The Construction Industry Council (CIC) East Midlands, in conjunction with CIC members, the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA), the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE), the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) and the Association for Consultancy and Engineering (ACE), are to hold a debate on Thursday, 3 November 2016 at the University of Nottingham, on the Midlands Engine and Midlands Connect, two high profile initiatives designed to secure more jobs and investment for the Midlands in a post Brexit economy.

Among the questions being debated will be:

•             Is there any substance behind the spin?

•             How will local economies across the East Midlands benefit?

•             What will be the impact be on those working in the built environment professions? 

CIC East Midlands has brought together a high profile panel of key decision makers to give their perspective and take questions. They are:

•             John Hess, ex BBC East Midlands Political Correspondent CHAIR

•             Steve Midgely, CEO of Fairgrove Homes, EM Chamber of Commerce Board Member

•             Lillian Greenwood MP

•             Nick Ebbs, Chief Executive of Blueprint

•             Will Rossiter, Head of the Economic Research Strategy Bureau, NTU

Maria Coulter, Chair of the CIC East Midlands regional committee, said of the forthcoming event: “I’m delighted to be involved with such an important debate for the East Midlands community and for built environment professionals. These are major initiatives and we need to be prepared, as an industry, to rise to the challenge and deliver infrastructure that brings with it real benefits for everyone.”

Author: Construction Industry Council

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