the Government’s industrial strategy, regional devolution and the affordable homes programme will shape the North’s property sector in the years to come.

Discuss the region’s infrastructure and connectivity needs, how Brexit will affect strategic planning and investment and how policy changes will impact on business

In an industry which has traditionally been slow to adapt to change, innovative new technologies are beginning to challenge long held assumptions in the construction sector.

Building on the success of the annual Construction Summit North, Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce and the University of Salford present the first Digital Technology Conference to explore how these latest advances are changing the buildings we live and work in.

Bringing more than 400 delegates together with the biggest names in the digital construction sector, this expanded event will explore how building information modelling, digital design, big data and the internet of things are revolutionising the way we think about property and construction.

See how big data is making buildings smarter and more efficient, how digital modelling can spot small errors before they become costly mistakes and anticipate how the technology of the future will change the way we work.

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Speakers

Chris Fletcher

Marketing and Policy Director

Summit Chairman | Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce

Professor Hisham Elkadi

Dean of the School of the Built Environment

University of Salford

Clive Memmott

Chief Executive

Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce

Mike Blackburn

Chair

Greater Manchester Local Enterprise Partnership

Andy Burnham

Mayor

Greater Manchester

Val Shawcross

Deputy mayor

Transport of London

Ruth Jackson

Founder and Principal

Ruth Jackson Planning

Leigh Carter MSc FCIOB

Senior Project Manager

Mace Group

John Duckworth

Managing Director UK & EMEA

The Instant Group

Steffan Webb

Head of Projects

Future Cities Catapult

Tom Forth

Head of Data

Open Data Institute

Peter McDermott

Professor of Construction

University of Salford

Christian Spence

Head of Research & Policy

GMCC

Phil Cusack

Chairman

GMCC

Paul Dennett

Salford City Mayor

GMCA Housing & Planning

Rico Wojtulewicz

Specialist Policy Advisor

National Federation of Builders

Alan George Muse

Director

RICS

Deborah McLaughlin

Head of Housing Delivery

GL Hearn

Ruth McCarthy

Partner and Head of Real Estate

Berg Solicitors

Lynne Ceeney

Technical Director

BSRIA

Mo Perkins FCIHT, FCMI,

Technical Services Director – Infrastructure Services

Skanska UK

Roger Kadama

CEO

Desap System Solutions

Mo Isap

Director, Hobs Studio, Greater Manchester Local Enterprise Partnership Board Member

Collete Roche

Deputy Chief Executive

Manchester Airport

Senthil Arjunan

Head of BIM, National BIM Manager

Interserve Construction

David Glover

Director

Peel Group

Agenda

Opening Remarks from Chair

Chris Fletcher, Marketing and Policy Director, Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce

The UK faces a series of unique challenges over the coming years on the back of June’s General Election and Brexit. Locally, the first round of elected mayors are now in place (others will follow from 2020 onwards) With record levels of interest and investment in development, major new construction schemes about to start such as HS2 and more on the planning board, there are huge opportunities to take advantage of. The day is about identifying these, what are the priorities, what are the barriers to getting action underway and how can they be sorted? With government and others in need of ideas the sector is ideally placed to input and shape its own future.

The summit will aim to mix together the issues and practical operational aspects for the sector to make it regionally and industry relevant and offer new and diverse views and solutions to a range of issues.

INTRODUCTORY SESSION: Building a strong economy

Building a strong North West economy

This session is about setting the scene for the summit – not getting into dense economic facts but highlighting from a local government, education and business perspective what the strengths, challenges and actions are for the sector to build a strong and robust northern economy.

Professor Hisham Elkadi, Dean of the School of the Built Environment, Salford University

Clive Memmott, Chief Executive, Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce

Jo Purves, Pro Vice-Chancellor for International & Regional Partnerships, Salford University

Mike Blackburn, Chair, Greater Manchester Local Enterprise Partnership

Mo Isap, Director Hobs Studio, Greater Manchester Local Enterprise Partnership Board Member, Co-founder & Trustee Tauheedul Education Trust

Transport and Infrastructure requirements-mapping the digital, road, rail, port and air necessities of the economy

Transport and Infrastructure requirements-mapping the digital, road, rail, port and air necessities of the economy

Sponsored by the Instant Group

Issues to be discussed;
  • Does a North/South transport gap exist and if so how can it be closed?
  • If future investment is more than road and rail what opportunities are there for the sector to deliver this?
  • What new innovations and technology can be used to speed up delivery of projects?
  • Do current plans and strategies make enough allowance for new technologies and mode of transport?
  • How can the UK stop playing catch-up?

