Environment Analyst Business Summit 2017

Driving Innovation & Collaboration to Overcome Uncertainty  

Our 3rd annual Business Summit is aimed specifically at business leaders and executives within the environmental consulting and management sector.

Highly focused on the specific issues affecting the sector, this unique, one-day event, brings together senior-level speakers from environmental consulting firms, government/regulatory bodies, business analysts, contractors and client organisations. They will provide, first-hand, the latest thinking on a number of key issues, including:

  • State of the Environmental Sector: Market Drivers, Disruptors & Growth Opportunities amidst Brexit & Trump; Industry Panel Response 
  • Managing the Environmental Impacts of Complex Infrastructure/Site Portfolios through Successful Collaborative Partnerships 
  • Client Perspectives & Project Case Studies highlighting Environmental & Procurement Priorities and Best Practice When Working with Consultants & Contractors
  • International Market Opportunities and Challenges; Global Sector Outlook 
  • Harnessing the Digital Revolution and Technological Innovation to Add Value
  • New Solutions for Industry Resourcing and Skills Development

Book your place here | Download the programme (PDF)

Recognising the opportunity this event brings for meeting potential partners and clients, and also for exchanging ideas with your peers, ample time has been built into the programme for interactive discussion and debate, as well as informal networking. This includes designated Q&A time after each session, industry panels and roundtables, providing valuable opportunities for sharing opinions and experiences with others facing similar issues. Networking time is also built into the extended refreshment breaks, evening drinks reception and a pre-summit dinner (optional).

Organisations of previous delegates include:


ADAS, AECOM, Aether, Amey, Antea Group, APEM, Arcadis, Atkins Global, Atmos Consulting, Biocensus, BP, Bureau Veritas, Campbell Reith, CEH Centre for Ecology & Hydrology, CGL, Coal Authority, Collingwood Environmental Planning, Delta-Simons Environmental Consultants E4Environment Ltd, Eftec, EnviroCentre Ltd Environ, ERM, Envoko, Environment Agency, ESI, Filkin, Golder Associates, HS2, Hyder Consulting (UK) Ltd, ICF International, Intertek, Land Use Consultants, Mott MacDonald, Mouchel, MWH Global, Natural Power, OHES, Ove Arup & Partners Ltd, Peter Brett Associates, Premier Corp Finance, Ramboll Environ, Regenesis, Royal Haskoning DHV, RSK, Sanctus, Soilfix, Temple Group, Thomson Ecology, TRC, TRC Solutions, Verdantix, WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff, WYG.

Job titles of previous delegates include:


CEO, Director, Managing Director, Executive Director, Associate Director, UK Operations Director, Director of Environment, Director of Sustainability, Strategy Advisor, Senior Manager, Partner, Director of Acquisitions, European Business Development Leader, Vice President Projects, Business Development Manager, Principal Ecologist, Senior Consultant, Project Manager, Environment Manager, Head of Sustainability & Consents, Chief Operating Officer, Senior Environmental Consultant, Chief Policy Advisor, Global Head Climate Resilience, Head of Projects, Principal Consultant, Resource Leader of the Environmental Division.

Timings/location

Date: Wednesday 21 June 2017
Location: Holiday Inn London Kensington
Wrights Lane, Kensington, London W8 5SP

