CE Midlands Construction Summit 2023

Mark your calendars for the highly anticipated CE Midlands Construction Summit on October 18th. This event promises to be an enriching experience with a lineup of distinguished keynote speakers: Nusrat Ghani MP, (Construction Minister) and Dame Judith Hackitt. The summit will be held at the Holte Suite, Villa Park Stadium in Birmingham.

The summit will delve into crucial topics that are shaping the construction industry today. Building safety, a paramount concern, will be explored in-depth, addressing the latest regulations, practices, and advancements in ensuring safe and resilient structures. The urgent need to combat the climate crisis will also take center stage, emphasizing sustainable construction practices and innovative solutions for a greener future.

Additionally, the summit will shed light on the importance of future skills in the industry, exploring emerging trends, technological advancements, and the evolving role of professionals in an ever-changing landscape. Smart construction, another focal point, will showcase how digitalization, automation, and data-driven approaches are revolutionizing the way we design, build, and manage projects.

This event presents an opportunity to gain valuable insights, engage in thought-provoking discussions, and network with industry leaders, experts, and fellow professionals. Don’t miss out on the CE Midlands Construction Summit, as it promises to be a pivotal event in shaping the future of the construction industry.


  • 8.30am | Registration & Networking
  • 9.30am | Welcome: Uma Shanker, Chair CE Midlands
  • 9.40am | Keynote Address: Nusrat Ghani MP, Minister of State at the Department for Business & Trade
  • 10.00am | Building Safety: : Chaired by Marina Robertson, Acivico
    Keynote Address: Dame Judith Hackitt
    An insurance perspective: Tracy Keep from Gallagher
    Panel session with Dame Judith Hackitt & Tracy Keep
  • 11.00am | Tea/Coffee & Networking
  • 11.30am | Climate Crisis: Chaired by Mark Wakeford
    Keynote Address: Fergus Harradence, Department for Business & Trade
    Disruptive Sustainability: Georgia Elliott-Smith, Element 4
    Re-purposing buildings: Stuart Smith, Morgan Sindall
    Timber in Construction: David Hopkins, Timber Development UK
    Future Homes Standard: David Adams, Future Homes Hub
    Panel session with Fergus Harradence, Georgia Elliott-Smith, Stuart Smith, David Hopkins & David Adams
  • 1.30pm | Lunch & Networking
  • 2.30pm | Future Skills: Chaired by Cem Budak
    Keynote Address: Wendy Osborn, Engagement Director England, CITB
    Specific requirements for offsite construction: Gaynor Tennent, Offsite Alliance
    Presentation from Acivico
    Panel: Wendy Osborn, Gaynor Tennent and Acivico speaker
  • 3.45pm | Final Thoughts: Uma Shanker
  • 4pm | Depart


Exhibit at the Summit

TDUK members are encouraged to join us and exhibit at the summit. Spaces being offered on the day to exhibit at £250 + VAT.

All interested parties please contact tom.carpenter@cemidlands.org

This event is kindly sponsored by Confederation of Timber Industries (CTI) and Acivico Group


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    Mark your calendars for the highly anticipated CE Midlands Construction Summit on October 18