IPA's Matthew Vickerstaff among key speakers confirmed for ACE national conference

The Infrastructure and Projects Authority's deputy CEO and head of project finance Matthew Vickerstaff will head a strong list of keynote speakers at ACE's 2017 National Conference in London on 7 June. Vickerstaff is joined on the list of key speakers by Heathrow Airport's development director Phil Wilbraham, the CEO of the Old Oak and Park Royal Development Corporation, Victoria Hills, and Transport for Greater Manchester's chief executive Jon Lamonte, among others.

ACE National Conference 2017, at the Marriott Hotel, Grosvenor Square, will be the year’s foremost platform for the UK’s consultancy and engineering industry, providing a forum for discussion and debate on the state of the consultancy and engineering industry.  The event attracts a wide range of partners, clients and stakeholders engaged in the development and delivery of the UK’s economic and social infrastructure, playing a role in the future prosperity of the entire nation.

The morning sessions will focus on domestic UK industry and political issues while the afternoon will split into two streams addressing international infrastructure and the needs of SMEs.

Matthew Vickerstaff joined the IPA as its deputy CEO and head of project finance in November 2016. He was appointed from the private sector project financing sector, having worked for Societe Generale and investment bank ClearlySo.  The move reflects the importance the government places on securing private sector investment to fund the country’s infrastructure.  Additionally, to his IPA role, Vickerstaff is head of project finance profession across government, the first time such a post has existed.

The full agenda for the ACE National Conference 2017 can be found here. For further details and for booking delegate places click here