Speakers

  • Trevor M Hoyle, CEO - Europe, RPS Group
  • Peter Skinner, CEO, Environment & Ground Engineering, EMIA, AECOM
  • Dr Hisham Mahmoud, Global President & CEO, Golder Associates
  • George Davies, Head of Expansion Sustainability & Environment, Heathrow Airport
  • Steve Kaye, Head of Innovation, Anglian Water
  • Jessica Campbell, Consents Manager, The Crown Estate
  • Catherine Anderson, ‎EIA Associate Director, AECOM
  • Martin Baxter, Chief Policy Advisor, IEMA
  • Marie Cloherty, Senior Consultant, Acre
  • Jon Cooke, Managing Director, ESI Consulting
  • Matthew Farrow, Executive Director, Environmental Industries Commission (EIC)
  • Nick Giesler, Head of Environment, Crossrail 2, Transport for London
  • Torsten Glaeser, Supply Chain Strategy Lead for Environmental Procurement and Supply Chain Management (EPSCM), BP
  • Rufus Howard, Director - Sustainable Development, Royal HaskoningDHV
  • Dan Matthews, Director, CGL
  • Stephanie McGibbon, Associate Director, Arup
  • Stuart McLachlan, Chief Executive, Anthesis Consulting Group
  • Joanne Murphy, National Technical Adviser, National Environmental Assessment Service, Environment Agency
  • Vicky PopeHead of Science and Technology Futures at the Met Office
  • Lara Potter, Business ‎Director, Strategic Environmental Consultancy, Arcadis
  • Andrew Rickard, Industrial, Environmental & Sustainability Lead, Digital Transformation, IBM UK Ltd
  • Craig Simmons, Chief Technical Advisor, Anthesis Group
  • Philip Stewart, Senior Partner, ERM
  • Alex White, Managing Director, Head of M&A and Strategic Advisory, Europe, Equiteq 
  • Lisa Willetts, Head of Procurement, Hinkley C Marine Project, Costain
  • Julian Rose, Managing Director, Environment Analyst
  • Anya Hembrough, Senior Analyst, Environment

Conference Programme

Tuesday 20 June 

7.00 Pre-Summit Industry Leaders` Networking Dinner 
(7.30pm sit down)

Hosted by Environment Analyst, we would like to invite senior industry executives for an informal networking dinner and pre-summit warm up on the evening prior to this event. Separately bookable. (The dinner is optional.)

Wednesday 21 June 

08.30 Registration and refreshments

9.00 Morning Chairman’s Opening Remarks and Keynote Address

Trevor M Hoyle
CEO - Europe, RPS Group

Session 1: Market Drivers & Environmental Policy Framework

9.20 Key Environmental Policy Drivers & Priorities For The Next Five Years

  • Pinpointing factors that will drive growth in the UK environmental sector:
    • exploring where the next environmental innovations will come from
  • Implications of Brexit and opportunities inside/outside of the EU
  • International climate policy update (post-Trump)

Matthew Farrow
Executive Director, Environmental Industries Commission (EIC)

9.40 State of the UK Environmental Consultancy Market: Drivers, Disruptors & Growth Opportunities

  • Historic growth trends - work area opportunities and constraints
  • Market leaders & M&A
  • Market drivers amidst Brexit/policy hiatus 
  • Outlook & market forecast

Julian Rose
Managing Director, Environment Analyst

10.00 Q&A

Session 2: Industry Response

10.05 Industry Panel Discussion

Industry panellists will respond to these market trends and observations offering insight on how their companies are responding to threats and opportunities, whilst protecting and enhancing the value of the service they provide

Lara Potter
Business ‎Director, Strategic Environmental Consultancy, Arcadis

Dan Matthews
Director, CGL

Stephanie McGibbon
Associate Director, UK Environmental Consulting, Arup

10.45 Morning Refreshments

Session 3: Managing the Environmental Impacts of Complex Infrastructure through Successful Collaborative Partnerships

11.10 Keynote Address: Determining Future UK Infrastructure Requirements & The Resulting Environmental Implications

  • Outlining how future infrastructure requirements will be identified and prioritised
  • Exploring how environmental risks and obligations will be considered alongside this

Joanne Murphy
National Technical Adviser, National Environmental Assessment Service, Environment Agency

Sector Opportunity Spotlight:  Major UK Infrastructure Projects

This session will feature case studies of major UK infrastructure projects across different sectors, discussing the environmental challenges of delivering these projects and best practice in collaborative partnerships

11.35 Addressing the Environmental Challenges of Delivering Heathrow Expansion

  • Update on the project development
  • Detailing the environmental challenges and the approach to addressing these
  • Outlining how we work with consultants to support this approach
  • Engaging with local communities and stakeholders
  • Lessons learned for future infrastructure and transport projects

