The Big Networking Breakfast
Collaboration in the Construction Sector
New Ways of Working Together
Sponsored in 2019 by
Maidstone Borough Council and Walker Construction
Why not start your day at Kent Construction EXPO making new contacts over a delicious cooked breakfast?
Throughout its 11-year history Kent Construction EXPO has been at the forefront of the Construction sector in Kent and the South East. This exciting networking breakfast will bring together key speakers, industry experts with leading developers, contractors, planners and Construction industry heavyweights.
Tickets cost just £25 + VAT, including full cooked breakfast.
Better together: why construction needs collaboration to work efficiently
It’s widely acknowledged, since the Latham Report over two decades ago, that there needs to be more and better collaboration across the construction industry. The sector is fragmented, and project based; focused on getting the job done and moving as swiftly as possible to the next. But more than most other sectors Construction brings together a broad set of complex skills with multiple stakeholders, diverse supply chains and large delivery teams of architects, designers, engineers and contractors who will often be working together for the first time.
So effective and efficient collaboration is vital to achieving success. The Industry needs to face up to the challenges of delivering value for money and best outcomes to private and public sector clients.
Innovative technologies and new ways of working are helping to break down barriers between the different players in the construction process. But it is also about a fundamental shift in mindset. For the industry to truly move forward it needs to understand the benefits of the new technology available and the opportunities it presents for creating new business models and embracing productive, profitable and collaborative strategies.
For 2019's agenda please see below.
|7.50am||Welcome & introductions from Jo James, Kent Invicta Chamber of Commerce|
Council Led Regeneration: Embracing Growth and Enabling Infrastructure in Maidstone
William Cornall, Director of Regeneration and Place, Maidstone Borough Council
Walker Construction Through the Ages
Phil Webb, Managing Director, Walker Construction (UK) Ltd
Steve Walker, Chairman, Walker Construction (UK) Ltd
Collaboration in Construction: Working Better and Smarter Together
Cheryl Causebrook, Chair, Kent Club, Constructing Excellence
|8.55am||Thank you & closing comments from Jo James, Kent Invicta Chamber of Commerce||
The breakfast will conclude at 8.55am, please join us after at the main Kent Construction EXPO Exhibition.
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