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HS2 boss and construction minister join CN Summit

HS2 chief executive Mark Thurston and construction minister Richard Harrington are among the latest confirmed speakers to join the two-day CN Summit.

Mr Thurston will be interviewed on stage during day one, while Mr Harrington will give the keynote political address to open the two-day event.

Back for its sixth year, the Construction News Summit will take place at London’s Park Plaza Riverbank on 21 and 22 November.

The Summit will bring together clients, architects, consultants, contractors and the wider supply chain to assess the outlook for the industry, as well as changes being made following Carillion’s collapse and the Grenfell Tower tragedy. 

The theme this year is ‘Doing business better’, with clients from across the industry set to outline their future plans.

Day one will include a morning session chaired by business journalist Declan Curry, a session on disruptive technology, and a Question Time debate with clients including Quintain chief executive Angus Dodd and Tideway CEO Andy Mitchell.

M&G Real Estate director for development management Lynn Smith, Landsec head of development Beth West and Network Rail Property managing director David Biggs will speak on a client panel.

Book your CN Summit place now

Go to to see the draft programme and learn more about this year’s event. 

To get 10 per cent off a delegate place at this year’s CN Summit, use the code CNSUBS when booking online.

Delegates will also gain insight from a keynote interview with Homes England chairman Sir Edward Lister, as well as a leaders panel featuring bosses of Bam Construct, Bouygues UK, Tarmac and Zaha Hadid Architects.

The second day will be divided into four workstreams: health, safety and wellbeing; skills; technology; and a special stream exploring ways for the industry to improve its business practices following Carillion’s collapse.

The Construction Talent Awards will then take place at the same venue on the evening of 21 November.

CN Summit speakers already confirmed include:

  • Sir Edward Lister, chairman, Homes England
  • Patrik Schumacher, partner and director, Zaha Hadid Architects
  • Nicola Shaw, executive director, National Grid
  • Fabienne Viala, chairman, Bouygues UK
  • Lynn Smith, director – development management, M&G Real Estate
  • Beth West, head of development (London), Landsec
  • Peter Mumford, executive director of major projects, Highways England
  • James Wimpenny, CEO, Bam Construct
  • James Lidgate, chief executive, Legal & General Homes

Leaders at Argent, Cast, Clarion Housing Group, the Infrastructure and Projects Authority, Seddon Group and Severn Trent are also among the confirmed speakers for the two-day conference.

CN Summit partners

  • B&CE – Diamond Partner
  • IFS – Platinum Partner
  • Bam Construct – Silver Partner
  • Clyde & Co – Legal Partner
  • NOCN – Skills Partner
  • Tarmac – Gold Partner

To discuss partnership opportunities, please contact Perry James on 020 3953 2906 or email 



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