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Crossrail 2, Transport Scotland, U+I and National Infrastructure Commission speakers confirmed for CN Summit 2016

Senior leaders at Crossrail 2, Manchester Airport, Battersea Power Station Development Company and Transport Scotland are among the first confirmed speakers at this year’s two-day Construction News Summit 2016.

Sadie Morgan, commissioner at the National Infrastructure Commission, Tideway chief executive Andy Mitchell and Network Rail’s major programme director for Thameslink Simon Blanchflower are also among the confirmed speakers (see box).

This year’s Construction News Summit becomes a two-day event for the first time.

CN Summit speakers:

Sadie Morgan, co-founding director, dRMM and commissioner, National Infrastructure Commission

Andy Mitchell, chief executive officer, Tideway

Lynda Shillaw, divisional chief executive, property, Manchester Airport

Michèle Dix, managing director, Crossrail 2

Simon Blanchflower, major programme director - Thameslink, Network Rail

Simon Hesketh, director of regeneration, U+I

David Climie, project director - Forth Replacement Crossing, Transport Scotland

Mike Grice, construction director, Battersea Power Station Development Company

Francis Keenan, chief executive officer, FK Group

Rick Robinson, IT director for smart data and technology, Amey

It will include project masterclasses and technical talks on subjects including: building better offices; the next generation of tall buildings; regional regeneration; and disruptive technology.

Other themes planned for discussion include the evolution of government policy, the role of the National Infrastructure Commission, the future of transport and energy and turning the Northern Powerhouse into a reality.

This year the Summit contains brand new workshops for delegates to work together to deliver tangible outcomes for the industry as a whole.

The CN Summit’s new Skills Hackathon, in partnership with Build UK, will work collaboratively on day one to generate real-life solutions to the skills challenges that hold businesses back, which will be presented to the whole audience on day 2 with a commitment to take them forward.

Plenary sessions will once again be chaired by BBC journalist and Daily Politics host Andrew Neil.

The Construction News Summit takes place on 11 & 12 October at the Hilton Bankside in London.

 CN readers can avail of a 20 per cent discount on delegate passes when they use the promotional code: CNREADER

Visit for further information.


Sponsors for the CN Summit 2016 include IFS (platinum partner) and Tarmac (silver partner).

To discuss sponsorship opportunities, email Perry James at or call (0)20 3033 2906. 

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