CCI & SCRI Dinner & Debate 2008

Organiser: CCI & SCRI
Location: Lowry Hotel, Manchester
Phone: 0161 295 5076

CCI & SCRI Dinner & Debate 2008 Lowry Hotel Friday 4th July 7.00pm – 12.00am Dress Code: Lounge Suits Smart Clients, Smart Buildings, Smart Industry: This House believes that the UK construction industry is innovative enough to deliver the projects of the future. The construction industry has undergone considerable change in the 10 years since Rethinking Construction. However, the pressure to be more innovative has become even more of an imperative for the industry. Issues such as climate change, housing supply, major projects and client demands have created a need for the industry to engage in new, and sometimes radical, ways of delivering the 21st Century built environment. It is clear that the industry must find ways to develop and use new knowledge, but can the UK construction industry deliver what is needed? The CCI & SCRI Dinner and Debate is an annual event which tackles key issues for the construction industry in a relaxed, entertaining and informal way. This is an excellent opportunity to meet with clients and other members of the industry in one of Manchester’s most luxurious hotels. Debate Panel Chair Prof. Dennis Lenard (Former CEO Constructing Excellence) Speakers Prof. Peter Brandon, Director of Strategic Programmes, University of Salford Erica Dyson, Director of Development & Redesign for Trafford Healthcare Trust John Lorimer, Capital Programme Director, Manchester City Council Andrew Platten, Project Manager, Elevate East Lancashire Chris Woods, R & D Director, Wates Construction After Dinner Speaker Johnny Ball is a British television personality, a great populariser of mathematics and the father of former BBC Radio 1 DJ, and TV host Zoë Ball. Originally from Bristol, he spent his primary years there and later in his childhood moved to Bolton, Lancashire. He was a regular fixture on children television in the 1970s and 1980s, presenting several series of popular science and technology programmes intended for children. Ball shows were renowned for presenting scientific and technological principles in an entertaining and accessible way for young people. Tickets Tickets are priced at £80+VAT per person, Tables of 10 are priced at £800+VAT. Ticket price includes; Networking Champagne Reception & 3 Course Dinner with Wine. For more information about the event and tickets, please contact Emma Looskin on 0161 295 5076 or at

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