2018 speakers

All speakers sessions are CPD accredited 



Design is about improving things that matter in life

Wayne Hemingway MBE
HemingwayDesign, The Design Council Board

Impactful regeneration comes from creative people not big pots of money.  Developers need to change or they will go the way of dinosaurs.



The latest project updates on the £3.5bn theme park

Andy Martin
London Resort Company Holdings





Capital Investment at Gatwick Airport

Julian Raison
Head of Construction Support, Gatwick Airport





Kier, the business case for BIM

Andy Radley 
Group BIM Director, 
Kier Construction

An insight into Kier’s BIM/Digital offering.  The challenges in implementation and driving change in a Tier 1 multinational.
Helping Kier reach its growth targets under its 2020 strategy



Construction procurement in the South East

Keith Heard
Commercial Manager, Hampshire County Council

Together with colleagues from Surrey and Kent we will discuss regional and local construction procurement in the South East as well as showing local contractors  where the opportunities lie and how we collaborate as SE authorities



Build a digital marketing plan

How to create a digital marketing strategy for your business that gets results and ways to measure its success

Introduction to digital advertising

A highly effective way to grow your business.  Develop an advertising plan and set up online advertising campaigns that will increase your business visibility

Know your business with data analytics

How to measure your digital marketing online, set up an analytics account, trends, search and how to interpret the data

Nikki Rae



Dealing in facts

Neil Edwards
Chief Executive, Builders Conference trade association

What is the forecast going forward for 2019? Where are those construction projects? What sectors are the busiest in the construction sector?



Where buying meets selling.  How much of the £45bn in construction from the public sector do you want?

Glenn StJohn-Colgan
Group MD, Augmentas Group Ltd

Augmentas has an 88% success rate in tender and bidding support.  Find out the tricks of the trade, how to find more opportunities no matter the size of your business. How to improve your chances of success and the dos and don’ts of bidding



Lower Thames Crossing – Procurement Overview

Jonathan Ferry
Head of Tunnel Procurement, Lower Thames Crossing


The high level proposed procurement strategy and approach for delivering the Crossing, the timeline of key milestone, vision and proposed procurement approach. PLUS the opportunities for the supply chain at all tiers and access points



Internet of Things – constructing health and safety in Industry 4.0

Dr David Greenberg


David will inspire you to implement new innovative technology to protect your workers.The IoT is changing the health and safety industry by improving productivity, efficiency and safety.



De-risking brownfield development sites

Peter George
Managing Director, GO Contaminated Land Solutions


A brief overview of the current legislative framework,  and the planning system to deal with historical contamination
Managing the risk to human health, the environment, your investment



Passive design for a challenging environment

James Staniland
Director, Brinson Staniland Partnership


Reduced U-values and air tightness in Building Regs is causing many buildings to overheat due to designers not introducing appropriate passive measures in ‘heating only buildings.  Hear about planning requirements for avoidance of overheating with BSP case studies.



The future of UK construction industry has arrived

Clive Bonny
Director, Passivpod

We have been in crisis for years. We fall short of targets, a shortage of bricks, not enough bricklayers. Massive waste from traditional methods. Come and  hear a sustainable and affordable solution 



Cyber essentials and best practice cyber security

Mark Philip
Advanced Cyber Practitioner, ADM Computing


Find out about the Government backed scheme and a better understanding of current cyber threats and top tips for better security



Protecting your brand

Andrew Murch
Attorney, Nucleus-IP

Intellectual property is the most important asset many businesses own yet only 1 in 10 have protected it. Find out how to protect yourself at minimum cost and how to make money from your intellectual property



How to LinkedIn to raise awareness of your construction business

Jade Pluck
LinkedIn to Success

The leads will come directly to you.  Let people see the construction projects you have worked on, how successful they are and feedback from happy clients.  

Do this successfully and subtly via the content you share on LinkedIn.  Get the confidence to start posting your projects


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