FIS Virtual AGM and Conference
This year’s FIS annual conference will be held virtually on Tuesday 24 November. The programme for the event is below.
Date: 24 November 2020
Time: 10:00 – 12:30
|10am||President’s Welcome and AGM||Helen Tapper, FIS President|
|AGM and Board Election Results|
|10:10||The Fit-Out High Five||Iain McIlwee, FIS Chief Executive|
Changing Needs: Back to work, back to normal or a complete reset? Andrew Parkin, Cundall
Andrew Parkin looks at what the return to work means for the fit-out sector, the top trends that are driving fit-out projects. Is presenteeism is dead or will workplaces evolve into the vital social and collaboration hubs long trailed.
Q1. Is the world of fit-out changing, how so, what are clients looking for from office space?
Changing Markets: Post BREXIT, post COVID what is the outlook for the Finishes and Interiors Sector? Dr Noble Francis CPA
Dr Noble Francis seeks to provide insight into the economic impact of the combined effect of BREXIT and COVID. Looking at how the construction sector can and will rebuild in 2021.
Q1. We are off the map, what is your process now for looking ahead?
Changing Culture: Is value led change even possible? Ann Bentley, Rider Levett Bucknall
Ann Bentley, a member of CLC and author of Procuring for Value talks about a paradigm shift built on value not cost. Ann will explore how the sector must start to drive better social, environmental and economic outcomes through value-based decision-making and how as the industry enters a new era, it must not waste the opportunity to act differently and create new ways of working.
Q1. In construction we seem to understand the cost of everything, but do you believe we have a clear view on what value really means?
Changing Risks: Insuring Construction – a risky business?
Q1. How do you believe the insurance sector views construction, through the eyes of a Risk Engineer?
Changing Contracts: How can we unpick the contractual mess? Dave Bebb, Fenwick Elliott
Are the days of the standard contract dead, with reams of amendments undermining the core principle or are we on the cusp of the great realisation that risk mitigation and management are often diametrically opposed?
Q1. How do you think the contractual nature of construction has changed in recent times and do you think this is for better or worse?
|11:35 – 11:45||Break|
Live Panel Debate – The Roadmap to Recovery
Compliance, Collaboration, Competence and Culture, what are the big changes we expect to see in the next two years?
The challenge ahead for the next 12 months – how we come out fighting fit.