HS2 PHASE ONE AND BEYOND

12TH OCTOBER 2016

15 CANADA SQUARE
LONDON E14 5GL

OVERVIEW

Events are moving fast as the start of construction of phase one of HS2 draws closer with preliminary work due to start next year.

Following the EU referendum, HS2 supporters believe it is even more important that the project goes ahead on its current timetable, in order to bolster the UK's competitiveness, especially for the North.

A delivery partner has been appointed and shortlists announced for the main construction contracts. Rolling stock manufacturers are taking the wraps off potential train designs in anticipation of the start of procurement later this year, and a bill seeking powers to extend phase one to Crewe has been promised during this parliament. Next year, the National Academy for High Speed Rail will open its doors to its first students; it will play a vital role in helping to meet demand for the highly skilled engineers and technicians the project will need.

A detailed route for phase two, to Manchester and Leeds, is expected to be confirmed by Transport Secretary Chris Grayling by the end of the year; Scotland and the cities of the North and the Midlands are making preparations to maximise the benefits of HS2 to their areas.

With the new Secretary of State for Transport, Chris Grayling MP and Simon Kirby, Chief Executive of High Speed Two both confirmed as keynote speakers, this conference brings together key players, from political leaders from around the UK to key phase one contractors.

Book your place now to get the most authoritative view of what HS2 will mean for the UK.

Members of the Rail Industry Association, Rail Alliance and Rail Delivery Group receive a 10% discount.

SPEAKERS


  • KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

  • The Rt Hon Chris Grayling MP

    Secretary of State for Transport
  • Simon Kirby

    Chief Executive
    High Speed Two

  • SPEAKERS

  • Henrik Anderberg

    HS2 Director
    Alstom UK&I
  • Councillor Judith Blake

    Leader
    Leeds City Council
  • Elizabeth de Jong

    Director of Policy
    Rail Delivery Group
  • Nick Fletcher

    Executive Director
    Fusion
  • Sue Kershaw (Chair)

    Programme Director of Major Projects Advisory and UK Head of Infrastructure Programme and Project Management
    KPMG LLP
  • Sir Terry Morgan CBE

    Chair
    National College for High Speed Rail
  • Sadie Morgan

    Design Chair
    High Speed Two Ltd
  • Councillor Liam Robinson

    Chair
    Merseytravel
  • Laura Shoaf

    Managing Director
    Transport for West Midlands
  • Anthony Smith (Chair)

    Chief Executive
    Transport Focus
  • Jim Steer

    Director
    Greengauge21
  • Richard Threlfall (Chair)

    Partner & UK Head of Infrastructure, Building and Construction
    KPMG LLP
  • Vicki Turner

    HR Director
    Thales UK Ground Transport Systems
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