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RICS Commercial Management in Infrastructure Conference

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.

Improving commercial capability in the delivery of economic infrastructure projects

Thu 8 Mar 2018
08:30 AM - 05:30 PM
Cavendish Conference Centre, Duchess Mews, London, W1G 9DT
5.5 hours formal CPD
£235 + VAT


Commercial managers give confidence to clients, investors, and the public, and ensure the commercial structures exist for effective delivery, while managing costs, and delivering promised value.

As a delegate, you will hear from expert speakers on a range of topics, including:

  • 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
  • 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
  • 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

You’ll receive:

  • access to a dedicated conference app, allowing you to connect to others, comment and quiz our speakers
  • a two-course lunch and networking opportunities
  • access to our conference exhibition showcasing the latest surveying products and services
  • 5.5 hours of formal RICS CPD


  • 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
  • Miles Ashley, Director, Wessex Advisory and Panel Member, The Infrastructure Client Group
  • Dr John Fletcher, ADR Products Group Director, RICS
  • Stephen Blakey, Commercial Projects Director, Infrastructure Projects, Network Rail
  • Mark Ollerton, Commercial Delivery Director, Highways England

Build your surveying network

You’ve told us that networking is an important part of your conference experience. So, we’ve set aside times in the day to give you a chance to network with like-minded professionals, including your peers and our expert panel of speakers.

A two-course networking lunch (included in the price of your ticket) provides a great opportunity to refuel, catch up with colleagues, and make new contacts operating in your area of expertise.

As part of our conference exhibition, sector-specific exhibitors will introduce the latest products and services to you to add value to your business.


Group discounts

  • 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

Only one discount available per booking. This cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer from RICS.


  • RICS professionals £235 + VAT
  • Non-RICS professionals £317.25 + VAT
  • Visa

  • Mastercard

Connect to your conference

Our dedicated conference app, available to all delegates, enables you to interact with the speakers via polling and live questions, get access to speaker presentations and networking and connect with fellow attendees.

What happened last year?

Hear what last year's delegates had to say.

Watch highlights from RICS' 2017 Commercial Management in Infrastructure Conference which brought together professionals to discuss the latest developments in this fast-moving sector.

Also watch Amanda Clack FRICS in her adress titled: Infrastructure as an economic enabler.

Conference sponsor

  • Nomitech

£235 + VAT
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