19 MAY


ACE Wales Conference



ACE members are invited to attend the Annual Meeting and Conference 2022 of ACE Cymru|Wales.

Hosted jointly by ACE in Wales with our partners at CECA Wales and the County Surveyors Society (CSS) Cymru, the event will also welcome a range of speakers from across the wider industry. 

The in-person two day conference held in Cardiff comes after a challenging 24 months where COVID-19, the outcome of Brexit, and now conflict in Ukraine have created an environment of ongoing uncertainty, manifesting themselves through inflationary pressures, challenges in project risks, skills shortages and an increasing focus on health and wellbeing.

Meanwhile, ambitions around Net Zero have brought their own challenges in terms of client demands and procurement.  

This year’s conference will consider how, as a sector and supply chain working collaboratively, we can drive far greater value for the client through what is delivered. The full compelling programme of speakers and sessions is below.

As with previous conferences, the thoughts, observations and concerns of delegates will be drawn out in interactive breakout sessions and this will be captured in a post-conference report, along with an action plan outlining how we can, collectively add value across our sector.

This event is free to anyone working for an ACE member and vital for those working in Wales. Book your place today.


Piers Burroughs


Managing Director

Ed Evans

Civil Engineering Contractors Association (CECA) Wales


Andy Falleyn

Welsh Government

Deputy Director of Strategic Road Network

Jeremy Galpin


Social Value Consultancy Lead

Programme – Day 1

13.00: Registration and refreshments
13.15: Welcome and introduction – Ed Evans
13.30: Individual meetings – CECA Wales, ACE Wales, CSS Cymru
14.30: Break
14.45: Joint meeting
16.30: Close meetings
18.30: Networking session
19.00: Dinner

Programme – Day 2

08.30: Registration and refreshments
09.00: Welcome and introduction - Ed Evans, CECA Wales - The current state of the industry and why do we need to change?
09.15: Session 1: Alasdair Reisner, CECA Chief Executive - The Construction Playbook – a better way forward?
09.45: Session 2: Cherie Paterson, Costain, and Piers Burroughs, Chair ACE - “Value” – what is it and how do we measure it? The Value Toolkit
10.10: Session 3 : Wales Speaker tbc - Risk – how do we better manage it for the benefit of all parties?
10.35: Session 4 : Stefano Jefferson, Caerphilly CBC - Using social “value” to attract, develop and retain a skilled workforce
11.00: Break
11.20: Session 5 : Alastair Barbrook, BAM Construction - Adding value through digitisation
11.45: Session 6: Speaker tba - The value of carbon in construction
12.10: Panel discussion: Ed Evans to facilitate - How do we create an environment where our people feel valued to deliver greater value? What do we need to change to make this happen?
12.45: Summing up: Ed Evans and Chairs CECA Wales, ACE and CSS Cymru
13.00: Close conference
13.00: Lunch
14.00: End of conference




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