The Chinese have told the UK Prime Minister, David Cameron, they can design, build and finance HS2. What does international best practice tell us on the countries which the UK can learn most from on High Speed Rail?

The debate on HS2 has graduated from should it happen to how do we deliver the project in a way which is a credit to the UK.

The keynote address at the conference will be given by Rail Minister Robert Goodwill MP.  We will also hear from the new CEO for construction at HS2 Ltd, Simon Kirby. Simon will outline how he envisages the procurement, design and construction of HS2 unfolding and will listen with keen interest on the experience the supply chain has had in delivering High Speed Rail around the world.

The conference will examine best practice in planning, financing, civil engineering, signalling and rolling stock.

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