1. Registration and Refreshments

  2. Opening Remarks from the Morning Chair

    Keryn James Keryn James
    Group Chief Executive, ERM
  3. Keynote  Managing the Challenges and Opportunities Facing a Global Environmental Consultancy Firm

    • Examining mega trends, drivers, opportunities and constraints to growth and how to best respond to these
    • Exploring how as a sector we can add value and generate business growth
    Keryn James Keryn James
    Group Chief Executive, ERM
  4. Session 1: Market Drivers & Environmental Policy Framework
  5. Key Environmental Policy Drivers & Priorities

    • Policy & Political update - last 12 months’ key developments and what to look out for going forward
    • Pinpointing key opportunities and challenges for the UK environmental industry sector over the next 5 years
    • Implementation and implications of the 25 Year Environment Plan and Clean Growth Strategy
    • Assessing opportunities inside & outside of the EU post-Brexit
    Matthew Farrow Matthew Farrow
    Executive Director, Environmental Industries Commission
  6. Reviewing the State of the Environmental Consultancy Market

    • Examining the market structure and top firms
    • Exploring key policy developments, business drivers and how to respond to these
    • Pinpointing where key growth opportunities lie
    • Managing disruptors and emerging risks - market SWOT
    Julian Rose Julian Rose
    Managing Director, Environment Analyst
  7. Questions and answers

  8. Session 2: Government Environmental Policy
  9. Outlining Government Priorities for Implementing the 25 Year Environment Plan

    • Detailing the objectives, time-scales and milestones of the 25 Year Environment Plan
    • Outlining challenges and opportunities
    • Exploring how the Plan will be implemented in practice
    Henry Dieudonné-Demaria Henry Dieudonné-Demaria
    Head of Policy Group, Environmental Land Management, DEFRA
  10. Morning Refreshments & Networking

  11. Session 3: The Industry Response
  12. Industry Panel Discussion

    Industry panellists will respond to these market and policy drivers, offering insight on how their companies are responding to different threats and opportunities, whilst protecting and enhancing the value of the services they provide.

    Peter Skinner Peter Skinner
    Chief Executive, Environment & Ground Engineering, EMEA, AECOM
    Erica Kemp Erica Kemp
    Managing Director, Ecus
    Lucy Morton Lucy Morton
    Global Practice Leader, Environment, Mott MacDonald
  13. Session 4: Digitalisation
  14. Harnessing New Digital Technology & Data Tools to Add Value to Your Client Service Offering

    • Determining for which services digitalisation is appropriate and can be effectively integrated - where will it add most value?
    • Identifying what innovation to invest in, when and choosing the most appropriate pace of adoption
    • Exploiting the use of new digital tools and technology to improve productivity, support informed decision-making and maximise outputs:
      • what are the implications for existing data collection and business processes?
      • achieving truly integrated data management   
    • Assessing the implications of greater digitalisation for staff and resourcing - how do you up-skill the current workforce?
    • Outlining the range of Artificial Intelligence (AI) capabilities available to aid environmental management, and likely further development
    • Exploring their potential to assess environmental risks and provide solutions to key natural resource and climate change challenges
    • Strategies for harnessing the full potential of this technology
    • Examining how AI can shape the future of environmental regulation, reporting and compliance
    Ben Combes Ben Combes
    Assistant Director, Sustainability & Climate Change, PwC
    Clare Bullock Clare Bullock
    Technical Director GeoSpatial, Digital Solutions (Europe), Jacobs
  15. Minimising the Cost of Environmental Data Acquisition

    Vincent van Walt Vincent van Walt
    Director, Van Walt
  16. Lunch and networking

    Sponsored by Mott MacDonald

  17. Opening Remarks from the Afternoon Chair

    Peter Skinner Peter Skinner
    Chief Executive, Environment & Ground Engineering, EMEA, AECOM
  18. Session 5: International Drivers & Opportunities
  19. State of the Global Environmental Consultancy Market and Future Outlook

    Update on Environment Analyst’s latest research & survey findings on the global EC sector, leading players and mega trends.

