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Midlands Infrastructure Best Practice & Pipeline Opportunities

Join us for a dynamic and insightful morning at the CE Midlands Infrastructure Conference, where industry leaders converge to explore the latest trends, challenges, and opportunities shaping our region’s infrastructure landscape.

Don’t miss this exceptional opportunity to connect, learn, and collaborate with key experts in the infrastructure sector. Reserve your spot now!

Venue: Arup, Centenary Way, Birmingham B3 3HJ
Time: 9.00am – 1.00pm
9.00am – Registration & networking
9.30am – Welcome by Mark LyddonTurner & Townsend
9.40am – Keynote Speaker: Dr Jennifer Charlson, IPA
10.00am – First Client session consisting of three clients:
Darren Bramley, Birmingham Airport TBC
Ann Bicknell, Arup/Environment Agency
11.00am – Tea/Coffee & networking
11.30am – Second Client session consisting of two clients:
Tawhida Yaacoub. – Multi-Modal Network Resilience, Midlands Connect
12.30pm – Productivity project update by Adrian Jones, Orbiz
12.50pm – Concluding remarks by Cem BudakArup TBC
1.00pm – Light lunch

Keynote Speaker: Dr Jennifer Charlson

Jennifer is the Modern Methods of Construction Programme Manager and TIP Delivery Manager at the Infrastructure and Projects Authority (IPA) and she will be discussing Transforming Infrastructure Performance: Roadmap to 2030

Nitesh Alagh

Nitesh Alagh is a contemporary business leader with a passion for sustainability, data, and digital transformation. He has extensive experience in leading strategic roles and driving change and transformation initiatives across various industries. His engineering background and commercial acumen have enabled him to drive innovation and growth for his organizations.
Nitesh is skilled in identifying opportunities for growth and innovation, developing effective strategies, and leading cross-functional teams to achieve business objectives. His experience includes leading large-scale transformation programs, driving operational excellence, and implementing digital solutions to improve business performance.
He is also an expert in data & AI and has experience in developing data-driven strategies, implementing AI solutions, and leveraging analytics to drive business performance.
Nitesh is passionate about sustainability and believes that businesses must go beyond the minimum to drive positive change and create a more sustainable future.

Tawhida Yaacoub

Tawhida Yaacoub Programme Lead at Midlands Connect joined since 2022 as part of the Integrated Transport team. Following a career “on the ground”  working on the railway as a Station Manager, a Senior Conductor Manager with London Midland and West Midlands Trains and as a Station Alliance Lead with West Midlands Rail Executive looking at enhancing stations in the West Midlands.

At her time at Midlands Connect, she spearheaded the rail corridor infrastructure improvement projects on the Nottingham to Lincoln rail corridor and the Black Country-Shrewsbury corridor proposing to increase the line speed and improve journeys. As part of the Access to Rail Programme at Midlands Connect she has overseen Midlands Connect’s Multimodal Interchange at Rail Stations study, looking at best practice and guidance for multimodal interchange in the Midlands.

Event Details

  • Date: 11th September
  • Time: 9:00am - 1:00pm
  • Cost: £25.00 – £50.00
  • Event Category: Regional
  • Venue: Arup
  • Map Link: + Google Map


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CE Midlands & CECA Members
£ 25.00 + VAT
41 available
Non Members
£ 50.00 + VAT
41 available

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