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industry news 13 EVENTS


London Build 18 - 19 June


vide a vision of London’s future, through collaborations with Crossrail, Thames Tideway Tunnel and the London Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI). On the 18 and 19 June, leading political and


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construction industry figures will join approxi- mately 10,000 attendees at the O2 in London for London Build 2015. The event also brings together industry figure heads from Balfour Beatty, TfL, Lend Lease, Crossrail, KPMG, Thames Tideway Tunnel and many more. This event celebrates the London Construc-


tion sector, focusing on the success of the last 18 months and the improvements that will be mak- ing an appearance in the future. The involvement of Crossrail and Thames


Tideway Tunnel with the exhibition has been well known for several months, with Simon Wright (Crossrail) and Peter Shipley (Thames Tideway Tunnel) both speaking at the free-to-attend conference. Their projects, both of which can be found represented in the


he leading construction exhibition for London and the South of England, London Build 2015, is preparing to pro-


exhibition hall, will provide vital improvements to the capital’s infrastructure. The LCCI has worked with event organiser,


Oliver Kinross, to bring together leading figures to discuss the issue of skills shortages in the indus- try in a panel entitled ‘Bridging the Skills Gap in London and the South East’. Panelists, which will include Richard Threlfall (KPMG), Debbie Akehurst (Land Securities), Kevin McLoughlin MBE, (K&M McLoughlin Decorating) will be moderated by Jeffrey Adams of United House Developments. LCCI Chief Executive, Colin Stanbridge will


moderate a panel discussion on day two discussing ‘Regeneration London’. The panelists include Paolo Nistri (London Legacy Development Corporation), Stephen Howlett (Peabody), Jeremy Skinner (Greater London Authority) and Phil Stride (Head of Thames Tideway Tunnel). General admission to the exhibition,


conference and CPD-accredited training work- shops is complimentary for both days of this industry event. To register for a pass, please visit: www.londonbuildexpo.com


Celebrating Construction Awards


(East Midlands) 19 June


brate the best in the last years construction within the East Midlands region. Award categories include Health & Safety, Sustainability, Project of the Year, SME of the


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aking place at The Nottingham Belfry Hotel on 19 June, the East Midlands Celebrating Construction Awards cel-


Year and Innovation. A shortlist of finalists in each category is available to view before the event takes place. For more information about the awards, details


on how to book a place and to view a full list of catergories and finalists, please visit: www.east.celebratingconstructionawards.org


CIH Housing Conference &


Exhibition 23 - 25 June


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CIH annual conference and exhibition running from 23-25 June could not come at a more important time. Housing


professionals from all corners of the industry will gather in Manchester to discuss what the new government means for housing – and the event will be focusing on this new political reality throughout the conference programme. This will be the fourth year at Manchester


Central, with new innovative content and three new features. Speakers have been lined up includ- ing sessions from Gerald Lyons, Chief Economic Advisor to the Mayor of London and Duncan Weldon, Newsnight who will share their thoughts on future economic trends and the impact on the housing market. In addition there will be a session on the new political reality from Tim Montgomerie, Founder and Editor, Conservative Home; Miranda Green, Journalist and Former Liberal Democrat Advisor and Andrew Harrop, General Secretary, Fabian Society. In addition to the main housing conference


there will be three new focus areas: Health, housing & social care conference, Delegate of the Future and The official housing fringe at #thetreehouse15. The week will be kicked off on the Monday


evening with the welcome to Manchester dinner, incorporating the Housing Heroes’ awards. This year’s event will be hosted by Nick Hewer. In addition to programme content, the exhibition promises to be busier than ever with over 300 sup- pliers present and taking part in a series of informative seminars through the Ideas Exchange. For more information on the event, including


conference booking details, please visit: www.cihhousing.com


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