CECA live debate and annual dinner

Organiser: Ian Robinson
Location: Crowne Plaza Hotel, Princes Dock, Liverpool, L3 1QW
Phone: 01768 352872

The Live Debate is aimed at civil engineers, construction professionals, consultants, clients, suppliers, local authorities, national overseeing organisations, planning professionals, funding organisations and investors.

"With spending cuts continuing to bite, it has become increasingly more apparent that the UK Construction and Civil Engineering sector needs to deliver innovative solutions to sustain the Nation's ailing infrastructure. With a focus on "lean" and "efficiency" the UK construction sector remains well positioned to deliver future investment, but it must also adapt to changing markets, seek to collaborate and integrate, and deliver more for less. With an excellent showcase of regional speakers, this live debate seeks to illustrate and understand what "behavioural changes" need to be encouraged and how with innovation at the heart of delivery, a more sustainable approach to infrastructure investment can be adopted."


12.00 Drinks and Chairman's Reception

12.45 Luncheon

14.00 Introduction – Mr Jack Rowley, Chairman CECA NW, Regional Director, Buckingham Group

Guest Speakers:

14.10 CECA 2011 – Mr Mark Roper, Chairman CECA Executive Management Board, Managing Director CECA Ltd

14.20 Catastrophic Events in Construction – Mr Mike Cross, Health and Safety Executive

14.35 Liverpool in Shanghai – Mr Rob Monaghan, Head of Gateways and Development, Liverpool Vision

14.50 The Second Mersey Crossing – Mr Steve Nicholson, Project Director, Mersey Gateway Team and Halton Council

15.05 Questions and Live Debate

15.30 Chairman's Closing Remarks

15.40 Networking


"This year's glitzy event will include an evening of esteemed speakers, awards presentation, superb entertainment and a fantastic networking opportunity, in the delightful surroundings of the Liverpool Crowne Plaza Resort, at the Pier Head in Liverpool. If you only attend one function this year then with an innovation showcase to marvel at, regional and national colleagues to meet, this is an event not to be missed."


18.30 Chairman's Drinks Reception

19.15 Dinner – Guest Dinner Speaker Mr Peter Nears, Peel Holdings

22.00 Awards Presentation – by Constructing Excellence Strategy Director, Prof. Andrew Thomas

  • CECA NW Trainee of the Year
  • CECA NW Mentor of the Year
  • CECA NW Award for Innovation

22.30 Entertainment – Mr Sean Styles, BBC Radio Merseyside Presenter / Comedian

Local Comedian Sean Styles brightens up your weekday mornings with fun and laughter. Sean feels that his comedic background has been a great grounding for radio: "You just couldn't script some of the things listeners come up with when they ring in!"

23.15 – onwards Chairman's Soiree

DINNER DRESS CODE Dinner Jacket and Black Tie

PRICES AND TARIFFS Live Debate no charge, Dinner from £65


All attendance fees are non-resident.

Accommodation can be booked directly with the Crowne Plaza quoting ref : CECA NW

E-mail : Web :

Tel : 0151 243 8000


Sponsorship from £250 to include branding, tables and innovation showcase exhibition space.


Mr Ian Robinson, Director and Secretary

Kings Head Office Suite, 3a Bridge Street, Appleby, Cumbria CA16 6QH

Tel : 01768 352872 Mob : 07703 585027

E-mail : Web :

All payments must be received in full at least 14 days prior to the event.

No refunds will be made later than 14 days prior to the event

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