23 May 2012 London
Build new contacts
ACE’s annual conference brings together engineers, stakeholders, decision-makers and client organisation in one place to share ideas, discuss the industry and to begin or strengthen valuable relationships.
Get your message out
Debate the key issues in the built environment on a range of topics that will impact on you and your business over the coming years. With government turning to our industry for economic growth, your views on how to get things moving matter.
Build your knowledge base
Grow your own understanding of today’s issues for the construction sector. With experts joining us to discuss broad trends affecting the industry alongside detailed developments within it, this is your chance to find out more about issues that matter to you.
Raise your profile
With delegates attending from throughout the supply chain, and with dedicated periods for networking and informal discussion, ACE’s annual conference is a chance to raise awareness of the work you do among those you do it for.
Rt Hon Dr Vince Cable MP
Business Secretary Vince Cable will open the conference. With a remit covering business, innovation, higher education, construction, science, export and better regulation, Dr Cable leads a department which is, in effect, the Department for Growth. Dr Cable is MP for Twickenham, has held a number of advisory roles to politicians and government in the UK and Kenya, and served as chief economist at Shell in the mid 1990s.
Barbara Stephenson is a former US Ambassador to Panama and has served as Deputy Senior Advisor to the Secretary and Deputy Coordinator for Iraq at the US Department of State. Before taking up Iraq duties, Ms. Stephenson was Director for Planning in the Office of the Coordinator for Reconstruction and Stabilization in the Department of State. From 2001-2004, Ms. Stephenson served as American Consul General in Belfast, Northern Ireland, where she worked on the Northern Ireland peace process.
Sir John Armitt
The 2012 London Olympics is not just a spectacle of sporting excellence – it is one of the most complex and sensitive built environment programmes the UK has ever undertaken. It represents a triumph of quality work, demonstrating clearly what the UK construction industry can deliver. Sir John Armitt will give the closing address of this year’s conference, celebrating the achievements of the Olympic programme and its legacy for the UK construction sector.
Benefits of attending
Reasons to come
Make new contacts with clients
Debate key issues with experts
Boost your personal profile
Find new business leads.
Network with the major suppliers.
Develop your professional network.
Meet and greet your strategic supply chain partners.
Grow your contact list.
Project delivery professionals