George Davies
Head of Expansion Sustainability & Environment, Heathrow Airport

11.45 Spotlight on the Glyn Rhonwy Pumped Storage Hydropower Project

  • Update on the project development
  • Detailing the environmental challenges and the approach to addressing these
  • Outlining best practice in consultant / client and other partner consortiums to support this approach
  • Engaging with local communities and stakeholders
  • Lessons learned for future energy projects

Catherine Anderson
EIA Associate Director, AECOM

12.00 Addressing the Environmental Challenges of Delivering Crossrail 2

  • Crossrail 2 project update
  • Sustainable design: What does it mean to Crossrail 2
  • Distinguishing environmental mitigation and sustainable design
  • Crossrail 2 priorities
  • Case studies
  • Update on proportionate EIA

Nick Giesler
Head of Environment, Crossrail 2, Transport for London

12.15 Q&A

12.25 Effective Partnering & Collaboration For Successful Project Delivery

  • Detailing the regulatory, environmental and investment pressures faced by UK water companies and the implications of these for capital and asset management planning and project delivery
  • Exploring the options available for partnership and other collaboration to maximise resources and increase innovation
  • Outlining key criteria for a good partnership:
    • maximising the benefits of early-contractor involvement
    • the role of SMEs in delivering innovation and efficiency
  • Detailing how alliance delivery partnerships are working in practice:
    • the benefits of these to both us and our supply chain
    • our expectations of our alliance partners

Steve Kaye
Head of Innovation, Anglian Water

12.40 Contractor Perspective: Optimising the Client-Consultant-Contractor Relationship to Successfully Deliver Large Capital Projects

  • Identifying and selecting appropriate partners
  • Establishing key criteria for successful long-term partnerships
  • Evaluating the role of SMEs in large infrastructure delivery contracts
  • Exploring the trade-off between cost and added value and how that value can be demonstrated

Lisa Willetts
Head of Procurement, Hinkley C Marine Project, Costain

13.00 Q&A

13.15 Networking Lunch

14.00 Opening remarks from the Afternoon Chairman:

Peter Skinner
CEO, Environment & Ground Engineering, EMIA, AECOM

Session 4: International Drivers & Opportunities

14.05 State of the global environmental consultancy market and future outlook

Examining Environment Analyst’s latest research/survey findings on the global EC sector, with regional, service area, client sector insight; plus industry rankings, M&A trends and market forecasts

Anya Hembrough
Senior Analyst, Environment Analyst

14.15 International Keynote: Managing the Challenges and Opportunities Facing Multinational Environmental Consultancies

  • Examining Golder’s international growth journey - milestones, market positioning & business model, a review of the last 12-18 months’ experience
  • Achieving business resiliency and agility in a transforming market:
    • managing the downturn in the global natural resources markets, and positioning for the up-turn
    • restructuring, right-sizing and refocusing - new markets, clients & strategic priorities, fostering service innovation
  • Global mega trends - key opportunities and threats for the EC sector:
    • responding to the industry trend towards mega-mergers and integrated service providers - size vs. specialism

Dr Hisham Mahmoud
Global President & CEO, Golder Associates

Session 5: Client Perspective

14.45 Our Expectations of Working with the Environmental Services Sector to Address Key Environmental and Sustainability Challenges

  • Detailing the environmental impacts and challenges we face and solutions we are seeking to mitigate them
  • Outlining our needs and priorities across different projects, and what we expect from our consultant and contractor partners in helping to address these

Jessica Campbell
Consents Manager, The Crown Estate

15.10 Session 6: Roundtables

An opportunity to discuss a relevant topic in a more informal, participative format. Delegates may choose which roundtable to attend, and each table will be hosted by a facilitator to lead discussion, encourage optimum debate and exchange of ideas

А. Improving Client Engagement & Relationship Management

Torsten Glaeser
Supply Chain Strategy  Lead for Environmental Procurement and Supply Chain Management (EPSCM), BP

B. Brexit: Business Risks & Opportunities

Philip Stewart
Senior Partner, ERM

C. Getting Meaningful Outcomes from “Big Data”

Vicky Pope
Head of Science and Technology Futures, Met Office

D.Scaling Consultancy Operations to Maximise Returns and Minimise Risk

Stuart McLachlan
Chief Executive, Anthesis Consulting Group

E. The Changing Shape of Corporate Sustainability Reporting & Environmental Data Management Tools

Andrew Rickard
Industrial, Environmental & Sustainability Lead, Digital Transformation, IBM UK Ltd

