News Government Construction Summit Gets Underway

The third annual Government Construction Summit is taking place in London today, and will provide the construction sector with an update on the Government Industrial Strategy and issues around it including spend and sustainability.

As part of the summit, the government will also reveal what it envisages for the construction industry to help stimulate and grow the economy over the coming year – ahead of the 2015 general election.

The 2013 summit saw the launch of the overall strategy for the industry – ‘Construction 2025’, which set out a partnership approach to transform the construction industry.

This year’s event will see construction’s influencers review this and decide how work will be taken forward, to build sustainable growth; develop strong, resilient and skilled supply chains; create jobs and realise the potential of the green economy.

The one day event will see government officals including, Vince Cable MP, secretary of state for business, Peter Hansford, government chief construction adviser, Sir David Higgins, chairman of HS2 and Lord Young, enterprise adviser to the prime minister, attendees.

The event will also see experts from the private and public sector speak about how to win work from a client perspective, and what they are looking for from the industry going forward.

Tom Broughton, brand Director – Building and head of content at UBM Live Built Environment, who is behind the event said; “This event demonstrates the importance of the construction industry to the UK economy and the ongoing recovery. The government input ahead of the next general election, is a real sign that this is an area of focus for Britain and one that the main parties will be getting behind to win votes.”

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