Now in its third year, and taking place as part of the Public Sector Solutions Expo for the first time, NIF combines thought-leading content, top-level policy briefings, and insights into the future of the sector. Bringing together the most prominent figures and influencers in the industry, the forum creates the opportunity to discuss and debate the key issues in UK infrastructure, dealing with challenges such as delivering the infrastructure pipeline, Britain’s new industrial strategy, Brexit, expanding the supply chain and embracing the future of infrastructure.

Driving the UK’s Infrastructure Agenda

The government has made infrastructure a core priority and central foundation of its ambitious industrial strategy and plan to drive up British productivity. The 2017 update to the National Infrastructure and Construction Pipeline has outlined over £460bn of planned public and private investment in infrastructure, rising to an estimated £600bn over the next 10 years, with around half of the pipeline to 2020/21 made up of public funding; of this, around 90% is funded by central government.

At the same time we have seen huge shifts in regional economic power, demographic and social change, climate change, technological revolutions – the demands and opportunities facing the infrastructure world have in many ways never been so complicated, so difficult to predict, and yet offering so much potential to positively transform our relationships within the economy and society.

NIF at The Public Sector Solutions Expo 2018 will provide those responsible for infrastructure planning and delivery in central and local government with the key insights, policy updates, solutions and case-studies to enable them to deliver the projects needed to underpin the UK’s future prosperity.

Delivering the National Infrastructure and Construction Pipeline:

Hear from senior political figures on what is needed to ensure delivery of the government’s ambitious plans and improve the quality of Britain’s infrastructure, which currently ranks 24th in the world

Housing and Planning:

Effectively coordinating on planning and regeneration to expand the stock of homes and deliver on the government’s plans to combat the housing crisis

Digital Connectivity:

Ensuring collaboration between local government and the private sector in the roll-out of 5G and full-fibre broadband

Local Infrastructure and growth:

Understanding how we can leverage local infrastructure to unlock growth, looking at factors including regional/city growth deals and the advent of smart cities


Effectively delivering projects in rail and road to create better connectivity and growth for both urban and rural areas


Understanding the tools for public sector leaders to decarbonise assets and meet green objectives

Who Should Attend

  • Local Authority Chief Executives
  • LEP Chief Executives
  • Planning Directors
  • Commissioning Directors
  • Strategic Directors for Infrastructure
  • Strategic Directors for Growth & Homes
  • Heads of Infrastructure
  • Heads of Planning and Regeneration
  • Heads of Transport
  • Heads – Major Infrastructure Delivery
  • Project Managers
  • Environmental Officers

Key Supporters

Key Speakers

Key Exhibitors