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BRITISH POLISH CONSTRUCTION FORUM

What are we going to build in the future?

Thursday, 11th June 2020 → 10am-2pm UK BST
Free Webinar • Paid Networking

 

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Bartlomiej (Bart) Kowalczyk
Director
PBLINK
Polish Business Link

About Construction Forum

It’s a confusing time in the UK construction industry. The Mayor of London wants all construction sites to remain closed; the Prime Minister says they can open again. England has lifted most lockdown restrictions but Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland have not.

How can we deliver construction projects while obeying social distancing rules? Could Modern Methods of Construction (MMC) hold the key, via automation? Could MMC also help alleviate post-Brexit potential skills and labour shortages?

There is a moratorium on forfeiture for commercial

tenants: what implications does that hold for property investors? Then there is very little official guidance about construction post-coronavirus – even The UK Government’s COVID-19 recovery strategy mentions construction only once in 60 pages.

The 2020 Construction Forum in the UK organised by PBLINK comes at just the right time. The 4-hour Zoom webinar is the perfect opportunity to network and discuss the current situation and the future with fellow construction industry professionals as well as to hear from experts in fields such as: Major Construction Projects; Construction Law; Procurement; Bidding; and Project
Management.

The morning Discussion Panel will concentrate on the central theme of the Forum: What Are We Going to Build in the Future? After a Q&A session and an opportunity to network, we have a short break before a series of workshops to take us into the afternoon.

PBLINK’s mission is to promote Polish Construction Firms in the UK, but also build a platform for all, helping to create opportunities, collaborations and discussions so we can move forward our business.

Hope you can join us

"We estimate that a third of Polish sole traders in the UK are connected with Construction work or
depend on that industry. Polish builders in Britain have established an enviable reputation for quality,
value for money and solid workmanship, making a valuable contribution to UK GDP."
Michael Deminski, British Polish Chamber of Commerce

 

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Speakers

Bart Kolosowski

Bart Kolosowski
Quantity Surveyor
Multiproject (SE) Ltd

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Andrew Morrison
Founder & Director
AM Bid

Carl Boorer

Carl Boorer
Founder & Director
Solid Management Ltd

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Bart Kowalczyk
Founder & Director
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Michael Dembinski
Chief Adviser, BPCC
Panel Moderator

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Rufus Ballaster
Partner 
Carter Lemon Camerons

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Rico Wojtulewicz
Head of Housing and Planning Policy
National Federation of Builders and House Builders Association

Inga Kopala

Inga Kopala
Managing Director
Amberth

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Jasko Kanic
Scouting Associate
DB mindbox

BARBARA WELLMANN

Barbara Wellmann
Startup Manager
DB mindbox

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Sebastian Fuz
Independent Financial Adviser
City & Country Financial Services

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Arkady Rzegocki
Polish Ambassador in the UK

 

Why Participate

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4h Event with interactive online business sessions including discussion panel, workshops and networking

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Great opportunity to network with the supportive business community of PBLINK Members and guests

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Architects, engineers, developers, general contractors, subcontractors, manufacturers and of building materials. 

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Agenda

Construction Forum starts at 10:00 AM and ends at 2:30 PM UK Time. Over 4 hours full of exciting keynotes, a panel discussion, time for your questions and networking helping your business thrive during this crisis.

10:00 - 10:10 AM
OPENING

Arkady Rzegocki, Polish Ambassador in the UK

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10:10 - 11:15 AM
DISCUSSION PANEL: WHAT ARE WE GOING TO BUILD IN THE FUTURE?

MMC, Social Distancing & post-Brexit Skills Shortages
Now there are new questions to address, such as how to build using social distancing rules? Will
MMC (Modern Methods of Construction), emerge as one of the answers? If the Construction Industry digitalizes to deliver projects more efficiently, could robots address any post-Brexit skills and labour shortages, as well as facilitate social distancing rules on site? What are the future jobs in construction? Finally, what are we going to build and how? Our industry experts will discuss these questions at the morning Discussion Panel.

 

Bart Kolosowski

Bart Kolosowski
Multiproject (SE) Ltd

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Rico Wojtulewicz
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Carl Boorer

Carl Boorer
Solid Management Ltd

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Michael Dembinski
BPCC

Inga Kopala

Inga Kopala
Amberth

 

11:15 - 11:30 AM
PITCH SESSION

11:30 AM - 12:00 PM
WORKSHOP: LONDON - A CITY OF FUTURE OPPORTUNITY

Rufus Ballaster, Carter Lemon Camerons

Rufus Square

London will be London post COVID19 LockDown but change will be even more rapid so what does that mean in the built environment? This workshop will explore:

