Aug 08, 2012
from 08:00 AM to 06:30 PM
|Contact Name||Denise Harris|
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British Business Embassy, Lancaster House, Stable Yard, St James’s, London, SW1A 1BB
The Global Business Summit on Infrastructure taking place on 08 August 2012 will be centred around Sustainable Cities – The Future of City Living. It will bring together business leaders from across the world to debate emerging trends, examine best practice and identify opportunities in across infrastructure sectors – Construction, Water, Airports and Rail.
The sessions will focus on large scale urban regeneration projects, examining areas of sustainability in design, operation and equipment provision, including how sustainability can be built into projects right from the planning stage across four key sectors – construction, airport, rail and water. Relevant UK strengths and plans for the London 2012 Games will be showcased, and high-value opportunities in high-growth markets will be explored.
The day will get underway with a breakfast seminar, opened by a UK Government Minister, who will give a key note address. A lively panel discussion of the UK’s leading infrastructure experts will follow, covering sustainable infrastructure and delivery of major infrastructure projects. Four morning sessions will then run in parallel, focusing on the successful delivery of the Olympic Park; embedding sustainability; and High Value Opportunities. Following lunch, delegates will enjoy a formal business programme of tailored meetings, and rounding off the day will be a Networking Gala Reception.
The high profile speaker list includes the Rt. Hon. Gregory Clark MP, Minister of State for Cities; the Rt. Hon. Theresa Villiers MP, Minister of State for Transport; Sir John Armitt CBE Chairman, Olympic Delivery Authority & President of the British Business Club; Mr Terry Hill CBE – Chairman, ARUP Group Trusts; Mr Samir Brikho - CEO, AMEC Group Plc and Mr Steve Ridgway – CEO, Virgin Atlantic Airways.
In attendance will be an audience of entrepreneurs and business leaders in the infrastructure sector, as well as leading political figures from the UK Government. Delegates will be able to engage with key decision makers and influencers at the highest level, providing a real forum for discussion.