Confirmed speakers from Hill, Salford University, Mace and Hammonds in Manchester event

Consultant Hill International and the CIOB have organised the first international series of Masterclass courses is to be presented in Manchester on 1 July 2010.

The event features leading construction and legal experts from the region and further afield. The Masterclass focuses on minimising risks of disputes and delay and disruption in the construction industry.

Confirmed speakers include Andrew Glover and Dr Franco Mastrandrea of Hill, Hazel Blears, professor Peter McDermott of Salford University, Kenneth Salmon of Mace and Jones, and David Moss of Hammonds.

It is also anticipated that other leading lights, including a top economist will join a panel debate in the afternoon of the event.

This is the first time the event, which has been held around the world since 2000, has been planned for Manchester.