The recent publication of the National Infrastructure Development Plan 2016 – 2021 outlines details of £483 billion of investment in over 600 infrastructure projects and programmes in all sectors and spread across the UK, to 2021 and beyond. The Government is committed to investing £110bn into infrastructure by 2020, including an expected £11bn funding earmarked to improve London’s transport system.

With the number of major infrastructure projects planned or under way in the South East, the opportunity for SMEs to engage with the supply chain has never been greater.

The CompeteFor Supply Chain Access Forum 2016 focuses on the opportunities that your business can be involved in and gives insight into how you can connect with the major projects currently under way or in the pipeline in London and the South East and their Tier 1 contractors.

Organisations confirmed as participating at CompeteFor Supply Chain Access Forum 2016:

Costain   Laing O’Rourke   Logo 

SIG Infrastructure logo  Mace    rail alliance


  • Find out how you can engage with the major projects currently under way and those planned for the future
  • Connect with those Tier 1 contractors winning contracts in London and the South East
  • Hear from those charged with setting the strategic goals for infrastructure in London and the South East

CompeteFor Supply Chain Access Forum 2016 is here to help YOUR business win more infrastructure contracts. Don’t miss out – register today as the 2015 event sold out!

Click here to book today

Why Attend

Whatever products or services your business provides, there is every chance that the infrastructure projects currently underway or planned for the future will require them.

The CompeteFor Supply Chain Access Forum London 2016 will explore some of the major infrastructure projects, the opportunities that these present for your organisation and how to maximise the benefits they offer.  The Access Forum will bring these projects to life and explain why every business – irrespective of size or sector – can have a part to play in them.

What does this mean for me?

Attending the CompeteFor Supply Chain Access Forum London 2016 include will give you the chance to:

  • Understand how your organisation can find relevant supply chain opportunities
  • Speak directly to the key decision makers involved in major infrastructure projects
  • Improve your bidding process to increase your chances of winning supply chain contracts

Features of the CompeteFor Supply Chain Access Forum London 2016 include:

  • Presentations from key decision makers for some of the largest infrastructure projects under way in London
  • Opportunity to engage directly with Tier 1 contractors working on these projects
  • Open Forum Panel session allowing you to ask speakers questions
  • Guidance and information on how to leverage opportunities from current infrastructure  projects
  • Networking opportunity with Tier 1 contractors
  • Lunch and coffee included in your registration fee

Who should attend?

  • Businesses looking to win supply chain opportunities from major infrastructure projects
  • Anyone looking to network and collaborate with other organisations working in this sector
  • All CompeteFor users
  • Sectors represented already attending include: IT,  construction, facilities management, logistics, recruitment, legal services, security and communications

Ensure you maximise your opportunities in this multibillion-pound sector – click here to book today


Registration & Networking

Chairman's Opening Address

Len Walker
Programme Manager, CompeteFor

The Current and Future Infrastructure in London and the East

Richard Dilks
Programme Director Transport, London First

SIG Alliance – Collaboration Across Infrastructure

Andy Holloway and Nick Seber
International Project Manager and Major Project Manager, Fischer Fixings

It's Good to Talk

Rob Hatton
Rail Sector Procurement Director, Costain

Q&A Session

Lunch & Networking

Delivering Transparency in the Supply Chain of Major Capital Infrastructure Projects

Adam Compton
Key Account Manager, CompeteFor

Accessing Prime Contractor Supply Chain Opportunities - Laing O'Rourke

Stephen Trindade
Senior Procurement Manager, Crossrail Tottenham Court Road Project, Laing O'Rourke

Setting the Scene: Working with the Rail Industry

Robert Hopkin
Executive Director, Rail Alliance

Accessing Prime Contractor Supply Chain Opportunities - MACE

Lee Taylor and Paul Bourne
Procurement and Supply Chain Director, MACE and Senior Commercial Manager, London Underground

Q&A Session


Agenda is subject to change.

Supporting Organisations

CompeteFor are delighted to be working with the following organisations and thank them for supporting the CompeteFor Supply Chain Access Forum London 2016.

Thank you for your interest in attending the CompeteFor Supply Chain Access Forum on Wednesday 20 April in London Olympia. Online registration has now closed but you are welcomed to register to attend on the morning of the event. You will be asked to complete a booking form and be given the option to pay via invoice or credit card.

We look forward to welcoming you to the most important Supply Chain event of the year.

CompeteFor Supply Chain Access Forum will take place at Olympia London:

Olympia London
Olympia Central Level 2
Hammersmith Road
W14 8UX


The nearest station is Kensington (Olympia) Station which is served by both Overground and Underground services and is in Zone 2.  For directions from the station, please see the map above.

Please note that it is cheaper and easier to travel to the venue by public transport.  For directions to the venue, please use the postcode W14 8UX. The cost of parking will depend on the vehicle size and the length of stay.