Training & events

Earlybird offer Ends 17 January

RICS Commercial Management in Infrastructure Conference

Conference London, 8 Mar 2018

Improving commercial capability in the delivery of economic infrastructure projects.

Commercial managers are crucial to proving business cases and ensuring investment returns for any construction projects, but these skills are perhaps even more crucial when applied to the infrastructure sector. They give confidence to clients, investors, and the public, and ensure the commercial structures exist for effective delivery, while managing costs, and delivering promised value.

Building on the success of previous years, next year’s Commercial Management in Infrastructure Conference will explore how RICS can work collaboratively with other professional bodies and industry to improve the overall delivery model by offering commercial leadership in the sector. The conference will aim to demonstrate how RICS can increase the commercial capability needed to deliver optimum value and benefits to our clients, investors and end users over the whole asset life cycle. Key speakers and leading experts in infrastructure will address core elements of the commercial manager’s role, including establishing the business case, procurement methodologies, BIM, build off-site, post contract delivery and the commercial management in the operation of assets.

Don’t miss this opportunity to network with colleagues from across the profession and identify solutions for meeting the UK’s growing need for high performing economic infrastructure assets.

Speakers include:

  • Martin Rowark, Chair, RICS infrastructure Steering Group
  • Tony Meggs, CEO, Infrastructure Projects Authority 
  • Simon Longstaffe, Regional Director, Head of Rail (LS&E), Faithful + Gould 
  • David Ferroussat, Infrastructure Procurement Director, Heathrow Airport Ltd 
  • David Morrice, Delivery Contracts Director, Crossrail  
  • Geoff Gilbert, Head of Procurement – Stations, HS2 Ltd 

It’s about more than just commercial management

Networking is a critical part of working in this sector, but as a busy professional it can be a struggle to find the time to do this effectively.

With this in mind we’ve set aside time in the day to give you a chance to catch up with your peers and network with our expert panel of speakers; for example, the two-course networking lunch (which is included in the price of your ticket) where you can enjoy a selection of tasty food while catching up with colleagues old and new.

As part of the conference we’re also bringing together a group of key exhibitors. These are specially chosen to be relevant and of potential value to your business. You can walk around and browse at your leisure.

On top of that, attending the event also gives you 5.5 hours of formal CPD to tick off against your annual 20-hour requirement.

Highlights from 2017 conference

Here’s what to do next

The price of this conference is £260+VAT for RICS Professionals. However, if you book before 17 January you will benefit from the special early bird discount, so your ticket is just £235, a saving of £25.

For non-RICS Professionals the conference is £351+VAT, and you can also enjoy an early bird discount.

We’ve also got some great group discounts when you book together with your colleagues:

  • Book three or more places and get 10% off
  • Book five or more places and get 15% off
  • Book seven or more places and get 20% off.

As soon as you’ve placed your booking you’ll get an email from us confirming your place with further details on what happens next.

Book now


RICS member Early Bird price* £235 + VAT
RICS non-member Early Bird price* £317.25 + VAT
RICS member standard price £260 + VAT
Non-member price £351 + VAT

*Bookings before 17 January benefit from Early Bird pricing