    Anya Hembrough Anya Hembrough
    Deputy Editor & Senior Analyst, Environment Analyst
  20. International Keynote: Managing the Challenges and Opportunities Facing International Environmental Consultancy Firms

    • Examining key drivers and business opportunities in Saudi Arabia
    • Strategies for addressing market challenges
    Dina Hasan Alnahdy Dina Hasan Alnahdy
    CEO, ENTEC Environmental Technology
  21. International Focus: Growth and Profitability – Achieving an Appropriate Balance in a Challenging Environment

    • Detailing who Trinity Consultants are
    • Obama to Trump – the evolving US industrial environmental consulting market
    • Perspectives on China
    • Mergers and Acquisitions – A private equity backed mid-size firm’s perspective
    Jay Hofmann Jay Hofmann
    President & CEO, Trinity Consultants
  22. Questions and answers

  23. Session 6: Roundtables
  24. Interactive Roundtables

    An opportunity to discuss a relevant topic in a more informal, participative format. Delegates may choose one roundtable to attend, and each table will be hosted by a facilitator to lead discussion, encourage optimum debate and exchange of ideas.


    A: Improving Client Engagement & Relationship Management

    Brigitta Palinkas Brigitta Palinkas
    Global Environmental PSCM Specialist, BP

    B: Harnessing Digital Innovation to Add Value to your Business and Clients

    Gianluca Barletta Gianluca Barletta
    Associate Partner, Industrial Products - Global Business Services, IBM

    C: "What does the Next Generation Environmental Consultant look like?”

    Paul Gosling Paul Gosling
    Managing Director, Porter Gosling

    D: Managing the Project & Procurement challenges faced by SMEs

    Erica Kemp Erica Kemp
    Managing Director, Ecus

    E: Developing a Service Proposition Beyond Traditional Environmental Consultancy

    Identifying what other opportunities there are and what can be offered in terms of service provision beyond the environmental arena. What is working and what isn’t? How can you increase your market share in other areas?

    Daniel Thomas Daniel Thomas
    Managing Director, RSK Habitat Management

    F: Proving the Financial Business Case for Environmental Service Proposition

    Demonstrating the benefits of using successful environmental & sustainability performance as a business driver to improve service provision and business growth

    Sam Preece Sam Preece
    Regional Managing Director: United Kingdom, EBS Advisory

    G: Designing Integrated & Resilient Cities to Accommodate Changing Climates, Populations & Sustainable Development Goals

    Exploring climate change-related issues and business opportunities - resilience, future cities, infrastructure-led development. Assessing to what extent some of the innovations / infrastructure requirements mooted are now a reality and will potentially provide genuine work?

    Chris Fry Chris Fry
    Managing Director, Accelar Limited

    H: Strategic Options for Growth and M&A for EC firms

    Gabriela Silvestris Gabriela Silvestris
    Director, Equiteq

    I: Brexit Uncertainty: Business Risks & Opportunities

    Ross Griffiths Ross Griffiths
    Assistant Editor & Senior Analyst, Environment Analyst
  34. Afternoon Refreshments & Networking

  35. Roundtable Feedback

    Each roundtable facilitator will share the key learning points from their table discussion with the audience

  36. Session 7: Managing Risks Vs. Rewards in Major Projects
  37. Best Practice Procurement and Partnership Strategies to Achieve Success in Major Project Delivery

    • Assessing the implications of the Carillion collapse and risks of current procurement models to help identify where improvements are needed for more successful consultant-contractor-client relationships
    • Exploring how we can ensure cost is not the dominant factor in supply chain decisions, with case study examples illustrating:
      • driving performance, innovation, and sustainable growth through effective collaboration
      • striking an effective balance between effective resource and best practice sharing and competitive advantage
    • Achieving more appropriate risk allocation and finding the optimum balance for risk/reward sharing and business growth
    • Exploring the future of PFI and alternative mechanisms for major project funding
    Dale Evans Dale Evans
    Director @One Alliance, Anglian Water & Chair, Infrastructure Client Group
    Michael Bull Michael Bull
    Director, Environmental Consulting, Arup
    David Kilduff David Kilduff
    Partner & Head of Energy, Infrastructure & Government, Walker Morris LLP
  38. Close of Summit followed by a Networking Drinks Reception

  39. Closing Remarks from the Afternoon Chair