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Plantworx and CEA launch the CPF (Construction Productivity Forum) supported by Build UK

The CPF (Construction Productivity Forum) is a new initiative created by Plantworx Construction Machinery Exhibition and CEA (Construction Equipment Association) which will focus on Productivity and Innovation within the construction sector, as well as innovation, skills and the bottom line.
The concept of the CPF was thought of following the CEA’s annual conference in November of last year where productivity was a key theme – following feedback from conference delegates it seems that this subject is resonant throughout the industry. George Osborne, Chancellor of the Exchequer recently said that “Productivity is the challenge of our time!”
The CPF is being supported by Build UK, which is an organization that provides a powerful collective voice for the contracting supply chain in construction. The association brings together 27 of the industry’s largest main contractors and 40 leading trade associations, representing over 11,500 specialist contractors, making it the perfect partner for CPF.
The construction industry is evolving faster than ever before with emerging markets, fast developing new, and often disruptive technologies, and customers demanding ever higher standards – CPF’s aim is to address these subjects and many more ‘hot topics’ on the construction agenda to assist companies along the supply chain on understanding how their businesses and that of their clients will be affected – and what opportunities are arising as a result of these rapidly changing times.
Quoting from the HM Treasury, Fixing the Foundations report where innovation and technology were key “The whole supply chain needs to improve the industry’s productivity and skills, and be prepared to adopt the latest technologies and innovations.”
Construction Productivity Forum 2016 Conference.
CPF initiatives will include a valuable one-day conference for senior industry executives which will focus on how innovations are changing the way construction does business in the boardroom – raising quality and profits.
Aimed representatives from across the construction supply chain the conference will focus on changing client requirements, innovative technologies, innovation adoption, skills and productivity and many more crucial elements which influence our sector.
Major project case studies will be examined and how leading contractors are driving change site. Delegates will also have the opportunity to take part in ‘round table’ discussions where they can influence debates on key industry issues and standards. Speakers will include major construction clients, contractors and regulators – all who have an interest in delivering projects more efficiently, safely and profitably.
The conference will be an excellent networking event where delegates can develop contacts with leading organisations, both regionally and globally. By joining CPF you will be positioning your company as a ‘thought leader’ addressing the industry’s future challenges.
The CPF Conference is taking place on Wednesday 8th June 2016 at Inmarsat Conference Centre, 99 City Road, London EC1Y 1AX – with discounts available to CEA and Build UK members. Rob Oliver, chief executive CEA said, “The programme of “productivity” events shows the commitment of PLANTWORX to reach out to the wider construction community to help promote best practice and new technology. The roster of speakers for the conference and regional breakfasts will also be the most ambitious we have ever been associated with as the CEA. For example, the re-emergence of Lord Heseltine as a mover and shaker on housing policy makes him an obvious invitee, and we are also in discussions with Lord Adonis’ office at the new National Infrastructure Commission. Our partnership with Build UK also gives us a great opportunity to share thoughts and aspirations with leading contractors”.
Construction Innovation Breakfast Club Meetings.
CPF is also introducing the Construction Innovation Breakfast Club quarterly meetings where senior executives, company directors in the construction industry – including clients, contactors, suppliers and manufacturers – will be invited to attend and members will have the opportunity to hear first-hand from key political, economic and industry figures, such as Government ministers policy makers, industry innovators and ‘game changers’ and invited to question and lobby them directly – an excellent and unique opportunity for Breakfast Club members.
The first Club meeting is being held on Friday 18th March 2016 at IET, Savoy Place, London WC2 and is scheduled to start at 08.15am until 10.15am. The meetings are free to attend but pre-registration is essential.
Sponsorship Opportunities.
Sponsorship packages are available for both the Conference and the Breakfast Club Meetings. Conference sponsors in addition to a high profile at the events, sponsors will receive branding on all marketing material both before and after the conference and will receive a limited number of free tickets for their guests.
Full details of prices and packages and sponsorship arrangements for the Breakfast Clubs will be available on the CPF website www.cpf16.co.uk
Technology Splash.
Alongside the June conference CPF also has a ‘Technology Splash’ planned which will give smaller innovative companies the opportunity to display their products and ideas and getting them in front of the senior decision makers and influencers in our industry. Table-top displays or small shell schemes will be available.
For sponsorship enquiries please contact Angela Spink on 020 8253 4517 or email angela.spink@plantworx.co.uk
For delegate, programme and operation enquiries for the CPF June conference and Breakfast Club Meetings please contact Graham Anderson on 01865 318123 or 07711 650691 or email graham.anderson@plantworx.co.uk
You can also visit the CPF website at www.cpf16.co.uk where you’ll find more information.