Infrastructure is consistently identified as an area that businesses have ongoing issues with. Despite investment and delivery on several major schemes there does not appear to be any truly visible improvements as of yet.

Taking the position that current work is ‘’only’’ to make the present system adequate and start to make up for years of underinvestment, what more must be done to ensure infrastructure is future proofed? What are the challenges in this and what opportunities are there for the sector to get involved?

Introductory Presentation:

Andy Burnham, Mayor of Greater Manchester

Round one: interactive votes to identify initial positions from the audience. This is to be followed by the initial responses and comments from the panellists

Q&A from the Chair and the floor

Round two of voting: this is designed to identify position and outcome from the session

Panel discussion participants

  • Andy Burnham, Mayor of Greater Manchester
  • Edel Christie, Global Leader for Project Management, Arcadis
  • Ruth Jackson, Founder and Principal, Ruth Jackson Planning
  • Leigh Carter MSc FCIOB, Fellow of the CIOB, Senior Project Manager at Mace Group
  • John Duckworth, Managing Director UK & EMEA at The Instant Group
  • Stefan Webb, Head of Projects, Future Cities Catapult
  • Tom Forth, Head of Data, ODI Leeds
  • Mo Perkins, Technical Services Director, Infrastructure Services, Skanska UK Ltd

The Landscape and Opportunities PANEL SPONSOR

The Landscape and Opportunities PANEL SPONSOR

Sponsored by Hobs Studio The Landscape and Opportunities PANEL SPONSOR

Sponsored by Hobs Group

  Issues to be discussed:
  • The significance of Devolution
  • Shaping the nation’s industrial strategy and sector deal
  • What next for the Northern powerhouse?
  • The impact of Brexit on the North West
This session shall provide for an assessment of the construction industry following June’s election, the impact of the recent mayoral elections, the significance of Greater Manchester’s devolution deal, how this impacts the industrial strategy, Northern Powerhouse and Brexit.

This session will also provide for an opportunity to address how best political and industry specific leaders can most effectively plan through the myriad of initiatives, projects and legislation-how can the sector can identify the priorities and shape the future?

It will look at the future of the Industrial Strategy, the sector deal for construction and what part businesses will play in this.

Introductory Presentations:

Peter McDermott, Professor of Construction Management , Salford University

Panel Discussion Format:

Round one: interactive votes to identify initial positions from the audience. This is to be followed by the initial responses and comments from the panellists

Q&A from the Chair and the floor

Round two of voting: this is designed to identify position and outcome from the session

Panel discussion participants
  • Peter McDermott, Professor of Construction Management , Salford University
  • David Glover, Director, Peel Group
  • Collette Roche, Deputy Chief Executive, Manchester Airport, Board Member of the Northern Powerhouse Partnership
  • Mo Isap MBA FCMI FRSA, Director Hobs Studio, Greater Manchester Local Enterprise Partnership Board Member, Co-founder & Trustee Tauheedul Education Trust
  • Roger Burton, Chair, Constructing Excellence in Manchester
  • Elaine Trimble, Urban Infrastructure Economist, Siemens

Skills-Launch of the 2017 Pipeline Report-Session 1

Workshop 1

GM Pipeline - GMCC (sponsored by Morgan Sindall) – chair Phil Cusack GMCC, presented by Christian Spence GMCC

Workshop 2

Soft Landings: Delivering buildings that Do What They Say On The Tin? sponsored by BSRIA delivered by Lynne Ceeney’s, Technical Director, BSRIA

  • Scene setting
  • Soft Landings update / BSRIA’s key bullets from recent conference
  • Presenting some scenarios x 3


Workshop 3

Mind the skills gap (sponsored by NWCH) – delivered by NWCH

  • Why do we have skills gap
  • How do we make construction industry more attractive
  • Barriers to filling skills gap

Skills-Launch of the 2017 Pipeline Report-Session 2

Workshop 1

MAG pipeline & economic impact  (sponsored by CITB) - delivered by GMCC

Jocelyne Underwood, Sustainability Manager from Laing O’Rourke

Workshop 2

Women In Construction (sponsored by NWCH) - delivered by NWCH

  • Sharing positive stories and case studies of career opportunities inspired by the construction industry.
  • Discussing transferable skills that the industry needs and how to develop these throughout a career journey.
  • Showcasing an example of a construction project that targeted people from outside the industry as a part of its CSR.


