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CIC ConstructionSkills celebrate 1st successful ‘Think Next Generation’ Event

Posted: 15th May 2007

CIC ConstructionSkills are delighted to announce the success of the first annual ‘Think Next Generation’ events programme.

It was held in conjunction with Think 2007 a landmark event for the UK construction and property markets, comprising high-profile conferences, exhibitions and networking opportunities. It composed three themes: sustainability, regeneration and innovation. Young professionals from various disciplines in the construction industry were over the course of 3 days given the opportunity to mingle at an informative and productive speed networking session, debate the Think Charter (10 Actions on Climate Change), to help make the built environment greener. Findings were then fed back to the main conference on day 3 during a session chaired by Peter Ainsworth, Shadow Environment Secretary. Attendees were also able to participate in a Construction Challenge on the third and final day.

At the Construction Challenge event teams of 4 and 5 professionals were pitched against each other and set the task of reconstructing a model against a strict deadline. Each member of the team took on a specific industry role in order to complete the project.

After a close finish the winners were awarded the grand prize of a box at Ascot Race Course.

The event included a cocktail reception sponsored by Gardiner and Theobald allowing for a more traditional networking opportunity.

The Think Next Generation Conference was supported by main sponsors Gardiner & Theobald and Hammerson.