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ASG Conference 2016 – The Power of Alliancing

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Date: Monday 24 October 2016

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

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.
This year we will be showcasing the powerful results alliancing can deliver in housing, construction and infrastructure projects with breakout
sessions on:
• people, behaviour and culture in delivering successful projects,
• skills and training to bring the right people into construction and infrastructure,
• launching the new Framework Alliance Contract and Alliancing suite of contracts;
• 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.

Conference Sponsors for 2016 include:

Axis Europe  Wates Living Space  Durkan Ltd  MITIE  PML Group  Vinci Construction Ltd  Langley Waterproofing Systems  United Living

Day Conference
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 Jane Mears
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

Keynote Speakers and Breakout Sessions
Our interactive breakout sessions will be facilitated by experienced chairs and include:

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.

Decoding the DNA of Collaborative Realities
Emma-Jane Houghton & Charlene Witten, 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.
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 Kingston Borough Council’s new homes framework.

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, The Football Association and pragmatic legal opinion from Trowers & Hamlins will help you learn why
this new contract is becoming the contract of our time.

The Power of Alliancing – Panel

Chaired by 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 panelists 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.

Skills – Panel
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?


Conference Fees

ACA/PPC/TPC User Group, SPACES Members

Conference Fees:   £155.00 + VAT Full Day Conference Fees
Dinner Fees: £55.00 + VAT
Non Member Members
Conference Fees: £195.00 + VAT Full Day Conference Fees
Dinner Fees: £55.00 + VAT
Public Sector / Client Rate
Conference Fees: £55 + VAT Full Day Conference Fees
Dinner Fees: £55.00 + VAT

Group Booking Discounts / Early Bird Offer
Buy 3 get 1 free  NB: This does not apply to Public Sector / Client Rate
Early Bird 10% discount on bookings paid by 20th September 2016


This conference will be important to construction and repairs/maintenance clients, contractors, architects, engineers, project managers,
partnering advisers, partnering consultants, including RSLs and other affordable housing providers – especially if using or considering
PPC2000, SPC2000 or TPC2005.
Places are limited and early booking is recommended. All PPC/TPC User Group members are invited and will be given priority when

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