Join us and Jules Pipe, London’s Deputy Mayor for Planning, Regeneration and Skills, to explore why it is important for London’s infrastructure projects to progress both now and post-Brexit, and how businesses can take advantage of these investments.
Infrastructure is the lifeblood of a global city, providing the means for people to travel, communicate, live, work and relax. Unfortunately, London’s infrastructure currently ranks 24th compared with its peers and in a recent CBI survey, 70% of businesses stated the increased strain on London’s infrastructure will negatively impact their operations in the future.
Following the country’s decision to leave the EU, the UK and London, needs to demonstrate it is still an attractive place for firms to invest and operate in. To that end, infrastructure has a key role to play and any uncertainty around the delivery of key projects could impact our ability to attract the private investment required to supplement public funding. This could result in the growth of London’s economy being hampered in the short and long-term.
The CBI, in partnership with Atkins, has put together a panel discussion to explore the key priorities in the infrastructure pipeline and how these will drive regeneration, unlock economic growth and better connect businesses with their customers, suppliers and employees.
A senior panel of London stakeholders will join the Deputy Mayor, who is responsible for the forthcoming London Plan, to discuss:
- What the Mayor of London’s plan is for improving transport and infrastructure in the city?
- What opportunities can infrastructure unlock for local regeneration and community service provision, for example regarding schools, housing and healthcare?
- How can London’s infrastructure contribute to regional economic growth and the development of a UK-wide industrial strategy?
- What do London businesses need from current and future infrastructure systems, and what projects should be made a priority?
- How can the business community help strengthen the business case for infrastructure investment?
- What are the current obstacles, regarding planning regulations and funding, preventing visible progress from being made on these key infrastructure projects?
Confirmed panellists include:
- Jules Pipe CBE, Deputy Mayor for Planning, Regeneration & Skills
- Simon Clark, Cities & Development Market Director, Atkins
- John East, Strategic Director for Growth and Homes, London Borough of Barking & Dagenham
- Michelle Hubert, Head of Group: Infrastructure & Energy, CBI
- Chair: Russell Lynch, Deputy City Editor, Evening Standard
Join us for this insightful panel event to hear what key London stakeholders have to say on these issues and put your own points of view and experience across to them.