Workshop 3

Modern methods of Construction (sponsored by Dribuild) - delivered by UOS

A modernised construction sector in the North- West – responding to the Government Industrial Strategy and the new Sector Deal for Construction

Delivered by University of Salford and Constructing Excellence North West - Sponsored by Dribuild

Facilitated by

Professor Peter McDermott – University of Salford

Alison Watson - Chief Executive - Class of Your Own Limited

David Vayro – Partner - Trowers & Hamlins LLP

Housing-current challenges and strategic frameworks PANEL SPONSOR

Housing-current challenges and strategic frameworks PANEL SPONSOR

Issues to be discussed:
  • Will demand ever be met?
  • Is high-rise still the way to go?
  • Will more devolution mean a better strategic planning system?
  • Does the funding system – commercial finance/local funds/local taxes need an overhaul to make them fit for purpose?


Central to this session are the twin issues of demand and supply. Will we ever be able to build enough homes to satisfy demand? If we can, where will they be built? How will they be built? To what quality? And to what extent do we have the framework in place to train and recruit the workforce required?

Other issues to consider – better and more creative use of funding mechanisms, the challenges arising from Grenfell Tower

Housing

Round one: interactive votes to identify initial positions from the audience. This is to be followed by the initial responses and comments from the panellists

Q&A from the Chair and the floor

Round two of voting: this is designed to identify position and outcome from the session

Panel discussion participants
  • Paul Dennett – GMCA Housing & Planning (Salford City Mayor)
  • Rico Wojtulewicz, Specialist Policy Advisor, National Federation of Builders
  • Alan George Muse BSc (Hons) MSc FRICS, Global Director of Built Environment Professional Groups, RICS
  • Deborah McLaughlin, Head of Housing Delivery and Strategy, GL Hearn
  • Emma Richman, Director of Assets, Great Places Housing Group {invited}
  • Ruth McCarthy, Partner and Head of Real Estate, Berg Solicitors
  • Emma Richman, Director Of Assets, Great Places Housing Group

Opening Remarks from Chair

Chris Fletcher, Marketing and Policy Director, Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce

Chris joined the UK’s largest Chamber in 2003 as a Local Policy Manager direct from education charity Young Enterprise and after having spent 16 years working for a high street bank primarily focused on the start-up and SME market. His wide ranging role means he is responsible for all the chamber’s marketing activity and communications the events programme and campaigning work. His current position puts him in charge of all aspects of interaction and connection with the Chambers members, networks and the wider business community in Greater Manchester as well as key influencers, local authorities, politicians and other organizations.

He was responsible for the introduction of Action For Business which puts policy activity at the heart of the Chamber’s work. He authored and influenced the Chamber’s cutting edge Campaign for Business which identified and promoted the key issues for business in Greater Manchester ahead of the 2015 election and which will be repeated ahead of the 2017 GM Mayor election.

In December 2014 he was named in the Fresh Business Thinking Power 100 of key UK business influencers.

Digital Built Britain (Vision 2020)

Mo Isap , Director Hobs Studio, Greater Manchester Local Enterprise Partnership Board Member

Securing the future of the UK construction industry

  • Digital Built Britain Level 3
  • Building Information Modelling
  • Strategic Plan

How innovation can drive value through the digital transformation in the construction process from design through to operation

Panel Discussion

How innovation can drive value through the digital transformation in the construction process from design through to operation

  • Nooshin Akrami, Senior Lecturer, School of Engineering, The University of Bolton
  • Philip Isgar,  Nuclear Institute - Chair Digital Community, (Engineer-Manufacture-Construct-Operate}
  • Roger Kadama, CEO, Desap System Solutions
  • Stefan Webb, Head of Projects, Future Cities Catapult
  • Senthil Arjunan – Head of BIM, National BIM Manager, Interserve Construction

BREAKOUT SESSIONS

BREAKOUT SESSION 1

CITB

CITB investment in the North West through Flexible and Structured Funds

CITB Flexible and Structured funds invest in solutions that can be transferred from one employer to another, where there is an evidence base and an appropriate solution doesn’t exist, and where the need isn’t adequately met by other CITB funding, like the grants scheme. This workshop will provide an overview of the CITB Funding Programme. We will outline what our flexible and structured funds are designed to do, what we have funded so far and future funding opportunities. The second half of the session will focus on the projects we have funded in the North West: why we chose to fund them, objectives and lessons learned.

