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Northern Ireland Infrastructure Conference 2018

Infrastructure investment in Northern Ireland has been reduced from the levels seen in the 2000s. Progress needs to made right across the spectrum to ensure future infrastructure is fit for purpose. The economic benefits of infrastructure investment are huge and there is an urgent need to develop new projects whilst adapting to a changing political environment. Brexit continues to loom over current European funding and it is uncertain where the investment will come from in the future.


2018 is the Northern Ireland Year of Infrastructure which aims to bring together those involved in delivering infrastructure investment in Northern Ireland to discuss the way forward. Despite a drop in investment in the wake of the 2008 economic downturn, infrastructure output in Northern Ireland is currently at one of the highest levels in the past five years and has seen an increase in recent months, with output in Q3 2017 rising by 6.1% compared to the previous quarter. The Budget 2017 allocated £540 million extra for Northern Ireland infrastructure over the next four years. This is a positive move forward for infrastructure in Northern Ireland but there is much work still to be done.


This Northern Ireland Infrastructure Conference will bring together key stakeholders to look at the sectoral challenges and examine the overall future direction for infrastructure. This important conference facilitates the opportunity for industry networking and interactive Q&A sessions with expert speakers.


NI Infrastructure Investment 2016

Key issues to be examined

Priorities for future infrastructure investment
✔ Sectoral updates: Health, transport, water
✔ The challenge of funding utility infrastructure investment
Effective procurement to improve project delivery
✔ Investment in education infrastructure
Health care infrastructure, services and technology
✔ Focus on the North West
Future outlook and delivering the next generation of infrastructure
✔ Working with the construction industry


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Northern Ireland Infrastructure 2018
Speakers

Why attend?

✔ Receive an in-depth overview of key Northern Ireland infrastructure projects
✔ Explore future priorities for investment
✔ Understand what’s happening across different sectors
✔ Network with key stakeholders
✔ Hear visiting and local expert speakers
✔ Examine the economic and social impact of infrastructure

Professor James Barlow

Professor James Barlow

Centre for Health Economics and Policy Innovation, Imperial College London

Chris Conway

Chris Conway

Group Chief Executive, Translink

William Curry

William Curry

Partner, Arthur Cox

Brian Doran

Ruairi Lavery

Project Director, Southern Regional College

Paul Gosling

Paul Gosling

Financial journalist

Stewart Heaney

Stewart Heaney

Construction Division Director, Central Procurement Directorate

Peter May

Peter May

Permanent Secretary, Department for Infrastructure

Brendan Smyth

Brendan Smyth

Health Projects Division Director, Central Procurement Directorate

Martin Spollen

Martin Spollen

Chief Investment Officer, Strategic Investment Board Limited

Sara Venning

Sara Venning

CEO, NI Water

Conference programme

Registration and morning coffee

Chairman's welcome and introduction

Programme Overview

Priorities for future investment

Peter May

Permanent Secretary, Department for Infrastructure
Programme Overview

Delivering better healthcare through better infrastructure

Professor James Barlow

Centre for Health Economics and Policy Innovation, Imperial College London
Programme Overview

NI Water: Vital infrastructure

Sara Venning

CEO, NI Water
Programme Overview

Successfully procuring and financing infrastructure projects in Northern Ireland

William Curry

Partner, Arthur Cox

Questions & answers / Panel discussion

Morning coffee / networking break

Programme Overview

Data: Better planning for infrastructure investment

Martin Spollen

Chief Investment Officer, Strategic Investment Board Limited
Programme Overview

Investing in the North West for sustainable economic growth

Paul Gosling

Financial journalist
Programme Overview

Public transport investment in Northern Ireland

Chris Conway

Group Chief Executive, Translink
Programme Overview

Effective procurement: Working with the construction industry

Brendan Smyth

Health Projects Division Director, and

Stewart Heaney

Construction Division Director, Central Procurement Directorate
Programme Overview

Transforming education through new campus development

Ruairi Lavery

Project Director, Southern Regional College

Questions & answers / Panel discussion

Chairman's summary and conference close followed by networking lunch

NI Infrastructure Investment 2016
NI Infrastructure Investment 2016
NI Infrastructure Investment 2016

Conference Registration

Delegate fee

£

195

+ VAT 20% = £234
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