2012 POLICY DISCUSSIONS
 


 

Special Roundtable with Richard Brown, Chairman of Eurostar

Tuesday 4 December 2012

Richard Brown, Chairman of Eurostar joined us for a special roundtable to discuss developments and exchange ideas with members about his forthcoming report rail franchising. The Infrastructure Forum brings together a number of the UK’s economic regulators together with departmental officials, private sector operators and market participants and academic and consulting experts along with the competition authorities.

Meeting with Infrastructure Minister: Lord Sassoon, Commercial Secretary to the Treasury

Wednesday 13 November 2012

Lord Sassoon, the Infrastructure Minister as Commercial Secretary for the Treasury joined us for a special roundtable to discuss all infrastructure policy issues ahead of the Autumn Statement.

Cumberland Lodge 2012

Thursday 1 to Friday 2 November 2012

Cumberland Lodge 2012 was chaired by Steven Maijoor, Chair of the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA).  The Forum’s effectiveness in the debate on financial services regulation was demonstrated at its first Cumberland Lodge conference under the title of Financial Regulation and the Dynamics of Savings and Investment Markets.

EPF Advisory Council with Paul Tucker, Deputy Governor for the Bank of England

Tuesday 30 October 2012

Our guest of honour as dinner speaker was Paul Tucker, the Deputy Governor of the Bank of England for financial stability.

Special Lunch Discussion with Erkki Liikanen, Chairman of the EU High Level Group on Bank Reform and Governor of the Central Bank of Finland

Monday 22 October 2012

It was excellent that Erkki Liikanen was able to join the Forum for a special lunch. It was held to be clear that all bank reconstruction models require more capital, and it was noted that the Basel III reforms have been a step in the right direction. Outlining the approach of the review, Governor Liikanen highlighted a two stage process: firstly the review looked at the resolvability of the banks, checking the size of the assets and making a detailed assessment of the assets. Secondly it examined the separation of the high risk assets. Defining the line for separation was conceded to be extremely complex.

Special Dinner Discussion on Road Financing

Thursday 27 September 2012

This special dinner discussion on the future financing of Britain's roads was attended by Parliamentary colleagues and experts in the subject. We were pleased former Department for Transport Director for Strategic Roads and policy expert Brian Wadsworth, Director of the Road Ahead Group, could introduce our discussion.

The Infrastructure Forum Annual Policy Summit

Thursday 13 to Friday 14 July 2012

The first summit featured a presentation from Geoffrey Spence, Chief Executive of Infrastructure UK at HM Treasury, who gave an update on the Government's perspective for infrastructure policy, financing and specific initiatives. A series of sectoral assessments examined telecoms, energy, water, airports and road and rail sectors.

 

Special Dinner DIscussion with Rt Hon Danny Alexander MP, Chief Secretary to the Treasury & Chair of the Cabinet Infrastructure Committee

Tuesday 3 July 2012

We were delighted Rt Hon Danny Alexander MP, the Chief Secretary to the Treasury and Chair of the Cabinet's Infrastructure Committee could lead a special dinner discussion of The Infrastructure Forum. As Chair of the Cabinet's Infrastructure Committee, Danny Alexander is directly responsible for the delivery of the top forty priority projects and programmes on infrastructure investment.

Special Roundtable with Rt Hon Lord Heseltine CH, Author of No Stone Unturned

Tuesday 19 June 2012

The Chancellor and Secretary of State for Business has asked Lord Heseltine to undertake an independent review of how spending Departments and other relevant public sector bodies interact with the private sector, and to assess their capacity to deliver pro-growth policies. We were particularly pleased that, early in the course of Lord Heseltine's review, he had agreed to meet leading participants in The Infrastructure Forum, to set out his thinking and to hear their perspectives.

EPF Council Dinner Discussion with Graham Brady MP, Chairman of the 1922 Committee

Wednesday 13 June 2012

Graham Brady MP, was the guest speaker at the EPF Council dinner. 

Infrastructure Policy & Current Issues with Rt Hon Francis Maude MP

Thursday 31 May 2012

Francis Maude responsibilities include public sector efficiency and reform and resilience. He has pioneered reform of the public sector approach to procurement, including informal pre-contractual discussions and forward looking resource pipelines giving a much clearer picture of the contracting landscape across Government.

The Next Communications Bill - Special Roundtable on the forthcoming DCMS Green PaperProfessor Ian Hargreaves

Tuesday 22 May 2012

We were delighted that Professor Ian Hargreaves, Professor of Digital Economy at Cardiff University, formally a distinguished regulator at Ofcom, Editor and Director of News at the BBC, could join us to lead discussion on these and other issues.

Water Policy - Capturing ideas on the White Paper, Special Roundtable with Richard Benyon MP, DEFRA Water Minister

Monday 20 February 2012

The Infrastructure Forum in association with Water UK, held a special roundtable to discuss the Water White Paper with Richard Benyon MP, Minister for Natural Environment and Fisheries. The roundtable allowed participants to exchange ideas and perspectives, look at priorities, and set the scene for the discussions which follow before the preparation of legislation.

Government's Growth Agenda - Dinner with Rt Hon Michael Fallon MP

Monday 23 January 2014

We awere pleased Michael Fallon MP, Deputy Chairman of the Conservative Party lead a discussions to examine ideas on growth and infrastructure issues as they applied to different Departments of Government.
 

Special Roundtable with Lord Browne of Madingley

Thursday 12 January 2012

The Infrastructure Forum continued its work on energy policy and was pleased to welcome Lord Browne of Madingley, the former CEO of BP. Lord Browne set out his perspectives on energy markets and policies internationally.  Experts from the shale gas sector joined the discussion

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