Overview

23 Mar, 20229:00 am-1:00 pm24 Mar, 20229:00 am-1:00 pm
Online Conference

The Future of UK Infrastructure Delivery and the Levelling-Up Agenda Forum 2022 will provide practical guidance on developing infrastructure projects to drive economic growth and pandemic recovery, and the delivery of the Levelling Up agenda. The event will provide attendees with policy updates, best practice case studies, and practical workshops to support them in accessing funding, workforce development, and delivering infrastructure projects.

The Future of UK Infrastructure Delivery and the Levelling-Up Agenda Forum 2022 will provide practical guidance on developing infrastructure projects to drive economic growth and pandemic recovery, and the delivery of the Levelling Up agenda. The event will provide attendees with policy updates, best practice case studies, and practical workshops to support them in accessing funding, workforce development, and delivering infrastructure projects.

 

Key Features of an Online IG Event

  • Sector based networking and live delegate meet ups
  • Replay functions so you never miss a session
  • Live chat, questioning and polling tools
  • Real time resources and presentations
  • A next generation conference engagement platform
  • Topic based discussion groups

Key Speakers

NIC Representative photo
NIC Representative
National Infrastructure Commission
Emma Willson photo
Emma Willson
Director, Major Project Delivery Hub
National Audit Office (NAO)

Agenda

  • 23rd March
  • 24th March
9:00 am
Login and Accessing Online Event Platform
  • One on one networking opportunities and live delegate meet ups
  • Replay functions so you never miss a session
  • Live chat, questioning and polling tools
  • Real time resources and presentations
  • A next generation conference engagement platform
9:20 am
Your Tour of the Online Conference Platform

Before proceedings get underway, this short explainer session will explore how you can get the most out of our new next generation Conference platform.

Our IG Team will run through how to make virtual connections, creating networking meet ups, accessing content on demand and how to use our new Q&A, chat functions and virtual polling tools.

9:30 am
Chair's Welcome Address
9:40 am
Infrastructure and Projects Authority (IPA) Keynote: Outlining Plans to Utilise Infrastructure in the Levelling-Up Agenda
  • Outlining the IPA’s Roadmap to 2030, and how it impacts local economic growth by encouraging place-based regeneration and driving improved outcomes for people and nature
  • Highlighting the role of infrastructure projects in place-based regeneration following the Covid-19 pandemic and driving the Levelling Up agenda through larger projects such as HS2
  • Sharing how balancing optimisation of the existing built environment with new economic infrastructure can support you in achieving net zero
  • Examining how the delivery of infrastructure projects is evolving, including the recent focus on project speed
Jon Loveday
Jon Loveday
Director of Infrastructure, Enterprise and Growth
Infrastructure and Projects Authority
Confirmed
10:00 am
Interactive Q&A Session
10:10 am
Networking Break
10:30 am
Interactive Panel Discussion: How to Enhance the Economic Impact of Infrastructure to Boost Growth and Levelling-Up
  • Sharing best practice for planning infrastructure projects that expand the economy and serve local needs
  • Highlighting the need for effective partnership working in order to identify projects that maximise the benefits of network effects in infrastructure
  • Examining the role of social infrastructure and upskilling in driving economic growth
Grace Newcombe
Grace Newcombe
Lead Clean Growth Researcher
Localis
Invited
Jonathan Owen
Jonathan Owen
Chief Executive
National Association of Local Councils
Invited
Nigel Wilcock
Nigel Wilcock
Executive Director
Institute of Economic Development
Confirmed
Teodora Kaneva
Teodora Kaneva
Head of Smart Infrastructure and Systems
techUK
Invited
11:10 am
Interactive Panel Discussion: Achieving Net-Zero through the Development of Sustainable Infrastructure
  • Examining the infrastructure requirements for meeting net zero at a local and national level, and how to develop local projects to support this
  • Sharing best practice for partnership working to deliver infrastructure projects in line with net zero strategies
  • Discussing how to use data to plan a pathway to net zero infrastructure
Neil Kenward
Neil Kenward
Director for Strategy and Decarbonisation
Ofgem
Invited
Jill Rutter
Jill Rutter
Senior Fellow
Institute for Government
Invited
Simon Warburton
Simon Warburton
Transport Strategy Director
Transport for Greater Manchester
Invited
11:50 am
Networking Break
12:10 pm
National Infrastructure Commission Workshop: Learning to Develop Long-Term Impactful Infrastructure Strategies

Long-term, collaboratively developed infrastructure strategies that draw on local strengths provide a framework for local growth and development. During this session, the NIC will enable you to produce effective long-term infrastructure strategies that will maximise local economic growth.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Learn from the National Infrastructure Commission how to produce a long-term infrastructure strategy that aligns with place based economic plans for development
  • Learn best practice stakeholder engagement that enables you to work in collaboration and draw on local strengths and needs
  • Understand the need for clear, transparent targets and ongoing assessments of whether they have been achieved
NIC Representative
NIC Representative
National Infrastructure Commission
Confirmed
12:50 pm
Chair’s Closing Remarks
1:00 pm
Day 1 Close
9:00 am
Login and Accessing Online Event Platform
  • One on one networking opportunities and live delegate meet ups
  • Replay functions so you never miss a session
  • Live chat, questioning and polling tools
  • Real time resources and presentations
  • A next generation conference engagement platform
Your Tour of the Online Conference Platform

Before proceedings get underway, this short explainer session will explore how you can get the most out of our new next generation Conference platform.

