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


0845-0930 Registration and Refreshments
0930-0935 Chair's Opening Remarks
Hannah Smith, Director, ICE Scotland
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 A Scottish Infrastructure Plan for the Next Thirty Years
Tony Rose, Secretariat, Infrastructure Commission for Scotland
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  • Getting long term strategic objectives into short term project planning
  • New approaches to the procurement and delivery of infrastructure
  • Beginning: The next five years
1030-1050 Delivering Effectively: Scottish Futures Trust
Peter Reekie, Chief Executive, Scottish Futures Trust
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  • Planning future infrastructure investment
  • Innovation in funding infrastructure
  • Working collaboratively to deliver better value for money
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
Stuart Murray, Senior Associate, Brodies
  • 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
Duncan Sutherland, Group Regeneration Director, Sigma Capital Group and Board Member, Homes England
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  • 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
Question and Answer Session
1250-1340 Lunch 
1340-1345 Chair's Welcome Back
Hannah Smith, Director, ICE Scotland
Session Three: The Major Opportunities Ahead
1345-1405 NPF4 2020: Strategic planning, placemaking and projects
Dr Fiona Simpson, Assistant Chief Planner, Scottish Government
  • The new context for NPF4
  • Key themes for NPF4
  • Influencing the outcome of NPF4
1405-1425 City Deals and City Regions
Andy Nichol, Programme Manager (PMO), Edinburgh and South East Scotland City Region Deal/Edinburgh 2050 City Vision, City of Edinburgh Council
  • 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
1425-1445 Transport Infrastructure: Capital investment and connected places
Fiona Brown, Head of Strategic Transport Planning, Transport Scotland
  • Planning and Strategy for Infrastructure Investment
  • Gaps, Growth and Good Value
  • Delivering connected places for the economy and growth
1445-1500 Question and Answer Session
1500 Chair's Closing Remarks
Hannah Smith, Director, ICE Scotland

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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