26th - 27th April 2017

Manchester Central


The 2017 line up of speakers will be announced shortly. Our 2016 top level speakers include.

Sally Speed

Future Talent Director, RICS

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Sean Stafford

Modular Allianz & Director of Saffer Cooper ,

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Alison Ensor

Senior Partner, Foremans LLP

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Dr Vicky Hutchinson

National Frameworks Social Responsibility Manager, IGP

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Wes Beaumont

BIM Information Manager, Arcadis

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Gordon Harker

Judge, Construction Manager of the Year Awards (CMYA)

Chris Chivers CIOB President 2015-16

Chris Chivers

President, The Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB)


Nic Bliss

Head of Policy, Confederation of Cooperative Housing

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Stuart Reston

Head of Land Use Planning, HSE

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Neil Lewis

Managing Director, Waterman Group

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Mike Wilton

Director, Ove Arup and Partners

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Charlotte Hardy

UK New Construction Scheme Manager, BREEAM

Rico Wojtulewicz

Rico Wojtulewicz

Policy Advisor, House Builders Association


Paul Bogle

Head of Policy and Research, National Federation of Builders

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Guy Shone

CEO, ExplaintheMarket

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David Wilkes

Associate Director, Leader/Honorary Vice President CIWEM, Global Flood Resilience, Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management

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Julia Evans

Chief Executive, BSRIA

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Chris Fletcher

Marketing & Policy Director, Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce

Helen Stuart

Helen Stuart

Senior Associate, Trowers & Hamlins LLP


Steven Eglinton

Director, GeoEnable

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Christian Lawrence

Regional Manager - Property, Construction & Facilities Management, Michael Page


Theresa Mohammed

Partner, Trowers & Hamlins LLP

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David Taylor

Business Development Manager (Building Envelope), Tata Steel Europe


John Myers

Head of Employer and Delivery Services NW, Skills Funding Agency

Mat Colmer

Mat Colmer

Freelance Built Environment Specialist,

Dr David Hancock

Dr. David Hancock

Head of Construction, Cabinet Office


Professor Mohammed Arif

Director, Centre for Built Environment Sustainability and Transformation (BEST), Professor of Sustainability and Process Management, School of Built Environment, , University of Salford

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Anthony Arkle

Director of Government Affairs, Skanska

Hugh Graham

Hugh Graham

Bid Coach, Winning Tenders Ltd


Colin Usher

Director, John McCall Architects

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Councillor Sue Derbyshire

Chair,  Housing and Planning Commission, Greater Manchester Combined Authority

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Kevin Crawford

Vice President Technical, The Chartered Institute of Architectural Technologists (CIAT)

Kevin Blunden

Kevin Blunden

Deputy Chief Executive (Technical), Chartered Association of Building Engineers (CABE)


Stan Winfield

Northern England and Scottish Sales Manager, Bilco

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Chris Hogwood

Head of Property & Planning, Weber Shandwick

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Jo Hart

Senior Account Director, Tangerine PR


Deborah McLaughlin

Executive Director,, Homes and Communities Agency (HCA)

Marie Grieve

Marie Grieve

Marketing Strategist and Founder, Costello Palmer Communications

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Mark Scott

Director, Futureworks (Yorkshire)

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Dr Paul Toyne

Group Sustainability Director, Balfour Beatty

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Neil Malcolm

B2B Account Director, Barrett Dixon Bell (BDB)

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Martin Farrington

Director of City Development, Leeds City Council


David Adams

Techical Director, Willmott Dixon

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Associate Director, Performance Management, MACE

Ben Harrison

Ben Harrison

Director of Partnerships, Centre for Cities

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Michaela Ellis

Director, nextlevelbim


David Pringle

Director of NOMA, Co-operative Group

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Councillor James Lewis

Deputy Leader, Leeds City Council

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Alex Mortimer

Director, Supply Chain Academy

Alison Gordon

Alison Gordon

Director of Project Development, New Economy


David Waterhouse

Assistant Director, Design Council CABE