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This session will feature:

  • Prof Noble Francis, Construction Products Association
  • Margaret Hickish MBE, Access & Inclusion Manager HR, Network Rail

  • Phil Stride, Strategic Projects Director, Tideway


Chaired by Rt Hon. Nick Raynsford, the CIC Economic and Policy Briefings provide regular economic analyses, policy updates and comments on major commercial projects in construction industry. The briefings bring together leading policy-makers, economists and senior industry players to discuss the key topics in an informal setting.

The Briefings run six times a year, typically on Tuesdays, from 9.30am – 12.30pm with three speakers, the opportunity to ask questions and a neworking coffee break. In 2017 all sessions will be held at the Institution of Civil Engineers, Westminster; the dates are as follows:

Past speakers have included; Gavin Barwell, former Minister for Housing, Planning and London, Andrew Wolstenholme OBE, CEO of Crossrail and Construction Leadership Council, John Cridland CBE Chair of the Transport for the North, Mark Farmer author of the Farmer Review, Phil Wilbraham, Director of Heathrow Expansion, Bridget Rosewell OBE from National Infrastructure Committee, Chris Savage, Paul Morrell, former Chief Construction Adviser, Dr Andrew Neather, Crossrail 2, Prof.Noble Francis, Construction Products Association, Peter Andrews from the Bank of England, as well as analysts from Experian and Glenigans and Arcadis, to name a few.

Why attend?

  • Promote knowledge exchange between the construction and built environment community, practitioners, policy-makers and other interested parties
  • Gain opportunities to deepen expertise
  • Participate in discussion led critical thinking and informed debate.
  • Connect and build networks with key players from government, business and academia in the built environment industry
  • Learn about economic policy issues and cutting-edge research
  • Hear from thought leaders and experts on important issues that will affect economic and policy direction.
  • Make your voice heard among decision-makers attending the Briefing

Who should attend?

  • Local Authorities (including regulators, planners, economic developers and construction and infrastructure policy makers)
  • Senior Public Affairs officer & Policy Makers
  • Local Enterprise Partnerships
  • Built Environment and Infrastructure Practitioners
  • Members of Built Environment & Construction Industry Professional Institutions
  • Property and land developers
  • Smart solutions providers
  • Interested individuals who wish to broaden their knowledge on policy issues and research relating to the built environment and construction industry

Tickets for this final session can be booked here


“I particularly welcome the range of topics covered which helps me to keep in touch with aspects of the industry which I don’t necessarily hear about in other ways, whether that be major infrastructure projects, economic forecasts or policy proposals. I always find it two hours well spent.” Paul Everall, Chief Executive at LABC

“The CIC Economic and Policy Briefings is an excellent way to gain high level insight into the minds of thought leaders and monitors of the construction sector." Richard Saxon CBE, Chairman of JCT

“The CIC's E&P Briefings is a hidden gem – one of the most interesting events organised by CIC. It's a great combination of presentations and discussion on key issues of the day and on major projects.” Turlogh Obrien, Chairman of the Chartered Institute of Housing

To see presentations from previous Economic & Policy Briefings click here. With enquiries please contact Kamila Tomaszewska on