CEO Events programme

08:30 - 9.00

Registration and Breakfast

09:00 - 09:05

Opening Day Two: Welcome Statement
Hannah Vickers
, Chief Executive, Association for Consultancy and Engineering (ACE)

09:05 - 09:50

A snapshot and evidence base of recent performance – ACE Benchmarking Results
Chair: Prof Bruce Tether, Professor of Innovation Management and Strategy, University of Manchester 

  • ACE’s annual Benchmarking exercise provides key tools for industry analysis. Key highlights of both the Large firm and SME benchmarking projects will be presented by Michael Bayliss, Director, Centre for Interfirm Comparison (CIFC) and the trend lines discussed.

Gavin English, Managing Director, IMC Worldwide
– José Luis Manzanares Abásolo, Executive Vice President, Ayesa
– Chris Young, Executive Managing Director, Tony Gee and Partners

09:50 - 10:40

A future role for consultancy – manufactured solutions for improved performance
 Tim Longstaff, Partner, Roland Berger 

  • How do we take advantage of manufactured solutions to improve productivity and efficiency?
  • What’s the right balance between scale of standard manufactured solutions and being able to apply our expertise in design?
  • How do we deliver real value to clients and on a sustainable and fair business model?

Special Guest Speaker: 
Keith Waller, Senior Adviser, Infrastructure & Projects Authority

– Benoît Clocheret, CEO, Artelia Group
– Paul Reilly, Managing Partner, Peter Brett Associates
Paul Westbury, Group Technical Director, Laing O’Rourke

10:40 - 10:55

Going Digital:  Advancing from BIM to the Project Digital Twin

Greg Bentley, CEO, Bentley Systems will share his thoughts on the opportunities to industrialize project delivery by leveraging a project digital twin.

  • A project digital twin enables a continuous and comprehensive status review, digital alignment, change synchronisation, and immersive visualisation. This presents huge opportunities for industrialising project delivery.


10:55 - 11:10

Q&A Session :
Greg Bentley and A future role for consultancy – manufactured solutions for improved performance Panellists


11.10 - 11.30

Morning Refreshment Break

11.30 - 12.00

Interview with European CEO Awards Winners 2018
Chair: Andy Walker
, Editor, Infrastructure Intelligence

Winners of the European CEO Awards 2018 will be announced on Monday 5 November at Grace Hall, London

12.00 - 13.00

Developing different commercial models – how should we be reimbursed for different/new services?
Chair: Hannah Vickers
, Chief Executive, Association for Consultancy and Engineering(ACE) 

Special Guest  Speaker:
Dale Evans
, Chair, Infrastructure Client Group (ICG) 

Steven Hale, Director, Crofton Consulting
– Emma-Jane HoughtonDirector, Infrastructure Advisory, KPMG

More panellists to be announced 

13:00 - 14:15


14.15 - 15.00

Accessing funding and support for research and development into new products and services
Chair: Anil Iyer
, Chief Operating Officer, ACE

Special Guest Speaker 1:
Rhianne Montgomery, Programme Manager, Innovate UK

Special Guest Speaker 2:
Mark Smith, Partner, Ayming Consultancy

15.00 - 16.00

New services require new partnerships… How will our current relationships change and who will we be partnering with in future?

  • Introduction and overview with other Associations, short Q&A.

Kevin RuddenPresident, European Federation of Consulting Engineering Associations (EFCA)
Dr Diana Montgomery, Chief Executive, Construction Products Association (CPA)
Matthew Farrow, Executive Director, EIC
Hannah Vickers, Chief Executive, ACE

16.00 - 16.30

Closing Statement and Summary of European CEO Conference 2018
Hannah Vickers
, Chief Executive, Association for Consultancy and Engineering (ACE)

16.30 - 17.15

Refreshments and Networking

17.15 - 17.15

End of European CEO Conference 2018

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