  • Public Transport in London 2021 and beyond: what do we need? How can rush hour have its ‘curve flattened’? Where will people want to get to and from (and when)?
  • Demand for dwellings: central or doughnut; larger or smaller; cheap or reassuringly expensive; owner occupied or rented (or some of each); long term, short term, aparthotel to supplement country mansion?
  • Commercial office space – matching supply to requirement: Hot desking; Greater periods of occupation due to flexible working; Communications links to those working remotely; Will we ‘change’ or revert to ‘normal’?
  • Retail practice and delivery – is it time for a radical rethink: Do you want to ‘go to the shops’ Is self select supermarket trolley filling still sensible; If the window is the most important thing for fashion, why have deep space full of racks of different sizes further back?
  • Leisure Occupiers: When will sport be allowed again and will it be viable ‘as was’ or what must change – if change then HOW; When can we ‘eat out’ as we used to and will we want to;  if not how do the new eateries need to look and feel; Clubs bars and pubs are expected to be last out of lockdown – will any of them be left and might some emerge earlier if they can ‘adapt’?

12:00 - 12:30 PM
WORKSHOP: DIGITAL AWAKENING: HOW DB MINDBOX IS SUPPORTING DEUTSCHE BAHN AG TO DIGITIZE CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS IN COOPERATION WITH STARTUPS

DR. BARBARA WELLMANN, STARTUP MANAGER DB MINDBOX

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JASKO KANIC, DB MINDBOX

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Join us for an exciting session about the upcoming program Construction Site Tech: Digital Awakening with focus on digital trends in the construction industry. You will get the chance to learn more about the possibilities of long-term cooperations with DB and seven other established companies in the railway construction industry and how DB mindbox – the startup hub of Europe largest railway corporation – is making that possible.

If you are part of a startup or small company with focus on:

  • digital inspection
  • robotics
  • intelligent administration

or other innovative topics, this workshop will be of special interest to you!

Join us for this workshop and take a chance to become part of our upcoming program.

Can’t wait for the workshop to start? Find out more about the program and apply now by following this link.




12:30- 13:00 PM
WORKSHOP: PROCUREMENT AND BIDDING DURING AND AFTER) COVID-19

Andrew Morrison, AM Bid

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I will address the following and also take Q&A:

- WHAT is happening in the world of procurement?
- WHY is now a good time to organise your bid pipeline?
- WHERE can you find public sector opportunities?
- HOW can you bid at distance for contracts?
- WHEN should you seek expert bidding assistance?

 

13:00 - 13:30 PM
WORKSHOP: SECURE LENDING BEFORE, DURING AND AFTER LOCKDOWN

Sebastian Fuz, City & Country Financial Services

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I will be looking at few case studies how I helped clients during recent months to purchase residential or commercial property.

 

13:30 - 14:00 PM
WORKSHOP: 3 LEAD GENERATION STRATEGIES FOR CONSTRUCTION BUSINESS

Bart Kowalczyk, Founder PBLINK & HubSpot CRM Consultant

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Approach to selling has dramatically changed because buyer is now in control. They are extensively research a purchase before first sales call. They know about you more than you think. What you need to do is to win buyer’s confidence. At the 30 min workshop I will talk through some ideas how to improve your workflows in your construction business so you can sell better.

 

14:00 Business Networking & Matchmaking Session

How to Participate

Due to social distancing rules, this year the Construction Forum will take place using the Online
Webinar tool Zoom. The event will last for 4 hours and comprise 3 important parts: Panel Discussion,
Networking and Workshops.

The Panel Discussion and Workshops will give opportunities for
everyone to take part and contribute to the conversation via the Q&A box. In addition, we will organise matchmaking and networking sessions after Workshops to help you to build meaningful business relationships.

Participation in the Panel Discussion and Workshops is free
of charge. We charge for facilitation of the networking part with a limited number of tickets available. In addition, paid-ticket holders will have access to all webinar recordings and will have more insights into delegate lists. The final option is the Pitch Ticket, available to the first 10 participants to apply.

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Ticket Types

  Free Paid VIP
Number of tickets available  200  60 8
Price Free £20 + VAT £80 + VAT
Included for Members of PBLINK Free Free 30%
Access to Discussion Panel & Workshops ✔️ ✔️ ✔️
Opportunity to ask questions for panel members ✔️ ✔️ ✔️

2x15 min networking & matchmaking session after discussion panel
(Zoom Breakout Room)

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Access to all webinar recordings including chat transcription   ✔️ ✔️
List of delegates: first name, last name, business   ✔️ ✔️
Advanced delegates insights list: first name, last name, business, job position, LinkedIn     ✔️

 

Secure Live Access

Our aim is to bring a minimum of 200+ business people from the Construction Industry to help us to
grow and find new opportunities despite difficult trading conditions. Please register now and share this event with your best contacts who might benefit.