National Rail Conference 2017 - HS2: Transforming Britain
We have pleasure in announcing our first two speakers.
Commercial Director, HS2 Ltd
Sir David Higgins
Non-Executive Chairman of HS2 Ltd
HS2, the biggest civil engineering project in Europe, will transform this country’s connectivity, creating around 25,000 jobs and fuelling economic benefits worth more than £100 billion to the UK.
In 2009 Lord Adonis launched HS2 and we are now going to see this become reality, with Royal Assent anticipated imminently, marking the project’s most important milestone so far. Permission to put spades in the ground will start a whole new wave of conversations, debates and contracts. The 2017 National Rail Conference will be at the centre of those discussions.
The National Rail Conference will cover topics ranging from what will happen over the first months of construction and what opportunities there are for suppliers, what we can expect from the rolling stock and the transformational effect HS2 could have on transport and the economy.
Delegates will also learn about proposed projects and investments associated with HS2, the connectivity beyond the high-speed line, how HS2 will be a sustainable and environmentally-friendly project, and how the right communication will ensure the public understands fully the benefits of a high-speed line to the whole country during a time when construction will bring about uncertainty for some.