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FIS has pulled together experts from across construction to look at how the sector, our supply chain and our businesses need to evolve to deliver within the rapidly changing construction environment.  Rethinking Construction interrogates the failings of Grenfell, looks at how we must adapt and position ourselves against an uncertain economic and political backdrop, how to address major productivity issues, revisits outdated and adversarial contractual relationships, embrace off-site thinking and a tidal wave of digital technology and setting our businesses up for success in 2020 and beyond.

As well as some hard-hitting keynote presentations FIS the day includes six workshops that you can chose from covering:

  • Defect free construction, Martin Adie, Operations Director – MAC Group
  • Wellbeing and your workforce, Tim Ladd, Managing Director – Red Umbrella
  • The art of getting paid, David Rintoul, Partner – Clarks Legal
  • Communication in a changing world, David Ing, Managing Director – Fabrick
  • Managing your risks, Gavin Dunn, CEO – CABE
  • Building Wellness into fit-out, Elina Grigoriou FRSA HonRICS, Design & Sustainability Director – Grigoriou Interiors

Between sessions there is plenty of time to meet other members and colleagues at our exhibition and enjoy some live practical demonstrations. Following the conference we have arranged a networking dinner with a guest speaker from the world of football (to be announced in October).  There will also be opportunity for a tour of the amazing facilities at St Georges park and some of you may even get the chance to pull on your boot and enjoy playing the beautiful game at this amazing venue in the fit-out cup.

Download the full programme here


Keynote speakers

Dr Noble Francis - Economics Director, Construction Products Association

Making sense of the UK economy post Brexit (possibly!) – as one of the leading authorities on construction economics in the UK, Dr Noble Francis is well placed to help us to make sense of all this uncertainty with some hard facts and interesting perceptions.

Martin Taylor - Director of Regulatory Policy, Local Authority Building Control

A new era of Fire Safety in Construction and the implication of changes drawn from the Hackitt Review on product selection, working practices and wider performance issues.

Fergus Harradence, Deputy Director Construction, DBEIS

Construction 2025 – a new Industrial Strategy – Payment, Competence, Quality and Safety – the view from Government

John Waterman - Chief Operating Officer, Willmott Dixon

Re-inventing construction, a tier one’s perspective

Event Details

Hilton Hotel, St George's Park, National Football Centre, Tatenhill, Burton upon Trent DE13 9RN
10:00 - 16:45
Refunds will only be given if FIS is advised six weeks prior to event
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24 hour package

Supplier: £290pp
CITB reg contractor: £250pp

Day delegate and dinner

Supplier: £175pp
CITB reg contractor: £135pp

Day delegate

Supplier: £135pp
CITB reg contractor: £95pp

20 November – Fit-Out Cup

£50 per player

All prices are subject to VAT at 20%


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