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8th Annual APRES Conference

1 November @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm GMT

If not now, then when? Responsible Sourcing and Procurement for Infrastructure Projects 

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The 8th Annual APRES Conference takes a cross supply chain approach to best practice examples of responsible sourcing and procurement for infrastructure projects.

Attend to hear from clients of the leading national infrastructure projects:

  • How they are following through on their commitments to promote sustainably sourced materials
  • How responsible sourcing procurement and performance contributes to the raising of funding
  • How responsible sourcing is delivered within a social value policy framework at group and product level

Learn from professional institutions, certification bodies and membership organisations, how they are:

  • Embedding responsible sourcing in procurement qualifications and frameworks
  • Providing an evidence base of responsible sourcing for certified infrastructure projects
  • Demonstrating the economic, social and environmental value of responsible sourcing

Programme

9.00: Coffee and conference registration

  • Welcome – Jim McClelland, Event Chair, Professor Jacqui Glass, Loughborough University

Embedding responsible procurement at scale in national infrastructure projects

  • Andrea Charlson, Sustainable Materials Manager at HS2 – “How HS2 is following through on its commitment to promote sustainably sourced materials”
  • Darren White, Head of Environmental Sustainability at Thames Tideway – “Within a sustainability framework, how responsible sourcing procurement and performance contributes to the raising of a £450m green bond”
  • Tim Rudin, Head of Responsible Procurement at Greater London Authority (GLA) and Transport for London (TFL)– “How responsible sourcing is delivered within the GLA social value policy framework and specifically at TFL”

Panel Q&A

Refreshment break

How public bodies, professional institutions and membership organisations are advocating best practice in responsible procurement to their stakeholders  

  • Clare Marsden, Head of Defra Group Commercial
  • Dave Knight, Consultant for CARES – “Global traceability of metals, steel and reinforcing steels and the key procurement and responsible sourcing issues therein”
  • Ian Nicholson, Director at CEEQUAL – “Providing an evidence base of responsible sourcing for certified infrastructure projects”

Panel Q&A

Lunch

Facilitated workshop

  • Sheena Donaldson, Knowledge Manager at CIPS – “Embedding responsible sourcing in procurement qualifications and frameworks”

Q&A, discussion

Refreshment break

Constructing Excellence’s role in the promotion of responsible procurement  

  • Demonstrating the value of sustainable procurement decision making – Constructing Excellence Procurement Theme Group
  • Sli.do insights from the Conference – Alison Nicholl, Associate Director Constructing Excellence
  • Briefing: Next steps for APRES within Constructing Excellence – Professor Jacqui Glass, Loughborough University
  • Briefing: Next steps for Constructing Excellence – Don Ward, CEO Constructing Excellence
  • Closing remarks Jim McClelland, Event Chair

17.00: Conference end and depart

Individual tickets are priced £195 +VAT. APRES and CE members receive a 20% discount. Use code MEMB20 when you register.

REGISTER HERE

Details

Date:
1 November
Time:
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Event Category:

Venue

Pinsent Mason
30 Crown Place, Earl Street
London, EC2A 4ES United Kingdom
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Website:
http://www.pinsentmasons.com/