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New Transport Infrastructure for Scotland: 3rd Annual Conference


0830-0930 Registration and Refreshments
0930-0935 Chair's Opening Remarks
Session One: Planning and Strategy for Infrastructure Investment
0935-0955 Keynote Address
0955-1010 Question and Answer Session
1010-1030 The Strategic Context for Project Investment
  • Understanding Scotland's recent strategic transport progression
  • Lessons from the National Transport Strategy and the Strategic Transport Projects Review
  • The building blocks so far
  • Meeting the needs of consumers and customers and of markets and economies
1030-1050 Start Here: Thinking Rationally About Transport Objectives
Professor David Begg, Chair, Glasgow Connectivity Commission
  • How to think about transport
  • One country, many transport policies and solutions
  • What I would do next
1050-1110 Question and Answer Session
1110-1130 Refreshment Break
Session Two: Which Projects and Why?
1130-1150 Gaps, Growth and Good Value
  • Where do we lag, where could we lead?
  • Delivering for the economy and growth
  • Finding the projects which represent best value for money
1150-1210 Determining the Right Projects
  • Completing connectivity - What's first?
  • The cost effectiveness of scale - Transforming regional and national economies
  • Investing for now and for future proofing
1210-1230 Panel Discussion

Participants from:
  • Rail
  • Road
  • Aviation
  • Project Management
1230-1250 Question and Answer Session
1250-1350 Lunch 
1350-1355 Chair's Welcome Back
Session Three: Partnerships to Deliver Capital Projects Effectively
1355-1415 Funding and Models for Project Delivery
  • What works currently?
  • Developing new thinking on partnership and funding models
  • Understanding what Scottish Government is seeking
1415-1435 An Industry Perspective on Making Partnership Work Well
  • Help us to help you - Getting the most out of industry partners
  • Delivering experience, skills and capacity in Scotland
  • Marketplace requirements to support thre project pipeline
1435-1455 Learning from Previous Project Partnerships
  • Managing budgets and cost
  • Partnerships in practice - Key elements of success
  • Priorities for clients and contractors
1455-1515 Question and Answer Session
1515-1520 Chair's Closing Remarks

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All of the speakers worked well together all covering different relevant areas to provide an all round picture.

Carrie Campbell, Thomson Cooper,
Fraser of Allander Scotland's Budget Briefing, 26 September 2017

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