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Alliance Steering Group Conference – Monday 24 October

Venue: Devonport House, King William Walk, London SE10 9JW

Conference Rates:

ACA/SPACES/ PPCUG/ King’s College £155 + VAT

Half Day Delegate £80 + VAT

Networking Dinner £50 + VAT

Client/Public Sector £55 + VAT

The Alliance Steering Group’s 2016 conference will be challenging the power of alliancing in infrastructure, housing and construction. With a keynote by BJ Cunningham, we will question construction practice through a series of workshops, plenary sessions and guided panel debates maximising opportunities for delegates to network at the event. Confirmed panelists include Tony Bingham, Mike Nevin, Darren Pace, Nick Sterling, Alan Long, Christine Townley and Neil Franklin.

This year we will be showcasing the powerful results alliancing can deliver in housing, construction and infrastructure projects.
An invigorating keynote on risk and brand management by entrepreneur, BJ Cunningham will kick start the conference followed by breakout sessions on:
• People, behaviour and culture in delivering successful projects,
• Skills and training to bring the right people into construction and infrastructure,
• Analysing the impact and potential of the new FAC-1 Framework Alliance Contract;
• Case studies of alliancing in action including housing projects at the Royal Borough of Kingston, Dacorum Borough Council and the Ministry of Justice for the Hillsborough enquiry court rooms.
We will be introducing our ground breaking and innovative FAC-1 Framework Alliance Contract at the event letting you learn how to procure successful alliances.
This is a conference for clients, advisers, consultants and contractors including SMEs. Our combination of keynote sessions with interactive breakout sessions will ensure you get the maximum from the event whilst enabling you to engage with speakers and to network with colleagues.
The conference will be followed by a networking dinner in the convivial setting of Devonport House, Greenwich.



09.00 Registration
09.30 Welcome Shane Hughes, Chairman, Alliance Steering Group
09.40 Keynote, BJ Cunningham: “Risk and Reward: The Challenge for Effective Construction”
10.40 Refreshments and networking in the sponsorship hall
11.00 Workshops: Choice of 1 from “Decoding the DNA” , “FAC-1” and “Alliancing Contracts”
12.10 Panel Session: “SKILLS” chaired by Tyron Stalberg, Osborne with Neil Franklin and Christine Townley
13 .10 Lunch and networking
14. 00 Workshops: Choice of 1 from “Decoding the DNA” , “FAC-1” and “Alliancing Contracts”
15.10 Workshops: Choice of 1 from “Decoding the DNA” , “FAC-1” and “Alliancing Contracts”
16.10 Refreshments and networking
16.30 Panel Session: “THE POWER OF ALLIANCING” chaired by Jason Russell, Surrey Council with Tony Bingham, Mike Nevin, Nick Sterling, Dean Wincott and Alan Long
17.10 Summing up and conclusions


Networking Dinner

18.30 Drinks Reception
19.00 Networking Dinner
23.00 Carriages
Dress code: Smart Business or Suits


Risk and Reward: The Challenge for Effective Construction - BJ Cunningham

BJ is a successful entrepreneur and acknowledged thought leader in the field of branding, brand marketing and communications. He has an MA in 3-Dimensional design and a BA Economics and Social History starting his first enterprise importing cars. This stopped abruptly when the market collapsed and he lost everything except his overdraft.
He created DEATH™ Cigarettes which threatened to overturn the tobacco industry and truly open up Europe for the consumer, including the EU Court of Justice where, up against the combined might of the tobacco industry and every Member State of Europe, he lost his case. He will challenge you to re-examine the truth and your brand.

Skills - Chaired by Tyron Stalberg, Osborne

Neil Franklin – National Skills Agency Rail and Christine Townley – Construction Youth Trust will give an overview of the work they carry out in the sector whilst considering the challenges of attracting the right skills into the sector. The impact of  Government policy, Brexit, skills shortages and natural challenges will be discussed in order to future proof the sector for the next generation?

The Power Of Alliancing  - Jason Russell, Surrey Council

Jason will close the day with a panel discussion on what the power of alliancing really is. Drawing from the wealth of experience of sector leading panellists including Mike Nevin – Alliance Strategic Consulting, Tony Bingham – Barrister and raconteur, Nick Sterling  - MD of Osborne, Dean Wincott – Commercial Director of Langley and Alan Long – Executive Director of Mears.

Decoding the DNA of Collaborative Realities  Emma-Jane Houghton & Charlene Witter, KPMG

This workshop is designed to decode the DNA of collaborative structures by exploring the building blocks that shape collaborative success.  The format of the workshop includes a presentation on KPMG’s ‘Collaborative Delivery System’ where the levers to a successful collaborative environment and culture are explored.  This is followed by interactive sessions with delegates to compare and contrast ‘perception’ and ‘reality’ determining which areas really deliver collaborative benefits.  Delegates will have the opportunity to share their collaborative experiences in this forum and to contribute to building a picture of collaborative action across a variety of sectors and projects.

FAC-1 – Framework Alliance Contract - Chaired by Professor David Mosey, King’s College, London

An in depth exploration of the new FAC-1 contract highlighting methods to create  effective frameworks with like-minded teams, whilst improving value and working effectively with the supply chain. Case studies  from Futures Housing Group, the first adopters of the FAC-1 contract  and pragmatic legal opinion from Trowers & Hamlins will help you learn why this new contract is becoming the contract of our time.

Alliancing Contracts – Case Studies - Shane Hughes, Savills

Shane will guide  you through a selection of case studies from successful Alliancing Contracts highlighting the pitfalls and positives learned from the MoJ Hillsborough enquiry court led by Kevin Murray to Royal Borough of Kingston Council/ Dacorum’s new homes framework.


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Conference Fees / Dinner Fees ACA, PPC/TPC User Group, SPACES Members: £155.00 + VAT Full Day Conference Fees / £55.00 + VAT Dinner Fees
Conference Fees / Dinner Fees Non Member:  £195.00 + VAT Full Day Conference Fees / £75.00 + VAT Dinner Fees
Public Sector / Client Rate:  £55 + VAT Full Day Conference Fees /£55.00 + VAT Dinner Fees

Group Booking Discounts : Buy 3 get 1 free Does not apply to Public Sector / Client Rate

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