“Building the Future” – Sharing and developing infrastructure solutions for Wales


Radisson Blu Hotel

Bute Terrace, Cardiff, CF10 2FL

Cardiff, Wales, GB, CF10 2FL

With the shadow of Brexit looming, and a recognised need for a strategic approach to infrastructure in Wales, this event will discuss innovative, sustainable solutions for funding and meeting our infrastructure needs.



09:00 – 10:00  Registration and networking

10:00 – 10:05  Welcome from Chris Nott, Senior Partner, Capital Law

10:05 – 10:15  Opening statement from Russell George, Chair, National Assembly for Wales Economy, Infrastructure and Skills Committee

10:15 – 10:45  Interview and Q&A session with Russell George

10:45 – 11:15  Networking break

11:15 – 12:30  “Creating Our Pipeline”
This session will look at infrastructure best practice around the world, and potential applications in Wales, as well as existing plans in the pipeline.

– Carole-Anne Davies, Chief Executive, Design Commission Wales

– Rhodri Williams, Director Wales, Ofcom

– Dan Saville, Director – Infrastructure West Group Leader, Arup

– Chair: Carole Green, Business Correspondent, ITV Cymru Wales


12:30 – 13:30  Networking lunch

13:30 – 14:15  Breakout sessions

Breakout 1: “Funding the plan”
This session will look at securing funding for infrastructure in Wales, and what bespoke tools are available in Wales to ensure infrastructure is delivered.

– Alex Slade, Head of Social Infrastructure, Innovative Finance Team Welsh Government

– Alison Murray, Economic Development Consultant, Arup

– David Foot – Structural Investment Director at InfraRed Capital Partners

– Chair: Lynn Pamment, Senior Partner, PWC


Breakout 2: “Building the plan”
This session will look at the supply chain in Wales, in particular how to procure the supply chain and as a supplier how to become involved. The overview will be to look at examples of best practice and how to:
o Engage the supply chain
o Facilitate supply chain involvement in large projects
o Upskill the supply chain

– Ben Cottam, Head of External Affairs, FSB

– Stephen Lawrence, Divisional Director, Mott MacDonald

– Terry Fitzgibbon, Principal, Construction Elite International

– Chair: Ed Evans, Wales Director, CECA

14:15 – 14:30  Short break

14:30 – 15:15  “Putting sustainability into practice”
This session will look at Wales should best use its energy and expertise to create a forward-looking, innovative and sustainable infrastructure for its people?

– Sally Attwood, Programme Director, Public Health Wales

– Mari Arthur, Director, Cynnal Cymru

– Chris Jofeh – Director & Global Buildings Retrofit leader, Arup

– Chair: Sophie Howe, Future Generations Commissioner for Wales

15:15 – 15:20  Closing speech


15:20 – 16:30  Networking drinks