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A guide to the clients speaking at the Construction News Summit

With days to go until the Construction News Summit, check out the full A-Z run-down of the top clients in attendance and what they’ll be debating.

Aberdeen City Council Further Scottish devolution will be among the hot topics head of economic development Richard Sweetnam will address in afternoon session A.

Anthology Managing director Mark Dickinson is among the panellists set to debate the future growth areas for residential development in morning breakout session C.

Argent Afternoon session B will see senior projects director Phil Sullivan set out the changes and key trends major developers anticipate over the next five years.

Barts Health NHS Trust Director of estates Andrew Bowman (pictured) will be among morning session panellists discussing expectations around project delivery, modular design and offsite techniques.

Andrew Bowman director of estates and facilities Barts Health NHS Trust_CN Summit 2015 YELLOW

Birmingham City Council The regional powerhouse afternoon session A will feature deputy chief executive Paul Dransfield exploring the impact of local powers and leadership.

Centre for Cities Chief executive Alexandra Jones is also set to address how the private sector will work with industry to deliver devolution as part of afternoon breakout A.

Department for Education and Skills Director for infrastructure Jo-Anne Daniels will explore the challenges facing investment in education in morning breakout session B.

Department for Transport Secretary of state Patrick McLoughlin will open the Summit proper with a keynote address on his department’s future agenda ahead of the spending review.

Education Funding Agency Director of capital Mike Green will use morning breakout B to tackle issues around the PSBP as well as the role of standardisation and modular construction.

Environment Agency Executive director David Rooke (pictured) will explore the future of private sector investment in major public sector projects in morning breakout session A.

David Rooke Environment Agency_CN Summit 2015 TEAL

Essential Living Managing director Scott Hammond will use morning session C to ask how the private rented sector is affecting projects coming forward and whether it will take off nationwide.

Hammerson The relationships between developers and contactors will be explored by development director Robin Dobson in afternoon breakout B.

Hampshire County Council Morning session B will see head of strategic development Peter Colenutt join the debate on the education sector and Priority School Building Programme.

Heathrow Airport Development director Phil Wilbraham (pictured) will field questions on the airport’s £16bn expansion plan as part of afternoon session C.

Heathrow Airport development director Phil Wilbraham_CN Summit 2015 YELLOW

Highways England Chief executive Jim O’Sullivan will kick off proceedings with an exclusive breakfast briefing focused on what his company expects for the Roads Investment Strategy.

High Speed 2 Chief executive Simon Kirby is among the panellists set to debate the future of transport delivery and procurement in afternoon breakout C.

Hyde Group Morning breakout C will feature group business development director David Gannicott (pictured) discussing how the residential market will support the government’s housing ambitions.

Hyde Group group business development director David Gannicott_CN Summit 2015 TEAL

Land Securities Development director Tom Venner will use afternoon breakout B to explore how project delivery will be changing and what developers are looking for from their supply chains.

Leeds City Council Chief regeneration officer Tom Bridges will tackle the priorities for his authority following the latest devolution measures in afternoon breakout A.

Legal & General Property Head of residential James Lidgate is among the panellists lining up to debate housing and the future of government land disposal in morning breakout C.

London Underground Head of track John Hardy will use afternon session C to look at long-term transport planning and how collaboration with contractors will evolve.

LSE Breakout session B will include director of estates Julian Robinson’s thoughts on competition between universities and the race to deliver better accommodation.

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Ministry of Justice Morning breakout session A will see director of estates Janet Young discuss the demands on their portfolios and where investment is likely to be focused.

Network Rail Development director Neil Thompson will tackle the issues around transport infrastructure projects in afternoon session C.

North West Cambridge Development Insight into the future of this huge programme will be provided by construction director Gavin Heaphy in morning breakout B.

Scarborough Group The challenges of urban regen and attracting foreign investors are the hot topics that director Simon Marshall will look to tackle in afternoon session B.

Scottish Futures Trust Chief executive Barry White (pictured) is among the panellists on afternoon session A looking at Scotland’s public sector pipelines and procurement strategies.

Barry White chief executive Scottish Future Trust_CN Summit 2015 YELLOW

Tidal Lagoon Swansea Bay Director of construction Andrew McNaughton is set to detail how this major project will be moving forward in afternoon session C.

Transport for Greater Manchester Transport strategy director Dave Newton will discuss Manchester’s devolution agenda in afternoon session A.

Transport for London Commercial director Graeme Craig will use morning breakout A to look at what investment he expects to be available and which projects will be the priorities.

Transport Scotland Medium-term investment priorities north of the border will be revealed by chief executive David Middleton in afternoon session A.

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