Delivering productivity, quality and compliance in the fit-out sector

Date: 27-28 February 2024
Location: Business Design Centre, London (alongside Workspace Design Show)
Room: E&D, Second Floor

Conflicting Trends: What to expect for the fit-out market in 2024

Opening from the Chair:   Iain McIlwee, FIS Chief Executive

The economic backdrop for fit-out understanding the upside and downside risks
Professor Noble Francis, Economics Director, Construction Products Association

Planning applications and projects, what does the pipeline for fit-out look
Kelly Forrest, Consultant Economist, Barbour ABI

How client requirements are impacting the market for fit-out
Jayson Crosley, Director, Turner & Townsend

Panel discussion

10.30 – 11.30

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Transformation through information

Opening from the Chair – Iain McIlwee, FIS Chief Executive

Getting product information right
Jolyon Berg, Head of Technical, CCF

Digital tools that are transforming construction
John Roberts, Engineering Consultant, Priestland Consulting 

Building digital strategies and a culture of data
Helen Gawor, Group Director of Strategy & Innovation, ISG

Panel discussion – also joining the panel will be Diane Tocco of Diane Butterworth Ltd

11.50 - 12.50

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Improving the fit-out process: a partnership approach

Opening from the Chair:   Iain McIlwee, CEO, Finishes and Interiors Sector

The fit-out what went wrong, learning from the past 
Guy McCoig-Lees, Director and Scott Bannon, Divisional Director, Collins Construction

The Importance of Early Supply Chain Involvement
Richard Bartlett, Director, Willmott Dixon

Re-imagining the fit-out process
Professor Stuart Green, University of Reading

Panel discussion

14:00 - 15:10

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Reimagining space: The essentials of a modern fit-out

Opening from the Chair: Mark Catchlove, Director, MillerKnoll Global Insight Group

Putting the Ooh into Workspaces
Ken Bundy FCSD, Creative Director, Claremont Group Interiors

Creating the perfect people centric environment
May Fawzy Interior Architecture Director, MF Design Studio and President of British Institute of Interior Design 

An overview of current workspace design trends
Vanessa Brady OBE, Founder, SBID

Panel discussion

15:30 - 16:30

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Innovation Awards - Winners announced on

27 February at 16:45