F. Project, Procurement & Partnership Challenges Faced by SMEs 

Jon Cooke
Managing Director, ESI Consulting

G. Plan ahead for M&A - Strategies to Prepare your Business for Future Growth or Sale 

Alex White
Managing Director, Head of M&A and Strategic Advisory, Europe, Equiteq

H. Alternative Break-out Session:  Detailing the development of an Industry Evidence Programme (IEP) to deliver proportionate EIA in the UK

When carried out correctly, environmental impact assessment is a useful and powerful tool, helping to manage risk and support multidisciplinary project teams. However, environmental statement EIAs have become increasingly lengthy and disproportionate, adding cost and time to projects.

This project, with a cross-sector steering group, has begun a pilot programme to demonstrate the IEP concept based on offshore wind and will develop an industry evidence base (IEB) for the sector that, if successful, can be used to develop IEBs more widely.

This session will involve a short presentation followed by an opportunity to ask questions and discuss the potential for this to be used in other sectors and practicalities.

Rufus Howard
Director - Sustainable Development, Royal HaskoningDHV

15.55 Coffee

16.15 Roundtable Feedback

Each roundtable facilitator will share the key learning points from their table discussion with the audience

Session 7: Technology, Digitalisation and Innovation   

16.35 Harnessing New Technology to Add Value and Improve Service Offering

  • Knowing where best to invest time, money & resources - and drive it forward:
    • getting the timing right and choosing the most appropriate pace of adoption
    • client engagement and the art of successfully “selling” them new technology and service innovation
  • Exploiting data and technology to support informed decision-making and improve outputs:
    • examining the use of new digital and interactive tools - best practice examples
    • exploring the development of collaborative partnerships to capitalise on developments in data management software
    • effective data collection and analysis - how to avoid generating data for the sake of it
    • achieving open access to data and better data sharing

Craig Simmons
Chief Technical Advisor, Anthesis Group

Andrew Rickard
Industrial, Environmental & Sustainability Lead, Digital Transformation, IBM UK Ltd

Rufus Howard
Director - Sustainable Development, Royal HaskoningDHV

Session 8: Resourcing and Skills Strategies

17.20 Best Practice Resourcing Solutions for Recruiting & Retaining the Best Staff   

  • Determining how can the sector can bring on and secure the staff and skills needed to deliver on projects now and in the future:
    • pinpointing where environmental skills shortage is a threat and solutions to address this
  • Exploring innovative recruitment, professional development and graduate training practices:
    • improving links with academic institutions and course input
    • apprenticeships and other government schemes
    • enabling and incentivising leavers to return to work
  • Assessing the implications of Brexit – flow of staff within and between the UK/EU and international resourcing opportunities
  • Innovative techniques for improving staff retention:
    • examining what motivates environmental professionals and how this changes throughout their career
    • upskilling and enabling transferability of skills

The speakers’ presentations will be followed by an open audience discussion on alternative resourcing solutions.

Martin Baxter
Chief Policy Advisor, IEMA

Marie Cloherty
Senior Consultant, Acre

17.55 Closing remarks from the Chairman

Close of Summit followed by a Networking Drinks Reception

Download the programme (PDF)

Plus! Pre-Summit Industry Leaders` Networking Dinner

Hosted by Environment Analyst, we would like to invite senior industry executives for an informal networking dinner and pre-summit warm up on the evening prior to this event. Separately bookable.

Tuesday 20 June 2017, 7.00, London
(7.30pm sit down)

Pricing

  Early bird price -
if booked by 28/04/2017
Full price
Pre-Summit Industry Leaders`
Networking Dinner
£85 £85
Non subscriber  £515 £565
EA Subscriber  £463 £513
Second / third delegate £447 / £375     £447 / £375      

NB - All listed prices exclude VAT at 20%

For group rates for more than three delegates, please contact us today by clicking here.


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