2019 speakers

Can Architects save planet earth? 

Duncan Baker Brown

Duncan has worked on projects as diverse as Kevin McClouds ‘The House that Kevin Built’ The Greenwich Millennium Village the RIBAs House of the Future and the multi-award winning Brighton Waste House.

The demolition of buildings creates 60% of the UKs waste and consumes 50% of raw materials.  
Duncan will be speaking with inspiring case studies
  • How to de-construct building instead of demolishing them
  • How to re-use building materials in new build projects
  • How to design buildings as Material Banks for future developments

Duncan has worked on projects as diverse as Kevin McClouds ‘The House that Kevin Built’ The Greenwich Millennium Village the RIBAs
House of the Future and the multi-award winning Brighton Waste House.


How is the UK construction sector really doing? 

Neil Edwards, CEO - Builders' Conference

Neil will give a transparent review of new construction contracts with a focus on London and the South East 

Looking at Builder’s Conference building information, data, analysis and sales leads on construction contracts so far in 2019 compared to 2018.  And how companies should be harnessing technology to improve productivity and reduce delays and wastage.

  • Construction contracts so far in 2019–20
  • What sectors have grown or declined in 2019
  • Why we must use technology more if we are to attract a new generation of talented people


Future trends in the Construction Industry
What do developers want from Construction in the future? 

Panel Session 
Chaired by Simon Ryan, Investment Director, Locate in Kent


  • Julia Gregory, Director of Projects, Ebbsfleet
  • Graham Ward, Managing Director BexleyCo
  • Hayley Porter-Aslet, Chief Operating Officer, Gen 2


Bio - Hayley Porter-Aslet 

Hayley Porter-Aslet is Chief Operating Officer at Gen2 Property Limited, a property and project management consultancy with a focus on public sector clients in the South East.   Hayley is CIMA qualified and has worked across the private sector and education management delivering Capital Projects, Financial Strategy and Operations Management



What are the main challenges facing the construction sector

The Big Debate Chaired by Allan Wilen, Glenigan

A panel of experts debate what challenges the construction industry will be facing in the near future, including:

Paul Hetherington
Chief Executive - Marshall Tufflex 

Mat Colmer
Senior Innovation Lead
Innovate UK - Transforming Construction ISCF


Outlook for the UK economy - Off-the-record briefing                             

Florence Hubert - Bank of England Deputy Agent for Central Southern England

Florence will discuss the current UK economic conditions, the Monetary Policy Committee’s expectations for the likely future path for GDP growth and CPI inflation and the Committee’s decision for Bank Rate and the stock of purchased assets financed by quantitative easing. Following the presentation Florence will be delighted to take questions about the outlook for the UK economy and the Bank of England more widely.

  • The UK economy
  • Monetary Policy
  • Bank rate

Florence B C Hubert became Deputy Agent for Central Southern England in March 2016. Prior to joining the Agency, Florence was an adviser contributing to the assessment of banking sector risks to UK financial stability, in support of the Financial Policy Committee. She represented the Prudential Regulation Authority on several technical panels at the European Banking Authority.Florence joined the Bank of England in 2001 and has held a variety of analytical, managerial and advisory positions across the Bank, including coordinating the international forecast in support of the Monetary Policy Committee. She was formerly a researcher at the National Institute of Economic and Social Research, where she published quarterly economic outlooks. Florence also published academic research articles and book chapters on multinational production.


National Infrastructure and Construction Pipeline                                                                                          

Simon Lawrence - Infrastructure and Project Authority 

Simon will give an overview of current planned and project investment (public and private) over the next 10 years.

The pipeline details planned infrastructure and construction investment of over £600 billion.  This builds on 700 projects, programmes and other investments totalling over £400 billion of planned spend.

  • An overview of planned and projected investment
  • The UKs record of delivering projects 
  • The role of the IPA to ensure effective delivery

Programme Director with the Strategy and Policy of the Infrastructure and Projects Authority. Cabinet Office.  Over 30 years’ experience including the Channel Tunnel, Jubilee Line Extension and North East Line metro in Singapore.


Expansion Ecosystems

Emma-Jane Houghton - Commercial Delivery Director Heathrow Airport

Hear from Emma about the expansion, programme priorities, supplier management and ecosystem design. The critical role of suppliers and a delivery model that puts collaboration of the heart of the expansion delivery.

Heathrow have developed a unique model which is at the heart of the expansion commercial response. The enterprise and ecosystem for Heathrow expansion is complex.

  • Expansion programme priorities
  • Expansion supplier management
  • Expansion ecosystem design 

Emma is responsible for cost, procurement, contracts and supplier management. Highlights include Terminal 5, Thameslink and London 2012.











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