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?
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