The session will cover:
  • An overview of CITB funding
  • Future funding opportunities - including the next commission which will be focused on Higher Education
  • What we’ve funded so far (Share some of the statistics/ infographics from your funding outcomes report
  • Projects in the North West
  • Case Study: The Wowex project, an innovative approach by ISG designed to attract people into the industry


Breakout Session 2

Skanska

Digital Engineering in design and construction, the future is already in our hands

Delivered by: James Daniel, Head of Digital Engineering & BIM, Infrastructure Services, Skanska UK

With the increased access of technology and processes becoming ever more mainstream and the rise of social media having an impact on the way we communicate. James Daniel talks of the ‘Challenges and Solutions’ presented in some of the Skanska portfolio whilst offering a series of questions to debate ‘If the future is in our hands now, what does it look like for construction?’



BREAKOUT SESSION 3

Siemens

Paul Broderick, Business Development Director – Digital

Design4Energy: THINKING ENERGY AT EARLY DESIGN STAGE

Delivered by: Professor Terrence Fernando, Director of the THINKlab, University of Salford

  • Introduction to Design4Energy- Terrence Fernando (10 min)
  • Thinking energy performance at early design stage by architects- May Bassanino (University of Salford)- (20 min)
  • Best practice for preparing CAD models for energy simulation via gbXML for retrofitting- Farid Fouchal/Vanda Dimitriou (Loughborough University)- (20 min)
  • Energy trading and energy matching in neighbourhood design- May Bassanino ( University of Salford)- (20 min)
  • Exploitation of IoT for energy optimisation- Shamaila Iram (University of Salford)- (20 min)
  • Q&A (15 min)

Stefan Webb, Head of Projects, Future Cities Catapult

How User Focused Design, Data and Digital Innovation can Improve the UK Planning System

  • Building a picture of a faster, more transparent and equitable planning system that delivers the kinds of homes, communities and cities we want
  • Researching ‘state of the art’ innovations in planning from around the world; conducting in-depth user research with partner planning authorities across England, and identifying challenges and concepts for entrepreneurs and SMEs to develop further and take to market
  • Bringing together architects, activists, urbanists, developers and councillors

Roger Kadama, CEO, Desap System Solutions

The Design Solution Revolution, utilising 'Integrated Smart Device Technology' (ISDT) at the 'Hub' of Disruptive Innovation :
  • The Integration of Interconnectivity Design Solutions for Evolving Client and Customer Needs
  • New Technology IR, VR and Automation Opportunities
  • Nano Technology in e-Textile and e-Material

Sponsorship Opportunities

Headline Sponsor

· Exclusive Headline Sponsor for the Summit

· Full placement of logo and brand on all digital, printed and other material associated with the Summit

· Display stand at the Summit

· Full page advert/advertorial in the Summit brochure

· Pre and post event coverage and publicity

· 5 places at the Summit

· 2 months of banner advertising in the GM Chamber Brief – sent out twice a week to over 11,000 business contacts – advert to be placed at sponsors request up to April 2018

· Promotional activity through the Chamber’s social media channels (over 30,000 combined users via Twitter, Facebook, Instagram) – activity to take place over 3 months with  10 contacts per month – to be used at sponsor’s request up to April 2018

· Table of 10 at the GM Chamber Property & Construction Dinner (19th October)

· Table of 10 at the 2018 GM Chamber Annual Dinner

· Acknowledgement as a 2017 sponsor at the Chamber’s offices at Elliot House

· Invitation to Sponsors’ reception event to be held January 2018.

Enquire for package prices – 1 available (includes both days)

Panel Sponsors

 

  • Full placement of logo and brand on all digital, printed and other material associated with the Summit
  • Naming rights on one of the Summit panels
  • Speaker for panel discussion
  • Display stand at the Summit
  • Advert in the Summit brochure
  • Pre and post event coverage and publicity
  • 4 places at the Summit
  • 1 month of banner advertising in the GM Chamber Brief – sent out twice a week to over 11,000 business contacts – advert to be placed at sponsors request up to April 2018
  • Promotional activity through the Chamber’s social media channels (over 30,000 combined users via Twitter, Facebook, Instagram) – activity to take place over 2 months with 5 contacts per month
  • 5 places at the GM Chamber Property & Construction Dinner (19th October)
  • 5 places at the 2018 GM Chamber Annual Dinner
  • Acknowledgement as a 2017 sponsor at the Chamber’s offices at Elliot House
  • Invite to Sponsors’ reception event to be held January 2018.

 Enquire for package prices – 3 available (Day 1 only)

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