Mayoral and HS2 Supply Chain Summit for SME’s 2022


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In Summary

9th June 2022 | 15:00 to 17:00

Join this virtual webinar as we hear directly from those involved in the project about what this means for local SMEs and the upcoming supply chain opportunities across the region.

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In Detail

Background

HS2 is a £100bn+ investment in the UK’s infrastructure, with the West Midlands at the heart of the new network. In this region alone, there will be two brand new stations, the HS2 Rolling Stock Maintenance Depot and the Network Infrastructure Control Centre (NICC) for the whole high-speed rail network.

A large proportion of the £100bn budget will make its way down the supply chain providing transformational opportunities for businesses for more than a decade. The WMCA is committed to maximising the number of West Midlands businesses that benefit from this investment.

Virtual Webinar

Join this virtual webinar as we hear directly from those involved in the project about what this means for local SMEs and the upcoming supply chain opportunities across the region.

HS2 is a £100bn+ investment in the UK’s infrastructure, with the West Midlands at the heart of the new network. In this region alone, there will be two brand new stations, the HS2 Rolling Stock Maintenance Depot and the Network Infrastructure Control Centre (NICC) for the whole high-speed rail network.

A large proportion of the £100bn budget will make its way down the supply chain providing transformational opportunities for businesses for more than a decade. The WMCA is committed to maximising the number of West Midlands businesses that benefit from this investment.

The session will be chaired by Cllr Ian Courts, Portfolio Lead for Environment, Energy & HS2.

Strategic overview of HS2:

  • Andy Street, Mayor of the West Midlands, will outline the importance of HS2 to the West Midlands, how it underpins the region’s ambitions and how important the project will be to the region’s post-Covid-19 recovery plans; and how the WMCA is supporting its residents and businesses to become part of the project.
  • Mark Thurston from HS2 Ltd, will outline the size and scale of HS2, updating the audience on where the project currently is and highlighting that the opportunities for West Midlands businesses extend beyond the region covering the whole of the route.

Hear directly from the following:

  • Kai Ogunbanjo, from Trinity Assets (a company that offers affordable housing to HS2 workers), will talk through his experience of accessing the HS2 supply chain and the benefits that it has provided him and his business.
  • Hear from apprentices working at Mott MacDonald, share their journeys into engineering, and listen as they talk about the work they currently undertake as a direct result of HS2 and how this work will impact their future career aspirations.
  • Balfour Beatty Vinci will talk through live and forthcoming opportunities, and exactly how businesses can become part of the supply chain.

Panel Q&A session:

Get involved, this is your opportunity to ask our panel a question relating to the subject

* Please note that spaces are limited, so early sign-up is encouraged.

Price

This event is free.

Location

Online