Studio Speakers 


10.30 am

Official opening of the South East Construction Expo 2022 by... 

Lee Rowley MP
Minister for Industry

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11.00 am

The economic and business outlook for construction

David Smith
Economics Editor, The Sunday Times

A look forward at a time of uncertainty.  Prospects for growth, inflation and interest rates.
David has been Economics Editor for the Sunday Times for over 30 years as well as writing a weekly column for The Times. 

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Construction outlook for 2022 and beyond

Tom Hall 
Chief Economist, Barbour ABI and AMA Research

What are the factors affecting construction and current and future activity across the sector for GB and the South East.

Tom is Chief Economist at Barbour ABI providing analysis and economic insight for the built environment, assessing the trends and developments that impact the industry.



Offsite. Is this the future of house building?

Malcolm Clarke
Managing Director, Baxall Construction



How to find that project then win it

Neil Edwards
Chief Executive, Builders Conference

Neil will give an up to date transparent review of new construction contracts in the South East Region, as well as nationally so far in 2021.

Builders Conference gives up to date market intelligence, statistical data dealing with over 11,000 project and contract opportunities worth in excess of £80 billion.

Chief Executive of Builders’ Conference a champion to deliver pure and factual information and data to the construction industry in the new digital era.



Nicola Dibb
Managing Director, NDA Ltd


Women in Construction Lunch

Hosted by...

Julie Kapsalis
Chair, Coat to Capital 
Managing Director, Chichester College Group

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Katie Kelleher
Crawler Crane Operator, Select Plant Hire 
LinkedIn Top Voice - Construction News 15 people to watch in 2019
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Caroline Gumble
Chief Executive Officer, CIOB 
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Network and Learn Discussion Tables 


The surprising way to become more digitally savvy

Bob Barker
Digital Common Sense

What might be blocking your progress and how can you become more digitally savvy? Understand how digital psychology could help your business and take away the 3 steps to immediately address these issues

Bob has over 35 years in the technology industry working as marketing director?CMO in companies including Oracele, SAS and NCR.  Bob specialises in helping people struggling with technology and author of two books.


Simon Groves
Managing Director, PRG Marketing Communications



The mail must get through

Ciaran Kenny
Director, Macnamara ICT Ltd

What can you do to improve your chances of avoiding the junk mailbox?  
What are they key variables that determine whether your business-critical e mails get delivered or not?
Ciaran has worked in IT for over 30 years and specialises in security.



Kelly O'Haire
Director, Seaside Creative Ltd



Peter Searle
Director, Searle Management Consulting Ltd



Dan Sherlock
Partner, Rix and Kay Solicitors LLP




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