2013 POLICY DISCUSSIONS
2014 POLICY DISCUSSIONS

Planning the latest Opposition View with Roberta Blackman-Woods

The Infrastructure Forum welcomed Roberta Blackman-Woods MP, Shadow Minister for the Department for Communities and Local Government to a special roundtable to hear her latest views on planning.

Special Roundtable discussion on Resilience

Under the Chairmanship of Sir Mike Pitt, author of the independent Pitt Review commissioned by Ministers on the 2007 floods, the Forum examined the resilience of a number of sectors following the difficulties revealed by flooding earlier this year. The Roundtable was featured a presentation by Steve Unger, Group Director for Strategy, International, Technology and Economics at Ofcom, who is leading the new work on resilience in the UK Regulators Network. Penny Mordaunt MP, who became a Minister at the Department for Communities and Local Government also joined the roundtable as her ministerial responsibilities include resilience and emergency issues.

The Infrastructure Forum Advisory Council Dinner, Major Projects Authority

The Forum's Advisory Council welcomed John Manzoni, Chief Executive of the Major Projects Authority in the Cabinet Office to a dinner discussion to discuss the MPA's role in battle to turn around poor project management in Government. 

Special Roundtable with Sir John Armitt

The Infrastructure Forum was pleased that Sir John Armitt joined a Forum roundtable to talk about his White Paper and legislation for the establishment of an Infrastructure Commission.

Lord Currie of the CMA addressees Hartwell House

Click here to view Lord Currie's dinner speech at The Infrastructure Forum's Hartwell House Policy Summit

 

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Investment in Rail - New Opportunities

UK investment in rail has remained strong over the last few years, and it is expected to grow further with the construction of HS2.  The special roundtable examined a number of of factors including future investment, the sustainability of the current funding model and potential opportunities for private investors.

City-region Financing for Economic and Social Infrastructure

This discussion brought together a number of organisations relevant to Cities, Regions and Local Authorities to exchange views on the opportunities for new forms of investment partnerships in local infrastructure projects. The roundtable examined the scope for extending existing models for economic infrastructure to schools, healthcare and housing.

Special Roundtable Discussion with Chairman of Airports Commission, Sir Howard Davies

With the work of the Airports Commission at a particularly interesting stage, Sir Howard Davies asked to meet The Infrastructure Forum’s network to discuss the Commission’s work and the next steps. The roundtable was an opportunity for Sir Howard Davies to meet a cross-section of the Forum’s network to explore views about the appraisal and delivery of large infrastructure projects.

Special Roundtable discussion with the Shadow Minister for Energy & Climate Change, Julie Elliott MP

As energy policy issues are currently at the top of the national agenda the Forum held a roundtable discussion with the Shadow Minister for Energy and Climate Change, Julie Elliott MP. The new Shadow Minister is already making an impression on the national stage and Forum members who have met her have been impressed with her openness and eagerness to capture the views of the infrastructure community.

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