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Delivering Scotland's New Infrastructure and Increased Capital Investment: 10th Annual Conference


0830-0930 Registration and Refreshments
0930-0935 Chair's Opening Remarks
Session One: The Strategic Picture on Infrastructure in Scotland
0935-0955 Keynote Address
Michael Matheson MSP, Cabinet Secretary for Transport, Infrastructure and Connectivity, Scottish Government
0955-1010 Question and Answer Session
1010-1030 Delivering Effectively: Scottish Futures Trust
  • Planning future infrastructure investment
  • Innovation in funding infrastructure
  • Working collaboratively to deliver better value for money
1030-1050 A Scottish Infrastructure Plan for the Next Thirty Years
Tony Rose, Secretariat, Infrastructure Commission for Scotland
Blue Twitter BirdInfraCommScot
  • Getting long term strategic objectives into short term project planning
  • New approaches to the procurement and delivery of infrastructure
  • Beginning: The next five years
1050-1110 Question and Answer Session
1110-1130 Refreshment Break
Session Two: Making Infrastructure Work - Understanding where we are and where we need to be
1130-1150 Audit Scotland Perspective
Mark Taylor, Audit Director, Audit Scotland

  • The direction of Scotland's capital budget
  • Focusing on best value
  • What past programmes and spending tell us
1150-1210 Where We Stand On Strategic Investment
  • Infrastructure investment in Scotland: the current platform
  • Delivering smart infrastructure investment
  • Adopting and adapting from successful international examples
1210-1230 Private Sector View on Delivering Infrastructure in Scotland
  • What do strategic partners need?
  • The Scottish market and the wider competition for investment
  • Understanding what's most likely to attract or inhibit project partners
1230-1250 Panel Discussion 

Duncan Sutherland, Group Regeneration Director, Sigma Capital Group and Board Member, Homes England
SigmaCapitalPLC  HomesEngland

Representatives from:

  • Housing
  • Transport
  • Low Carbon
  • City Regions
1250-1350 Lunch 
1350-1355 Chair's Welcome Back
Session Three: The Major Opportunities Ahead
1355-1415 NPF4 2020: Strategic planning, placemaking and projects
Dr. Fiona Simpson, Assistant Chief Planner, Scottish Government
  • The NPF4 process and participants
  • NPF4 and major strategic projects in Scotland
  • Influencing the outcome of NPF4
1415-1435 City Deals and City Regions
  • What are the City Deals and where do they currently stand?
  • How City Deals relate to wider infrastructure plans
  • Using City Deal projects to leverage long term infrastructural gain
1435-1455 Transport Infrastructure: Capital investment and connected places
  • Planning and Strategy for Infrastructure Investment
  • Gaps, Growth and Good Value
  • Delivering connected places for the economy and growth
1455-1515 Question and Answer Session
1515-1520 Chair's Closing Remarks

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This was in interesting topic supplemented by excellent panel. Great event.

Delegate, Scottish Government,
Fraser of Allander Scotland's Budget Briefing, 26 September 2017

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