Marketforce’s High Speed Rail in the UK is the country’s largest strategy-led and opportunity-focused conference dedicated to the UK’s investment in high speed transport infrastructure.
With HS2 due to achieve Royal Assent before the end of 2016, now is the time for discussions to push forward from development to delivery. Adopting a ‘project-led’ philosophy, the conference will mirror the shifting discourse, and explore associated projects in the North, Birmingham and Old Oak Common as well as HS2 itself. Join us this year to engage directly with Tier 1 contractors and gain strategic insights on topics as diverse as design, digital delivery and stakeholder engagement.
Delegates joined us to:
Thursday, 30th June 2016
- Achieving royal assent: how far have we come and what is left to be done?
- Working with the supply chain: engaging the industry early
- Looking ahead: sustaining and amplifying the benefits of investment
- Network Rail and HS2: establishing a collaborative and cooperative relationship
- Sharing skills and knowledge: identifying opportunities and challenges
- How will construction impact the aims of CP6 and beyond?
- What are the design challenges for a project the scale of HS2?
- Feasibility and deliverability: how will the supply chain influence design?
- Beyond HS2: putting design at the heart of a £100 billion revamp of UK infrastructure
HS2 as the central spine of the railway of the future
- Gearing up for construction: how is the industry readying itself for 2017?
- Learning lessons in procurement: how can openness and efficacy be assured?
- Why are joint ventures and collaboration essential to success?
- Considering asset management and planning throughout the build process
- The skills challenge: getting the right workforce in the right place at the right time
- How can the highest safety standards possible be ensured during construction?
- Embedding innovation throughout development
- What is being done to prepare the network for eventual integration?
- More than a mode of transport: considering the needs of the end user now
Grasping HS2’s potential as an engine for growth
- Successes in Building Information Modeling: the path towards BIM Level 2 Compliance
- What impact will BIM have on the construction and management of HS2?
- Mapping future opportunities: achieving the aims of Digital Built Britain
- Applying lessons from road, rail and aviation
- Commercial arrangements which enable collaborative delivery
- A tipping point for change in the way the industry delivers?
- Advocating investment in high speed rail: the consumer-driven and technical
- Exploring problems and costs in transitioning between conventional and high speed networks
- The need to engage the public: raising enthusiasm and overturning myths
- Ensuring clarity of vision and setting long-term goals
- Examining the Northern Powerhouse: putting transport at the heart of bolder plans
- What is being done to promote the opportunities created by HS2 across the region?
- Capitalising on regional strengths: outlining TfN’s broader aims and goals
- Outlining the objectives of the largest ongoing regeneration project in Britain
- The station at the centre of it all: a new transport hub for London
- What will the impact of redevelopment be on existing transport infrastructure at Old Oak?
- Prioritising the project: recognising the importance of Crewe
- The situation at present: forthcoming works and opportunities
- New challenges? What does a shortened timeframe mean for the project?
- Developing a long-term, inclusive strategy to amplify HS2’s benefits
- Regeneration around Curzon: delivering a £1.3bn boost to the local economy
- Creating an integrated public transport hub: what is being done to supplement HS2?
You and your peers will split into zones to brainstorm about HS2’s construction and surrounding projects. Discussions will be facilitated by senior figures from Tier 1 contractors. Each zone will then have the opportunity to present feedback and ask questions about any issues raised during the discussions.
- Why is a specialist college necessary to deliver a project of this scale?
- Developing a broad range of courses for a broad spectrum of students
- Addressing the gender imbalance: adopting a proactive approach
Successfully engaging stakeholders during periods of major change on the railway
HS2 must maintain widespread project buy-in by demonstrating best practice in stakeholder engagement, and there is much that can be learnt from the existing rail industry. Go-Ahead carries a third of all UK rail passengers over three franchises in a joint venture with Keolis, and has considerable experience in managing major change projects. This session will explore key learnings for HS2 drawn from the Thameslink Programme, the launch of HS1 domestic services and the Birmingham New Street redevelopment.
This year's conference was attended by over 120 senior delegates. Companies in attendance this year included:
- ABB Group
- Ashtead Plant Hire
- Bachy Soletanche
- Balfour Beatty
- Bauer Consumer Media
- Buckingham Group Contracting Limited
- Building Design Partnership
- Cementation Skanska
- Clifford Chance
- CPMS Rail
- Curzon Urban Regeneration Company
- Department for Transport
- dRMM Architects
- East Japan Railway Company
- Eiffage Construction Métallique
- Furrer and Frey
- Gall Zeidler Consultants
- Galliford Try
- George Demetri
- Heathrow Airport Limited
- High Speed 1
- HSS Hire Service Group
- Imperial College London
- Japan Railways Group
- Keltbray Group Holdings
- Kier Group
- Linbrooke Services Ltd
- Mabey Hire
- Martello Piling
- Milton Keynes Council
- Mott MacDonald
- National College for High Speed Rail
- Network Rail
- Network Rail (High Speed) Ltd
- Norton Rose Fulbright
- NRi Digital
- Old Oak & Park Royal Development Corporation
- Ordnance Survey
- Polypipe Civils
- Quattro Plant
- Rail Delivery Group
- Rail Express
- Railway Gazette International
- Skanska UK
- Taylor Woodrow
- The Times
- Thomson Ecology
- Transport for the North
- UK Power Networks
- UK Power Networks Services
- Unipart Rail
- URS Corporation
- Volvo Construction Equipment
- Westbourne Communications
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