Our IG Team will run through how to make virtual connections, creating networking meet ups, accessing content on demand and how to use our new Q&A, chat functions and virtual polling tools.

9:30 am
Chair's Welcome Address
9:40 am
Interactive Panel Discussion: How Do We Ensure We have the Skills Required to Deliver National and Local Infrastructure Projects?
  • Examining the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on the human capital requirements of infrastructure projects
  • Highlighting how infrastructure projects can be used to drive upskilling and workforce development to boost local economies
  • Discussing the workforce requirements of local infrastructure development, and the role of external partners in meeting these needs
Hannah Jameson
Hannah Jameson
Assistant Director (Sustainable Development and Climate Change Response)
London Borough of Lambeth
Confirmed
Julie Kapsalis
Julie Kapsalis
Managing Director, Chichester College Group
Chair, Coast to Coast LEP
Invited
Stuart Brown
Stuart Brown
Labour Market Delivery - Plan for Jobs
Department for Work and Pensions (DWP)
Invited
Phil Beach CBE
Phil Beach CBE
Chief Executive
Energy & Utility Skills
Confirmed
10:20 am
Networking Break
10:40 am
Case Study: Partnership Working to Deliver Improvements in Oxfordshire’s Digital Infrastructure

Oxfordshire’s Digital Infrastructure Programme consists of 6 projects across different areas and infrastructure categories. By working in partnership with commercial providers, Oxfordshire County Council are able to integrate other public sector projects with the Digital Infrastructure Programme, such as integrating upgraded street furniture with IoT deployment.  This session will provide key insights into:

  • How to plan and implement a long-term strategy for improving digital infrastructure that supports local people and businesses
  • Best practice for working with commercial partners to deliver widespread improvements to local infrastructure alongside public sector projects
  • The impact of the Digital Infrastructure Programme’s focus on enterprise zones and business parks on local economic growth
Rachel Wileman
Rachel Wileman
Assistant Director (Strategic Infrastructure and Planning)
Oxfordshire County Council
Invited
11:00 am
Interactive Q&A Session
11:10 am
Case Study: Securing and Effectively Utilising Long-term Funding for Infrastructure and Placemaking to Secure Better Outcomes for Local Regions

Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole Council has launched the placemaking company FuturePlaces utilising at total of £3billion of investment to transform sites across the city region and put placemaking at the centre of regeneration. This includes investment in digital and physical infrastructure across the region. This session will discuss:

  • How BCP Council has accessed various funding sources to support a large scale regeneration project
  • Using the Transforming Cities Fund to create sustainable transport routes to tackle transport and environmental issues
  • How the Smart Place Programme is using improvements in digital infrastructure and harnessing data and analytics to make BCP a smart city region, using data to plan, manage, and deliver better services for residents and businesses
  • How a co-ordinated approach to planning, access, and development is being used across the airport, port, and railways to drive growth
Gail Mayhew
Gail Mayhew
Director
FuturePlaces
Invited
11:30 am
Interactive Q&A Session
11:40 am
Networking Break
12:00 pm
NAO Review: Effectively Monitoring and Managing Risks in Infrastructure Projects

An update from the National Audit Office based on the “Lessons learned: Delivering programmes at speed” report

Emma Willson
Emma Willson
Director, Major Project Delivery Hub
National Audit Office (NAO)
Confirmed
12:30 pm
Interactive Q&A Session
12:40 pm
Chair's Closing Address
1:00 pm
Forum Close

*programme subject to change

Audience

This Forum is specifically designed for Local Government, Regional/Combined Authorities and Local Enterprise Partnerships. Typical job title will include:

  • Heads of Infrastructure
  • Infrastructure Delivery Managers
  • Heads of Investment
  • Chief Executives
  • Planning Officers
  • Project Directors/Managers
  • Strategic Planning Managers
  • Chief Operating Officers
  • Directors and Deputy Directors
  • Heads of Regeneration
This Forum is also open to the private sector in order to encourage debate and networking.

Pricing

  • Public Sector Rate (Local & Central Gov)
    £295 + VAT
  • Voluntary Sector (Large - £1Million+ Annual Income)
    £245 + VAT
  • Voluntary Sector (Small- Under £1Million Annual Income)
    £195 + VAT
  • Private Sector
    £395 + VAT