This summit is for all construction, housing & infrastructure professionals from across the midlands who have an interest in ‘best practice’ and how collaborative working, integrated supply chains and lean processes can positively affect our productivity.


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  • 9.00am Registration
  • 9.30am Welcome & Introduction – Andrew Carpenter, Chief  Executive CE Midlands
  • 9.40am Keynote presentation – To be confirmed
  • 10.00am Value Toolkit – Ellie Jenkins, Construction Innovation Hub
  • 10.20am  Turning the Construction Playbook into oven-ready reality – IPInitiatives – Louise Lado-Byrnes
  • 10.40am Latest Construction market analysis and wider economic outlook – Rhys Gadsby of Glenigan
  • 11.00am Tea/coffee & networking
  • 11.30am Climate Crisis Theme Group update –  Noel Street, Chair
  • 11.50am Building Safety Theme Group update – Steve Green, Chair and Richard Cymler
  • 12.10pm Smart Construction Theme Group update – Dhiran Vagdia, Chair
  • 12.30pm Future Skills – how to reinvigorate the talent pipeline – Dan Bridgewater, Chair
  • 12.50pm Conclusions & Thanks – Andrew Carpenter, Chief  Executive CE Midlands

List of Speakers:

  • Ellie Jenkins, Value Toolkit Integrated Project Lead,
    Construction Innovation Hub
  • Louise Lado-Byrnes, Director and Owner of IPInitiatives
  • Rhys Gadsby, Glenigan Economics
  • Noel Street, Chair of CE Midlands
  • Steve Green, Chair of the CE Midlands Building Safety Theme Group
  • Dhiran Vagdia, Director of Vagdia and Holmes, Chartered Architects
  • Dan Bridgewater, Partner and Chartered Architect at Baily Garner