The next few months in the Major Projects Association Programme of Events are jam packed with a variety of offerings. See what’s coming up below!

Seminar: Procuring for Broader Social and Economic Value, Thursday 1st April

daniel-schludi-mbGxz7pt0jM-unsplashJoin us to learn about the procurement and delivery approaches some of the current Major Projects are adopting to embed societal, environmental and economic benefits into their projects and the potential impact of the incoming public sector procurement regulations.

Chaired by Martin Rowark, Gardiner & Theobald with speakers from Cabinet Office, Portsmouth City Council, HS2 and more, we will explore the methodologies used to get the most value out of supply chains, examples of how social value benefits have been embedded into procurement processed, potential outcomes of the Green Paper: Transforming Public Procurement, and how best practice in the procurement and delivery of Major Projects is continuing to evolve. REGISTER HERE

Young Professional’s Present… What’s the big idea? Wednesday 14th April

Produced in collaboration with the Major Projects Association Young Professional’s Network, four speakers from a range of backgrounds will answer the question:

“What’s your big idea for transforming the industry?”

Further details to be announced. REGISTER HERE


QUBE@Work: Reimagining Project Procurement, Thursday 15th April

Why do Major Projects so often start with extraordinary vision and enthusiasm, only to descent into a dog-fight with the supply chain? Surely there is a better way.

This session will explore some of the most innovative emerging approaches to procuring projects for greater social and economic value and invite you, through a collaborative activity, to make sense of a new procurement landscape that might change things for good. REGISTER HERE


Climate and Sustainability – Delivering Net Zero, Wednesday 21st April

How can the Major Projects Sector reduce its carbon footprint and step up to deliver the UK Government’s goal of Net Zero Carbon by 2050? What steps can organisations take to ensure they can delivery carbon neutrality and minimise climate change? 

Chaired by Claire Gott MBE, WSP (and MPA Board Member) with speakers from BAM Nuttall, Mott MacDonald, Cavendish Nuclear, AECOM, Accenture, ICE, IEMA and Infrastructure and Projects Authority, join us to learn from member organisations and partners that are playing their part in making change happen. REGISTER HERE


Levelling Up: How Major Projects are Tackling Social and Economic Inequalities, Wednesday 28th April

Open to members and non-members. The Government has set out its intention to address inequality and ‘level up’ underperforming and left behind parts of the UK through a programme of infrastructure development, investing in education, skills and scientific R&D.

In the latest of our series of events in collaboration with the Infrastructure and Projects Authority, we bring you the view from some of the regions and projects involved in the process of levelling up and invite an expert panel to help us identify the common systematic factors underpinning their success. REGISTER HERE


The Likely Impact of the National Infrastructure Bank, Thursday 29th April

The first of two roundtable events supporting Levelling Up: How Major Projects are Tackling Social and Economic Inequalities.

As part of their programme of infrastructure developments, the Government’s National Infrastructure Bank has the potential to be hugely significant in terms of both how we invest in Major Projects and how these projects might drive and support the levelling up agenda.

Hosted for the Association by Bridget Rosewell, NIC, delegates will explore the likely influence and impact of the Bank and offer their own views on its mission and governance. REGISTER HERE

The Practical Implications and Impact of the Government’s Freeports Strategy, Wednesday 5th May

The second of two roundtable events supporting Levelling Up: How Major Projects are Tackling Social and Economic Inequalities.

The 2021 Budget announced the locations of 8 Freeports in England. These are expected to start operating later in 2021, subject to the successful completion of their business case assessments. Freeports will benefit from incentives relating to customs, tax, planning, regeneration, infrastructure and innovation.

Hosted by Simon Bedford, Deloitte LLP, this session will explore the practical implications of the Government’s Freeports Strategy in terms of regional and infrastructure projects. REGISTER HERE

Wellbeing – The Major Projects Performance Accelerator, Wednesday 12th May

We often talk about positive wellbeing in the context of supporting colleagues in the workplace, but do we see it as a powerful tool for high performance on Major Projects?

Newly re-titled, we’re delighted to confirm Peter Mumford, Highways England as Chair for this event. Further details will be announced soon. REGISTER HERE



Sustainability Webinar Series, Wednesday 26th May onwards

Our next series of Sustainability Webinars is in collaboration Dar Group. Details of all three events can be found below. If you have missed webinars in the last two series’ with WSP and AECOM, you can access recordings here.

Transitioning UK City Centre’s Towards Sustainability in a Post-Pandemic World, Wednesday 26th May, 13.00 – 14.00 


Beyond Zero: Achieving Sustainability, Resilience, Regeneration, Inclusion and Wellbeing in Architectural Design, Wednesday 9th June, 13.00 – 14.00


Net Zero Engineering Solutions in the Built Environment, Wednesday 30th June, 13.00 – 14.00




Sponsorship (Title TBC), Wednesday 16th June

A new addition to the Programme. Full details to be announced. REGISTER NOW