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Date(s) - 19/11/2019
10:45 am - 4:45 pm

Hilton Hotel, St George's Park, National Football Centre

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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ourselves against an uncertain economic and political backdrop, how to address major productivity issues, revisits outdated and adversarial contractual relationships, embrace off-site thinking and a tidal wave of digital technology and setting our businesses up for success in 2020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 guest speaker ex-footballer Lee Sharpe. 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.

Dr Noble Francis

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

After-dinner guest speaker – Lee Sharpe

Lee had a lively playing career, winning eight England caps at his peak and featuring in 147 League games with Manchester United before moving on to Leeds United.

He was continually sidelined by injuries and was forced to retire in 2003 without ever really reaching his full potential as a left-winger of pace and power.

He has transcended football with his winning personality that has brought him wide popularity in reality television programmes, most notably Love Island where he garnered many national newspaper headlines.

These days Lee is a regular television pundit, and one of the most entertaining of all performers on the after-dinner speaking circuit.

His stories cover not only the world of football but also his colorful and sometimes controversial life outside the game.


Bookings are closed for this event.