Osman Nurkovic, Minister of Transport and Maritime Affairs, Montenegro
HE Boris Banovic, Montenegrin Ambassador to UK
Join us for a round table discussion with Osman Nurkovic, Minister of Transport and Maritime Affairs, Montenegro. Minister Nurkovic will provide an overview of the Montenegrin transport strategy and opportunities for British companies.
Richard Chapman – Harris, Diversity and Inclusion Consultant, Mott MacDonald
Kristina Scheibler – Frood, Principal Structural Engineer, Aecom
A lack of diversity is holding back the Infrastructure sector. This event will focus on how UK companies can create opportunities that address the diverse range of discrimination, policies and practices that prohibit entry and advancement within the infrastructure sector. Join us for a discussion with Kristina Scheibler – Frood, Principal Structural Engineer, Aecom and Richard Chapman – Harris, Diversity and Inclusion Consultant, Mott MacDonald, and Lila Thompson, Chief Executive British Water, on Diversity and Inclusion in the infrastructure sector.
James Broderick, Implementation Taskforce on Growing a Culture of Impact Investing in the UK
Impact Investing is one of the effective mechanisms used to enhance economic development. As developing countries continue to face great socio-economic challenges impact investment has the potential to deliver sustainable solutions at scale.
Simeon Agada, Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS)
Ipek Gencsu, Research Fellow, Climate and Energy Programme, Overseas Development Institute
Alistair Clark from EBRD
This event will focus on the role of infrastructure in meeting the net-zero emissions targets and opportunities for UK Plc under the new legally binding targets. Join us for a discussion with Simeon Agada for the Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, Alistair Clark from EBRD, and Ipek Gencsu from the Overseas Development Institute on the journey to net-zero emissions targets by 2050.
HM Ambassador Thomas Reilly – Round Table Discussion
Morocco offers a wide range of opportunities for UK businesses in education, energy, infrastructure, and financial and professional services. Some potential also exists in the defence, creative industries, healthcare and mining sectors. Join us as we host Thomas Reilly, HM Ambassador to Morocco for a Round Table Discussion on these opportunities as well an update on the political and economic situation.
The Private Infrastructure Development Group (PIDG) is an innovative infrastructure development and finance organisation delivering pioneering infrastructure in the poorest and most fragile countries. Join us for a meeting with PIDG Chief Executive Officer, Philippe Valahu as presents on the work of PIDG and some of the infrastructure opportunities for UK companies.
Ambassador Peter Burian, EU Special Representative for Central Asia, European External Action Service
We welcome the EU Special Representative for Central Asia, Ambassador Peter Burian, to share his views on regional cooperation and strengthening sustainable development in the region. In June 2019, the European Council published a new Strategy on Central Asia. The new strategy focuses on promoting resilience, prosperity, and regional cooperation.
Agriculture in Sub-Saharan Africa holds substantial economic and social potential. Agriculture makes up 23% of Sub-Saharan Africa’s GDP and is key to delivering regional economic growth. However, agriculture and agribusiness require substantial investment, integration and infrastructure to enhance Sub-Saharan Africa’s complex value chain.
Davide Stronati, Global Sustainability Leader, Mott MacDonald Group
Gavin English, Managing Director of IMC Worldwide
Conor Storkey, Head of Sustainability & Community for Construction, Mace Group
This event will discuss the role of infrastructure in achieving a sustainable future and the challenges of delivering sustainable infrastructural systems under the urgent pressures of population growth and increased demand for housing and services. We will discuss opportunities for sustainable cities and finance and look forward to hearing the insights of Davide Stronati, Global Sustainability Leader, Mott MacDonald Group and Gavin English - MD of IMC Worldwide, Chairman of the Board of Association for Consultancy and Engineering (ACE).
British Expertise International - Middle East Access Group invite you to join us on Tuesday 8th October 2019 for a briefing and a panel discussion as we look to identify the current and future workforce development trends, challenges and opportunities in the UAE and collaboration between UAE and UK in this field.
Join us for a discussion with DFID’s Communications team on their communications strategy, the department's future plans and how the private sector can engage and collaborate more effectively in support of this strategy.
London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, Options Consulting Services Ltd, Mott MacDonald
The private sector is playing an increasingly important role in maternal healthcare services. However, private sector suppliers face structural and technical challenges working in the maternal health space, including fragmented coordination, data collection and government purchasing. This discussion seeks to address these challenges, identify opportunities for British companies going forward and the explore benefits of social franchising.
Sacira Coric, Director of Infrastructure & Project Finance Advisory, Turner & Townsend
Mark Richards, Partner and Co.Leader - Energy, Environment and Infrastructure, Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner
Once touted as a panacea, Public Private Partnerships (PPP) in recent years has evolved to reflect the changing needs of both investors, contractors and public bodies. This meeting will take a look at the global PPP trends, successful models, limitations and opportunities for British companies in the infrastructure sector.
Rachel Shah, Consultant, Springfield Centre Zach White, Consultant, Oxford Policy Management John Shotton, Technical Director, Mott MacDonald
How can we measure "sustainability" in development projects more effectively? Join us for an interesting discussion with Rachel Shah of Springfield Centre, John Shotton from Mott MacDonald and Zach White from Oxford Policy Management, as they share share some insights and experiences on sustainable development in aid funded projects.
Simon Buchler, Senior Associate, Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner
John Lewis, Managing Director Africa, Aggreko
Kirsty Hamilton, Associate Fellow, Energy, Environment and Resources, Chatham House
What is the future of secure, affordable and clean energy sources in developing markets? Join us for a discussion with Simon Buchler from BCLP, John Lewis from Aggreko and Kirsty Hamilton from Chatham House, as they discuss trends in Africa and Asia’s energy markets and the growing demand for clean affordable energy.
Dr Rhys Morgan, Director, Engineering and Education at Royal Academy of Engineering
Chris Claydon, Chief Executive at Engineering Construction Industry Training Board
Dave Beddell, Market Sector Leader, Strategic Highways, Europe at AECOM
According to latest Engineering UK reports, construction skills shortages have reached an all-time high. Forecasts indicate an annual demand of 124,000 core engineering roles and a shortfall of 59,000, whilst the UK faces the challenge of encouraging construction careers amongst young people. This event will address strategies for reducing skills shortage both long term and short term that are critical to UK industry and services abroad.
Sophie Evans, Head of Country Programmes at Centre for Disaster Protection
Renard Teipelke, Principal Sustainability and Resilience Consultant at AECOM
Resilient infrastructure is the backbone of building resilience and increasing the likelihood of rapid recovery from extreme climate events. Speakers will discuss trends, opportunities and financing mechanisms for British companies engaging with resilient infrastructure globally.
The seminar will cover USAID funding opportunities, the USAID procurement process, and will give you tools you can take back to your organisation to build and grow your USAID work. This will be targeted to British organisations that are interested in entering the USAID market. The seminar will be led by Mike Shanley, CEO of Konektid, a U.S. consulting firm that advises clients on partnering with USAID.