A guide to what’s on at this year’s Government Construction Summit

08.30 Registration & morning coffee

09.30 Welcome address Tom Broughton, head of content UBM Live BE

09.35 Opening address Krishnan Guru Murthy

09.40 Keynote address Lord Deighton, Commercial Secretary to the Treasury

  • Enabling Investment - how HM Treasury is committed to getting Britain building again by funding and supporting investment in infrastructure

10.00 Keynote address Rt Hon Michael Fallon MP, Minister of State for Business and Enterprise

  • Delivering growth through industrial strategies. The overarching industrial strategy and a longer term view

10.20 Keynote address Peter Hansford, Government Chief Construction Adviser

  • Working in partnership with the construction industry and government to ensure we meet our long term challenge

10.50 Morning break & refreshments

  • Knowledge Hubs open on BIM, Green Construction & Procurement

11.20 Panel debate Policy insight, are key government measures making a difference? A group of construction industry experts debate the key themes of the day n Investment & Funding, BIM, Cost Efficiency, Sustainability and Exports. What has been achieved so far and what needs to be done?

12.15 Lunch break

  • Knowledge Hubs open on BIM, Green Construction & Procurement

14.00 Keynote address Neil Bentley, Deputy Director General of the CBI

  • Industrial strategy for the construction sector: how business and government can create a world leading sector by 2025

14.30 Panel debate How industry bodies will influence the construction industry, chaired by Krishnan Guru Murthy

  • BIS has assembled a team of top construction industry executives to work on strategy. Key themes are growth, innovation, SME engagement supply chain integration and skills, how are these being taken forward and how will they impact construction?

15.30 Afternoon break & refreshments

  • Knowledge Hubs open on BIM, Green Construction & Procurement

16.00 Keynote address Chloe Smith MP, Minister for Political and Constitutional Reform, Building for Growth

  • The Cabinet Office has implemented a suite of policies and new working methods which change the way the government behaves as a construction client. Find out the direction of future reforms which complement the growth strategy

16.20 The great exports debate

  • The global construction market is predicted to grow by 70% in the next 15 years. How can government help UK-based suppliers gear up and compete in the global construction market?

Peter Hansford and Krishnan Guru Murthy touch on key issues and observations made by summit delegates during the day, draws conclusions from industry feedback and outlines next steps

17.20 Conference close

17.30 Pre-dinner drinks reception      

19.00 Gala Dinner