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29 MAR 2022

BOOK NOW FOR OUR LEVELLING UP AND SOCIAL VALUE ONLINE CONFERENCE

Following on from the successful Infrastructure Intelligence social value online conference in 2021, this year’s event, on Friday 13 May 2022 from 11am-1.15pm, will explore what social value means in practice in a sector that is often seen as leading the way in demonstrating the social benefit of its work. 

The current wealth of community value being delivered through construction is significant but is not always effectively measured or calculated. This conference will further explore the latest best practice in delivering social value, including community engagement, and will look at how the sector needs to move beyond numbers and start telling a story about the value it delivers. This is particularly important given the government's levelling up agenda and plans for major infrastructure investment across the country.   

The conference will also look at where social value sits in relation to the emerging ESG (Environment, Social, Governance) agenda the responsibilities of private and public sector clients in delivering sustainable social benefit to communities. 

Attendees at this event will gain a better understanding of what social value means in practice, how best to measure it, how to promote it and how best to work in partnership and collaboration with clients and communities to make a difference.

The top line up of speakers at the conference includes leading experts and practitioners in the field of social value. Keynote speaker Jeremy Galpin, group social value consultancy lead at Costain, will set the scene for the event and talk about where he thinks the industry currently is on the key issues and also where the government and clients are positioned around this agenda. 

Click here to book a free place at this conference.

Following the keynote speaker session, there will be two panel discussions. The first panel discussion will assess the current social value landscape, including procurement trends, government and client drivers for social value, bidding best practice and supply chain potential. The second panel discussion will look at demonstrating and measuring social value and going beyond the numbers and highlighting success. Each panel discussion will include a Q&A session where attendees can ask questions of the panellists.

The full agenda for the event is listed below together with details of how to book your free place.  

Levelling up and Social Value online conference
An Infrastructure Intelligence Live online conference
Friday 13 May 2022 from 11am-1.15pm.

Conference programme

11am - 11.05am
Introduction - Infrastructure Intelligence Editor, Andy Walker. 

11.05am- 11.20am
Keynote speaker - Jeremy Galpin, Group Social Value Consultancy Lead, Costain

11.25am-12.10pm
Panel discussion 1 Assessing the current social value landscape - including procurement trends, government and client drivers for social value, bidding best practice and supply chain potential.

This session will examine the current drivers for social value coming from government, given its levelling up agenda and look at the responsibilities of clients, both public and private, in delivering this. 

Speakers
Hannah Vickers, Chief of Staff, Mace
Sheryl Moore, Group Social Sustainability Manager
Peter McDermott, Professor of Construction Procurement, University of Salford
Stephen Leo, Founder and Director at Social Value Solutions and Plena Consulting
Sean Keyes, Managing Director, Sutcliffe

12.15am-1pm
Panel discussion 2 - Demonstrating and measuring social value
- going beyond the numbers and highlighting success

This session will explore the latest best practice in delivering social value in the construction sector and elsewhere and will also look at how the sector needs to move beyond numbers and start telling a story about the value it delivers.

Speakers
Vicky Hutchinson, Environment practice director, infrastructure UK & Europe, Atkins
Emily King, Global Technology Leader, Social Value Advisory, Jacobs
Neil Macdonald, Chief Executive, Thrive
Lucy Wood, Partner, Barton Willmore
Rob Wolfe, Managing Director at CHY Consultancy
Kerry Scott, Global Lead for Social Outcomes, Mott MacDonald
ACE Emerging Professionals speaker – TBC

1pm-1.15pm
Summing up - Peter McDermott, Professor of Construction Procurement, University of Salford and Andy Walker, Editor, Infrastructure Intelligence

1.15pm
Conference ends. 

Levelling up and Social Value online conference
An Infrastructure Intelligence Live online event 
Friday 13 May 2022 from 11am-1.15pm.

Click here to book a free place at this conference.

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